Excerpt: If you are going to put the word epic in the title of a video game, it better be something special. Thankfully for Disney Interactive Studios Epic Mickey is something special. This Wii game takes us on a trip of monumental proportions.
Summary: The return of Mickey Mouse to video games leaves me torn between two extremes. I’m overjoyed to see such an imaginative and exciting take on the worlds of Disney. As a land of forgotten Disney characters, The Wasteland is a fantastic setting and a breath of fresh air for the long stagnant fiction.
Excerpt: When the first concept art for Epic Mickey surfaced, I didn’t quite understand what I saw. Mickey in a dark, creepy world. Ok, Disney may have its scary moments, but it remains easily digestable for kids. This… this seemed completely different. As E3 came closer I grew my interest in the game.
Excerpt: There was a time when the mere thought of Mickey Mouse was exciting. Most of us probably remember that time, but it’s hard to imagine that today’s kids will share our fondness for the beloved character.
Summary: Anyone who knows me well knows that I was never that big into comic books or things like Marvel and DC, yet here I am reviewing my second super hero game within three months, as well as my third movie-licensed game in as many months.
Summary: Captain America really savors a good beatdown. Once locked in a hand-to-hand fight with the foreign soldiers who threaten his patriotic ideals, he unleashes every punch, shield bash, and thunder kick in slow-motion to relish his physical superiority over his non-super adversaries.
Pros: Detailed animations give your attacks serious weight, Stringing together long combos is satisfying, Good variety of objectives
Cons: Sluggish moves lead to frustration, Automated platforming lacks excitement, Tired visual design, Dull story