Excerpt: He might be the most recognisable character on Earth but it's been a long time since Mickey Mouse made a significant splash in the world of gaming. Now, though, the mouse is back on consoles under the guiding hand of the legendary Warren Spector in Disney Epic Mickey .
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: 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.
Excerpt: When I first saw Disney Epic Mickey at E3, I thought, “What a beautiful, ingenious game.” Now that I’ve played it, I can still say it’s beautiful and ingenious. But, sadly, it also has gameplay issues. First, here’s the good stuff: You’ve never seen Mickey like this, frightened but so heroic.
Excerpt: It’s refreshing to see a game like Epic Mickey hit a system like the shovel ware-laden Wii because Warren Spector clearly has a lot of passion for the work of Walt Disney, and it shines through brightly here.
Excerpt: Disney Epic Mickey is both one of the Wii's most impressive titles, and a slight disappointment. It's a game that draws you in to its fantastically-created cartoon world, yet it tries to push you away with a terribly troublesome camera and laborious fetch quests.