Summary: Every year, there are one or two high profile 3rd party Wii games that aspire to actually shoot for mainstream acceptance. There are a lot of reasons why these games are so few and far between, not the least of which being the fact that it's always bad business to compete against Nintendo. There are few companies in the world that have developed a reputation for quality and universal appeal like Nintendo has, in game development or otherwise.
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. Epic Mickey contains a wide range of emotions as well as historical context. It is great to see so many forgotten characters in one video game.
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. Vibrant environments are filled with secrets and surprises, many of which include nods to Disney history.
Excerpt: are more complex than you might expect from a children’s game, but they’re handled in the best way possible: through gameplay. The developers didn’t simply give the player dialog choices and consider that sufficient. Instead, they presented Mickey with a more fundamental means of making his choices. As Mickey works his way through Wasteland, he’ll need to decide whether to rely on paint or thinner.
Conclusion: Captain America: Super Soldier on the Wii isn't as bad as some people claim. While the combat is somewhat repetitive, the upgrades actually help you and the ability to counter attack is useful when surrounded. The graphics aren't anything special, but the gameplay somewhat makes up for it. This is probably one to rent first, but for $40, it's not that bad.