Summary: Epic Mickey sets Disney’s famous mouse on a journey through a land of the forgotten, and it’s up to you whether the title character plays a noble hero, an insensitive jerk, or somewhere in the middle. The game falls a bit short of being as epic as the title implies, but plenty of elements work well: the controls are smooth and responsive for the most part; the numerous references to the obscure parts of Disney’s history are literally everywhere ; and the over all...
Excerpt: Un jeu Mickey concerne souvent les enfants. On s'attend à aller et venir dans des environnements joyeux, à réparer les frasques de Donald ou à déjouer les mauvais tours d'un Pat Hibulaire. Remasterisé au goût des enfants d'aujourd'hui, Mickey a perdu de sa superbe d'antan, il faut bien l'avouer. Faut-il rappeler qu'avant d'être ce gentil copain apprécié de tous les enfants, la petite souris fut star de cinéma ?
Excerpt: Mickey Mouse is still easily the most recognizable character that Disney has come up with, but outside of merchandising, Disneyland and such, he’s also scarcely used by the company these days and hasn’t starred in a cartoon for years. He’s certainly not as relevant as he once was and, because of this, he hasn’t had a starring role in a videogame in a long time either. Disney Epic Mickey has changed that situation, though it’s certainly not your typical Mickey Mouse game.
Excerpt: Quote from review: "When you list the most recognizable images in the world, images that have made a lasting impression on our lives in terms of history and pop culture, few would rank higher on that list than Mickey Mouse. Mickey is right up there with the Golden Arches and the Nike swoosh as part of the iconography that has shaped the modern age. It is an image most people know, and it is a property that can stand up to any.
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. On the one hand it's an excellent 3D platformer with its origins firmly rooted in the classic Mario 64 period, while on the other it's a by-the-numbers RPG for complete novices.
Summary: Parents need to know that Disney Epic Mickey is a dark and often scary adventure story that brings the Mickey Mouse character back into the Disney spotlight. While there's nothing resembling real violence, Mickey does fight inkblot enemies with splashes of paint and thinner. While the tale has dark and spooky overtones, though, it is in the end a story of redemption, with a powerful emotional climax.