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.
Fun, action-packed superhero game complements movie release.
Common Sense Media
28 February 2011
Summary: Parents need to know that Captain America: Super Soldier is a fighting-heavy action game based around the new PG-13 superhero movie, Captain America: The First Avenger . The hero fights with both his bare hands and his bulletproof shield and can deliver some brutal blows to his Nazi-esque foes. The bad guys use metal claws and electrified batons in addition to classic machine guns.
Conclusion: Belle surprise que cet Epic Mickey. Loin des sempiternels jeux réservés au jeune public, Epic Mickey se démarque par son aventure plus mature. Son scénario, faisant référence aux véritables débuts de la mascotte de Disney nous rappelle ce personnage oublié par beaucoup. Oswald affiche son retour, tous comme les tous premiers films de Mickey.
Pros: Bande son magnifique, Graphismes dignes des univers Disney, Richesse du gameplay, Passages en 2D, références aux films anciens, Durée de vie et le nombre de fins disponibles, Un titre mature, Un scénario emprunt d'histoire vraie, Un charme indiscutable
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: 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: Like the mesmerizing animated film Fantasia, Epic Mickey puts the perennial Disney character in the shoes of an apprentice to a powerful wizard, equipped with only a magical paint brush. In typical Mickey fashion, he winds up making a mess, literally. The wizard has a beautiful painting that Mickey spills paint thinner on causing mayhem in the world it represents.
Conclusion: Epic Mickey isn’t epic. That’s been said by many who’ve reviewed it. But it’s not bad either. It’s a good game, with good pacing, and a lot of side quest stuff to keep you playing for a long time. At it’s least, without any side questing, it’s a good 10 hour game, which is unheard of nowadays. Epic Mickey is an example of the potential “epicness” that could be done, but wasn’t. I just hope there isn’t a straight to DVD sequel.
Excerpt: The word ‘epic’ sure has seen resurgence as of late. In fact, the past two months have seen not one but two titles branding themselves as ‘epic’ - Kirby’s Epic Yarn and now Disney Epic Mickey . So what does Mickey have that would make him so epic? Well, he’s a classic (I’m talking Great Depression-era classic) character, is one of the most recognizable cartoon characters in the world and has left a great legacy that only Mario can rival. That sounds pretty epic to me.