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: 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.
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: 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.
Summary: A solid game that definitely has an audience. Might lack replay value, could be too short or there are some hard-to-ignore faults, but the experience is fun. How we score: The Destructoid Reviews Guide
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.
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?
Excerpt: I was all set to enjoy this game. It’s an adventure game with a morality engine. Like in the game Infamous, decisions you make during play affect the way the game unfolds. I love the concept and for that aspect of the game, Disney hits it out of the park.