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.
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.
Excerpt: When I first heard about this game, I was a little apprehensive and in the past, there have been a few Disney games that have really missed the mark. However in 2010, something changed and all the Disney games have actually been relatively quite enjoyable like Toy Story 3.
Summary: Legendary designer Warren Spector and the Junction Point Studios team have delivered a dark, weird, and wonderful treat in the form of Disney Epic Mickey. Mickey Mouse has been sucked into a twisted reflection of Disneyland populated by forgotten Disney characters from the early days of animation.
Pros: Daring reimagining of Disney's best known character, Excellent level design packed with secrets and multiple ways to accomplish objectives, Tons of references to obscure Disney characters and animation, Paint/Thinner mechanic makes for high replay value
Cons: Camera can be difficult to manage, 2D sidescrolling levels must be repeated often while traveling between areas
Conclusion: If you would have asked me what I thought about Epic Mickey a year ago my reply would most likely have been a shrug of the shoulders, but ever since E3 my interest in the title has been growing.
Pros: Beautiful, fun, charming, fresh gameplay mechanics, great puzzles, great story.
Cons: You need to know your Disney history to truly enjoy it.
Excerpt: Once upon a time, in a land far far away, Yen Sid the sorcerer (from the Sorcerers Apprentice portion in the Disney Fantasia film) creates a small model of a place he calls the Cartoon Wasteland.
Excerpt: Mickey, ce héros ! Qui ne connaît pas ou ne reconnait pas ce personnage aux grandes oreilles rondes ? Symbole connu et reconnu de nombreuses générations à travers la planète entière, la petite souris Mickey Mouse a été créée en 1928, pour remplacer un certains Oswald le Lapin Chanceux, qui lui, a...