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"Disney Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two" starts off decently, with some terrific graphics, voice acting, and even a catchy musical number. Problems appear soon enough when Oswald, the AI partner who accompanies Mickey, makes his appearance. For a few levels though, despite some slippery platforming, poor objectives, an annoying guide, and an AI partner that doesn't always behave as he should, there is a bit of fun to be had. Cutscenes are especially well done in a style reminiscent of classic Disney cartoons, and the side scrolling bits between levels (a la "Alice: The Madness Returns") are a bit of fun, often traveling through some classic Disney landscapes. You encounter plenty of NPCs with side quests, so the game does give you plenty to do. Things do get a bit repetitive, but can still be enjoyed. And then you hit that level where no matter what you try, you cannot pass it as a solo player. Junction Point Studios really dropped the ball with this, and should have taken lessons from Telltale Games and the far superior LEGO series on how to blend co-op and single player right. Not being able to switch between characters proves the downfall of this game, which is a shame, considering that the story is well written, engaging, and entertaining musical numbers. Poor game design is inexcusable in a game like this, especially since it targets a young audience. For those looking to play a game with their kids or indulge the child within, stick to the LEGO franchise. You can rent this to give it a try, but you're liable to get frustrated and return it in the mail long before you reach the ending. A shame really, as this had so much potential, but instead of being epic and living up to its name, it's just another missed opportunity.
started off great,,story,graphics etc. but the AI Character you need to play the game was always where you didnt need him or so far up you couldnt reach him..very frustrating to die over and over trying to jump chasms or get to treasures to collect.. not gonna waste my time,,,feel sorry for you if you purchased for your kids,,