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Disney Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two

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GF Rating
5.6

611 ratings

Critic & User Reviews

GF Rating
4

Weak

So-So

posted by ktm910 (WILSONVILLE, OR) Dec 30, 2012

Member since May 2012

3 out of 3 gamers (100%) found this review helpful

As a veteran of the first game from the Wii, I was worried about getting it on the Xbox. The controls were surprisingly easy but that and the consistency in scenery from the first game are the only good things I can say about the sequel. The game was definitely designed for two players, trying to run as Mickey solo with only AI for Oswald created a lot of frustration; Oswald was constantly either in the way when I didn't need him, no where to be found when I did, and constantly shoty about using his powers when I wanted him to. The story itself was very choppy and ended ridiculously fast. The camera also seemed to have a mind of its own at times and Mickey's recovery time after being hit was terrible, it took seconds upon seconds for him to stand back up, which was extremely frustrating in larger battles. Finally there seemed to be no accomplishment in the game. You could just buy your powers and upgrades without having to work for them. I give Disney an A for concept and trying, but the first game was much better, had a longer, more in depth story line and better mechanics. I recommend it only to people who are a-retentive about playing every game in a series like I am.

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GF Rating
4

Weak

Broken Game Does not make it Epic

posted by Gimmly22 (EL MIRAGE, AZ) Jan 27, 2013

Member since Dec 2012

1 out of 1 gamers (100%) found this review helpful

Seriously, played this with several people. Several time, in different areas, the game respawned Mickey in a area that Oswald could not return to on each occasion, had to reset back to the last save point just to pass the obstacles again. Time and again, different areas would have major flaws, or hidden walls. Did not matter who was playing who. Oswald's remote works part of the time when the aiming dot was aligned.

The overall story is good, and the characters are well researched and voiced. The platforming is ok and the general look of the environments is clean. The cinematics are short and not as annoying as some games (MGS4), and work to tie the different areas with the overall story.

The worst aspect of this is that both Epic Mickey and Epic Mickey 2 were designed by Warren Spector, the co-creator of Deus Ex and the Thief series. I liked Deus Ex and Thief, and was really looking forward to the usual element that made those games great: immersion. In both his previous IPs, you really were immersed in the story and gameplay elements. However, the Epic Mickey series feels like the games were rushed though development, and the immersion I am so used to with Sector's IPs fell by the way side.

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GF Rating
5

Fair

Fun for a small amount of time

posted by Alwinsmd (BROOKLYN, NY) Nov 25, 2012

Member since Nov 2012

9 out of 10 gamers (90%) found this review helpful

Although this game captures the Disney feel, it falls short in a lot of other things. To start, it's pretty hard to see what you're working towards. For a good part of the game you're left wondering what you're working for. The gameplay is fun but, like so many other things, gets boring after a while. Even the boss fights aren't really fun, especially if you're oswald. In many cases you're left running around while mickey does most of the work.
Where this game really shines is in it's visuals. The cartoon graphics really make the environments very interesting. The game is very fun to look at, and exploring the cartoon wastelands is a worthwhile experience. Disney did a great job in this department, but it really isn't enough after a while to keep you coming back for more. Barely worth a rent, not worth a buy.

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