I thought the game was pretty good. It was definitely something different for Disney; very dark and almost creepy at times. I enjoyed playing the game and thought storyline was pretty good. The problem I had was that I thought it was too long. Everytime I thought the game was over, when I had beaten the Shadow guy, there was like another hour or two of game play. More is not always better, but I would still recommend playing this game. It kept my attention, and it wasn't just doing the same thing over and over.
This game was a severe disappointment, considering it has Disney's name attached to it. The physics were sloppy, the controls were sluggish in responsiveness, and just about all of the challenges were too difficult for my 9 year old daughter to play. This game frustrated everyone in my family. It was too childish for my teenager and myself who are the gamers in the family, but too difficult for my wife and daughter, who would otherwise have enjoyed it.
This game will irritate, frustrate, and disappoint you in every way possible.
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When you get down to what the game is, its mickey mouse running around a broken disneyland with a nightmare before christmas theme going on.
The story is almost not there half the time and the direction in levels as far as what you need to do to complete your objectives is not laid out well. Also any sort of mini map would make a world of difference when playing. The camera is horrible so you basically need another view to make sure you are going in the right direction without the long winded slow camera controls hindering you.
The platforming for the most part is the most solid part of the game. There are both 3d and 2.5d platforming sessions. each of them is unique but I would say the 2.5d parts seem like they had alot less though put into them they are just mostly throw backs to old disney cartoons but they use the same ones over and over too often for them to feel unique.
The brush controls are for the most part good. There is alot of clipping if you are using the brush on any sort of incline. Overall you can almost always just point and click and as long as there are no objects between mickey and the target you should be alright.
This is just being nit picky but it really annoyed me when I first turned on the game and there was logo after logo to hit the A button passed and I ended up hitting it when the opening pre push start cut scene happened bypassing it. I did not know however that, that cut scene was the start of the story and instead of replaying it when you hit new game like they should have done they just toss you at the point right after it leaving you having no clue what is going on... To me this is just amateurish at best.
Overall: Epic mickey is a fun platformer puzzle game that has charm and a dark atmosphere for a mickey game. It has its flaws but none of them are game ending. The camera can be ok at times but most of the time you will find yourself fighting the camera more then the enemies. This game is not epic but its good enough. SFK