Submitted by thatguyjr 1820d ago | review

PixlBit: Disney Epic Mickey Review

"...Disney Epic Mickey is full of fetch quests. While the game essentially has three types of areas, you’ll spend the most of your time in the town-like areas running back and forth from town member to town member, even across several town areas, just to advance to the more traditional areas." (Disney Epic Mickey, Wii) 2/5

NecrumSlavery  +   1820d ago
"For Disney fans who play videos games as a means to pass time. All other gamers interested in Disney Epic Mickey would do well to find YouTube clips of the boss fights and cutscenes and forget purchasing the actual game."

The reviewer was born in 1987, so he is way to young to understand and appreciate the 50 odd years of history that proceeds his pathetic life. This is a fail review. Outside some camera and control hiccups this game is an amazing looking experience. The choices you make are very deep, and the story is great. I can't wait to play this game. I hope the reviewer throws a Wiimote through his TV. He grew up when Lizzie Mcguire was the highlight of the Disney Channel.

Note to review sites: Please don't give children games that require a bit of knowledge of culture pre-dating grunge music and expect them to have the maturity to properly review it.
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thatguyjr  +   1820d ago
Just because I was born in '87 doesn't mean I'm aware of the entire Disney culture. I'd advise you to check out the podcast on the site for more background information. I've been to Disney World theme parks over a hundred times. I grew up, at an early age, on the Disney Channel, before they started with Lizzie McGuire and all their pop-culture ideas. I watched Mickey Cartoons like they were a bible.

It's a bad game. I played through it a time and a half, concluding at that point that the choices were incredibly shallow, and beyond changing a couple lines of dialog, only impact the game's ending. I know E-Tickets are a reference to Disneyland and Disney World's initial ticket strategy. I know about Walt Disney's secret apartment. I've spotten Hidden Mickeys all over the theme parks. I've gone on an underground Disney tour. I've seen all sorts of Disney cartoons, many starring Mickey, many not. The fact is, it's a bad game, the theme doesn't change that.

On a second note, even if you were right about my perceptions of Disney, wouldn't that just make the game inaccessible to the millions of Wii gamers younger than me? My age is a pretty lame excuse to call a review invalid, don't you think?
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NecrumSlavery  +   1819d ago
No I think your review sucks and I hate it's on the Wii cause kids won't truly appreciate game even less than you do. So defend all you want man, but your review is weak.
thatguyjr  +   1819d ago
The incredible thing is that at the time of posting, you hadn't even played the game. You say the choices you make are very deep? Hit a boss with paint, hit a boss with thinner. That's deep. Definitely.

Or did you mean the impact? Because it only changes a few lines of dialog each choice you make, but the game plays the same, and only the ending cutscene is different.

The point is, if you haven't played the game, how do you know that's deep? How do you know the platforming isn't terrible? How do you know the 2D stages aren't dull, repetitive, and not very indicative of the original cartoon they came from, except in terribly shallow ways? How can you say the quest system isn't just an absolutely dull and horrible experience?

You can't. You have to rely on review. And while I do look down on the game's flaws much more than most other reviewers, go check it out. A majority point out the exact same flaws I do. My opinion is that it's a terrible game, not because of the references, but because the gameplay in the game is just so awful it ruins nearly all desire to play through the game and find them, and also to finish the story.

If you want something full of Disney references, but don't have care about how a game actually plays, go ahead and enjoy Disney Epic Mickey. If you want a complete game that's actually fun, watch the meaningful parts of Epic Mickey online and save yourself 10-20 hours. Spend those 10-20 hours watching the actual Disney cartoons and reading biographies about Walt Disney, and you'll find your time will have been spent in a far, far more rewarding way in this case.

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