Quoting Nintendo Life's Spencer McIlvaine:
"Epic Mickey promised a big story set in the Disney universe that offered players a wide range of choices and rewarding game play and for the most part, the game delivered on every one of those promises. If not for the clumsy camera it would be a timeless classic, but with the camera Epic Mickey can be dated at approximately 1997. Although clearly enjoyable even with this problem, the result is something significantly less than perfection.
But more importantly, Epic Mickey is a very original game that defies easy classification. Usually, players struggle to “beat” or otherwise “complete” a game, but Epic Mickey makes that impossible. Instead, players are forced to choose, and because of this Mickey turns into a character more real than one forced down a particular path could ever be."