Gamasutra's Jeffrey Matulef explores the ways in which Warren Spector and Junction Point's Disney Epic Mickey succeeds at generating interest in Disney and Mickey Mouse's rich heritage.
While Disney Epic Mickey certainly has its share of failures, it's not all bad news. One of game creator Warren Spector's primary goals with the game is to honor Walt Disney's legacy and make Mickey Mouse culturally relevant again. In this sense, Epic Mickey is a triumph.
The general consensus among reviewers is that you have to be a huge Disney fan to overlook Epic Mickey's flaws. This doesn't take into account that just because you go into the game not a Disney fan, doesn't mean you won't end up one by the time the end credits roll.