Posts Tagged With 'Epic Mickey'

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What do Scrooge McDuck, Suikoden, Sega Genesis and Henry Hatsworth have in common? The answer lies in a potential 3DS masterpiece.

What do Scrooge McDuck, Suikoden, Sega Genesis and Henry Hatsworth have in common? The answer lies in a potential 3DS masterpiece.

The April Nintendo Power reveals many details about the forthcoming Epic Mickey sequels. The Wii game sounds solid, but — frankly — 3DS steals the show, here.

While Wii, 360 and PS3 are all getting The Power of Two — a rather straightforward sequel  to 2010′s fun-but-flawed Disney twist — 3DS is getting an entirely different game, and it’s a gorgeous sprite-based platformer called The Power of Illusion. Note the title. It’s important.

The 3DS-exclusive Epic Mickey: The Power of Illusion is a sequel to two games at once: Epic Mickey and the much-loved Sega Genesis classic, Castle of Illusion. As detailed in the magazine, the reasoning is brilliant: Wasteland, the world created for Epic Mickey, is a universe of forgotten, neglected Disney creations. Of course, Castle of Illusion and its villainess, Mizrabel, would end up there!

Posted by Richard 04.04.2012 in All
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Watch Warren Spector talk about Epic Mickey 2

YouTube Preview ImageEpic Mickey was one of the better games of 2010 for Wii and because of that it is getting a sequel, and this time not just for Wii. Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two will be released later this fall, and will be released on the PS3, Xbox 360, and Wii. Warren Spector will again be head designer for the game, as Junction Point Studios looks to take the game to a whole new level by making the game a musical.

Spector has said that the game is being worked on by over 700 people around the world, hopefully meaning the quality of the sequel will be even higher than its predecessor.

What do you think? Will you be picking the game up, and if so, on what console?

Posted by Eugene Allen 22.03.2012 in All
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Mario and Mickey’s “missteps” are similar

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Despite its obvious flaws, I’ve always been a vocal defender of Super Mario Sunshine. Lately, it seems I’ve taken the same role for Wii’s Epic Mickey, but my support isn’t the only thing these two games have in common. This interesting video feature outlines the surprising similarities between these two games released nearly a decade apart.

Posted by Derek 01.10.2011 in All
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Mouse music arrives. Which soundtracks would you love to see released?

Mouse music arrives. Which soundtracks would you love to see released?

The Epic Mickey soundtrack is now on iTunes, joining World of Warcraft and Final Fantasy on the list of games fortunate enough to have powers-that-be who realize there are people willing to pay for this material.

Mickey’s $9.99 soundtrack gives you 20 tracks of James Dooley’s excellent score, including the demented take on It’s a Small World, Oswald’s Theme and—my favorite—a terrific medley of the game’s side-scrolling levels. It’s a great way to enjoy some first-class aural landscapes without the bother of fetch quests.

Which soundtrack would like you see get an official release? I’d pay $50 for a 100-track Mario set. Anytime, Nintendo!

Posted by Richard 23.12.2010 in All
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Epic Mickey Review: It eventually lives up to its name

Epic Mickey Review: It eventually lives up to its name

If you stick with it, Epic Mickey’s flawed-but-amazing journey leads to a spectacular gauntlet of boss battles and platform challenges where all the pieces finally fall together for a satisfying and (big sigh of relief) epic finale.

If you’ve bought the game and find yourself stuck in the fetch-quest quagmire that plagues its midsection, keep going; Epic Mickey gets far better in its second half.

If you’re still on the fence about purchasing this crazy, kaleidoscopic fever dream of mixed-bag gameplay, read on. Because Epic Mickey is…unique.

Posted by Richard 12.12.2010 in All
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Second Impressions: An update from Wasteland

Second Impressions: An update from Wasteland

Minor spoilers ahead.

I originally jumped into Epic Mickey without reading any reviews or recent comments; I still don’t really know what the rest of the Infendo crew thinks of the game (according to post comments, I’m on one side of a rift. Really?) The first hours of of Epic Mickey were amazing: As a Disney geek, I got my money’s worth by the time I hit Mean Street.

Many more hours into Wasteland and nowhere near finishing (this game is huge), here’s a quick update before a final review.

I still like Epic Mickey—A lot. But, a few worlds later…and considering the near-infinite possibilities of a toon-based world…I’m getting a wee bit tired of fixing machines.

Posted by Richard 02.12.2010 in All
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