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Four reasons why I love Epic Mickey 2

Forget the negative reviews, Colette Barr thinks Epic MIckey 2 is a great game for Disney fans

Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two came out this week, a game that I'd been waiting a long time for and I must admit I was pretty shocked at some of the negative comments it has been receiving. Part of me actually thought: "are these guys even playing the same game as me?" Of course. everyone is entitled to their own opinion, including ONMers, but, from the point of view of a Disney fan, I'm going to tell you some reasons why Epic Mickey 2 is definitely worth picking up.

1. Attention to Detail

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In Epic Mickey 2 (and this also goes for the original game), the levels and areas in Wasteland are based on real places from the actual Disneyland theme park and those lucky enough to have visited any of the parks will really appreciate how accurate the map layout is. You'll even find the famous Walt Disney statue in front of the Castle.

Also, just as in a real life Disney theme park, there are photo spots in particularly picturesque locations and as you explore, you discover quests, one of these being Surprise' where you have to find photo spots and take a picture. It's little things like this that make it extra cool for Disney fans and some of the stuff you're photographing is amazing, one example being Rainbow Falls.

I'd already seen this in screenshots before the game was released and wow, the art style is really creative in this game. The photo spot task is just one of many side quests and completing them all is a challenge but once you do, it's really rewarding. The 2D side scrolling sequences are back too. I love these sections of the game as the scene is always based on a really old Disney cartoon, complete with the correct music. These are also brand new.

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  1. shy guy 64 Saturday 24th Nov 2012 at 10:29

    i look forward to getting this game my self but it wont be until christmas

    plus im sure some one else will give musical games a try (i know i would)

    also can ant one tell me how many songs are in the game?

  2. Gregry Saturday 24th Nov 2012 at 13:42

    I loved seeing Tik-Tok from Return to Oz and V.I.N.CENT. from the Black Hole. These movies are some of my favorite growing up, obscure as they might be...

  3. Argenthor Saturday 24th Nov 2012 at 17:55

    It still sort of says what reviews are saying though - Disney fans will love it, whereas everyone else may not be able to look past its faults.
    I never got around to playing this or the original ( :o ) but it seems that the camera is still a problem.

  4. Linkfan42 Saturday 24th Nov 2012 at 22:12

    I might get buy this after Christmas. As much as I liked the first, I've not gotten round to finishing it yet. The only problem I have at the moment is Wii or Wii U...

    Also, glad to hear about all the old Disney references. I, for one, enjoyed watching The Black Cauldron a couple of years ago.

  5. master sword Sunday 25th Nov 2012 at 19:17

    I loved 'The Black Cauldron' i'm really sad that it apparently flopped

  6. ledreppe Sunday 25th Nov 2012 at 22:11

    Just finished this, and I have to say I'm dissapointed but only that I was amazed to see the credits rolling so soon. I expected a bigger main story than this (EM 1 was longer). Ok, I could explore Wasteland fully and try to complete every challenge by collecting pins etc, but I'm not a perfectionist and I'd be pulling my hair out before I ever achieved this (and it's falling out anyway!) What there is of it is very good, but I felt deflated at the end.

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