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
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.