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8 of 10 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Worth sticking with!, 26 Nov. 2010
This review is from: Disney Epic Mickey (Wii) (Video Game)
Okay, let's get into the meat of the gameplay straight away without any further ado. Basically, you will have control and camera issues at first but if you're patient enough, you will learn to adjust these through the relevant button presses ( C button snaps behind Mickey and D-Pad for UDLR ). My only gripe is that I couldn't change to the more gamer-friendly inversion of the Y axis to make the up down and vice-versa. You'll also need to get used to tapping the buttons quickly to get the best response, as opposed to your normal press-and-let-go operation.

As for the gameplay style, it's a cross between Mario Sunshine and Spyro the Dragon...from my experience with all games from both stables. The painting and thinning work well for the most part, but you will have to make sure you're on just the right spot now and then to hit the sweet area. In the couple of hours or so that I've played it, the minor battle sections don't offer much of a challenge and probably won't for some time. You can choose to get rid of or befriend them with a blast of thinner or paint respectively. Contrary to some reviews, there is a minor lock-on ability using the C button. The rest of your time is taken up with an ever-increasing list of quests to do, ranging from finding special area-specific items to fixing pipes and other structural repairs. The homage to older and mostly forgotten characters is evident right from the start in both levels and music.

The levels are adequately structured to give you hints as to what needs your attention whether it be for collection of currency or a little brushwork. It looks fine during gameplay with bright "toon" graphics mixing with run-of-the-mill stonework and wood. Beware the liquid areas which do 1/5 damage at a time. The cut-scenes are very nice when fully rendered but mostly you'll see flat 2D moments inbetween main areas.

The 8/10 score from other good sites has it about right I think, although I obviously need a little longer at it to form a proper opinion. There's around 15 to 20 hours here depending how much you like to collect as much as possible that's on offer. All in all, a sound title which gives the main character a well needed boost of publicity and proving that, after all these years, Mickey Mouse can still cut it with the regular guys!
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Initial post: 28 Nov 2010 08:16:45 GMT
Dragonlord says:
Hi S. J. Heaume, your review is very good and spot on well done.

In reply to an earlier post on 28 Nov 2010 13:07:24 GMT
S. J. Heaume says:
Ah, Dragonlord we meet again :-) well, coming from an expert reviewer like yourself, I'm honoured indeed. Having played a little further now, there's nothing else to add really yet, so I'm glad that it's turning out to be a good experience overall...I'm even scratching my head in places, which is always a good sign, lol!

In reply to an earlier post on 28 Nov 2010 21:29:25 GMT
What annoys me most about this game, is that there is no recovery time after your hit by an enemy. It often means you die very quickly, even if you had 2 or 3 out of your 5 energy bars!
Still a nice game, but doesn't live up to the hype it got from the developer. I would give it 4/5 overall, and 5/5 for fun (I may do a full review after I've finished it).

In reply to an earlier post on 29 Nov 2010 18:12:03 GMT
S. J. Heaume says:
Hi Ledreppe, appreciate your comments. I have to say that I never encountered an enemy or group of them which caused me any problems in the first 4 hours. Just keep your wits about you and concentrate on one at a time to paint or thin and then they're either gone or on your side and defending to boot!

In reply to an earlier post on 29 Nov 2010 19:31:50 GMT
Dragonlord says:
Hi S. J. Heaume, I'm flattered by your kind comment and your most welcome for mine.
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