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Reviewed by Wii Gamer...and proud! from Lichtenburg, South Africa on 07 April 2011
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Epic Mickey arrived with big fanfare, but mixed reviews from the gaming critics, to such an extend that I almost cancelled my pre-order. Reviewers sited horrible third-person camera, over-reliance on fetch quests and tricky platforming as the cons of this title. Truthfully, and it pains me, I have to agree on these points, as the crazy camera does put one off from getting the most out of the game, and frankly, the "questing" part is really thin. However, if you get stuck on these, you'll really miss out on the excellent art design, creative use of the Disney license (they even snuck some Tron into it, YUM!) and a really charming, almost Burton-esque tale about forgotten Disney staple and lore. Admittingly I'm no Disney-buff, but I still enjoyed the cartoon platforming-transitions between stages, as well as the well-produced cutscenes and movies just brimming with clever Disney in-jokes. Platforming can be a mixed bag (especially due to the camera), and I really miss a lock-on function for enemies during the frequent combat, but your enjoyment will be based on how many platforming titles you've played (or endured) in the past. Game is also quite a looker for Wii (as long as you invest in the EDTV cable for your TV) and the music is of cinema-quality. So, if you can endure 3D-platforming (and how can a Wii-gamer not?) and are willing to struggle with a couple of stupid design choices, you are in for a charming and memorable ride!