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Posted by eroticfishcake

Yay!

Posted by MadeinFinland

damn! 

Posted by dragonzord

I could not be more prepared for this game

Edited by Johnny5

BooO!!  
 
Edit: ok so, looks cool but I don't think the look of the scenery is iconic as they would describe it...

Edited by Steve_Ramirez
@MadeinFinland: haha! You were so close, but you blew it :p 
 
Update: Did I mention I hated this quest? 
Posted by Philzpilz

I do wish there was a HD version of this using the move

Posted by Mr_Skeleton

This might be the only game that I am willing to buy for, but alas my money is going to Kinect.

Posted by Landon

I've never been to Disney Land.

Posted by MysteriousBob

Why is this being hyped so much? It really just looks like a standard platformer. I'm not saying its bad but it doesn't look that good either.

Edited by Sergotron

You are the mouse!!! I freaking love Disneyland.

Posted by shakra

I'm pretty hard right now.

Posted by Crono

I never get tired of hearing Disney employees say "Imagineer"

Posted by MauveForest

I love the art style of this game. It is awesome.

Posted by MysteriousBob
@Crono said:
" I never get tired of hearing Disney employees say "Imagineer" "
I feel the complete opposite. I believe "imagineer" is just a synonym for "massive wanker".
Posted by BaconGames
@MysteriousBob said:
I feel the complete opposite. I believe "imagineer" is just a synonym for "massive wanker". "
I couldn't agree more.
Posted by DiGiTaL_SiN

I like giving people the Epic Mickey.

Posted by pickassoreborn

Looks great, can't wait to play this. I love seeing the old vintage Disney stuff and how it's inspiring the videogames and art of today.

Posted by PLWolf

Looks awesome. Can't wait!

Posted by DrSwank
@MysteriousBob said:
" Why is this being hyped so much? It really just looks like a standard platformer. I'm not saying its bad but it doesn't look that good either. "
This.
Edited by PhatSeeJay

Aw.. now I'm sad! I read THEME PARK and got all "oh god yes!" and then I continued reading and went "aw.. T.T"

Posted by ROFLknife

I went to Disney World for the first time this past Summer.  It was one of the best weeks of my life.  I think that's contributing greatly to my enthusiasm for this game.  That and the fact that Warren Spector is a genius.

Posted by Konanda
@Landon said:
"I've never been to Disney Land. "

Same, and I don't plan on ever going.
Posted by Laughlin_12

Disney World > Disneyland

Posted by dragonzord
@MysteriousBob said:
" Why is this being hyped so much? It really just looks like a standard platformer. I'm not saying its bad but it doesn't look that good either. "
What about Mario Galaxy makes it not a standard platformer? What about Donkey Kong Country Returns makes it not just a standard platformer? It's also one of Warren Spector's first game in years.
Posted by r_matey

Is it more or does the Kingdom Hearts PSP game visually look better than this? Plus they have voice acting and real cut scenes.

Posted by Crono
@MysteriousBob said:
" @Crono said:
" I never get tired of hearing Disney employees say "Imagineer" "
I feel the complete opposite. I believe "imagineer" is just a synonym for "massive wanker". "
Yeah, my bad, sarcasm doesn't work well on the internet without adding a smiley face or lol.  But I agree.
Posted by badcaseofheadcrabs

I can't read the title of this game anymore without saying "Disney's Epic Disney" in my head.

Posted by FriskyHeadCrab

For some reason, this game is starting to look more and more like psychonaughts to me.

Posted by semyeotic

imagineer... psychonaut...  wait a minute...

Posted by Boogey131
@zoner Galaxy messes with every standard and expectation of the platform genre and offers experiences unlike anything played before in a mainstream triple A platform title, most of these standards were set by the Mario series and it's great to see the plumber manage to maintain and ALTER the norm for platformers with such mechanics as the wall jump and the laws of physics being altered entirely to create wonderfully creative levels. Mario survives the onslaught of platforming negativity because its one of the few series' that reinvents itself enough to create a new experience each time rather than relying solely on nostalgia and brand appeal like Sonic has seemed to do this year with Sonic 4.

So far Epic Mickey looks GREAT visually but run of the mill mechanically. The game is way overhyped based on the devs previous, non-platform game experience. Sorry to be so cynical but there has been little to show this game as anything special, I predict a 3-4 star review for the games charm and average gameplay. Would be a lower score expectation if I didn't believe in Disney's ability to tug on heartstrings.
Posted by dragonzord
@Boogey131 said:
" @zoner Galaxy messes with every standard and expectation of the platform genre and offers experiences unlike anything played before in a mainstream triple A platform title, most of these standards were set by the Mario series and it's great to see the plumber manage to maintain and ALTER the norm for platformers with such mechanics as the wall jump and the laws of physics being altered entirely to create wonderfully creative levels. Mario survives the onslaught of platforming negativity because its one of the few series' that reinvents itself enough to create a new experience each time rather than relying solely on nostalgia and brand appeal like Sonic has seemed to do this year with Sonic 4. So far Epic Mickey looks GREAT visually but run of the mill mechanically. The game is way overhyped based on the devs previous, non-platform game experience. Sorry to be so cynical but there has been little to show this game as anything special, I predict a 3-4 star review for the games charm and average gameplay. Would be a lower score expectation if I didn't believe in Disney's ability to tug on heartstrings. "
You're forgetting the paint element of Epic Mickey that hasn't been done before. Okami did a painting style, but not as a straight up real time weapon in the way Mickey does it, where he paints in things or erases them. It's not hugely innovative, but what is with gaming media and it's obsession with innovation? Why can't something just be fun, but with a different setting? I'll gladly take an unoriginal game that has a great script, design, gameplay over a poorly made indy game that allows you to equip cats on your head. Also there's a morality system, or some sort of it. Granted that's nothing new, but I'm pretty sure it's the first time it has been done in a platformer. 
 
I just stick to my original thought, though. Why does something need to innovate to be 5 stars? Eventually we'll run out of ideas, and then what? Every game will be 4 stars or below?
Posted by ffdthree

I'm sad this is a Wii Exclusive

Posted by zityz

I'm actually looking quite forward to this surprisingly. Those old Mickey Mouse games on the 16bit were actually pretty damn good. Kirby Epic Yarn, Epic mickey, and Goldeneye 007. I actually have a  reason to power on the Wii again.

Posted by Synthballs
@zoner: I want to equip cats on my head. 
 
this game looks pretty decent.
Posted by ZeekDaGeek

Everyone's been to Disney Land? D: I haven't T_T

Edited by AddyMac

Hub-world platformers were my staple genre on the N64 and it's sad that they've died a dead. Even Mario has abandoned the hub and big, open environments in favour of old-school linear platforming.

Posted by LordXavierBritish

I actually laughed out loud at the statue of Walt Disney holding Oswald's hand. 
 
Why am I such a fucking nerd.

Edited by TwoOneFive

im pretty sure more people go to disney world but whatevaaa 
 
 
 
anyways these guys deserve awards for art direction/design etc 
 
 
its just a shame the Wii holds it back soo much with the visuals. really dude, this could look insane on ps3

Edited by issun187

They seem to put a lot of heart into this game. :)

Posted by Boogey131

While I agree not every 5 star game has to be innovative, just as long as it uses it's mechanics in a way that the game is a fun enthralling experience, I just don't know about this one. I'll probably borrow my nephews Wii to play the game(and Galaxy 2 which I haven't played yet) but I just haven't been able to attach myself to Epic Mickey in any way yet. I'm willing to admit I could be eating my words when the games out and I get my hands on it.

Posted by Wuddel
@PhatSeeJay said:
" Aw.. now I'm sad! I read THEME PARK and got all "oh god yes!" and then I continued reading and went "aw.. T.T" "
AHHHH. EXACTLY THIS! *whimper*
Posted by Tebbit
@Wuddel said:
" @PhatSeeJay said:
" Aw.. now I'm sad! I read THEME PARK and got all "oh god yes!" and then I continued reading and went "aw.. T.T" "
AHHHH. EXACTLY THIS! *whimper* "
Hopefully one day Molyneux will get back to making the games that really matter.
Posted by Wuddel
@Tebbit said:
" @Wuddel said:
" @PhatSeeJay said:
" Aw.. now I'm sad! I read THEME PARK and got all "oh god yes!" and then I continued reading and went "aw.. T.T" "
AHHHH. EXACTLY THIS! *whimper* "
Hopefully one day Molyneux will get back to making the games that really matter. "
I really like Fable, and all but Molyneux is simply a way better PC game maker.
Posted by Tebbit

Is it so wrong of me, that I keep thinking "Imagine this game on one of the HD consoles"? 
 
The art style looks really great regardless, but the graphics whore within me demands more pixels.

Edited by Piranesi

This is treading very close to the Denis Dyack / Peter Molyneux territory - selling the game as a huge, deep, one-of-a-kind crafted experience. Captain Hindsight tells us that we just get oversold a limp fish with ideas above it's station. 
 
The previews have been pretty cold - the gameplay doesn't seemed to match what they hype suggests. How do they think they can sell a kids game that is too dark for kids and a license too infantile for older players?  
 
Oh and Rapture was probably a better model for the classic Disney era ... there was always a poisonous apple for every fairy princess.
Posted by Brendan
@Tebbit said:
"Is it so wrong of me, that I keep thinking "Imagine this game on one of the HD consoles"?  The art style looks really great regardless, but the graphics whore within me demands more pixels. "

I can see where you're coming from.  By now even the "HD" consoles graphics are looking pretty muddy compared to PC's.  The art style is still tremendous, but this was always going to happen to the Wii.
Posted by zepp

I wish I had a Wii. I cannot justify purchasing one for the sake of playing a Disney game, but, it is tempting.

Posted by TurboMan

stuff like this makes me wish for a one-console future so I wouldn't miss awesome games like these :(

Posted by Daveyo520

I miss Disneyland :( I used to go there all the time.

Posted by WinterSnowblind
@Tebbit said:
" Is it so wrong of me, that I keep thinking "Imagine this game on one of the HD consoles"?  The art style looks really great regardless, but the graphics whore within me demands more pixels. "
I don't think this has anything to do with being a graphics whore.  The idea of having all these little references to Disney World is VERY appealing to me, infact, I pre-ordered the game immediatly after watching this video.
 
But I can't help but feel it could have been really amazing with bigger, more detailed environments.  I'd love to be able to explore a sandbox version of Disney World like this..  Seeing such a small representation of Main Street USA with a literally a JPEG of Cinderella's castle in the background is slightly disappointing and feels like wasted potential.
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