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  • Summary: In Disney Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two, gamers play as Mickey Mouse and Oswald the Lucky Rabbit, Walt Disney's 1st cartoon star, in an all-new co-op adventure.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 36
  2. Negative: 5 out of 36
  1. Nov 19, 2012
    80
    For the first time Oswald the Lucky Rabbit is a playable character and he even has his own voice. The fun is to play co-op, a big innovation in comparison to the previous Mickey game. Mickey and Oswald are a perfect team.
  2. Nov 28, 2012
    73
    This is very much a game that Warren Spector wanted to make, not the game his fans wanted him to make; the real fun comes from soaking in the contents of the man's mind, the ideas that govern the world he has created and the ways Disney memorabilia have come together into something grand, rather than from the simple experience of playing through it.
  3. Dec 17, 2012
    70
    Some great level design hampered by some poor companion AI and sometimes inadequate controls. [Jan 2013, p.70]
  4. Nov 17, 2012
    60
    The game still delivers on the charm and occasionally hits some truly inspired highs, but fundamental issues hold it back from ever getting within sight of its goals.
  5. Epic Mickey 2 smacks of the brilliant game designer many of us admire as Spector attempts to redefine what has defined his great games for years within the confines of a world that can't really allow it. The end result is it's a compromise that, by default, isn't able to wholeheartedly please anyone. [Christmas 2012, p.72]
  6. Dec 16, 2012
    50
    Epic Mickey 2 is a misunderstood exercise of nostalgia that fails in every effort to be better than the first game.
  7. Nov 19, 2012
    20
    A 3D platformer so bad it brings to mind Bubsy 3D rather than Super Mario 64, in what is a considerable step down from the already mediocre original.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 7
  2. Negative: 3 out of 7
  1. Nov 21, 2012
    10
    As a fan of the original Epic Mickey, I was excited when I found out they were making a sequel, especially since you can now play as Oswald. The story was fun, the music definitely help add to the experience to the point you really feel engrossed in it. I also like that they gave Mickey a bit more edge like the old days when he was more mischevious. Expand
  2. Jan 1, 2013
    10
    Great game!!!!!!!! I think it is way better than the original . Co-op play, more levels, better graphics and level designs. Also voice acting and musical parts are so great. Overall its really a great ps3 mickey game. Expand
  3. Jan 21, 2013
    5
    Theirs so many innovative ways to make a game like Epic Mickey 2 a gaming experience filled magic, interactive, and like the title says 'EPIC'. However their is none of these attributes to be found here at all. Instead your left visiting a mashed up collage of random levels that has no structure, or magic, and iffy controls leave the game feeling more like a chore, than a magical visitation to Disney dream. their is plenty to do in the game, but the exploration is tiresome also. Its a shame to see a potential hyped up title, to fall almost at the first hurdle. Hopefully for a given the planned expansion future titles to come, looking unlikely given the shoddy sales, the dev team will huddle down and find their creativeness. so all in all its worth a play, but just beware the frustrating controls. Expand
  4. May 3, 2013
    5
    Epic Mickey 2 is an average game. The story is very poor and not at all epic! There are several glitches especially with Oswald, whitch makes difficult to enjoy the game when Oswald doesn't collaborate. The game play is simple and boring, even exploring the Wasteland isn't that fun...like I said is a average game that unfortunately was not that fun to play. Expand
  5. Nov 21, 2012
    3
    How they could possibly make a sequel worse than the original is beyond me. The voices are bad, the musical part is bad, the co-op is horrible and the levels... Well, let's just say they aren't much better. Truly a shame, considering the franchise had so much potential. Expand
  6. Nov 23, 2012
    1
    Nostalgia for the excellent Disney games of the SNES and PS2 eras drew me to this game, not to mention my love of a good platformer, but unfortunately, it's a gigantic dud. Everything about Epic Mickey 2, from the fiddly controls to the boring, repetitive levels, is a let-down. As Mickey, you'll spend the game jumping listlessly from platform to platform, hosing various objects down with your magic paintbrush. Your companion throughout this misbegotten adventure is a floppy-eared simpleton named Oswald, who stumbles around in circles and scolds you for hosing him down when he gets in your way, which is all the time. A second player can jump in as Oswald, but the split-screen effect is disorienting and headache-inducing that it's only good for about five minutes at a time. There's also a bald man who shows up periodically to sing at you, and gives off a creepy Tobias Funke-by-way-of-Will Schuester vibe. Thankfully, my instinct was to rent instead of buying. Expand
  7. Nov 19, 2012
    1
    This game was a great waste of money. My advice to you is just not to get it. The graphics were terrible, the game play left me wanting much more, and it gives a bad name to anything affiliated with Micky Mouse.At times dull game mechanics made the game almost to easy and there were more bugs than enemy's. Collapse