History Trivia / EpicMickey

19th Jun '18 8:01:33 AM ScroogeMacDuck
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* CowboyBebopAtHisComputer: Gametrailers.com mistakenly labeled [[Disney/{{Fantasia}} Yen Sid]] as [[Disney/TheSwordInTheStone Merlin]]. This was later corrected in the pop-up version of the opening cinematic. Not to mention how many people mistook the game as ''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsIII'' when it first debuted.

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* CowboyBebopAtHisComputer: Gametrailers.com mistakenly labeled [[Disney/{{Fantasia}} Yen Sid]] as [[Disney/TheSwordInTheStone Merlin]]. This was later corrected in the pop-up version of the opening cinematic. Not to mention how many Many people mistook the game as ''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsIII'' when it first debuted.
8th Apr '18 1:21:35 PM Operationgamer
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** Unfinished videoes for “balloon” and “fireworks” sketches can be found in the game files.
15th Dec '17 1:10:58 AM Anddrix
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* ScrewedByTheNetwork: Despite Disney's CrazyAwesome status listed in the YMMV tab, the finished game was originally supposed to be a late 2011/December 2011 release, but cut the development time by a full year, therefore the game technically '''isn't finished''', which explains [[CameraScrew most of]] [[LoveItOrHateIt the problems]].

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* ScrewedByTheNetwork: Despite Disney's CrazyAwesome status listed in the YMMV tab, the finished game was originally supposed to be a late 2011/December 2011 release, but cut the development time by a full year, therefore the game technically '''isn't finished''', which explains [[CameraScrew most of]] [[LoveItOrHateIt the problems]].problems.
24th Nov '17 10:10:14 AM Pichu-kun
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* Oswald was also originally going to be the main antagonist of the game before he was made in to an anti-hero by Warren Specor when he was brought on as director, since Spector wanted people to love Oswald again, not hate or fear him.

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* ** Oswald was also originally going to be the main antagonist of the game before he was made in to an anti-hero by Warren Specor when he was brought on as director, since Spector wanted people to love Oswald again, not hate or fear him.
24th Nov '17 10:10:03 AM Pichu-kun
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* AscendedFanon: At a panel, Warren Spector mentioned that he limited the references to other Creator/{{Disney}} films up to Disney/TheJungleBook in order to prevent himself from going overboard. Creator/PeterDavid, on the same panel, mentioned that Disney/TheJungleBook was, incidentally, the last film Creator/WaltDisney had a direct hand in making, so Warren Spector said that was the official reason from now on.

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* AscendedFanon: At a panel, Warren Spector mentioned that he limited the references to other Creator/{{Disney}} films up to Disney/TheJungleBook ''Disney/TheJungleBook'' in order to prevent himself from going overboard. Creator/PeterDavid, on the same panel, mentioned that Disney/TheJungleBook ''Disney/TheJungleBook'' was, incidentally, the last film Creator/WaltDisney had a direct hand in making, so Warren Spector said that was the official reason from now on.



* PlayingAgainstType: OK, raise your hand if you expected the creator of VideoGame/DeusEx to helm a Mickey Mouse game before this was announced. Chances are, only a few actually did. Less of a surprise if you were aware of WarrenSpector's work on SteveJacksonGames' classic ''Toon!'' RPG.
* PromotedFanboy: Warren Spector is a pretty big Disney fan. And now he gets to write for the WesternAnimation/DuckTales comic book after he's begged to make a WesternAnimation/DuckTales video game.

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* PlayingAgainstType: OK, raise your hand if you expected the creator of VideoGame/DeusEx ''VideoGame/DeusEx'' to helm a Mickey Mouse game before this was announced. Chances are, only a few actually did. Less of a surprise if you were aware of WarrenSpector's work on SteveJacksonGames' classic ''Toon!'' RPG.
* PromotedFanboy: Warren Spector is a pretty big Disney fan. And now he gets to write for the WesternAnimation/DuckTales ''WesternAnimation/DuckTales'' comic book after he's begged to make a WesternAnimation/DuckTales ''WesternAnimation/DuckTales'' video game.



* WhatCouldHaveBeen: The "Scrapper" mechanic (where [[MickeyMouse Mickey's]] appearance would change to reflect the player's moral decisions) has been... ''[[{{Pun}} scrapped.]]'' Spector said that [[SeriousBusiness people didn't like having Mickey's iconic appearance tampered with]]. Instead, now his {{Fairy Companion}}s turn blue or {{sickly green|Glow}}.
** To elaborate further, the change from the Scrapper/Hero system to Guardian system was made because then you'd have to worry less about people just trying to play the meter and instead make their own choices.
*** WordOfGod is that the leaked concept art was made of ideas rejected because they were ''too'' edgy for Spector.
** An Alice in Wonderland level based on Alice's Curious Labyrinth from [[Ride/DisneyThemeParks Disneyland Paris]] was planned but scrapped to avoid confusion with the Creator/TimBurton film. It can still be seen in Yen Sid's model of the Wasteland.
*** When Mickey spills the thinner into the Wasteland, one can see the Labyrinth model sinking away into nothingness, further explaining why it never appears in the game.
** [[http://hamilton74.deviantart.com/art/Epic-Mickey-Attacking-193974282 These]] [[http://hamilton74.deviantart.com/art/Epic-Mickey-Storm-Blot-193975504 concept]] [[http://hamilton74.deviantart.com/art/Thinner-Mickey-193969166 arts]] [[http://hamilton74.deviantart.com/art/Thinner-Mickey-Sketch-194737327 say]] [[http://hamilton74.deviantart.com/art/Epic-Mickey-s-powers-193972562 it]] [[http://hamilton74.deviantart.com/art/The-Blot-confronting-Mickey-193972968 all]].
*** In specific, this art shows the unused Scrapper mechanic, as well as the "Storm Blot", a mixture of Oswald and The Shadow Blot.
*** Oswald was also originally going to be the main antagonist of the game before he was made in to an anti-hero by Warren Specor when he was brought on as director, since Spector wanted people to love Oswald again, not hate or fear him.

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* WhatCouldHaveBeen: WhatCouldHaveBeen:
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The "Scrapper" "[[CharacterModelKarmaMeter Scrapper]]" mechanic (where [[MickeyMouse [[WesternAnimation/MickeyMouse Mickey's]] appearance would change to reflect the player's moral decisions) has been... ''[[{{Pun}} scrapped.]]'' Depending on whether Mickey's actions were good or bad, his appearance would have changed into either the tall and proud "[[IncorruptiblePurePureness Hero]]" form or the dark, hunched-over "[[AntiHero Scrapper]]" form. Even before ''these'' were cut from the game, there were two other, much more evil-looking forms proposed, that would only be attainable if the player took the worst actions possible. Spector said that [[SeriousBusiness people didn't like having Mickey's iconic appearance tampered with]]. Instead, now his {{Fairy Companion}}s turn blue or {{sickly green|Glow}}.
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green|Glow}}. To elaborate further, the change from the Scrapper/Hero system to Guardian system was made because then you'd have to worry less about people just trying to play the meter and instead make their own choices.
*** ** WordOfGod is that the leaked concept art was made of ideas rejected because they were ''too'' edgy for Spector.
** An Alice ''Alice in Wonderland Wonderland'' level based on Alice's "Alice's Curious Labyrinth Labyrinth" from [[Ride/DisneyThemeParks Disneyland Paris]] was planned but scrapped to avoid confusion with the Creator/TimBurton film. It can still be seen in Yen Sid's model of the Wasteland.
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Wasteland. When Mickey spills the thinner into the Wasteland, one can see the Labyrinth model sinking away into nothingness, further explaining why it never appears in the game.
** [[http://hamilton74.deviantart.com/art/Epic-Mickey-Attacking-193974282 These]] [[http://hamilton74.deviantart.com/art/Epic-Mickey-Storm-Blot-193975504 concept]] [[http://hamilton74.deviantart.com/art/Thinner-Mickey-193969166 arts]] [[http://hamilton74.deviantart.com/art/Thinner-Mickey-Sketch-194737327 say]] [[http://hamilton74.deviantart.com/art/Epic-Mickey-s-powers-193972562 it]] [[http://hamilton74.deviantart.com/art/The-Blot-confronting-Mickey-193972968 all]].
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all]]. In specific, this art shows the unused Scrapper mechanic, as well as the "Storm Blot", a mixture of Oswald and The Shadow Blot.
*** * Oswald was also originally going to be the main antagonist of the game before he was made in to an anti-hero by Warren Specor when he was brought on as director, since Spector wanted people to love Oswald again, not hate or fear him.



** A larger example comes from the decision why the game is a Wii exclusive. It was originally a XBOX 360/[=PS3=] game, but when he was asked about a Wii version, Warren Spector decided he didn't want to it to make it a bogged-down port. [[FridgeLogic So, they decided to make it a Wii exclusive...]](It should also be noted that he's also a big Nintendo fan.)

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** A larger example comes from the decision why the game is a Wii exclusive. It was originally a XBOX 360/[=PS3=] game, but when he was asked about a Wii version, Warren Spector decided he didn't want to it to make it a bogged-down port. [[FridgeLogic So, they decided to make it a Wii exclusive...]](It ]] (It should also be noted that he's also a big Nintendo fan.)
18th Jun '17 9:45:12 AM nombretomado
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* AscendedFanon: At a panel, Warren Spector mentioned that he limited the references to other Creator/{{Disney}} films up to Disney/TheJungleBook in order to prevent himself from going overboard. Creator/PeterDavid, on the same panel, mentioned that Disney/TheJungleBook was, incidentally, the last film WaltDisney had a direct hand in making, so Warren Spector said that was the official reason from now on.

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* AscendedFanon: At a panel, Warren Spector mentioned that he limited the references to other Creator/{{Disney}} films up to Disney/TheJungleBook in order to prevent himself from going overboard. Creator/PeterDavid, on the same panel, mentioned that Disney/TheJungleBook was, incidentally, the last film WaltDisney Creator/WaltDisney had a direct hand in making, so Warren Spector said that was the official reason from now on.
30th Apr '17 8:56:32 AM Willbyr
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* CowboyBebopAtHisComputer: Gametrailers.com mistakenly labeled [[Disney/{{Fantasia}} Yen Sid]] as [[Disney/TheSwordInTheStone Merlin]]. This was later corrected in the pop-up version of the opening cinematic. Not to mention how many people mistook the game as ''VideoGame/KingdomHearts III'' when it first debuted.

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* CowboyBebopAtHisComputer: Gametrailers.com mistakenly labeled [[Disney/{{Fantasia}} Yen Sid]] as [[Disney/TheSwordInTheStone Merlin]]. This was later corrected in the pop-up version of the opening cinematic. Not to mention how many people mistook the game as ''VideoGame/KingdomHearts III'' ''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsIII'' when it first debuted.



* DuelingGames: ''Very'' broadly. The simple fact that it's a rather "unorthodox" Creator/{{Disney}} game that features Mickey Mouse being cooler than you remember is getting it compared to the ''KingdomHearts'' series. [[FanDumb "Fans"]] occasionally bring in an "East vs. West" mentality to arguments over which is superior, to complicate matters further.

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* DuelingGames: ''Very'' broadly. The simple fact that it's a rather "unorthodox" Creator/{{Disney}} game that features Mickey Mouse being cooler than you remember is getting it compared to the ''KingdomHearts'' ''Franchise/KingdomHearts'' series. [[FanDumb "Fans"]] occasionally bring in an "East vs. West" mentality to arguments over which is superior, to complicate matters further.
20th Apr '17 8:16:59 AM Monolaf317
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* ChristmasRushed: WordOfGod is that ''Epic Mickey'' was rushed to reach store shelves by the 2010 holiday season, which explains a few of the game's rougher edges. Even with the rush, it still missed the "Black Friday" after-Thanksgiving shopping weekend.



** The Phantom Blot would have appeared as a separate character from the Shadow Blot, but it was decided to only have the Shadow Blot because of concerns that players would be confused as to which Blot the characters are talking about.

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** The Phantom Blot would have appeared as a separate character from the Shadow Blot, but it was decided to only have the Shadow Blot because of concerns that players would be confused as to which Blot the characters are talking about.about.
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20th May '16 6:42:15 PM nombretomado
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** A larger example comes from the decision why the game is a Wii exclusive. It was originally a XBOX 360/PS3 game, but when he was asked about a Wii version, Warren Spector decided he didn't want to it to make it a bogged-down port. [[FridgeLogic So, they decided to make it a Wii exclusive...]](It should also be noted that he's also a big Nintendo fan.)

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** A larger example comes from the decision why the game is a Wii exclusive. It was originally a XBOX 360/PS3 360/[=PS3=] game, but when he was asked about a Wii version, Warren Spector decided he didn't want to it to make it a bogged-down port. [[FridgeLogic So, they decided to make it a Wii exclusive...]](It should also be noted that he's also a big Nintendo fan.)
12th Apr '16 9:05:53 PM Josef5678
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* HeyItsThatVoice:
** Creator/FrankWelker is {{Oswald|TheLuckyRabbit}}. Given his penchant for doing roars, he might be [[BigBad The Shadow Blot]] as well. [[spoiler: Both of them.]]
** Creator/DaveWittenberg is the Mad Doctor.
** Cary Elwes ([[Film/ThePrincessBride Westley]]) is Gus Gremlin in the second game.
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