History VideoGame / EpicMickey

26th Jun '16 6:18:18 AM Prinzenick
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** In the original cartoon he hailed from, The Mad Doctor's name was given as Dr. XXX on the door to his castle. [[HaveAGayOldTime Because XXX has a much different connotation today than it did in 1933]][[note]]In the 1930's, a XXX mark was a common marking for jugs of moonshine or alcohol in general, making the original name [[PunnyName a punny one.]] Today, XXX is a shorthand for highly pornographic materials.]][[/note]], he is simply renamed The Mad Doctor here.

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** In the original cartoon he hailed from, The Mad Doctor's name was given as Dr. XXX on the door to his castle. [[HaveAGayOldTime Because XXX has a much different connotation today than it did in 1933]][[note]]In the 1930's, a XXX mark was a common marking for jugs of moonshine or alcohol in general, making the original name [[PunnyName a punny one.]] Today, XXX is a shorthand for highly pornographic materials.materials, making his original name [[AccidentalInnuendo rather unfortunate sounding now.]][[/note]], he is simply renamed The Mad Doctor here.
26th Jun '16 6:16:50 AM Prinzenick
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** In the original cartoon he hailed from, The Mad Doctor's name was given as Dr. XXX on the door to his castle. [[HaveAGayOldTime Because XXX has a much different connotation today than it did in 1933]][[note]]In the 1930's, a XXX mark was a common marking for jugs of moonshine or alcohol in general, making the original name [[PunnyName a punny one.]] Today, XXX is a shorthand for highly pornographic materials.]][[/note]], he is simply renamed The Mad Doctor here.
21st Jun '16 9:23:59 AM AnotherGuy
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* AdaptationalAngstUpgrade: Oswald never became obscure, making cartoons into the late 40's and starring in DCComics in the 50's. From the 60's, ownward, [[GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff he remained popular in Europe]]. It didn't hurt that ''WesternAnimation/{{Animaniacs}}'' paid homage to him with their main characters. Disney reacquired the character in 2011, and the game was a way to reintroduce him to young American audiences. In short, Oswald was only overshadowed by Mickey Mouse.
14th Jun '16 7:18:42 PM rjd1922
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* XMeetsY: While ''Franchise/KingdomHearts'' was essentially Disney meets ''Franchise/FinalFantasy'', ''Epic Mickey'' is, in a sense, [[AmericanMcGeesAlice American McGee]] meets Disney -- OR ''VideoGame/DeusEx'' meets Mickey Mouse, with just a hint of ''VideoGame/{{Mother 3}}''. the thinner/painting feature is basically super mario sunshine meets infamous

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* XMeetsY: While ''Franchise/KingdomHearts'' was essentially Disney meets ''Franchise/FinalFantasy'', ''Epic Mickey'' is, in a sense, [[AmericanMcGeesAlice American McGee]] meets Disney -- OR ''VideoGame/DeusEx'' meets Mickey Mouse, with just a hint of ''VideoGame/{{Mother 3}}''. the The thinner/painting feature is basically super mario sunshine ''VideoGame/SuperMarioSunshine'' meets infamous''VideoGame/{{Infamous}}''.
9th Jun '16 2:11:02 PM rjd1922
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''Take note:'' It seems how much one will enjoy this game is [[LoveItOrHateIt extremely reliant on taste]]. Its pacing and design is heavily akin to {{Nintendo 64}} platformers like ''VideoGame/BanjoKazooie'', except ''modernised''. Some will find the whole game brilliant, others will find it sub-par. The only real consensus is that [[CameraScrew the camera can be rather wonky]] ([[NerfNow and perhaps]] [[http://www.nerfnow.com/comic/431 a bit "Goofy"),]] but even then, some will find it less of a bother than others.

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''Take note:'' It seems how much one will enjoy this game is [[LoveItOrHateIt extremely reliant on taste]]. Its pacing and design is heavily akin to {{Nintendo 64}} platformers like ''VideoGame/BanjoKazooie'', except ''modernised''. Some will find the whole game brilliant, others will find it sub-par. The only real consensus is that [[CameraScrew the camera can be rather wonky]] ([[NerfNow ([[Webcomic/NerfNow and perhaps]] [[http://www.nerfnow.com/comic/431 a bit "Goofy"),]] but even then, some will find it less of a bother than others.
30th May '16 6:00:04 PM eroock
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'''''Epic Mickey''''' is a Creator/{{Disney}} game for the UsefulNotes/{{Wii}} developed by Junction Point, spearheaded by Warren Spector of ''VideoGame/DeusEx'' and ''VideoGame/SystemShock'' fame and published by Creator/DisneyInteractiveStudios. In an ambitious effort to help Disney [[WinBackTheCrowd restore Mickey Mouse's iconic status]], it brings back the happy memories of [[WesternAnimation/ClassicDisneyShorts Disney's classic short subjects]] and [[Franchise/DisneyAnimatedCanon feature length films]] from their [[UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfAnimation Golden Age]], [[UsefulNotes/TheSilentAgeOfAnimation Silent Age,]] [[UsefulNotes/TheDarkAgeOfAnimation Dark Age]], and [[UsefulNotes/TheRenaissanceAgeOfAnimation Renaissance Age]] as well as attractions from the Ride/DisneyThemeParks of old...

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'''''Epic Mickey''''' ''Epic Mickey'' is a Creator/{{Disney}} game for the UsefulNotes/{{Wii}} developed by Junction Point, spearheaded by Warren Spector of ''VideoGame/DeusEx'' and ''VideoGame/SystemShock'' fame and published by Creator/DisneyInteractiveStudios. In an ambitious effort to help Disney [[WinBackTheCrowd restore Mickey Mouse's iconic status]], it brings back the happy memories of [[WesternAnimation/ClassicDisneyShorts Disney's classic short subjects]] and [[Franchise/DisneyAnimatedCanon feature length films]] from their [[UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfAnimation Golden Age]], [[UsefulNotes/TheSilentAgeOfAnimation Silent Age,]] [[UsefulNotes/TheDarkAgeOfAnimation Dark Age]], and [[UsefulNotes/TheRenaissanceAgeOfAnimation Renaissance Age]] as well as attractions from the Ride/DisneyThemeParks of old...


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* MagicMirror: Mickey passes through one in the opening sequence.


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* StrappedToAnOperatingTable: Mickey Mouse in the opening sequence.
9th May '16 5:06:55 AM erforce
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* SteamPunk: Not ''quite'' as heavily present as the concept art led many to believe, but elements of the style are still there - most notably in the Clock Cleaners level and the animatronic designs for [[DonaldDuck Donald]], Daisy, and {{Goofy}}.

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* SteamPunk: Not ''quite'' as heavily present as the concept art led many to believe, but elements of the style are still there - most notably in the Clock Cleaners level and the animatronic designs for [[DonaldDuck [[Disney/DonaldDuck Donald]], Daisy, and {{Goofy}}.Disney/{{Goofy}}.



* StepfordSmiler: Isn't it weird on how cheerful and optimistic the peoples of [=OsTown=] and [[HubLevel Mean Street]] are when their entire world is nothing but Godforsaken and dead wastelands, ruled by a EldritchAbomination made by paint and dissolving [[BlackMagic Thinner]] and his traitorous right hand of a MadScientist and occupied by [[TheTerminator Skynet's]] death-machines and TheHeartless?

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* StepfordSmiler: Isn't it weird on how cheerful and optimistic the peoples of [=OsTown=] and [[HubLevel Mean Street]] are when their entire world is nothing but Godforsaken and dead wastelands, ruled by a EldritchAbomination made by paint and dissolving [[BlackMagic Thinner]] and his traitorous right hand of a MadScientist and occupied by [[TheTerminator [[Franchise/{{Terminator}} Skynet's]] death-machines and TheHeartless?
12th Feb '16 9:12:41 AM Berrenta
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* TheMerch:
** Showing up in Ride/DisneyThemeParks after the game's release was a lot of merch featuring old Mickey (including at least one shirt featuring a shot of him from ''Gallopin' Gaucho'', a short that fell into company CanonDisContinuity for having Mickey light a cigarette -with his foot- among other things.) This game is why.
** Of course, the whole "needing to make money from these properties in order to continue holding an extended copyright to them" thing probably helps, too. If Oswald becomes a regular member of the Creator/{{Disney}} crew, you can thank this game.
** Creator/{{Disney}}'s also planning some more directly ''Epic Mickey''-themed merch, most notably [[http://kotaku.com/5532673/disneys-dark-epic-mickey-also-coming-to-childrens-book-form books,]] [[http://wii.nintendolife.com/news/2010/06/epic_mickey_paintbrush_controller_and_charging_station a paintbrush-shaped Nunchuck shell, and an elaborate Wii Remote charger featuring sculptures of Mickey and the Shadow Blot.]] Disney seems a very confident in this game.
10th Feb '16 5:16:59 AM CaptainTedium
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* AdaptedOut: The graphic novel adaptation omits several characters, most notably Small Pete, Animatronic Daisy, and Mr. Smee.

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* AdaptedOut: The graphic novel adaptation omits several characters, most notably Small Pete, Animatronic Daisy, and Mr. Smee.Smee, because it simply jumps over the three sequences they're from.
* AliceAllusion: It does not feature any Alice, of course, but Mickey accesses Wasteland (which is only a few letters away from Wonderland and intentionally so) by going through a mirror and spends the first half of the game trying to get to [[WesternAnimation/OswaldTheLuckyRabbit a rabbit]].
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