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About time they get around with an Art book of the game. :)
1627 GREGTHECAT9th May 2011 05:50:01 AM from The Corner of the Paper
Greg 'The Cat' Longcrier
Excuse me for bumping the topic. I was just curious about sharing some insight on my part of the matter.

I was one of those who were in love with the game when we got our first glimpse of the concept art. And I still love the idea, admittedly. When the Game Informer article came about, it was noticeably toned down, but it still managed its fewer scares, and the gameplay was promised to be something spectacular. Too bad I couldn't really say that when I played the game and the only level and boss battle I really felt were at the quality they should have been was the Petetronic boss battle seeing as it is one of the few times you're actually fighting a boss, and the boss happens to be able to challenge you (plus, I'm a sucker for Tron based gameplay). Everything else was a letdown, despite a great visual style, awe-inspiring soundtrack, and really nice writing, despite the fact that Spector's motto for gamers to tell the story with developers seems lost in the garbage disposal at Disney.

What I came to talk about though, was if this had been a movie instead. Or instead of being a Disney exclusive game, this could have been a Roger Rabbit game with Toon Town and the collaboration of Warner Bros., Disney, Universal, Fox, etc. etc. and they decided to actually make this a big game featuring truly forgotten toons, a big mystery/horror plot, and an Eldritch Abomination bigger than the massive stars in animated film history. Imagine if this had been a film/game companion to Roger Rabbit in a Mickey Mouse focused story in Toon Town. They would have been able to get away with the badass concepts we saw earlier. Furthermore, they'd be able to fully detail the story of losing Oswald to Universal, with familiar faces like Casper and Woody Woodpecker sayign things like, "You're one of us, now, OZZY BOY!" On second thought, I think Warren might have been thinking of something like this but Disney might not have even let him go through with such a thing. It depends... We have one of the concept artists on deviantArt. It will be best to ask him if this might have been thought of at one time.

But really. Just think. This could have been something far larger than originally planned.
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1628 Beorc9th May 2011 07:29:34 AM from hither and yon , Relationship Status: I know
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[up][up][up]I saw pictures of Oswald all over Disneyland last time I went there.
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1629 FigmentJedi27th Aug 2011 01:16:45 PM from The Dreamport
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1630 odafangirl27th Aug 2011 01:21:56 PM from Land of Fun and Pain , Relationship Status: In Spades with myself
Indeed.
JOY TO THE WORLD, OSWALD'S RETURNED! LETS AALLL PREEEE-ORDER!!!!!

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1631 Shota27th Aug 2011 03:19:20 PM , Relationship Status: Dancing with myself
YES!

THE SALES DIDN'T AFFECT IT!
1632 takashi.027th Aug 2011 04:30:45 PM from Somewhere , Relationship Status: Brony
All hail Pinkie Peixes
>>Mfw

edited 27th Aug '11 4:31:00 PM by takashi.0

1633 FigmentJedi27th Aug 2011 06:13:11 PM from The Dreamport
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Got a little more gameplay details. Oswald's gimmicks involve helicopter ears as shown in the art and using Shock and Awe as a weapon, presumably with his remote.
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1634 odafangirl27th Aug 2011 07:11:00 PM from Land of Fun and Pain , Relationship Status: In Spades with myself
Indeed.
Okay, someone has to say this, so it may as well be me.

This might not happen. We don't have any sort of conformation as to this actually getting released. Its beyond concept, sure, but things have been delayed or outright dropped way later in the game.

Sorry to put a damper on things, I just think it needed to be said.
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1635 takashi.027th Aug 2011 08:12:11 PM from Somewhere , Relationship Status: Brony
All hail Pinkie Peixes
[up] I CAN'T HEAR YOU, LALALALALALALALA.
Ridiculously Festive Creature
Oh man I hope this happens! I loved Epic Mickey, despite it's shoddy camera, and getting to play as Oswald would be the greatest thing.
Shortly after the release of the game, I had heard that they planned to make two more, turning Epic Mickey into a trilogy.

Can't say I'm too surprised, but I'm excited as hell.

Here's hopin' for the third, or hoping that the second doesn't tank.
1638 Shota28th Aug 2011 04:40:51 PM , Relationship Status: Dancing with myself
They better fix the camera movements this time!
1639 rjung28th Aug 2011 10:05:56 PM from 4th and Main. , Relationship Status: I like big bots and I can not lie
Playing tricks on EVIL!
I heard someone say the camera was fixed in the Japanese version.

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1640 takashi.028th Aug 2011 10:30:05 PM from Somewhere , Relationship Status: Brony
All hail Pinkie Peixes
Pics or it didn't happen.
Ridiculously Festive Creature
I heard that there was a graphic novel based off of Epic Mickey. Does anyone know where I could find it?
Sloving cases one by one
I like the idea of Oswald having the helicopter, now lets see him get his own game.
1643 RandomChaos4th Sep 2011 02:50:27 PM from My own little world
No Dragon Power
I'm stuck somewhere around the town were Audo Dolled is.
With the power of a dragon I can make up for my inability to spill.
1644 nomuru2d4th Sep 2011 07:02:21 PM from Back in Inkster, MI , Relationship Status: Longing for Dulcinea
Gamer-turning-maker
... *remembers foreign language Disney names*

Ah! Which side are you helping - the ghosts or the people?
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1645 FigmentJedi4th Sep 2011 08:34:37 PM from The Dreamport
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@Dezmo: It's available digitally as an iOS app. Print version is currently in limbo or something.
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Ahhsad. I wanted a print copy. And I don't own an ipod.
1647 CTM15th Mar 2012 10:58:01 AM from Connecticut
So I've started playing this game.

I have no idea what people are on about when they bitch about the camera, it works fine. It's a little too fetch questy at times, and the 2D levels are a bit too samey, but other than that, pretty solid game. Has a bit of an N64 era Rareware feel to it in a lot of spots, which is great.

But really, the camera is fine. I can think of like one instance where it caused me trouble, and even there it was barely anything.
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[up] I'm with you, I never had problems with the camera.

My only real issue with the game was that it felt like there was a lot of potential that wasn't acted on. No, I don't mean the concept art, I mean that they the opportunity to delve into nearly 100 years of Disney, and the most interesting thing they gave us was one of the first we knew about: Oswald.

They could've given us all kinds of stuff from concept art for movies, and attractions that never made it into the finished product, or were never made at all. As a huge Disney fan, I was looking forward to seeing things I had only heard about, and instead it all felt kind of familiar. It wasn't bad, mind you, it just could have been so much more.
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1649 nomuru2d15th Mar 2012 01:53:16 PM from Back in Inkster, MI , Relationship Status: Longing for Dulcinea
Gamer-turning-maker
Yes, it really could've been more. However, keep in mind that Oswald was only allowed in because Disney had to go through a struggle to get the rights back, not to mention that a lot of things either had to be removed or remade because they just wouldn't fit otherwise (like changing Mickey's appearance morphed into a minimalist alignment system). If you really wish for more, then look to the future and await the sequel. : )

edited 15th Mar '12 1:54:28 PM by nomuru2d

Long live Cinematech.

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Bitter person in the shadows....
The only issues I had with this was that it progressed rather strictly. With the exception of Mean Street, you only visit a place once or twice. So I basically had to re-do certain bits in order to get things that I missed (like those bloody dog tags.)

The other is a nasty Game-Breaking Bug that happens in a section of Tomorrow City. There's indestructible Mook Makers that produce Beetleworx, and if they produce too many the game freezes.

Other then that, I thought it was a good game. It seemed like a interesting homage to the classic Disney cartoons.
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