I checked out Disney Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two at the library last week. Unfortunately, I had to return the video game before I started writing this review on my geek dad blog. As a result, I’m writing a review based on my memory. BTW, Disney Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two is available now for the Xbox 360, Nintendo Wii, Playstation 3, Nintendo 3DS, and the Wii U.
First of all, I like to say the game is a lot of fun for the entire family. I didn’t play the first version before, so I didn’t know what I was suppose to do at first. But once I figured it out, the game was a breeze. And a lot of fun. In fact, after I let my kids give it a try, they wouldn’t give the controller back to me. Those darn kids!
At the beginning of the game is a short feature with Mickey Mouse. My kids loved it and watched it like a movie. I thought the graphics in the game was great. I also loved the captions. That made it easier to follow the dialog when the kids were too noisy. I didn’t look, but I assume the captions could be turned off if you find them annoying.
In the game, you’re Mickey Mouse. If you have a second controller, which we don’t, you can also play as Oswald the Lucky Rabbit, Walt Disney’s first cartoon star. The game takes place in Wasteland, which is an alternate world filled with 80 years of forgotten Disney characters and theme park attractions. In Epic Mickey 2, Mickey has a magical paint brush that wields paint and thinner, and Oswald has a powerful remote control that allows him to command electricity.
Disney Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two Video Game Features
- Players can play as Oswald in drop-in, dropout 2-player co-op mode
- All in-game characters are fully voiced by the official voice actors of those characters
- Includes Disney’s forgotten characters and attractions in all-new levels and further explore levels from the original Disney Epic Mickey game
- New 2D levels based on classic Disney animated films and shorts feature puzzle-based gameplay
- Original game story co-written by comic book writer, Marv Wolfman, and Junction Point
- Storyline features a variety of new and returning characters
- Songs feature original Disney-inspired music and lyrics
More info: Disney Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two