Ed: Please welcome new guest author Jeff Heimbuch with this excellent review
When you think of video game stars, Mickey Mouse isn’t exactly one of the first to spring to mind. In fact, he might not even be on the list that is populated by Mario, Sonic, Donkey Kong, and so on. However, Warren Spector and Junction Point Studios want to change that. While the House of Mouse isn’t exactly known for its video games, Spector wanted to bring Mickey into the fold and introduce a brand new concept that would help him join the ranks of his video game colleagues.
Did they succeed?
In my mind, absolutely. Epic Mickey, while some times flawed, is a great way to bring Mickey Mouse to stardom in the world of video games. Not only that, but Spector was given the task of reintroducing the world to Oswald The Lucky Rabbit, Walt’s original creation, who has not been seen in a Walt Disney production of any kind for over 70 years.