This Epic Mickey Trailer Shows Off Brush Gameplay

By Ishaan . October 22, 2010 . 6:16pm


Epic Mickey is out on November 30th for the Wii, and Disney sent out a gameplay trailer showing off a quick look at the different kinds of things you’ll be doing with your paint brush.


While it may not seem like it from the trailer, the brush actually plays a significant role in shaping the world, your relationship with its characters, as well as the outcome of the game. Just like designer Warren Spector’s older Deux Ex games, Epic Mickey is about choice and consequence.

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  • Epic Snorefest!!!

    I remember being graced with the opportunity to see my relatives find their old genesis console and there being some Disney Mickey Mouse game they had on it. Being the curious type, I remember seeing the game in action and it seemed like a pretty hot game. The enemy types were all sights to behold with the most creative bossfights. Environments looked amazing too. Oddly it was memorable and I do not think this Wii game can compare in any way shape or form.

    • I’m curious…

      1.) Are you basing your statement on the fact it’s a Wii game?

      2.) Is this the first time you’re hearing about this game?

      • This is, in fact, the first trailer I have ever seen of this game.


          Read these and then make your opinion.

          • After reading articles on Epic Mickey, I am lost on how it is epic and not a snorefest. All I see are concepts it is using from other games (morality) and that its essentially a game to appeal to hardcore mickey mouse/disney enthusiasts through travels through retro Disney locations. The inclusion of a world based on Pirates of the Caribbean feels out of place as well. Gameplay/platforming segments of sort looked kind of wonky as well.

          • I’m not completely sold on the game either. I just wanted you to not base your opinion on the above solely on just this one short video that hardly does anything to explain much about the game to a person who hears about it for the first time. It’s just looks bad when you obviously didn’t do your research and slam the game.

          • Well in this dog eat dog gaming industry, first impressions are vital…theres so many games out in this world, that the marketplace is vicious.

    • Do more research. In the best Wii games of 2010 category, this one is looking to be behind only SMG2 and possibly Tatsunoko vs Capcom. How can you say the bossfights are creative and the enemy types don’t look memorable if you’ve only seen this trailer?

      Besides, you’re exaggerating about the Genesis game, something you seem to do a lot when you talk about games you like.

      • I don’t like his choice of words, but I feel similar.

        For every good thing I see there’s also something that brings doubts, e.g. double jumps or they way the characters and the world blend.

        It doesn’t look happy, shocking or depressing, it doesn’t break what I consider taboos and it’s not what I see as “epic”. Looking at it just for what it is (the way I think games should be approached) I see nothing that makes me want to get it.

        That should be fine up to this point, but here’s what makes me wonder:

        The game get’s some heavy backing on all places I frequent, and I don’t quite understand what for. There’s lots of games that are popular (before or after relase) that aren’t my thing, but I can understand what the fans see in them. As for this game, it dont see where the appeal comes from.

        • The big deal appears to be Warren Spector, and Disney’s enormous marketing budget. (Not that the latter affects Siliconera so much…)

          While Deus Ex might be incredible (I’ve never played it) I can not fathom why everyone seems to think it’s a great idea to apply SRS BSNS moral choices to a game starring 1930’s Mickey Mouse.Spector keeps insisting he’s a fan of the old cartoons, but this “choices and consequences” mantra would imply that he doesn’t actually know what made those old cartoons fun, funny and appealing.I dunno, it seems to me like in the best case scenario, this game will end up being a decent platformer (the environments look nice) and scoring off the charts initially…then after a few years everyone will look back and laugh nervously at how ineffective the attempts at invoking a sense of “morality” were, and how ridiculous the overly-serious tone of the game was.(Unless Spector’s just trolling us all and the game ends up being funny, naughty, and completely lighthearted. In which case…well played, sir.)

      • Well I was using the bossfights and enemy types to describe that oh so memorable genesis game.

        The game rivals SMG2? well thats not surprising, that game was barely original nor innovative…

        • It didn’t need to be original. You can’t fix what’s not broken. SMG was an amazing game and SMG2 only improved it. It didn’t need to revamp anything to be the amazing game that it is. It’s the third highest ratest game of all time for a reason. But you’ve probably never played it, right?

          • Ive played SMG for close to 10 hours…The game gave me an extreme case of nausea, I wanted to barf everytime I sat to play it. It was too much changing and rotating and such. From what Ive seen of SMG2, it is exactly the same just with more worlds. Its a shame that in the world that we live in today, that sequels can be in the “highest rated of all time” where is the praise for truly original and innovative ideas in the marketplace, games that revolutionize and reinvigorate the genre?

          • The truly original and innovative game, the first one, is the second highest rated game of all time. So it received praise, too. And just because a game is original or innovative doesn’t mean it’s good. You have to have good ideas and you need to be able to implement them well in order to be a success and receive praise. Some games try new things and fail. Should they still be praised for trying something? They didn’t succeed at it. Basically, good games are good games. It doesn’t matter whether it’s a tried and true formula or if it’s something we’ve never seen. You shouldn’t slam a game just because it’s not something you’ve never seen before and you shouldn’t say a game is good just because it is something you’ve never seen before.

          • I bet those “games that revoluntionize and reinvigorate the genre” games for you are Naruto games.

  • joesz

    I’ve sought this for a long time, and finally the closure has come to an end, on nov 30th .

  • BelmontHeir

    I’m going to pretend this is an unofficial Kingdom Hearts game and use it to wrap up my KH marathon. Hey, it’s not as unlikely as you’d think: both games feature the same voice actor as Yen Sid. :D

    • Aoshi00

      I actually just like the Disney stuffs in KH, so this is perfect for me :) Hopefully this game would turn out to be good.

  • Yusaku_Matsuda70s

    When/ If I get a Wii, this will be one of the reasons for it.

  • cj_iwakura

    If there were not a Mouse, it would be necessary to create him.

  • Joanna

    Still on the fence with this one. I think if I could see more gameplay in different worlds, I could come to a conclusion whether I should pick it up.

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