Impressive reviews boost Epic Mickey

Disney Epic Mickey has gone down a storm with the gaming media following a string of high review scores.

Various critics praised the Wii adventure game which has gone on to achieve a high average Metacritic review score of 78 per cent.

Here’s what several key publications had to say about Disney Epic Mickey:

Games Radar – 9

For me, the surprises, historical reverence and inspired platforming creativity make this the Wii game of the year. And contrary to how it looks, there’s a startling amount of maturity and replayability wrapped within this family-friendly package.”

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Official Nintendo Magazine – 85 per cent

At times, it’s one of the best-looking games on Wii – it swims in its own painterly style, and the Disney-grade animation lends every motion some real punch.

If you look past its shortcomings as an admittedly un-epic platformer, you’ll see that Epic Mickey is a deep game with explicit replay value and immense character.”

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Joystiq – 8

You don’t need to be a Disney fan to appreciate the high points of Epic Mickey, but it certainly helps when the going gets rough. Thankfully, the moments of sheer joy this game creates mean there’s always something worthwhile just around the corner.”

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IGN UK – 8

There are moments of genuine bliss to be had as you stumble through lovingly-recreated cartoon classics and muck around in Junction Point’s wonderfully warped world.”

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The Guardian – 8

Overall, Disney Epic Mickey proves to be satisfyingly original, fun and absorbing – it’s a pleasant, and at times interestingly twisted world in which to immerse yourself.”

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VideoGamer – 8

The attention to detail in the environments is superb, with little touches here and there for fans to pick up on, and the many forgotten characters are excellent. The platforming is top notch when the camera doesn’t get in the way, and the paint and thinner mechanics give the game a unique hook.”

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CVG – 7.5

Disney Epic Mickey, with its freeform nature and deep exploration, has plenty of appeal – and completists and adventure fans may even adore it.”

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The latest issue of GamesMaster also awarded the title 90 per cent.

Disney Epic Mickey was released last Friday on Wii.

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