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In the first of our new Anatomy of a Screenshot features, we take a closer look at actual in-game screens from Junction Point's Wii-exclusive game, Epic Mickey. Click any of the four images in the gallery below to view it at full size, and explore the visual details of each screen while learning about what is going on in each situation. Enjoy!
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Cool feature but it could be done better. I suggest allowing visitors to zoom in on the photos without having to open another window/page.
Still, this last update better be freaking incredible. Gameplay? Could it be a trailer? Oh, it better be a gameplay trailer. I've been waiting months for a slew of such information and visual, and if I must wait any longer for gameplay, I will go insane.
Epic Mickey looks ok.
It looks fun, but this isn't the content I'm looking for. Madworld isn't what I want either. It's not about having as much blood and gore as possible; for me, it's about having an experience with meaning from an adult perspective. I bet you it will be a fun game, but I doubt I'll feel as disturbed by it as Bioshock or as fascinated by it as Mass Effect. Will I be as in awe of it as CoD4? Will I love the narrative like I did for Halo?
This is undoubtedly a game more suited for children in content and themes. That's fine. However, this will not satisfy my so-called "hardcore needs" for the Wii. It's not just about blockbuster titles with well known names like Mario or Zelda or Super Smash Brothers. I need games that give me a thinking experience; this game won't satisfy that. Not the way it looks now.
This looks promising.
I was thinking that I would be more of a hero, but I hate that song so much I might have to smash every gramophone there is.
Nice feature, but i agree with Dustin in that there should be a zoom.
Also, Jake, if you want a "deep thinking experience", then maybe you should look elsewhere instead of finding the need to post your complaint. Just trying to help.
Looks tight. But not good enough.
Looks fun, but I am a bit disappointed by the visuals.
The textures are very blurry, and the game really really need anti-aliasing.
The concept art for this game looked AMAZING, but I don't know about the visuals for the final product...
I know it's not all about the graphics, but it's kinda a disappointment seeing all of the magnificent concept art go to waste, seeing poor anti-aliasing and blocky textures. I'm even seeing things I haven't seen since the N64 era, like flowers blurred into the ground instead of sprouting out like they should. Even "Conker's Bad Fur Day" for the N64 had flowers that were at the very least animated.
I think they should've at least made this game multi-platform so the concept art could've been carried out much better, although I know the Wii is the only system (until 2010) that can implement these unique controls.
I adore Warren Spector and love what he's doing, but I sure hope this is not the final product...
Wii Exclusive, now i dont care about this game at all.
This is a good feature; it's an expansion of what you find in the paper copy of the magazine. As for the game itself, I love the ideas and the (sometimes obscure) Disney references. Even though it's Mickey Mouse, I get the feeling that this is really aimed at an adult audience, similar to the old Bullwinkle cartoons. (Speaking of which, I remember a Fracture Fairytales segment spoofing the Disneyland ticket system; the prince collected Z tickets from visitors to see Sleeping Beauty.) This game looks like a great outlet for Warren Spector's love for and knowledge of Disney. Hopefully, the graphics will be sharpened in the time before release.
Making children's games more complicated than they are now will prepare them (and educate them) about hand eye coordination and help them develop good skills for other things.
Plus, it looks kind of fun to me as well.
Wow this game is coming along nicely I can't wait to play this game.
Heh, the visual style actually kinda ruined it for me. The whole Epic Mickey kinda built it to be a little more dark and serious. Just looks like another Mickey game now.
I like this feature it gives you a nice close look at details you either don't no about or might not even see. The game looks fun might bring me to dust of the wii.
Looks like Gnar Killington is going to be a very sad guy,
This is a cool feature guys, I would've most likely never known any of this.