Epic Mickey 2 Bombs Badly

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iniudan:
The game was available on PC ? I can easily see why it didn't sell on PC, it not available on any online distribution I check. (GOG, Gamersgate, Steam, Humble Bundle[or indie selling through them, from their own site])

To be fair, the game's not actually out on PC and Mac yet. Those versions both got delayed to "January 2013" for reasons they wouldn't divulge, and we still haven't gotten a more specific date despite it actually being jan 2013 now, so who knows.

Also, even if they'd actually been released, PC/Mac sales are normally weighed rather unfairly against consoles as digital downloads are not accounted for. While that's not really relevant to this particular article, it's always something to keep in mind as the PC/Mac retail sales are abysmal, whereas the digital distribution markets are doing pretty damn well.

Everyone who's surprised put their hands up.

Oh look nobody.

You what? Oh... This game exists. Wait, this game exists? I didn't even know it was out. Doesn't sound like I'm missing anything though.

Susan, that's perhaps the most favourable opinion from a reviewer I've ever seen on this game. Pretty much everyone criticized how Epic Mickey 2 didn't handle great (even the 6 and 7 ratings). Jim Sterling also ripped it apart with a nasty 2/10.

The original LOOKED good. It didn't hit the execution well, but potential was there. The game needed a sequel that would clean up and and tweak everything (camera and level design most of all). A sequel was announced, and it was going to be multiplat. Great, maybe the camera could've been assigned to the right analog stick like any 3rd person game. NOPE! Not to mention I hear the AI for Oswald was barely functional. Spend more time fixing what needs fixing than adding more crap and criticizing fans. Plus I watched a stream (playing multiplayer) where they were playing the WiiU version and it ended in a ragequit over how obnoxious and repetitive the voices were, the terrible camera, and how generally unintuitive it was. He also complained about some framerate issues (...I repeat, this is supposed to be the WiiU version).

I told all of my friends way back since spring of last year. I KNEW this game was going to be bad and it would bomb. I take no pride in being right, but I was right. And also I wish they could've figured out a better name x_x.

Charli:
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I apologize for tasteless memeing but it captures my feelings on the matter so well. It's good that Disney knows this tripe shouldn't have even gotten a sequel. Speak with your wallets! Gameplay was le horrible mess.

You are forgiven for tasteless memeing. Grumpy Cat is the only one that could provide a suitable answer to this case.

You know, I'm one of the five people on the internet who liked the first. I'm kind of sad about this now.

Does nobody watch TV?
There were Ads for this on every commercial break on every channel for a solid month. So the fact that it flopped this hard is actually surprising. Although word of mouth says that's a good thing.

Seems like many wasn't even aware of the game or that it was released to begin with.
I'm one of them.

Wouldn't have bought it anyways, but some advertising doesn't hurt.

I wasn't aware the made a second one.

bummer for them I guess?

Zhukov:
I wasn't even aware that this was out.

I vaguely remember reading somewhere that Epic Mickey 2 was a thing that was happening, but I had no idea it was a thing that had happened.

Same here. My first thought when I saw this article was "This game actually came out? When?" I remember there being some hype about it followed by silence, so I thought maybe people were buying there time until it actually did came out. Sucks to see that it bombed so hard, though.

LAST NOVEMBER? WTF!!!! I only knew about a week ago this game even existed cuz my GF downloaded the demo on her PS3 and nothing else, no wonder this sold poorly, spending as much time as I do on the internet there has to be a problem if I've seen nothing about this.

Raggedstar:
Susan, that's perhaps the most favourable opinion from a reviewer I've ever seen on this game. Pretty much everyone criticized how Epic Mickey 2 didn't handle great (even the 6 and 7 ratings). Jim Sterling also ripped it apart with a nasty 2/10.

The original LOOKED good. It didn't hit the execution well, but potential was there. The game needed a sequel that would clean up and and tweak everything (camera and level design most of all). A sequel was announced, and it was going to be multiplat. Great, maybe the camera could've been assigned to the right analog stick like any 3rd person game. NOPE! Not to mention I hear the AI for Oswald was barely functional. Spend more time fixing what needs fixing than adding more crap and criticizing fans. Plus I watched a stream (playing multiplayer) where they were playing the WiiU version and it ended in a ragequit over how obnoxious and repetitive the voices were, the terrible camera, and how generally unintuitive it was. He also complained about some framerate issues (...I repeat, this is supposed to be the WiiU version).

I told all of my friends way back since spring of last year. I KNEW this game was going to be bad and it would bomb. I take no pride in being right, but I was right. And also I wish they could've figured out a better name x_x.

Charli:
image

I apologize for tasteless memeing but it captures my feelings on the matter so well. It's good that Disney knows this tripe shouldn't have even gotten a sequel. Speak with your wallets! Gameplay was le horrible mess.

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Raggedstar:
Susan, that's perhaps the most favourable opinion from a reviewer I've ever seen on this game. Pretty much everyone criticized how Epic Mickey 2 didn't handle great (even the 6 and 7 ratings). Jim Sterling also ripped it apart with a nasty 2/10.

The original LOOKED good. It didn't hit the execution well, but potential was there. The game needed a sequel that would clean up and and tweak everything (camera and level design most of all). A sequel was announced, and it was going to be multiplat. Great, maybe the camera could've been assigned to the right analog stick like any 3rd person game. NOPE! Not to mention I hear the AI for Oswald was barely functional. Spend more time fixing what needs fixing than adding more crap and criticizing fans. Plus I watched a stream (playing multiplayer) where they were playing the WiiU version and it ended in a ragequit over how obnoxious and repetitive the voices were, the terrible camera, and how generally unintuitive it was. He also complained about some framerate issues (...I repeat, this is supposed to be the WiiU version).

I told all of my friends way back since spring of last year. I KNEW this game was going to be bad and it would bomb. I take no pride in being right, but I was right. And also I wish they could've figured out a better name x_x.

[quote="Charli" post="7.398676.16316949"]image

I apologize for tasteless memeing but it captures my feelings on the matter so well. It's good that Disney knows this tripe shouldn't have even gotten a sequel. Speak with your wallets! Gameplay was le horrible mess.

You are forgiven for tasteless memeing. Grumpy Cat is the only one that could provide a suitable answer to this case.

Im just curious about something...you brought up the Wii U version a lot, and was surprised on frame rate issues i think if i read that right? This is common on bad ports. This sometimes even happens to the glorious master PC race if the port is bad enough.

Moral of the story: You can put a shitty game into a ultimate PC gamming rig that is a God among computers, but that DOESN'T mean it magically fixes port issues. Unless fans decide to take the time to fix it, bless the dark souls pc community.

"This one? Lifeless. Looked great, played well enough, but a snooze."

Same thing with 3DS game. Pretty side-scroller, completely boring.

Zhukov:
I wasn't even aware that this was out.

I vaguely remember reading somewhere that Epic Mickey 2 was a thing that was happening, but I had no idea it was a thing that had happened.

^
This

I never saw it on shelves... never saw advertisements...
I played the first one, thought it was frustrating because of Wii controls, heard they were making a second one, became interested...

heard nothing...

Now that I know it's like the first, and nothing was majorly improved... It seems so.... meh...

I'll pass...

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