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Epic Mickey: Power of Illusion
Not so epic Mickey
by Peter Willington 3/1/2013
Product: Epic Mickey: Power of Illusion
Developer: DreamRift
Publisher: Disney Interactive Studios
Format: 3DS
Genre: Platform
Players: 1
Version: Europe
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For all its pedigree, Epic Mickey: Power of Illusion is a waste of time. It's not unplayable. It's not even intrinsically boring. But its core paint and thinner mechanic using Mickey's brush slows the pace of this 2D platformer down to a crawl, making for a seriously flawed traipse across key Disney franchises.

If you've a great love for Walt's work, or you're prepared to endure the lingering feeling that your precious gaming time is slipping away, you may well get something out of it. For most, though, it's a sadly skippable missed opportunity from the House of Mouse.

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Epic Mickey: Power of Illusion had the potential to be a neo-old skool classic, but the elements taken from the Epic Mickey series stale those from its Castle of Illusion pedigree, leading to a game that's slower than Toby Tortoise
Audio/visual: 6
Gameplay: 4
Value: 6
Innovation: 5
Overall: 5
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