41GamesakeTue 8th Jan 2013 I almost forgot about this game. I decided to rent the sequel on the Wii. Not sure why this is getting a lower score than the original. The Power of Two has improved on pretty much everything found in the original Epic Mickey. The first game had spots where the camera was locked and you couldn't reposition it. Which was just as annoying in Epic Mickey as it was in Mario Galaxy. I haven't seen any of that so far. The level design is better too--it feels more like what I'd expect from the guy who made Deus Ex. The platforming puzzles are better, you might actually have to stop and think where you need to use paint and where to use thinner. The fetch quests are more varied and fun. There's voice acting now like there should have been before. The pins you collect aren't worthless anymore. Mickey can finally interact with his environment. He has new ink power ups. Sketch abilities are more useful. There are alternate costumes. You also have a little bit more ability to backtrack. There are more game altering choices this time and they have lasting consequences. For example, I was asked to help clean up some thinner overflow. I took a shortcut and ended up destroying Ostown (now I know what it feels like to be British Petroleum). Another time I destroyed a shop's generator to get to a treasure chest. When the shop found out they decided to charge me double in the store from then on. And of course there's also co-op added in Epic Mickey 2. There are things they kept, added, or scrapped from Epic Mickey that I don't like here too. Things like, singing. Also Mickey's actions no longer change his appearance. A lot of atmospheric music sounds like it's been ripped and reused from the first game and it feels like it's out of context at times. The projectors and side scrolling levels are back with a vengeance. Those oddly animated cut scenes that don't fit the rest of the game's CG style make a return. Autosaves . Lastly, I miss Mickey's goofy tiptoe animation. All things considered, Epic Mickey 2 is really not a game that deserves a lower score than its predecessor unless you hate campy singing brightening up your wasteland. In which case, I feel you. Edited on Tue 8th January, 2013 @ 09:56 by Gamesake ...in my pants.