Junction Point's Disney Epic Mickey is finally out and racking up some favourable reviews, but one bugbear appears in the majority of reviews: the camera system, which has drawn the criticism of many. Not studio head Warren Spector, though: he's proud of his team's accomplishment.
Speaking to Eurogamer, Spector claims:
It [camera management] is the hardest problem in video game development. Everybody gets it wrong. It's just a question of how close to right do you get it.
Many gamers have pointed to Super Mario Galaxy 2 as an example of a near-flawless camera system, but Spector again disagrees, claiming his game isn't even a platformer at all:
This is a game that takes platforming elements and adventure game elements and role-playing elements and merges them. So we couldn't tune the camera perfectly for platforming or for action adventure. It's a very different camera style.
Our Disney Epic Mickey review took issue with the camera enough to award the game a 7/10