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I really enjoyed the first Epic Mickey. Yes it had problems but it was a good game. I completed it three times. Just started the second one. They should have kept it on the Nintendo platforms. The first game sold over 2 million and i think the second one across lots of platforms was what close to 300,000 sold. What a damn shame. See what happens, a game does good on a Nintendo platform and then they change to multiple systems and it sells like shit and the company closes down. Who is running these companies. Greed gets the best of everyone. They are expanding too much and then they fall apart.



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Does anyone care about Junction Point? Epic Mickey 2 wasn't very good.



I didn't realize Junction Point was that tied to Disney, I thought they were still independant.

Regardless Epic Mickey was poorly designed for it's main target audience (kids). Boring, slow gameplay - especially at the start with frustrating camera issues and the sequel was just plan broken gameplay if playing alone (AI is game breakingly stupid - completely unacceptable with Lego games nail this 3x's a year)

If that's the best JP can do, they deserve to be shuttered. Epic Mickey just wasn't up to par. Hope everyone finds work elsewhere.



 

Could've seen this coming. Didn't Disney recently indicate that they wanted to move away from building console games in-house, and move in a more Zynga-direction?



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Junction Point had false expectations... I take the blame for buying the first game. Shouldn't have gone near it.

DanneSandin said:

C'mon Disney, let Capcom do your games! You know they'll be good, just like they used to be!!

Maybe they'll do just that, on an iPhone.



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melbye said:
They made a Wii-game and it sells well, they make the sequel for HD-consoles and they go out of business. Remember when haters said Nintendo was killing gaming

If they had never made the Wii game, there would never have been an HD sequel, ergo it's all the Wii's fault.

From what I've heard, Disney expected the original to do much better numbers.



I don't get how they can't break even with a million sales. The game is completely average and the bulk of the work has already been done with the first game.



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melbye said:
They made a Wii-game and it sells well, they make the sequel for HD-consoles and they go out of business. Remember when haters said Nintendo was killing gaming

Of all the versions, they probably made the most losses with the WiiU version ^^

Seriously though the first Epic Mickey was successful because of the brand and not because it was a must have title.
They (either Junction Point or Disney themselves) thought the Epic Mickey franchise would be a big success in the following years, so they developed a sequel to other consoles and it bombed everywhere including Wii (if we believe the rumored numbers, though even our VGC data shows the massive decline).

Reminds me of the de Blob debacle with the only difference that the sequel was still decent and still bombed.



melbye said:
They made a Wii-game and it sells well, they make the sequel for HD-consoles and they go out of business. Remember when haters said Nintendo was killing gaming

they made a wii game and it sucked.

they made a sequel and people didn't want it.



Chandler said:
I don't get how they can't break even with a million sales. The game is completely average and the bulk of the work has already been done with the first game.

They employed a peak of 700 or so people to work on the game. Development also lasted two years. They found a way to squander that money, alright.