Neoseeker : News : Epic Mickey 2's poor sales have led to the closure of Disney's Junction Point Studios
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Meeeeee Jan 29, 13
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"Underused" Meme FTW!
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HunterKiller666 Jan 29, 13
Your game is bad and you should feel bad.
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Paranoid Android Jan 29, 13
It's a shame because I really enjoyed this game despite it receiving relatively poor reviews and low sales. As nipsen said above, everything was done nicely-- graphics, sound, and cinematics. But EM2 just wasn't a very marketable game for the plain fact that it seemed like Disney didnt maintain its culture and child friendliness.
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nipsen Jan 29, 13
In my opinion -- that Oswald wears pants to cover up actual genitalia, that he's married and has a relationship with his wife that isn't just platonic, and that his wife inserts sexual innuendo in every sentence she speaks, etc. -- I think that was much harder to swallow (no innuendo intended) for both reviewers and publishers than people seem to think.

I mean, the graphics are good, the way the animation is done is great. The move-controls was neat. It's actually well written. The singing and the cutscenes are high quality, as you would expect from a Disney production, etc. The level design isn't bad either. You see a lot of clever use of camera that most games never do well - that typically studios don't deal with at all.

Then there was the co-op, which actually worked great. Not being too complicated, but not just ending up as a hurdle to get past before the cutscenes could continue. It's not a bad game by any means.

But the under and overtones, to put it like that, aren't Disney. They're too raunchy and there's too much overt sarcasm about the idealized image Wasteland has of Mickey. And they introduce concepts in the game (which is a very childish game) that makes some adult people.. nauseous.

And you can see that with how little advertisement of the title turned up. Along with the way the initial reviews doused any sort of belief in that the title would sell.
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Shadic Hearts Jan 28, 13
Technology is coming more to the future,game developers are starting to suck.A lot.
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XXIV Jan 28, 13
'tis the price of HD game development. Increasing costs means a higher number of units needing to be sold, resulting in major losses for those that don't acquire the sales they had wanted.

...At least, that's what I think ;3
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Peace-Child Jan 28, 13
I can't really say I'm surprised, but all these companies going down is kind of... concerning.
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