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Disney Epic Mickey’s Debut Game-Play Hours

December 28, 2010

Coffee Beans:
     Disney Epic Mickey was released on November 30, 2010, in North America with a MSRP of $49.99.  Disney Epic Mickey was developed by Junction Point Studios, and published by Disney Interactive Studios.  The game has an ESRB game rating of “E” for “Everyone”, with the only content listed for parents to be aware of being “Cartoon Violence”.

     It has taken Disney Epic Mickey 28 days for its game-play hours to appear on the Nintendo Channel since it released.
     How many hours have Wii owners reported spending in Mickey Mouse’s new adventure in those 28 days?  Let’s take a look!

Does Mickey drink coffee?  I have no idea!
Hours shown above are for the United States only, not world-wide.

Approx. Number of Players Reporting Data:
     Disney Epic Mickey has 9,640 Wii owners reporting their game-play hours on its debut, on the Nintendo Channel.

Average & Total Game-Play Hours Reported:
     Disney Epic Mickey has 78,084 Total Hours of game-play hours reported on its debut, with an average of 8 Hours 7 Minutes “Per person” reporting data.
     Disney Epic Mickey’s average reported play-time per session is just over 2 Hour 24 Minutes.

Sale Rank & Advertised Price:
     Disney Epic Mickey’s Amazon.com sale rank is #22, and it is currently selling for $39.99.
     (Sale rank and advertised price recorded around 9:15PM on 12-27-10)

Review Score Averages:
     Disney Epic Mickey’s review score average is 71.83%, based on 40 “professional” reviews on GameRankings.com.
     (Review score averages recorded around 9:15PM on 12-27-10)

     Disney Epic Mickey has a 3.5 out of 5 Stars rating on Amazon.com, based on 75 customer reviews.
     You can see the customer review score breakdown in the picture below:

What would you rate it?

Filtered Thoughts:
     I haven’t played Disney Epic Mickey, and I didn’t receive it for Christmas, but I really do want to play it.
     I read and watched many of Warren Spector’s interviews on Disney Epic Mickey, and he always seemed to really be enjoying the development of the game and talking about it.
     A lot of the “negatives” on the game seem to be issues with the game’s camera controls, but it does seem some players can adjust to them, and still find Disney Epic Mickey very enjoyable.
     I was honestly surprised to see Disney Epic Mickey have so many varying “professional” review scores, especially considering how open Warren Spector seemed to be talking about the game.
     I have a few games I’m going to try to get caught up on from my backlog, but hopefully I’ll give Disney Epic Mickey a try sometime in 2011.
     If any of you haven’t seen any videos on Disney Epic Mickey, here’s a trailer for the game:

Questions:
     Have any of you played and completed Disney Epic Mickey?  If so, about how many hours of game-play did it take you to complete Disney Epic Mickey’s story mode?
     If you have played it, but even perhaps not completed it, do you think the camera controls in the game are a big issue that should be fixed for any possible sequel?

If anybody is interested in Disney Epic Mickey, you can see prices for the game and Collector’s Edition on Amazon.com linked below:
http://rcm.amazon.com/e/cm?t=coffeew-20&o=1&p=8&l=bpl&asins=B002I0GEXM&fc1=000000&IS2=1&lt1=_blank&m=amazon&lc1=0000FF&bc1=000000&bg1=FFFFFF&f=ifr  http://rcm.amazon.com/e/cm?t=coffeew-20&o=1&p=8&l=bpl&asins=B0040QAN0M&fc1=000000&IS2=1&lt1=_blank&m=amazon&lc1=0000FF&bc1=000000&bg1=FFFFFF&f=ifr  

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