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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
on December 30, 2012
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*Mild almost spoiler alerts within*

I have used Prima guides for nearly 20 years, and I have never had an experience as bad as this. I consider myself an avid gamer, and moreover I consider myself extremely proficient at following instructions. This guide fails terribly on multiple points, including one point that is so critical it provoked me to write this review.

1) The images in this guide are extremely poor. The pictures are good enough to give you an idea of which part of the area you might want to look, but they are in no way conclusive. This is especially true for many of the Mickey/Oswald images in the "Finding the Hidden Heroes" quest line. A few of the pictures are actually completely blank, or in other cases they were photos of the wrong areas accompanied by overlooked typographical errors.

2) Make sure you read the entire section before beginning anything. Multiple times I would follow the guide one image at a time by the descriptions only to find out that two paragraphs later it says something along the lines of, "However, if you don't want to ruin the entire city by destroying the streets do it this way.."

3) The guide often refers to "Second Visits" of an area. These second visits are after progress has seemingly occurred while you were gone, allowing you to begin new quests and access new areas. Second visits can also sometimes mean the next time you visit after you have defeated the boss, progressing you into the next quarter of the entire game (i.e. Autotopia). It should be made clear that simply leaving the area and returning does not in any way constitute a second visit.

4) Sometimes the steps required to complete a quest are strange and completely omitted from the guide all together. In the case of "Horace's Assistant Assistance", if you are trying to get the cow hired as the assistant you must at one point convince Horace to proceed with making a decision by bringing the other candidate's character into question. This requires you to partially go down the opposite path until you retrieve an item from a pirate that has nothing to do with Clarabelle. There is absolutely no mention of this in the guide, and I had to consult IGN.com to figure out why I couldn't complete the quest line.

5) The guide failed to mention one VERY important detail about the quest "One Toon's Trash". The quest requires you to sell 20 quest items to the museum curator which you may buy back at any time, or sell them to the gremlin in the observatory. The guide fails to stress the importance of this fact along the way, and doesn't mention that you can buy items back from the museum. It says something along the lines of "What will you do?" where it should say "sell them to the museum dummy you can always buy them back to give to the gremlin later." If you follow the guide as it is written you will have turned in all of your quest items along the way, and at the end you will be left with one quest remaining of the 19 which you cannot possibly complete. This also prevents you from gaining the final achievement for completing all of the quests. You will be stuck at the very end after 100+ hours of gameplay striving for every last item only to find that 99% is the best you can get thanks to the guide failing to make a really big deal about this quest. Now, the only way to achieve 100% completion would be to start over again from the beginning taking a different approach to questing and repeating everything you did the first time through.

After successfully using dozens of Prima guides I will never be using one again after this experience. Disney should be ashamed of putting their stamp of approval on this guide.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on June 2, 2013
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I chose this rating It helps with the game walk through and shows secrets that people don't know about.
I like being able to see what I need to do next in the game and not forget it and try to remember later.
I would recommend this to people that want an extra edge in this game.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
on February 16, 2013
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My mom got me the game and knowing how Epic Mickey plays I knew I would need the guide to complete some of the challenges. Good thing I got it b/c it has come in handy.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on August 17, 2013
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I little confusing really. Great art, extra content and information but the layout is so confusing for this type of game play. In Epic Mickey 1 & 2 you can either choose to be good with paint or bad with thinner- that's really simple BUT in the guide it seems to jump between paint and thinner without advising in advance of the other options/rewards. I found myself retracing my steps so many times because i had accidentally started doing the things on the thinner path rather than the paint path- it almost means you have to read the entire guide prior to playing so you can get the idea of how the layout works and turning to a certain page to find what you need it nearly impossible. All in all i think you could far more easily get the info/walkthrough you need online just by doing a google search rather than wasting your money on this.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
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Before you go through the sections, its best to read about it. My 10 year old son and I have been playing the game since before Christmas, and sometimes the criptic hints are not enough for us to figure out what to do, and it is not clear why getting some of the extra goodies helps later on in the game. So the book is a must, unless you are a genious or just like to spend an enormous amount of time looking into every nook and cranny of the game. We aren't...so the book is a must. Wish that we had something like this for the first Epic Mickey game.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on July 21, 2013
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this really helps with the epic mickey 2 game some of that stuff is hard to find and this helps you back track if you miss something and how to get the hard items
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on May 10, 2013
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This guide is essential for this non gamer to get all the enjoyment out of the game. The book I ordered arrived quickly and in perfect condition.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on June 6, 2013
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This guide has some great pictures and tips on how to play Epic Mickey 2. We love looking at the pictures, as well as, playing the game. KPR
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on October 15, 2013
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Very nice hardcoverbook and bought it for a great price and plus comes with a bonus lenticular pic! Satisfied with it
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on April 11, 2013
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Great book! Great pictures! Very well done! I love it and my son cannot get enough of it! :) Thanks so much!
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