Epic Mickey 2 has a 59 Metacritic score (out of 100) if anyone is curious and the first one did not fare so well, either. Not my idea of a great deal, especially on Christmas day. Maybe if I had a young child, but other than that I think there are too many good games out there to settle for this.
I bought BOTH of these games (Xbox) from Amazon, a little over a week ago, AT FULL PRICE! Ugh! They wait until CHRISTMAS DAY to run a serious deal on two VERY popular children's games. Stupid! I literally used Amazon to buy 90% of my gifts this year. With this deal, Amazon could've gotten another $100, easily, from me! Oh well, more money in my pocket, i guess. My kids would have appreciated it though...
Protip: Metacritic is a WASTE of time for gamers. GameRankings has been around loooooong before it, and only ranks gaming news sites. Metacritic collects reviews from everyone and their mother, local news, Playboy, all sorts of magazines that know absolutely NOTHING about gaming. Consequently you get much more accurate scores from GR, never MC for games.
BTW, GR has a score of 65% for the wii and 70% for the PC, so it might be related to the platform.
Good Grief, the wii version has 4 reviews and the PC has 1 whopping review going into their score because nobody is reviewing those versions. Even then, those versions are not available here. The xbox 360 version has 20 reviews at 59.87 and PS3 has 16 at 59.28, but don't let logic and reason cloud your bias.
Edit: the Wii version is available here but my point on 4 reviews because no one is reviewing it stands.
Who cares about MC scores? I know I don't. I READ reviews to figure out what may be good or bad about a game, specific issues and the like, and then I play a game to decide for myself. I don't care about the number it's given. Reviews are so skewed. Take X-play for instance. If you ever actually listened to their reviews, you could hear them bash a game to all get-out, then still give it a 4/5. If you look at just the rating, you'd think it was a great game, however if you actually listened to the review you'd know it was riddled with issues.
I played the demo for EM2, and it seemed like a decently solid game, just not my cup of tea.
Amazon messed up the screen shots for the 3DS Epic Mickey game. Epic Mickey: Power of Illusion is the 3DS version of the game and like Dante mentioned, it's an entirely different game than it's console counterpart. Power of Illusion is a great game but tends to get a little tedious at times. It also has some hard frustrating parts also. I bought it on release date and don't regret it. I definitely recommend it.