Epic Mickey Is Less Than Epic

I don’t want to say “Epic Mickey Is Epic Fail” because I still like the premise of the game. But the first actual screenshots of the game have come out, and… well, judge for you. Look real hard at that concept art above, then look at the video slideshow of the game’s screenshots below.

…yeah. Looks like Ape Escape with a more somber palette. Which is fine — I enjoyed Ape Escape on the PS2 — but this is hardly the artistic mindfuck that was implied by the concept art… that lovely, impossibly awesome concept art. So while I’ll be interested to see the gameplay in action, I’m officially no longer losing my mind over Epic Mickey. And I’m sad.