Posted By Stephen B. about 10 months, 1 week ago
A little while ago, it was confirmed that Epic Mickey 2 would be a game containing musical numbers. Today, Disney’s official YouTube account for Epic Mickey 2 uploaded a new video that showcases one of the first musical numbers to appear in the game. And wouldn’t you know it, it’s a VILLAIN SONG!
Check it out!
When I first heard the game was going to have musical numbers, I was… hesitant to say the least. Sure, I’m no expert on Disney movies like, say, the Nostalgia Chick, but over time I just came to cringe whenever they started singing and dancing for no apparent reason in animated films and TV shows. It just seemed like they were trying to put in a musical number because it seemed they HAD to because of Disney. And that, for reasons unknown even to me, just aggravated me to no end!
Nowadays, I’ve become more forgiving of musical numbers since a lot of more modern media has taken extra effort to make sure they don’t suck, and also use them in moderation as opposed to every 10 minutes. So listening to this tune, I detect a lot of common Disney musical tropes (especially for villain songs), but it also is catchy, not half-bad, and thankfully short and sweet.
So, musical numbers in video games. Good idea or bad idea?