I know I'm going to get taken to task for this like I did before, but while I was just simply concerned about the issue before I feel now that it's something that very seriously needs to be addressed.
Like many of you I have been playing this game, and one thing I have been impressed by is it's production values. They squeeze so much out of this six year old machine! And the 1930s shorts were short but done very well.
Something I've noticed is that they've been very careful about the kind of enemy presented here, most of them look like various forms of ink blot figures, others more like alien monsters, and the rest are established Disney villains. The times you hit something that looks most like a person, you can hurt them as a person and must wait for them to become a monster. Deliberate, but the right move to make considering the license.
However, I just got to what I think is a halfway point last night and I'm upset at what I saw.
It looks like I just killed off some guy. Then Goofy took an ambush attack for Mickey, and after a far-too-dramatic mourning scene for something as typical as Goofy getting hit by something big, the Mouse pulled out all his weaponry and began going to town.
It was at this point where someone in the room said "Mickey Mouse is gonna crack open a can of whoop-***," and that was when what was wrong hit me. I'm not a social prude, I like dirty jokes and the bizarre as much as the next guy. Heck, I've gotten in arguements with "but Disney is for famlies!" people about things like things like Pleasure Island at WDW because I think that not everything ever put out by Disney needs to be made safe for the kid set. That doesn't mean I want to see graphic novels built around the toon properties. These WEREN'T violent characters. They are being portrayed as such now.
I mean, for heavens sake, DONALD DUCK just hit the finishing blow on some man and caused him to melt into goop. It's almost like playing Muppets Mortal Kombat and seeing Miss Piggy get a Flawless Victory. It's funny by virtue of being so absurd the first time you see it, but here we're actually talking about something that will be sold to millions and is definitely going to wind up in the hands of the children that are watching Toon Disney bright and early while us adults are still in bed.
Does this seem to be too much for anyone? It doesn't soothe me that merely minutes after the situation in the spoiler box, I was watching a little Pooh story unfold almost exactly like in the toon. I would think with so much of their voice talent and marketing involved that they would know what's going on, but is Disney actively aware of what's going on in this game and still supporting it? Or are they just turning a blind eye from the developer and letting the cards fall where they may?