Is Disney bad at video games?


Comments • 388

  • jocontemporary
    jocontemporary  2 days back

    the biggest problem Disney faces with video games is that they were never a pioneer in the industry, but expect to make a crapton of money as if they were. they fail to understand that if they _really_ want to make a commitment to developing and publishing their own video game franchises they need to invest for the long run and build up an audience and learn to improve on their successes and failures. take what works and build on that. but they're never going to really get better and really get the gaming industry if they just give up when the numbers don't look even remotely like their films or tv shows. but the executives, who never really grew up in or helped revolutionize the digital age, and are old and more comfortable with things they know consistently pull out massive numbers for the company, are just too lazy and paranoid to make that investment. so they just went for the safest option. which is really sad, cause it really is possibly for Disney to make good games.

    • Afnan Acchan
      Afnan Acchan  4 weeks back

      Disney is opposite of Sony. Sony is good at games but bad at movies, Disney is good at movies but bad at games

      • Roope Reimi
        Roope Reimi  1 months back

        Does anybody remember the game "Donald duck in Maui Mallard" for Sega and SNES (or just Donald Duck in Cold Shadow on PC)?

        It had pretty good soundtrack and even some pretty challenging levels. Concept just being Donald Duck "acting" as Hawaian detective who can transform blindfolded ninja and fights folks from pirate corpses to zombie ducks.

        • Harrison Lane
          Harrison Lane  1 months back

          Disney creating a studio called "propaganda games" seems like a stunning lack of self awareness

          • ShadowWolfRising
            ShadowWolfRising  2 months back

            They had the opportunity to do good at video games by not closing Lucas Arts.

            • Jeffrey Paine
              Jeffrey Paine  2 months back


              • -K O K O- bean
                -K O K O- bean  2 months back

                My answer is yes. They just don't know what to with it. This mainly because of their short term mindset from their money tinted vision. And with movies, people don't care because they too have their own distorting blindspot, but this time with a nostalgia tint.

                • Marioguy52
                  Marioguy52  2 months back

                  Ok cool but like

                  epic mickey tho

                  • superCamborg
                    superCamborg  2 months back

                    Epic Mickey was good

                    • Sad and broke gamer
                      Sad and broke gamer  2 months back

                      Anyone remember "Pure"? To be honest I loved that game.

                      • Afnan Acchan
                        Afnan Acchan  2 months back

                        It is crazy that it took Marvel 10 years after MCU started to release AAA marvel games, Spiderman PS4. At same time they had release 20 MCU movies.

                        • Kosmo with madness
                          Kosmo with madness  2 months back


                          • White Snow
                            White Snow  2 months back

                            It's so funny on how they are so powerful in the business but yet they suck when it comes to the video game industry just goes to show it doesn't matter how good you are at multiple things there's going to be one thing you suck at

                            • White Snow
                              White Snow  3 weeks back

                              @Afnan Acchan oh the irony

                            • Afnan Acchan
                              Afnan Acchan  2 months back

                              Meanwhile, Sony is good at games but really bad at movies.

                          • Evan Drollinger
                            Evan Drollinger  2 months back

                            No, you're bad at video games! Heyoooooo11111!!!!!!!!!

                            • Zeek
                              Zeek  2 months back

                              Well, Disney Infinity was fantastic, so just for that I personally would say no.

                              • Max Ernst
                                Max Ernst  2 months back

                                Polygon is bad at video games

                                • Madi
                                  Madi  3 months back


                                  • Cyber Punk
                                    Cyber Punk  3 months back

                                    Theyre simply just bad at handling a franchise

                                    • Robert Michaels
                                      Robert Michaels  3 months back

                                      How is liscensing less profitable? You get paid to do nothing.

                                      • Jillian Dyer
                                        Jillian Dyer  3 months back

                                        God I loved home on the range

                                        • Lara McMonigal
                                          Lara McMonigal  3 months back

                                          >implies Tarzan (1999) was a bad video game

                                          • nedragon
                                            nedragon  3 months back

                                            3:29 yo is that matt mercer?

                                            • Elizabeth Helton
                                              Elizabeth Helton  3 months back

                                              I don't forgive Disney for shutting down Junction Point come on the people deserved an Epic Mickey 3 you were doing so well......

                                              • Daniel Sewell
                                                Daniel Sewell  3 months back

                                                Jenna is so annoying, stick to writing and stop being in videos pls

                                                • joseph
                                                  joseph  3 months back

                                                  the love for epic mickey in these comments make me happy

                                                  • punch buddy
                                                    punch buddy  3 months back

                                                    I'm sad this video didn't mention the fantastic game that was Epic Mickey...

                                                    • Merletastic
                                                      Merletastic  3 months back

                                                      The Aladdin Genesis game was straight fire. Just a fantastic game with really damn good music.

                                                      • Morgan Clement
                                                        Morgan Clement  3 months back

                                                        *cries in Split/Second*

                                                        • Jeff Lile
                                                          Jeff Lile  3 months back

                                                          That last image of Thanos makes me wonder when Disney will make a Marvel Avengers: Dance Off game

                                                          • Ash W.
                                                            Ash W.  3 months back

                                                            I don't know, I used to play their bugs be gone and the monsterween Zach and Cody game all the time 😂

                                                            • Wa Luigee
                                                              Wa Luigee  3 months back

                                                              Home on the range was the best Disney movie, don’t argue with me.

                                                              • Colin Higgins
                                                                Colin Higgins  3 months back

                                                                what about the time Disney published the "Spectrobes" series? I think they sold horrifically but that was in like mid 2000's

                                                                • Dianna Stroud
                                                                  Dianna Stroud  3 months back

                                                                  As I've grown older I've started hating Disney, or at least I hate Iger's Disney.

                                                                  • talentless hack
                                                                    talentless hack  3 months back

                                                                    Anyone remember Spectrobes

                                                                    • CJ Thibeau
                                                                      CJ Thibeau  3 months back

                                                                      Super interesting ;look at a part of video game history I honestly didn't know, super cool stuff!!

                                                                      • Sophie King
                                                                        Sophie King  3 months back

                                                                        jenna i hope u know that i would die for u

                                                                        • kenny mccormick
                                                                          kenny mccormick  3 months back

                                                                          Epic mickey is good i liked it every since i was 5 years old

                                                                          • cineselena
                                                                            cineselena  3 months back

                                                                            I REMEMBER HOME ON THE RANGE

                                                                            I REMEMBER THE /DISNEY SING-A-LONG SONGS/ FOR HOME ON THE RANGE

                                                                            • Za Pilgrim
                                                                              Za Pilgrim  3 months back

                                                                              Toy Story 2: The Video Game

                                                                              The one that I like

                                                                              • Martyn Reid
                                                                                Martyn Reid  3 months back

                                                                                License Monkey Island to Rod Gilbert Disney, you cowards.

                                                                                • Meme Biologist
                                                                                  Meme Biologist  3 months back


                                                                                  You aint taking away attack on titan
                                                                                  You fucking retards

                                                                                  • Invalidts2Official
                                                                                    Invalidts2Official  3 months back

                                                                                    Nice attack on titan article, gems

                                                                                    • Insomnia4321
                                                                                      Insomnia4321  3 months back

                                                                                      Why do you consistently attack anime you fuckin losers

                                                                                      • beymaster15963
                                                                                        beymaster15963  3 months back

                                                                                        Say what you want about Disney and the games they make but Split second is still one of my favorite racing games to this day! I wish they'd make a sequel with modern graphics and smoother handling.

                                                                                        • AbsolX Guardian
                                                                                          AbsolX Guardian  3 months back

                                                                                          The star wars story group is a different matter. From what I can tell, because of their promise to the few fans who actually care about that stuff, the story group treated battlefront 2's story mode, uprising, and fallen order the same way they treat their books. It's the author/ea's job to produce good content on the technical level, they just approve all the overarching story choices and have their editors check for would be plot holes. So Battlefront 2 is more in the kingdom heart's business style than you might think. But these are people more concerned with making sure that Golden doesn't contradict Battlefront with her book than making a good, popular, or profitable game.

                                                                                          • Smith will
                                                                                            Smith will  3 months back

                                                                                            Kingdom hearts Disney part is a lie

                                                                                            • WalrusEternal
                                                                                              WalrusEternal  3 months back

                                                                                              ah yes. sometimes i forget that underneath all the laughter and magic disney is still a cutthroat megacorporation infamous for its reptilian financial decisions and hellbent on keeping its vicelike iron grip on every franchise and media outlet possible while at the same time somehow managing to dodge any meaningful responsibility for its own actions. cool. great

                                                                                              • Peter Tedone
                                                                                                Peter Tedone  3 months back

                                                                                                Can you clarify what you meant by saying Disney released Black Panther in February because they thought people “nobody would care”? As in, they could release a Marvel film on a Monday afternoon and it would still make bank or you you think Disney was dumping BP in a normally slow month due to a lack of confidence?