Mirror's Edge (NA)
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"In the end Mirrors Edge, is a fantastic game, and a really great addition to any gamers’ library" - DarkStation.com
"no other game in recent memory comes close to being as cool. We can't wait to see what Faith gets up to next." - Videogamer.com
In a city where information is heavily monitored, agile couriers called Runners transport sensitive data away from prying eyes. In this seemingly utopian paradise, a crime has been committed, your sister has been framed and now you are being hunted. You are a Runner called Faith — and this innovative first-person action-adventure is your story.
Mirror's Edge™ delivers you straight into the shoes of this unique heroine as she traverses the vertigo-inducing cityscape, engaging in intense combat and fast paced chases. With a never before seen sense of movement and perspective, you will be drawn into Faith's world. A world that is visceral, immediate, and very dangerous.
Live or die? Soar or plummet? One thing is certain, in this city you will learn how to run. From the makers of the groundbreaking Battlefield franchise, Mirror's Edge is an action-adventure experience unlike any other.
Move yourself: String together an amazing arsenal of wall-runs, leaps, vaults and more, in fluid, acrobatic movements that turns every level of the urban environment to your advantage and salvation.
Immerse yourself: In first person every breath, every collision, every impact is acutely felt. Heights create real vertigo, movements flow naturally, collisions and bullet impacts create genuine fear and adrenaline.
Challenge yourself: Fight or flight. Your speed and agility allow you not only to evade, capture and perform daring escapes, but also to disable and disarm unwary opponents, in a mix of chase, puzzles, strategy and intense combat.
Free yourself: Runner vision allows you to see the city as they do. See the flow. Rooftops become pathways and conduits, opportunities and escape routes. The flow is what keeps you running — what keeps you alive.
An Amazing Parkour Simulationfaerie241 | April 18, 2015 | See all faerie241's reviews »
After finishing Mirror's Edge for the first time, my first instinct was to immediately start the game over, which is a great sign that DICE clearly had a hit on their hands. The characters, plot, and crisp graphics all add up to an amazing experience you won't want to miss.
As many likely know by now, Mirror's Edge is a first person game where the primary objective of the game is to simply run. Run from bad guys, run to the next area of the game, and then run some more. It may sound like a boring premise, but the fluidity and speed of the motions as you're running and jumping to your next objective is what makes Mirror's Edge such a fantastic game. There is some combat, but players are actually rewarded for not participating in the combat as much as possible by instead continuing to dodge and run away.
Ultimately, I really liked this game because I feel that it fills a gap in the first person experience. First person parkour simulators are few and far between, which is a shame since this game proves that a fully-realized game of this nature is a really great time.
The ultimate first person parkour experience.heerox328 | Dec. 7, 2014 | See all heerox328's reviews »
Do you love DICE (Battlefield)? Do you love first person games? Do you salivate at the idea of a game based on parkour mechanics and martial arts? Mirror's Edge is right up your alley then.
The game, itself, is a breath of fresh air in an industry long plagued by established franchise and bloated AAA developers. The combat and interaction with the environment is incredibly engaging and fun. The combat is strikingly simplistic, yet complex when you combined your various abilities together.
The story itself is a bit lackluster, and the game isn't incredibly long, but this is a game worth playing. The game also still looks stunning considering when it was released and has a unique artistic style not seen in other games.
I'd definitely pick this game up, especially the next time it goes on sale. It truly is an experience everybody should have at least once.
Beautiful and ImmersiveDragosLoL | July 16, 2014 | See all DragosLoL's reviews »
One of my favorite games out there, Mirror's Edge offers a vast, open, immersive environment for players to dive into. The gameplay makes you feel like you really are free running through a vast city, even when it's indoors. The graphics are simple yet beautifully immersive where every objective is visually clear. It's hard to get lost as everything in the game is color coded in some sort of way. The story has this mystery aspect to it and just makes you want to ask for more. The game's relatively short but time challenges make up for it. Compete against other people online to see who can dominate the fastest time in a course. Mirror's Edge is definitely a must play game and I'm really excited to try out Mirror's Edge 2.
Truly unique if flawed in some waysGmen | April 16, 2014 | See all Gmen's reviews »
Mirror’s Edge is unique seeing as to date it is the only major game where parkúr, or freerunning, features in a big way. You can traverse the city via the rooftops, tram stations, malls, the streets, and any other conceivable terrain, using or negotiating any and every obstacle in your path to get to your ultimate goal.
The graphics were and still are great, relying on colour schemes unique to games, with areas usually white or grey with reds, oranges, blues and greens catching the eye. This is certainly one of the more beautiful games out there, no doubt. The only thing that isn’t very pretty is the cutscenes.
The gameplay is different, refreshing, certainly separate it from the rest of the bunch. Having said that though, there is really only one way to play this game. Even though combat is featured in the game, it’s poor and doesn’t work well. This essentially being a parkúr simulator, the controls are also maddeningly frustrating to master – a far cry from the more simplistic approach employed by the likes of Assassin’s Creed.
Still, if you want something different from the run of the mill FPS, then this is a game you should consider.
Absolutely stunning experiencePwnclub | April 16, 2014 | See all Pwnclub's reviews »
Mirror's Edge is very much a "love it or hate it". I belong to the former group, as I adored it.
First off, the graphics are fantastic, especially for 2009 (that's 5 years ago). Aesthetically, this game creates a colorful Utopian environment which looks gorgeous. The game play mechanic itself involves you parkouring on top of buildings, along edges and inside vents, avoiding cops who are shooting at you. What is interesting here is that although you CAN pick up various guns, the shooting mechanics are made very poorly- on purpose. This is because the game tries to steer you away from shooting the bad guys and encourages the player to find other, creative ways to get out of these kinds of situations. I think this is a brilliant idea.
I didn't pay that much attention to the story line and the cutscenes are pretty bad (thankfully you can skip them). But what the game does well is the game play itself, which is in my opinion the most important part of a video game.
If you are interesting in trying out a first-person parkour game, you can't really miss this title. I strongly recommend purchasing.