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.
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.
Might make you dizzy, but you'll love it.radenthefridge | March 27, 2014 | See all radenthefridge's reviews »
I'd say my biggest concern with this game is it made me think I could actually do parkour in real life.
All joking aside, I enjoyed this game a lot. Some parts are better than others, and this game shines best when the enemy in the environment vs. the soldiers/guards. Similar to Prince of Persia, there's fighting, but it's when you're navigating and puzzle-solving that Mirror's Edge really stands out. That isn't to say I didn't like the fighting, but it just isn't the game's strongest quality.
There's also the speed-runs and leaderboards, but I just enjoyed playing through the main story.
For the price, worth it.veshnov | Jan. 30, 2014 | See all veshnov's reviews »
This game is beautiful. Not only in game play and graphics, but the controls are the best I've seen in some time. Comfortable and responsive, these controls are easily changeable without compromising the game play, and the reaction time feature is amazing. (Reaction time is generated by free running, and slows down the game on command) The levels are quite decent, having to think about each jump for leaping. The first time you play, the recommended route will be highlighted in red, but upon completion, "Hard" mode will be unlocked, allowing you to figure out your own route, as well as making the combat more difficult. Combat is in depth, but can be avoided if desired. Lighting and graphics are AMAZING.