The art of Parkour or Free Running is a way of life, developing the body and mind. The philosophy of Free Running is to view the environment, urban or natural, and its obstacles as a series of challenges. You will learn from a Free Running pioneer to overcome these barriers with fluidity.
You will be joining an elite group of athletes known as ‘Tracers’ (Free Runners) and will be racing against other Free Runners, to possibly become the greatest Tracer of all time. The challenges ahead require supreme physical strength and imagination. Have you got what it takes?
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Free Running is a game that many people probably won't have heard of, and that's a shame. It's not particularly a lost gem, but it is certainly a game that deserved much more attention than what it got. For a game released in 2007, it hasn't aged well at all with graphics. If anything it looks ugly. And that's probably because it was primarily made for the PS2, PSP, DS and Wii. Still it is a really fun game in itself. It's not a brilliant parkour game, games like Dying Light and Mirrors Edge are much superior games, and offer much more content, but this is certainly a game you can jump onto every once in a while and enjoy. The tricks are done right, and are all there to enjoy... ...but that brings it to it's key issue of the PC port. The controls are really stiff. This isn't a game that uses a controller. It's just Keyboard and Mouse. No controller support at all. So getting used to this games controls are a bit annoying, and pulling off tricks is made that much more harder due to this issue. Also the game is capped at 30FPS which I cannot say I am too surprised about, but it is definitely an issue. Another issue is that the camera is also appalling, something that the game is definitely annoying for. Free Running overall is just a minimalist game, that really focuses on what the title suggests, free running. You are given a multitude of courses to roam around, and can use tricks all around the courses. It's far from a great game, there isn't an objective, but that's also what makes it great, the simplistically of it, it's not trying to be Dying Light or Mirrors Edge, it's just trying to be a fun game. And in that sense, it does indeed achieve that, even if there are a lot of glaring issues that are hindering the overall game.
This was a very amazing game. Really smooth & fun gameplay.
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