Review: Mirror's Edge

Susan Arendt

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Review: Mirror's Edge

Mirror's Edge is many things, but boring sure ain't one of them.

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PedroSteckecilo

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I spent 20 minutes trying to figure out the game on a display terminal at my local EB and the shoulder button jumping really threw me for a loop. Unfortunately my fiancee has put a lock on my gaming spending until I beat Fallout, Fable and Dead Space so Mirrors Edge is not going to be a pick up anytime soon. Despite how much awesome fun First Person Free Running is.
 

Susan Arendt

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There isn't really a lot to say about this game. I have only played the demo however from what i have read, there isn't a lot more to it. A very clean looking game and very well executed but lacking in diversity. For a game so heavily focused on "flow" it is overall, a very jarring experience. It will interesting to see if any another game developers follow on from the Mirror's Edge first person experience.
 

Lvl 64 Klutz

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Go figure, they finally make a female character who, while obviously attractive, has a more sensible look. And they give her a ridiculous name.

I saw a screenshot once where Faith was basically streamlined, and yet her arms still came in from the right and left. I found that to be a little awkward looking for such good graphics.
 

Juan Regular

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I love this game. It was never once frustrating for me, but I can understand how it can drive some people nuts. Or off the edge.
 

Susan Arendt

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Lvl 64 Klutz said:
Go figure, they finally make a female character who, while obviously attractive, has a more sensible look. And they give her a ridiculous name.

I saw a screenshot once where Faith was basically streamlined, and yet her arms still came in from the right and left. I found that to be a little awkward looking for such good graphics.
Faith is a ridiculous name?
 

Lvl 64 Klutz

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Susan Arendt said:
Faith is a ridiculous name?
Not out of context, no. But for a heroine it's a little cliche and, I don't know, maybe ridiculous is the wrong word. I've never been great with vocabulary.
 

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Lvl 64 Klutz said:
I saw a screenshot once where Faith was basically streamlined, and yet her arms still came in from the right and left. I found that to be a little awkward looking for such good graphics.
The developers mentioned that in one of our interviews. Her arms and legs are frequently brought into frame for the effect, anatomical correctness is put aside.
 

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I concur, the shoes are awesome. I'd like a pair, even if they'd make me look like a cross-dresser xD

Susan Arendt said:
Faith is a ridiculous name?
I think the name could be linked to the term 'Leap of Faith'. Although some people might find it lame and very corny, I think the name has a larger meaning. Even than the one I just mentioned.

And what did you think of the music during the game and end credits, Susan?
 

Fangface74

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Been playing this for a week now, gotta say....not impressed. Every level makes me feel like a games tester who's job it is to test gap distance between stuff, right before the developers put crowds, playability and 'fun stuff' in! Assassins Creed is a lot older and is busting with content compared to this, don't get me wrong, the IP is nice enough, but any game where the starting level is played in EXACTLY the same way as the middle & the end of the game....needs a LOT of work.
 

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Fangface74 said:
Assassins Creed is a lot older and is busting with content compared to this, don't get me wrong, the IP is nice enough, but any game where the starting level is played in EXACTLY the same way as the middle & the end of the game....needs a LOT of work.
I'm sorry, did I really just read that correctly? Ok, the game starts off the same in that you run toward a goal, fight a little, run away again and that's one chapter usually. But please do tell me when this has not been the case in Assassin's Creed? Even more so in AC because you had a requirement of at least two mini-games to fill for information gathering which got real boring real fast. At least Mirror's Edge kept it a little fresh with ever-changing colour environments and new puzzles. And about the start of the level being the same in every chapter in Mirror's Edge; Did you really play the same kind of Assassin's Creed I played because I remember having to run down a damn hill and out of a village every time I started a new assassination.

Don't get me wrong I like both games but don't use Assassin's Creed to state an opinion on another game youu think is repetitive, unless you use it as THE example for repetitive levels.
 

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Sennz0r said:
I concur, the shoes are awesome. I'd like a pair, even if they'd make me look like a cross-dresser xD
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tabi

http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_ss_a?url=search-alias%3Dapparel&field-keywords=Tabi&x=0&y=0

Enjoy! :)
 

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Kross said:
Sennz0r said:
I concur, the shoes are awesome. I'd like a pair, even if they'd make me look like a cross-dresser xD
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tabi

http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_ss_a?url=search-alias%3Dapparel&field-keywords=Tabi&x=0&y=0

Enjoy! :)
So wait all of these are unisex and everything? I need to get me some and run around town like a maniac :p
Thanks by the way, bookmarked and asking my mom for christmas xD
 

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i love that sound it funny but she dies with hornor she dosent scream when falling like lara lol i like your reviwe :)
 

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Good review.

My main complain about Mirrors Edge is that sometimes you have to use weapons. In a game like Mirrors Edge where you have to run this is a bit annoying. Faith should not be a murder.

I don't think that Mirrors Edge is something special but it is fun and that's the most important thing in a game.
 

Jursa

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Great review. Come out for PC already damn it.

P.S. The subway slam was epic.
 

Susan Arendt

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Vlane said:
Good review.

My main complain about Mirrors Edge is that sometimes you have to use weapons. In a game like Mirrors Edge where you have to run this is a bit annoying. Faith should not be a murder.

I don't think that Mirrors Edge is something special but it is fun and that's the most important thing in a game.
Actually, one of the things I really appreciated in the game was that you could play without ever firing a shot. True, it makes some sections a bit more difficult, but with a slightly different mental approach - take on enemies one at a time, divide and conquer - it's absolutely doable.
 

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Susan Arendt said:
Vlane said:
Good review.

My main complain about Mirrors Edge is that sometimes you have to use weapons. In a game like Mirrors Edge where you have to run this is a bit annoying. Faith should not be a murder.

I don't think that Mirrors Edge is something special but it is fun and that's the most important thing in a game.
Actually, one of the things I really appreciated in the game was that you could play without ever firing a shot. True, it makes some sections a bit more difficult, but with a slightly different mental approach - take on enemies one at a time, divide and conquer - it's absolutely doable.
I concur 100%. It's really nice to see a major game give you the option of playing in a non-violent, or at least non-lethal way.
 

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I don't know but this game doesn't tickle me. They said they added the arms and feet tickling in for the effect but in fact it totally breaks the effect. It's like watching through a window somebody is waving cutout boards from the side. And besides I'm a die hard hater of LOF ( leap of faith ). Like often: good idea ( I like the idea, really ) but poor execution. Graphic style is good though, cartoony, but that alone doesn't save it. One of the games which requires somebody else to pick up the idea and bring it to the end it once had been envisions before missing the (jump-)target by a mile.