Submitted by Livin_in_a_box 1096d ago | opinion piece

What I Want To See in Mirror's Edge 2

Phill Oliver of ToastieTech writes about what he would like to see from DICE's upcoming sequel to Mirror's Edge. (Mirror's Edge 2, PC, PS3, Xbox 360)

TheElderRat  +   1096d ago
Oh god so many hours of my life invested in this game. Hope DICE can at least do a half decent job of reviving the game as it deserves a proper sequel, screw BF4 or BC3 development for another year and stick with this!
Shadonic  +   1096d ago
I agree 100% man we dont want anymore shooters we want Mirrors Edge. Really would like to possibly see some sort of uniqie online gamemodes like a raceing one and also some open world aspects in the game they have a beutiful city and I want to explore it.
Yi-Long  +   1096d ago
I agree that it should (mostly) be kept 'outside' where you have freedom...

The first part of Mirror's Edge was amazing, and then they went through malls, offices, sewers, and that magic was kinda lost.

I feel it would just work better as a 'racing' game, so still that great parkour-gameplay and the brilliant visual style, but just put those kinda levels in different rooftop-settings across the globe.

A sort of 'rally' racing time-trial 'event' where you just take on other runners across gorgeous stages, perhaps multiple paths like in games like Pure to offer freedom and variety.
guitarded77  +   1096d ago
I'm glad... I enjoyed the first game, but I know some people loved the poop out of it, so I'm happy for them. They feel how I would feel if Star Wars Battlefront 3 was announced... and that would be a pretty damn good feeling. I will play Mirrors Edge 2 for sure though. It has a nice clean aesthetic.
BattleAxe  +   1096d ago
Liked the setting, graphics and the gameplay of the first one for the most part, but the enemy gunfire was too annoying. Still haven't bothered to finish the game.
jerethdagryphon  +   1096d ago
stops polishing mirrors edge plat* theyve announced it ?
B-radical  +   1096d ago
Agreed it would be good for dice to do a different game so when it comes to the next battlefield game it would be more fresh. Although dice have 2 years to develop Bf4.
-Superman-  +   1096d ago
I hope they keep white bright world. I dont like to see maps like this duck map. More city, white city, sunshine, blue sky...
GuyThatPlaysGames  +   1096d ago
I really wouldn't mind almost the same playability of the first game. They just need to reduce the jaggies by ALOT!!! Other than that, the first game was flawless IMO!! Another thing I loved was the color palatte.(the bright colors against white backgrounds worked great)
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aviator189  +   1096d ago
Mirror's Edge is actually one of the new ips this gen where I actually had a ridiculously enjoyable time with. The controls were tight, the visuals were unique and very well-built as was the art direction, and the replay value was actually quite surprisingly awesome.

Can't wait until the next one is released. Already a day 1 buy from me.
PinkFunk  +   1096d ago
Hm. Never actually played it but I thought the concept was cool as hell. Briefly saw some images and videos of the DLC which if I remember correctly were these racing "courses" that were brilliantly color coded.

...I'm gonna go watch some of them videos. Maybe get me a copy of this game.
NeoTribe  +   1096d ago
I want to see a game worth playing this time.
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Sev  +   1096d ago
Whoa, whoa, whoa. Mirror's Edge 2 hasn't been confirmed. Who approved this?
DigitalRaptor  +   1096d ago
Not 100% confirmed, but it does give hope.


If and when it is formally announced, I will happily dance around my living room.
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ATi_Elite  +   1096d ago
Mirror's edge 2 was confirmed a while ago!

EA President Frank Gibeau confirmed at E3 2011 that a sequel is in development

DICE has been working on Mirror's edge 2 at least since February 2011 but work was stopped (most likely to get BF3 out the door plus EA wanted to expand the Gameplay.....add a MP Mode)
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CaptainYesterday  +   1096d ago
I haven't played Mirror's Edge yet! I've heard only good things so should I buy it?
Sketchy_Galore  +   1096d ago
Absolutely, especially considering you can pick it up for next to nothing these days. It doesn't do everything perfectly same as any first game in a series trying something new and innovative but it's original as hell and has a beautiful art style.
Ilovetheps4  +   1096d ago
It's fun, but really short. I beat it in about 5 hours and there really wasn't enough replay value there for me. But it was enjoyable while I was playing it.
SAE  +   1096d ago
Are you crazy ?! go and buy it right now , i envy you , it's really good game , for me it's one of the best games i ever played , i love the gameplay , it makes me very very excited ..

right now i feel like i want to buy it again >.< ..
strigoi814  +   1096d ago
I think it would be nice if it is a 3rd person aspect game..well first person running and jumping seems to make me dizzy
ab5olut10n  +   1096d ago
love this game
ForgottenProphecy  +   1096d ago
How reliable is this?
Sketchy_Galore  +   1096d ago
I agree with point 2 to an extent but I wouldn't even want them to improve the shooting, I just absolutely want the shooting removed. I think most of what got the game it's poor reviews was the fact that people were tackling some sections as if they were a shooter, which completely ruins the whole point of the game. the ability to stop and shoot enemies rather than using your brain to figure out a way to avoid them or take them down with a swift kick to the happysack probably meant that most players found themselves playing a dull FPS and not seeing what the big deal was, rather than playing one of the most original puzzle games ever. It always felt to me like they got scared pretty late on in development that the audience just wouldn't 'get it' and decided to throw in some dull shooting just in case.

The main thing I want to see though is the same art style. Don't go pulling any crap with the city becoming a gritty and grimy ruin since the ending of the first game and faith going all Jak 2 and becoming a pseudo goth badass. I want that beautiful early nineties anime glowing white city and the intense primary colour walls.
SAE  +   1096d ago
Don't expect them to remove the guns because they seek for sales , big sales needs fans , their huge fans came from battlefield , the people that looked at it as a shooter game were disappointed ..

so you know what they will do ...

lets just pray they do it right and don't forget or ignore the real idea of mirror edge...
kneon  +   1095d ago
If shooting becomes the major aspect of the sequel they then will likely loose the support of most of the fans of the first game.

I say just get rid of the guns and add in two player co-op, both local and online. The ending of the first game makes this the logical next step and opens up more possibilities.
SAE  +   1095d ago
I want the same thing kneon , i don't want guns at all if they are going to focus on them instead of free running but when i saw some of their replays of the sequel they were focusing in sales aspect , ''upgrade what was disappointing'' , the gameplay wasn't disappointing so the only reason they say this is for the guns since the game had disappointing gun gameplay ...

they will gladly ignore the fans of this game if battlefield fans bought the game as a good fps gameplay , i would do the same if i seek money and know people would buy it if it had that type of gameplay...

many developers disappoint their fans lately , latest example is tomb raider , they removed what fans expected from them , i wouldn't be surprised if they did the same with mirror edge , thats why I'm not gonna be excited until i hear a fan played it and say it's an improve version not a shooter game...
Relientk77  +   1096d ago
Cool looking forward to see how it turns out
SKUD  +   1096d ago
Bad port inbound.
Hicken  +   1096d ago
Port of what? ON what? The hell are you talking about?
Rezka  +   1096d ago
Thank god even though I havent gotten the chance to play the first one
prototypeknuckles  +   1096d ago
now this is news, i will suport this, just please dont F it up EA, please
FrostyZipper  +   1096d ago
Hell yeah. Mirror's Edge was a pretty exhilarating run (pun intended) but at times some of the segments were hit-or-fall-to-your-death. If they can either touch up or remove the mediocre shooting mechanics and do something about the 'trial and error' vibe some parts of the game had, then I can see no reason why DICE won't have a winner on their hands.
Plagasx  +   1096d ago
Mirror's Edge was one of those games that truly had an amazing atmosphere and really made you feel apart of the world. The music was equally awesome.
arbitor365  +   1096d ago
multiplayer would be kickass. it would be a good break from the generic military shooters. it would be like uncharted in first person
Zefros  +   1096d ago
Mirrors edge is super cheap, go buy it!
kingPoS  +   1096d ago
Yes yes and yes!
We need something else other than more FPS's.
AKS  +   1096d ago
"2. Either make guns nice to use, or remove them completely"

Did people actually try to play Mirror's Edge like a shooter? I can't imagine that. I decided pretty early that I wanted the challenge of not using weapons at all. No weapons on Hard was actually a pretty decent challenge; the difficulty was perfect.

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