Try our new beta! Click here
Submitted by GodisaGeek 994d ago | article

RePlayed: Mirror's Edge

GodisaGeek: "Imagine how boring games and movies and literature would be if the concept of the dystopian future had never been developed, if we were allowed to believe that the future could be anything other than a high-tech Hell designed to constrain our creativity, hamstring our freedom and suppress our humanity. You only have to read Philip K. Dick or Orson Wells (or, if you like, watch the movies based on so many of their works) to become pretty depressed about the possibilities of tomorrow’s world." (Mirror's Edge, PC, PS3, Xbox 360)

JebusF  +   994d ago
Absolutely adored this game, so this articlce makes me happy, but also sad :'-(
Hufandpuf  +   994d ago
Love this game and plan on buying it again. I only played it on an SD TV and I want to experience it on an HD screen
Sketchy_Galore  +   994d ago
Damn time goes too fast, those screenshots actually made me feel nostalgic. This game may have had some rough edges (as anything that dares to try something new will) but what a unique experience it was, from the beautiful bright shimmering city to the clean crystalline music. This game will stick in my memory as one of the truly standout experiences of this generation. In fact, I'm definitely digging out the disc tomorrow night.
MastaPiff  +   994d ago
EA/DICE, where in the hell is Mirror's Edge 2!? Word is you're working on it... SHOW US SOMETHING ALREADY!!!
Fluke_Skywalker  +   994d ago
I loved the original and in a way I don't actually want a sequel. The first game was brilliant and any sequel would only be made into a generic fps with microtransactions knowing EA.
I would love to see another one but at the same time I don't think they could make a worthy sequel now.
Hydralysk  +   993d ago
I don't really get the adoration ME seems to get. It's combat was unnecessary, climbing up pipes and shimmying on ledges was annoying as hell in first person, the story was bland and didn't really go anywhere.

Don' get me wrong the game did a lot of things right, the artstyle was awesome, a female protagonist that didn't need to wear skimpy clothing, and the free running parkour elements were awesome with you able to build up speed and chain together a couple of acrobatics stunts. It was a tentative first step however, it was clearly still experiencing it's growing pains, as can be seen by the mandatory fight scenes and gunplay that I can only imagine was there because EA didn't think a game without SOME shooting would sell.

Mirror's Edge had a lot of neat concepts, but it's execution was flawed. Future game could've been refined, but the first game wasn't a masterpiece by any stretch. It's just a shame it didn't sell well enough for the planned trilogy, and that's when CoD4 became big so DICE was immediately taken off this creative experiment to make a Battlefield game EA could use to compete with Activision's CoD.
#5 (Edited 993d ago ) | Agree(1) | Disagree(1) | Report | Reply
Tyre  +   993d ago
Still one of my favorite games this gen. Simply a work of art. Loved it from the start:
The Music/
Level Design/
Use of Textures/
Scene Lightning/
Voice Actors/
joqqy  +   993d ago
Agree, this game was art on steroids on so many fronts. Miss it.

Add comment

You need to be registered to add comments. Register here or login
New stories

Wait Extended review: suspenseful Lovecraftian storytelling | Gearburn

49m ago - Wiehahn Diederichs, Gearburn writes: "Earlier this year I had the opportunity to play an Early Ac... | PC

Warhammer 40,000: Eternal Crusade Closed Alpha Gameplay Trailer Looks Awesome

1h ago - The massively multiplayer online shooter Warhammer 40,000: Eternal Crusade is now in closed alpha... | PC

HotLiked - What the Internet is talking about right now

Now - Kill some time at You will regret it... | Promoted post

PSP Games Are About to Increase in Value as Production Ends – Including on PSN

1h ago - If you’re a collector you could be in the market for a PlayStation Portable in the coming weeks,... | PSP

Console Wars: Xbox One's Backward Compatibility As Its Counter?

1h ago - The next-gen arena has definitely seen heat as we see tons of console comparison both in terms of... | Xbox One

Wii U Exclusive Xenoblade Chronicles X’s Trailer Shows GamePad Features, FrontierNet and More

1h ago - Nintendo just released a new trailer of the upcoming Wii U exclusive JRPG Xenoblade Chronicles X,... | Wii U