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Submitted by Lavalamp 883d ago | opinion piece

Still Playing: Mirror’s Edge

EDGE: "A game that has fantastic graphics and not-so-great gameplay cannot be trusted. Functional visuals combined with well-crafted gameplay cast a game as the underdog, and you know where you are with something that’s irredeemably terrible on every level – an honest, unpretentious game that knows its place.

But if a game is as elegant as it is infuriating? It’s somehow underhand. Deceptive. It cruises into your affections on the strength of its looks, gradually wearing down your goodwill until you’ve got nothing to do except part ways, lighter in the pocket and heavier in the heart.

There’s not much that typifies this more than Mirror’s Edge." (Culture, Mirror's Edge, PC, PS3, Xbox 360)

t0mmyb0y  +   883d ago
The second Mirrors Edge is going to kick ass.
Septic  +   883d ago
Indeed! Imagine free running with your mates and just pulling off amazing stunts.

It sure as hell beats trying it in real life and ending up looking like these guys:
t0mmyb0y  +   883d ago
Lol forgot about that one.
-Superman-  +   883d ago
Maybe fighting gameplay was not so great and shooting, but running and jumping was great. I played on console, it was kinda hard, but when you play it on PC, its so much easier and better(no point to disagree)
Mirror Edge is still one of my favorite game. Soundtrack is fucking amazing!!!
Tyre  +   883d ago
I do not agree with the opinion of the writer. Mirror's Edge has challenging realistic freerun gameplay that let's you figure out the routes yourself (be it within certain inevitable progression). I loved the learning curve and the precise timing/speed that was needed to make certain climbs or jumps possible. It reminds me of the challenge oldschool arcades have were timing/skills had to learned/memorized. I think the gameplay is exceptional and shows not all gameplay has to be accessible/straightforward to make it good. Besides the beautiful art/atmosphere/music the toughness of the gameplay showed an element of the world nobody mentioned: beneath the beautiful shiny city is a cold ruthless world...the combination of the two made this game so special and loved. Once you learned the not so accessible gameplay and levels you learned to appreciate the beauty of this, more than other games were things are instantly comprehended & accessible. I see no faults in the game except for being to short, in other words i thought the game was perfect/immersive/engaging and i hope Mirror's Edge retains it's unique gameplay & vibe(i love the game for it). Anyhow I will buy Mirror's Edge 2 day 1! Looking forward to it!
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azshorty2003  +   883d ago
This was a game I had passed up on a long time ago. But after the sequel announcement and all the positive comments on here, I found a copy at Gamestop for $11.50. The cheapest price I could find by at least $5.

Last night I got through the prologue and the first 3 chapters. And I gotta say, its pretty damn fun. I've had my fair share of falls already. Timing is key, and unforgiving if off.

But I just love the simpleness of it. You just flow from one end to the other, with multiple paths. My favorite thing is the fact that its in 1st person. Assassins Creed has good free running, but nothing compares to seeing it through your own eyes.

I can see why so many people cried out for a sequel to this game.
RGDubz  +   883d ago
Terrible & boring game about running away from people, doesn't need a sequel.

LOL at "the fantastic graphics of Mirrors Edge".
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Son_Lee  +   882d ago
It's still my favorite game this gen, and nothing else really comes close. I NEVER get tired of it.

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