The staples of Mirror's Edge remain refreshing, but Catalyst's attempts to keep up with the open-world Joneses don't always jive with its design strengths.
Oh wow. I think this kind of shows that it's not always a good idea to shoehorn open-world into everything. That being said, the traversal (especially with the grappling hook) looks really good. Not enthused by the combat though.
I mean from the review its apparently fun to parkour around the city....only bad part is the story really.... But hey we are in a society that only looks at numbers and somehow think that a magical number should make them view art in a different way
No. He mentioned additional problems besides the story: he said that the city is bland, that the tasks can become very repetitive, that the graphics are muddled, that there's some weird design decisions (collectibles) and that combat needs work. You have selective memory. If you're implying that I only looked at the number, well, that's just not true.
We get what you're trying to say, but we're not even talking about the score. I mean clearly the combat sucks.
Wow... seriously disappointing.
At this point I've actually expected nothing else from DICE. Apart from the fact that they had to rush out Battlefront last year, most of their staff is probably working full-time on BF1. This is just EA more or less "giving people what they want".
What the...poor Mirrors Edge. I was even surprised EA greenlighted MEdge sequel seeing how the original was so loved but didn't sold that well. Now I can pretty much guess EA would never take a risk like that again, which is such a huge loss for us gamers. I loved original ME, lets see if I like ME:C or not. @vickers500; I'm picking it too in a sale. But my point was, that this will further discourage EA to let their developers make games they really want to. I'm guessing DICE must have faced a hard time convincing EA top guys for letting them make this.
I dont care what IGN says, I'm getting it. Most reviews I'm seeing are 7s and 8s, and given that a large portion of "game journalists" are the types to give 8s, 9s and 10s to every cod, I don't really trust their opinions either, most low scores will probably be the result of these people being disappointed there isn't any guns or shooting in the game. Just like the first one. I played the alpha, it was good. Not cancelling my pre order, and I suggest anyone who liked the first one not let these good scores (7s and 8s are good) affect their decision to purchase it.
Or maybe EA ruined the game? You really think EA cares about artistic integrity? One look at this sequel and I can see their footprint all over it.
I with you on this one. In fact, although IGN have a point, I think it was important for the game to have an open world. Besides, it's a quasi unique genre, and the closest to first person open world freerunning we have so far is Dying Light (in which the freerunning was honestly quite disappointing). Whatever the case, there's very little they'll be able to do to stop me from loving it ...
"I don't care what ign say's" lol. But, if they had gave it a higher score, you would of been happy! So, just play game's, and stay off a review site, just because your game didn't get outstanding review's.
I am expecting 8/10 if it's not challenging. If challenging like the first game than i am sure that it will be 8.5+ for me. IGN gave the first 7.4 and it was faaar from that score in my experience.
@georeo Actually no, it wouldn't have made a bit of difference whether they gave it an amazing review or not. Truthfully, I didnt read IGNs review, I've actually been staying away from that site all together. I just figured I'd encourage those who DO care about their reviews to not let this sway their opinion, and to not forget that the first Mirrors Edge had similar review scores. And it's due to the fact that most reviewers simply don't like a game all about parkour with no shooting. There's a lot more reason to not respect IGNs reviews specifically, but I wont go into that here. @annoyedgamer They cared enough to keep shooting out of it, I'd say that's a safe enough bet that the artistic integrity has been kept mostly intact. This game would never have received 9s and 10s, the gameplay is a tad to niche for that to happen, especially in an industry where if you have a first person game, people are going to expect pew pew, bang bang.
Stop looking at numbers dude, like this is what is ruining gaming are these stupid scores. Play the game and enjoy it! Don't listen to what some guy has to say for it, especially ign!
People listen to sites like IGN, because they are on a tight budget, and want to know if its money well spent. A little research goes a long way. But if u are fan of a particular franchise, then that's a different matter.
Well guess I'm waiting for it to get cheaper, just like the first game
Just as mediocre as the first game then.
That's kind of harsh. The first game was fun and had a lot of potential. I'm assuming DICE went in another direction for the sequel.
There's so little discussion about this game, it's rather astounding. The original was at least loved as a cult classic type of game. Shows how misguided DICE have become.
I'll have to agree with you about DICE. This gen has been disappointing from them. From the bad launch of BF4, to the overhyped and terrible Battlefront game they wanted to nickel and dime us for content and now this. Their Battlefield 1 game better be amazing especially since they had guys laughing at COD IW.
It's a ton of fun. My only probably with it is you can't really play it on Consoles. On my Xbox one it looks absolutely terrible. And whatever the framerate is is just gross. This is a game that needs to be 60fps. On PC it flies and it looks great to. Just a bummer they didn't even seem to try with the Xbox One version (not sure how the PS4 version looks)
I'm sure I'll enjoy it on PC..I don't give a damn about IGN anyway. I don't have time to play atm anyway so I'll grab it for 30-40 or so.
I kind of expected this and now EA will blame us the gamers for not buying Mirrors edge was a cult hit si a sequel kind of made no sense
That score is too low in my opinion. Its more of an 8-8.5. I'm getting it. I loved it when I played it on access.
Wow Dice has become pathetic. 2 mediocre games in a row!
Don't care, still getting it. The first one got mixed reviews too.
Oh EA killed Mirrors Edge Didn't see that coming
Yeah take that score and shove it.. Listen the game is amazing and fun. Put your mind in a free runner shoes. 8/10 true score it can get better. But for it return it very good game to pick. Replay value high challenging I tell you that.
Fudge, been looking forward to this ever since it was announced, still getting it nonetheless, i don't care what reviewers say, they gave less than perfect games 10/10, but oh well, what's sad is that now this WILL be the last mirror's edge
Well, this is why I'm fortunate to have played the beta; I absolutely loved what I experienced, much more so than the original game. It isn't the first time I've disagreed with IGN but definitely understand where they're coming from. I did think it felt lacking and rather...not so much dead, but not as "alive" as anticipated, but that didn't detract from my overall enjoyment. Hell, I replayed the beta at least 7 times.
I never thought this game was anything other than a cult favorite. Dont know why they remade it. I can think of like 100 other games that need some serious attention, if we are remaking cult favorites. Anyway, I always have Dying Light for my parkour jones.
Have you guys played the game and made your judgement? Or are you saying "How disappointing yada yada yada" cause IGN rated it low? Curious. If the latter, they make your choice for you?
The overall reception has been a bit disappointing. I feared as much, though; I was skeptical the moment it was revealed to be a reboot. It's a shame because the first game showed a lot of potential and promise for a sequel, despite its issues. :/ Well, at least we have Dying Light - a game that did parkour very well.
Still gonna pick it up. Critics slammed the game back in the day too and yet its of my top 10 games of all time.
It's annoying to know how to take this because those of us who appreciated the greatness of the original game know how unfairly reviewed it was, but then a lot of the criticisms in the harsh reviews seem to make more sense this time, and you do get a worrying feeling of the EA curse rearing its ugly head again. Plus on a personal note I get a weird sense that they've intentionally tried to veer away from the almost classic anime feel of the first game and tried to make it a lot more tweeny and young adult novel, sort of less Ghost in the shell and more Hunger games in tone.
Why does everything have to be open world nowadays? I wish more games had the ol’ linear single player. I still want to play Catalyst, but unfortunately it looks like a budget purchase for me.
Okay, I actually created an account to comment about this review. Reason being: it's a poor one. Honestly, it makes me question if the man even played the damn game. I actually took it upon myself to count every smile I saw in the story, and although few, there was definitely more than one. Enough comedic relief for a game that typically doesn't resort to comedy in the same way most high action movies can be. Now, if you want to continue, I will warn MINOR SPOILERS AHEAD, to get my point across. Icarus and Faith bicker quite a bit, but by a certain moment when things get really heavy, he comes through as a friend and so does she. I see development. No places that stand out? Destroying a large pendulum at the top of a large construction site on a skyscraper wasn't enough to compare to a crane? Dude, it was a main story mission. Play the game. Now, I will admit the game is about as bland on the ground as the original Mirror's Edge was anyway, but at least there's more room to run. The story itself was rather easy to follow, and honestly I never went "God, I can't finish this story, it's too boring." It was decent enough. Compared to the first one's comic book bullcrap (that I couldn't follow at all), I actually enjoyed this one. Combat is about what you would expect from the first, except you're playing with your environment a little too. Actually, in cutscenes the graphics were pretty good, and I only noticed a drop in framerate at one part for a brief moment that was hardly noticeable by nothing but mouth movement (ps4). This reviewer must be able to DETECT 1FPS drops with his laser vision because I sure don't have 100000/100000 vision. Now, I suppose it's not a perfect game, the open world doesn't even really feel open, but I wanted to offer my own insight as someone who was almost tricked into not buying this game by IGN. Don't listen to them.
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