“Only play if you’re a fan of the previous entry” feels like the laziest criticism you can give when reviewing a game. It’s basically you going “liked the last one? You’ll like this one too”. You haven’t given the game the chance to stand on its own feet, be an entity onto itself to be judged accordingly. It hinges on a previous experience that the reader might not have had and will leave them with more questions than answers over whether to buy the game. However, in the case of Mirror’s Edge Catalyst, the first quote at the start of the paragraph is possibly the best consumer advice that I can give.