Created by Battlefield: Bad Company developers DICE, Mirrors Edge is a kind of 3D platformer which sees the player assuming the role of urban acrobat Faith Connors. Set in some unnamed Utopian city – which is run by some evil totalitarian regime – Faith forms part of a group of couriers who deliver messages for underground revolutionaries. The gameplay basically consists of stringing together elaborate sequences of moves as you send Faith vaulting under pipes, leaping over rooftops and soaring across chasms.
Despite the fact that the slightest mistake will send you plummeting to your death, the gameplay is consistently intense and addictive. Things can get a little bit frustrating when pieces of scenery (which should be highlighted in red to indicate you can interact with them) don’t show up until the last minute, and the game can descend into an infuriating pattern of trial and error. However the visual quality is superb and Mirrors Edge does provide some great looking environments to go free-running.
Supposedly reflecting the ordered and oppressively regimented nature of the society, the city has this look of clinical cleanliness. As Faith says ‘the city was once dirty and dangerous, but wonderful and alive’ but now the landscape is dominated by these immaculately white, pristine skyscrapers with occasional vivid splashes of blue and red. It gives the whole thing a very unique look, and although the combat is a bit of a let down, it’s surprising how well DICE have managed to pull this one off.
Thanks to Willianj1 from Hotukdeals.