When I start playing a game and I really like it – I can’t help but spent many hours trying to beat it. This stuff happened again with Mirror’s Edge. I finished the game in about 14 hours. And the thing is that I enjoyed every minute of it.
Inspired by two real life disciplines: parkour and free running – this first person action-adventure game offer the best of exploring the city jungle – trying to reach a possible point that normal movement wouldn’t allow it to.
The protagonist, Faith is a runner – a futuristic messenger that is in conflict with the actual in-game government – a so called “absolute” form of leadership. As the game continues – we learn about Faith’s hatred for the people in charge with the administration and political course of the city. We also find out the plan of decreasing the runners’ number, by eliminating them.
Yes, the plot is intriguing and the every second action that this game offers makes it one of the best action games I’ve ever played.
A colorful environment, the accent put on the character’s chance to find it’s own way through the obstacles and a little bonus – combat request. We talk about using the physical strength through fists trying to knock down the enemy units – or the accuracy while using a gun. Yes, we have all from pistols, rifles, sniper rifles, machine guns to the Benelli M3 Super 90 shotgun.
About the game-play – every player can choose it’s own way of going through it. You can simply run and do simple tricks like wall running, slides, lazy movements of just simply avoid the obstacles which is a fucked-up way of playing Mirror’s Edge.
If you ask me, I encountered some problems and I struggled to keep on playing. But with all my efforts – this game is a good choice. I can’t wait til the sequel hits the market.