MIRROR’S EDGE REVIEW

NEWEST THREAT TO CHILDREN: RUNNING

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MIRROR’S EDGE

Platforms: Xbox 360/PC/PS3

Game Supports Spanish, French, and English text.

Audio Support Spanish, French, and English.

Supports 1p only.

Played in Spanish.

Story: Faith a runner is trying to find out who set up her sister Kate who is now on the verge of being executed. She must find out quick or she will lose her only family member.

Good or Bad Story?: The story is not bad it’s not epic either, but it gets the job done. GOOD!

Graphics: The game looks really good especially the lighting and this game came out in 2008 and its visuals still hold to this day. The cut scenes in the game are all 2d and they look good as well. While the game looks realistic its actually cell shaded. However there is a bit of screen tearing.

Audio: The Spanish voice acting is really good, but at times the audio seems to be low even though my setting were on the highest. The music is so smooth. Note I’m not sure if this affects the English and French voice acting.

Game play:

Good: Mirror’s Edge is a First-person Adventure game that contains a lot running. When fighting enemies you have the option to use hand to hand combat, go guns blazing, and disarm your enemies. You can punch and kick any body part of your enemies. You can also attack doors. Disarming your enemies is done with a press of a button; however, you must time the button press or you’ll take damage from the enemy’s melee attack. Once the enemy is disarmed then you’ll acquire there weapon for your own use and if the others are dead the disarm button will allow you to pick the weapon off the ground; however, something’s that Faith can do will not be available if she holds a weapon. Faith can also slowdown time and perform slides that can help her when running, jumping, and fighting. Sliding also helps her vagina bag her enemies. Interacting with some objects just require Faith to just move towards them. The game also includes a hint button that points in the direction that you need to go if your lost. There is also plat forming, collectibles, unlockables, 1 boss fight, the ability to make a 180 turn when on the ground, and 90 turn when jumping. But this game’s key feature is mobility as you’ll mostly want to run when any enemy arrives as even though you’re a runner you’re not superhuman and the whole game revolves around running from something or to get somewhere.

Bad: The only thing I can consider bad is in each level there is a 5 second in game level loading.

Overall: Mirror’s Edge takes the style of A FPS, but doesn’t turn the game into a FPS instead it turns into a adventure game that is in first-person. The mobility makes the game intense as the game always wants you to feel like you’re in a chasing scene from a movie. I like the idea that developers took to make Mirror’s Edge, as the majority of games this generation are FPS I tend to stay away from them, but by taking a FPS approach and converting it to a more adventure style game it shows that a game in first-person doesn’t have to be shooter just because it’s in first-person. What it shows is; however, is that it can be something else and still be enjoyable and fresh. And I can’t wait to see what the next game will offer. A must have.

Likes: Graphics, music, voices, game play, and story.

Dislikes: Screen tearing and in game level loading.

Wish list: No in game level loading.

Score: 5/5 AWESOME!

Recommended for fans of: Adventure, DICE, EA, Athletics, Plat forming, and Running.

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