Mirror’s Edge (PC game)
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  • I love this mechanism, its very fun and feels very satisfying each time you perform a successful speedy maneuovre
  • The game only really breaks down when you pick up a gun, which unfortunately is sometimes necessary if you want to complete a section without too much frustration, which is a touch disappointing to me
  • I thought that the game was excellent, and its definately worth you buying it

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      Mirror’s Edge (PC game) is a completely different game to what you’d expect. In comparison to most modern games, there is very little shooting involved. In fact, the game rewards you if you don’t fire a single bullet during the course of the game, and instead opt to keep running and keep the gameplay smooth. It takes a while to get used to, but its well worth the effort, as it turns out to be a very enjoyable game.

      You play Faith, a young woman living in a police state city. You are part of a group called the Runners, and you freerun to deliver information away from the eyes of the cities many cameras. The groups backstory is


      quite simple compared to some games, but it is very elagantly put together and it runs very smoothly alongside the gameplay. The fact that you can only play as a girl is rare nowadays, and I’m glad that the producers didn’t turn Faith into a cliché’d woman. She has a believable character and personality, and is a very important addition to the plot, which isn’t just some gigantic climax, but a story closer to home, as it were.

      Storyline aside, I love the gameplay. The game is centered around freerunning, which does take a bit of practise until you can play properly, but theres a tutorial level that describes everything very well and soon enough you’ll be running along rooftops making daring

      stunts. When running you have to think about the flow. In order to pull off successful stunts, you can’t just start up running, you need to gain speed. Every time you do a decent roll or vault of something, you gain speed and keep up the flow. Opening doors won’t slow you down if you knock them open right, neither will vaulting fences. Of course, some things will stop you, such as landing from a huge jump, but then you just need to get going again. I love this mechanism, its very fun and feels very satisfying each time you perform a successful speedy maneuovre. Combat isn’t incorporated quite as well, as you still sometimes slow ...

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      down attacking, but sometimes you can still take out an enemy and continue without breaking the flow too much. The game only really breaks down when you pick up a gun, which unfortunately is sometimes necessary if you want to complete a section without too much frustration, which is a touch disappointing to me. On the other hand, the game does let you play entirely without guns, and you are warned that guns are a bad idea to use, as you will slow down drastically when wielding them, and as I said before, you get an achievement if you complete the game without firing any bullets or killing anyone.

      Another nice mode is the freeplay/racing feature, where you can compete online for

      the fastest time against other players, which is always fun, especially seeing as its well done. There is no combat in this competition, so its all about the flow and how you tactically move around the map, rather than who can line up a headshot the fastest. To put the last bit of icing on the cake the the storyline progresses via both first person scripted events and drawn cutscenes, which are always very charming, especially as the voice acting has been done to professional standards. All in all, I strongly suggest that you try out Mirror’s Edge if you’re into freerunning games or are tired of combat-centered games. I thought that the game was excellent, and its definately worth you buying it.




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