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  • Summary: Through Mirror’s Edge Catalyst, experience the emergence of Faith, a brave Runner who uncovers a hidden truth inside the walls of the city of Glass. Through her journey, Faith explores every corner of the city, from the highest, most pristine skyscrapers, to the dark and dingy tunnels thatThrough Mirror’s Edge Catalyst, experience the emergence of Faith, a brave Runner who uncovers a hidden truth inside the walls of the city of Glass. Through her journey, Faith explores every corner of the city, from the highest, most pristine skyscrapers, to the dark and dingy tunnels that underlie the city. Players must master the environment, using their momentum and timing their combat to fight the oppressiveness of the ruling elite, uncovering the dark secrets behind the city’s beautiful façade. Mirror’s Edge Catalyst offers players the freedom to explore the expanse of the city, discovering a variety of new activities, like ‘Dash’, races from point A to B, environmental puzzles and story missions to complete at their leisure. [EA] Expand
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Mirror's Edge Catalyst E3 2015 Announcement Trailer
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 20 out of 50
  2. Negative: 0 out of 50
  1. Jun 6, 2016
    92
    Faith runs with freedom in a game that feels as fresh as the original and gives a step forward in every aspect. If parkour is a religion, DICE is its particular Holy See.
  2. 80
    If you loved the original Mirror’s Edge, you will likely love Catalyst as well. On the other hand, the same issues that some people had with the first game are still present in Catalyst. This doesn’t feel like it’s going to win over any non-fans of the franchise. Yet, I wouldn’t say that is a bad thing. Mirror’s Edge Catalyst knows exactly what it is, and more importantly what it is not. It is a stylish platforming game that just so happens to be in the first-person perspective; it is not a shooter, and it is not for everyone.
  3. Jun 26, 2016
    80
    Mirror's Edge: Catalyst is a step above its predecessor in almost every way. No, it's not perfect, but when everything seamlessly blends together – the parkour, the speed, the city, the gameplay and the graphics – this is an experience like no other.
  4. Jun 21, 2016
    70
    A beautiful, open world and exhilarating parkour action just manage to cover up some irritating shortcomings in Mirror's Edge: Catalyst.
  5. Jul 5, 2016
    68
    It has been suggested that Catalyst is a remake of Mirror’s Edge, or a reboot, but it is in reality a re-alignment of the first game with the recognizable features of a mainstream videogame, a reparation between the most original of its ideas and the most generic features of its medium.
  6. Jun 6, 2016
    65
    Unfortunately, a sterile open world and excessive backtracking drain Catalyst of the fun found in the original.
  7. Jun 10, 2016
    50
    Mirror’s Edge Catalyst was an answer to intense fan demand for a new game, and that seems to be all it is. Catalyst has nothing to say and less than nothing to add to its genre. Unimaginative and repetitive, with a story that goes absolutely nowhere, Catalyst serves only as a way to waste some time if there’s nothing better to play...It’s not offensive, and it’s not an actively bad time, but it’s so very bland and uneventful. I can’t really speak for the developers, but Catalyst certainly gives the impression that they’d rather be working on literally anything else.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 47 out of 103
  2. Negative: 34 out of 103
  1. Jun 7, 2016
    10
    Mirror's Edge Catalyst is exactly what I hoped for, and more. They've taken Mirror's Edge and solved its every flaw, while also adding many ofMirror's Edge Catalyst is exactly what I hoped for, and more. They've taken Mirror's Edge and solved its every flaw, while also adding many of the things that fans wished for. The open world is gorgeous and incredibly fun to run around in, the story is exciting and touching and the characters feel much more alive. It took me about 7 and a half hours to finish the story of the game, which is also a huge step up from the original's 2 and a half hour story mode. And I still can't put the game down, thanks to its plethora of side activities that are just as fun as the original game's time trials.

    If there's anything I'd complain about in this game, it would only be that the ending of the story didn't really reach much of a conclusion. I was hoping for the protagonist's actions in the story to have more of an impact, but to be honest, the ending made sense and it was actually very refreshing to get a story that doesn't have an overly happy ending.

    There's a lot more that I would love to say about this game, but I'm not very good at expressing myself in text, so I'll let the short description of what I liked and disliked and the score I gave speak for those masses of thoughts I have for this game.
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  2. Jun 15, 2016
    10
    This game deserves a much higher rating. It was such a beautiful experience, free running in the city of glass. The story may not be perfect,This game deserves a much higher rating. It was such a beautiful experience, free running in the city of glass. The story may not be perfect, but it's really interesting and it features some great characters like Noah or Icarus. The combat was actually not that bad, I really liked it, especially the parkour combos. Sadly, this game has some graphical glitches and the AI was a little bit silly, but it's still a masterpiece. If you are a fan of the previous Mirror's Edge, then this game should be perfect for you! Expand
  3. Jun 9, 2016
    9
    This game delivers! Parkour at its finest. I happen to like the story and I'm good with the acting. I never played the original so I haveThis game delivers! Parkour at its finest. I happen to like the story and I'm good with the acting. I never played the original so I have nothing to compare it to but for me, there is a huge replay value in this. Expand
  4. Mar 3, 2018
    7
    I played 14 hours of this game... 14 hours of frustration over the god-awful controls, 14 hours of a pretty mediocre story and 14 hours ofI played 14 hours of this game... 14 hours of frustration over the god-awful controls, 14 hours of a pretty mediocre story and 14 hours of frame-drops and bugs... The amount of times I died because of a bug or Faith being stupid and jumping off buildings instead of running on walls is massive... But there is still something about this game that makes me come back to it daily... The giant part of the City of Glass looks amazing with so much stuff to do after the game ends... The characters are amazing too... Even though there were just 4 GridNotes (The best parts of the game), I really enjoyed playing through the side missions... I didn't plan on finishing this game on 100%, but after spending 14 hours of my precious time playing this, I think I can spend a bit more...
    +Great characters
    +Fun missions
    +A large amount of, all though repetitive, after-game content
    -Boring story
    -Broken controls
    -Bugs... A LOT of Bugs...
    I'm giving the game a 7/10...
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  5. Jun 9, 2016
    5
    I played the first and thought it was quite fun so when I heard their was going to be a part two I was quite excited. When I got the game itI played the first and thought it was quite fun so when I heard their was going to be a part two I was quite excited. When I got the game it did not take long to realize this game is just crap. The main character went from being fun in part one to being this robot thing in the second installment. Honestly I was looking forward to this game but now I I'm left with broken hopes and thought of could have been. DON'T GET THIS GAME. Expand
  6. Feb 26, 2017
    4
    é bem triste você gostar de uma franquia como mirror's edge e vê isso acontecer, os graficos desse jogo são otimos.. e é isso.. apenas issoé bem triste você gostar de uma franquia como mirror's edge e vê isso acontecer, os graficos desse jogo são otimos.. e é isso.. apenas isso que tem de bom, de resto o jogo peca em tudo. as partes de luta parece um teatro dos anos 80 você luta os seus oponentes e eles caem como um fantoche.. muito diferente do primeiro jogo onde você poderia usar ate armas.. dessa vez você está em perigo eminente e sequer pegar uma arma para se defender você pode, os pulos e saltos que são algo crucial para o jogo nem sempre são precisos, tive muitas mortes atoa.. e passei bastante raiva, e o RELOADING É MUITO DEMORADO. então eu tentava ao maximo não morrer para não ter que ver a tela de loading por 30,40,50 segundos.. o mais decepcionante para mim nesse pacote foi a historia, bom.. que historia? o jogo praticamente não tem, todas as mortes que existem no jogo que deveriam te impactar não fazem nada, você não sente nada.. você simplesmente não se importa.. o jogo não é divertido a historia você nem presta atenção, o combate é ruim, e os pulos não são precisos.. e o jogo se importa mais para fazer uma sequencia do que manter uma boa historia e coerente.. simplesmente triste e patetico, eu queria dar 4.5 para esse jogo mas não dá para fazer isso aqui no metacritic entre 4 ou 5 é mais justo dar um 4 para esse jogo patetico Expand
  7. Jun 25, 2019
    0
    Ich bin ein großer Fan des ersten Teils und halt es für eines der besten Spiele die je gemacht wurden. Entsprechend Enttäuscht war ich vomIch bin ein großer Fan des ersten Teils und halt es für eines der besten Spiele die je gemacht wurden. Entsprechend Enttäuscht war ich vom zweiten teil. Ich Kritiken zum ersten Teil gelesen in denen Kritisiert wurde das, das Schießen nicht vernünftig umgesetzt war. Diese Kritiker haben Offensichtlich den Zweiten Teil entwickelt oder Maßgeblich beeinflusst. Schon beim ersten Trailer war zu vermuten das das Spiel komplett in die Hose geht. Aus diesem Grund habe ich es mir zum Release garnicht erst gekauft.

    Aber wieso?

    Ganz einfach das beste am ersten Teil war das Laufen je schneller desto besser. Jeden Sprung hinkriegen und jedes abrollen. Mit Wallruns abkürzungen laufen. Schlecht waren beim ersten teil die Kämpfe, weil sie einem komplett im flow unterbrochen haben und das Gameplay zerstören. Allerdings waren die Kämpfe im ersten teil nahezu komplett Überspringbar und grade das hat beim zweiten, dritten und vierten run den Reiz ausgemacht. Nichtnur die kürzeste Route zu finden sondern die schnellste wo man nicht Kämpfen muss.

    Dann kam der Trailer zum zweiten Teil und man sieht direkt das Faith am Kämpfen ist. Da frage ich mich wieso? Wieso wird versucht den schlechtesten Teil des Vorgängers eine größere Rolle zuzuweisen? Das ist wie zu erwarten voll in die Hose gegangen, weil man mit jedem Kampf eben aus dem Flow rauskommt.

    Die Openworld ist für ein solches Spiel eine Katastrophale Entscheidung, das besondere an jeder Karte wurde dadurch zerstört. Die Openworld wirkt unübersichtlich und längst nicht so fein Ausstrukturiert. Es wirkt so als wäre die hälfte des Teams gefeuert worden und man konnte sich deshalb nicht soviel mühe geben. Was für mich nicht nachvollziehbar ist. Da die Maps das Kernelement dieser Art von Spiel sind. Die meisten ME1 spieler wären vermutlich mit neuen Karten zufrieden gewesen

    Wer sich den Greifhaken ausgedacht, hat offensichtlich den ersten teil nicht gespielt. Beim ersten teil ging es darum alles zu perfekt wie möglich zu machen um Kontrolle über die Bewegungen der Charakters. Der Greifhaken nimmt einem diese Kontrolle weg.

    Ein Talentbaum, wo man abrollen erst freischalten muss. In einem Parkour spiel.

    An sich wäre Catalyst bestimmt "okey" gewesen, aber die Fußstapfen des Ersten Teils sind einfach zu groß. Wer den ersten teil kennt wird hier enttäusch werden. Wer den ersten teil nicht kennt und nicht weiß wie es z.b. in sachen Mapdesign viel viel viel besser geht, kann hier villeicht Spaß haben.

    Wieso ich 0 Punkte gebe ist daher sehr einfach. Ich wünschte das Spiel nie gespielt zu haben und nicht erleben zu müssen was sie daraus gemacht haben.
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