- Summary: In a city where information is heavily monitored, agile couriers called runners transport sensitive data away from prying eyes. In this seemingly utopian paradise, a crime has been committed, your sister has been framed and now you are being hunted. You are a runner called faith - and thisIn a city where information is heavily monitored, agile couriers called runners transport sensitive data away from prying eyes. In this seemingly utopian paradise, a crime has been committed, your sister has been framed and now you are being hunted. You are a runner called faith - and this innovative first-person action-adventure is your story. Flow is what keeps you running, what keeps you alive. Mirror's Edge delivers you straight into the shoes of this unique heroine as she traverses the vertigo-inducing cityscape, engaging in intense combat and fast paced chases. With a never before seen sense of movement and perspective, you will be drawn into Faith's world. A world that is visceral, immediate, and very dangerous. Live or die? Soar or plummet? One thing is certain: in this city you will learn how to run. [Electronic Arts]… Expand
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Aside from everything else Mirror’s Edge succeeds at, it also has some of the most arresting, original visuals we’ve seen on 360. Its starkly colorful graphics and slick anime cinematics are expressly designed to wire directly into your nerd-joy cortex — and they do. With such raw creativity and built-in speed-run appeal, Mirror’s Edge will transfix you for a long, long time.
We put on our trainers in order to start running through the skyscrapers of an enormous city. Mirror's Edge is a unique platforming game, very realistic, with a very special point of view in the genre. A huge experience, very different from what we have played previously, with incredible gameplay and great atmosphere. It's the beginning of a brand new series that can provide us with many satisfactions.
Despite some regrettable drawbacks and frustrations, Mirror's Edge is a singular and incredibly compelling experience. If you're looking to try something that's genuinely new and not just a refinement or tweak of some existing genre or play mechanic, you really owe it to yourself to play this.
Games Master UKOld-style gaming in futuristic shoes: a thrilling experience that hides its flaws in style. [Christmas 2008, p.65]
Mirror's Edge is the kind of game that you can see in the curriculum of some design school for its outside-of-the-box approach and polished style. But playing it is a different story. If you do feel the need to punish yourself, spend your money on a dominatrix instead of Mirror’s Edge.
Apr 15, 2016The controls can be hard to master at time but if you love the game you love it. If you hate it you really hate it. I happened to love everyThe controls can be hard to master at time but if you love the game you love it. If you hate it you really hate it. I happened to love every aspect of this game. It is one of those one hit wonder type games where everything seems very unique and new. The environments you get to play in differ from level to level and it can be very challenging when playing on the harder difficulty. Definitely worth keeping on your shelf because the replay value alone is amazing.… Expand
DarrenL.Jan 2, 2009Glorious! I couldn't stop playing this game, its completely unique and challenging but achievable. Personally I was in awe the first Glorious! I couldn't stop playing this game, its completely unique and challenging but achievable. Personally I was in awe the first time I experienced the textures and when coupled with the gloss effects really gives you a fresh atmosphere to run around almost freely. Although many players will despise the fact that Faith is not equipt with hand guns / SMG's / Grenades / Rocket Launchers and Missiles once you master the timing and and react rationally to your situations the your reminisce fondly as to how well you cope with their gun fire than the first time you did cowering behind walls because you didn't have anything to fire back! Wow and that comes from a massive FPS fan! :-) After completing this in normal difficulty im powering up the xbox to play again on hard! Congratulations Dice and EA on what should be a true classic.… Expand
May 22, 2020Mirror’s Edge странная игра для своего времени!
Я заинтересовался ей ещё в 2007 году. Тогда, по-моему, разработчики сами не понимали, что ониMirror’s Edge странная игра для своего времени!
Я заинтересовался ей ещё в 2007 году. Тогда, по-моему, разработчики сами не понимали, что они создают, но время прошло и игра вышла!
И оказалась просто классной, не похожей не на что, самобытной игрой.
Проходилась она просто на одном дыхании. Все локации были разнообразны, от крыш небоскребов, до канализации города. И что самое главное везде было комфортно играть, везде чувствовался какой-то простор, размах!
В игре также есть элементы шутинга, они не обязательны, но они есть!
Так же не плохой сюжет для "игры про забеги по крышам". Кстати для "бегунов по крышам" есть свой режим, без текстур, но с моделируемой полосой препятствий.
Графика нууу это Unreal Engine 3 и всё этим сказано.
Короче в 2009 году вышла игра, которая стояла особняком от других и казалось, будет родоначальником нового направления ноооо случилось недоразумение с названием Mirror’s Edge: Catalyst и сломало всё, что работало в оригинале.
Тем, кто играл в Mirror’s Edge: Catalyst и остался не доволен, советую даже сейчас пройти оригинал.… Expand
DanA.Dec 2, 2008Mirror's Edge is by far one of the most innovative and exciting, genre-defining concepts this year. However, it's not perfect. TheMirror's Edge is by far one of the most innovative and exciting, genre-defining concepts this year. However, it's not perfect. The game is ridiculously short and does get repetitive. It's got a bit of Assassin's Creed syndrome in that sense. It takes the strides it needs to but overall feels like it could've been much more. I wouldn't recommend buying it unless you intend on doing time trials and learning how to speed run the game like crazy.… Expand
Jun 3, 2014Mirrors Edge was a unique experience for all the way back to its' time. Free running was mostly unheard of, and this game was purely that.Mirrors Edge was a unique experience for all the way back to its' time. Free running was mostly unheard of, and this game was purely that. This is what gripped me about the game; I loved the fluent, intuitive movement, and the flow of the game was so incredibly smooth and flawless that you couldn't really go wrong. After playing the demo, I can't say my opinion changed. In fact, the game seemed even more worthwhile than before. Having finally got the game, I found it to be a new experience, with an interesting story set in a subtly dystopian alternate reality, where the general public disregarded free speech and went about their lives without questioning anything. This is something else Mirror's Edge does well; rather than an in-your-face, dark and dreary setting, the city looks clean and rather pleasant, but is underlined by darker goings on. The tale unravels as you make your way through, running, fighting and shooting your way along rooftops, through office buildings and underground.
The game isn't perfect, though; simply free running the entire way, there isn't really much variation, no extra mechanics that games nowadays would make use of to break up the monotony. The story is inspired, and in some ways unpredictable, but feels a little unimaginative.
I can't say the game isn't good though, and anyone that has yet to play it is greatly missing out on a genre defining classic.… Expand
Dec 29, 2015I really love the game and the experience given by it!!!
This is definitely a late review as I am just now taking advantage of theI really love the game and the experience given by it!!!
This is definitely a late review as I am just now taking advantage of the opportunities given by the xbox backwards compatibility.
However, Mirror's Edge is not without its very frustrating flaws.
I am enjoying the plot quiet a lot, I like the design, the graphics, and the experience as a whole.
However, there are serious drawbacks related to the gameplay. The gameplay is simply a mega frustrating experience. Get ready to retry the same sequences a lot of times. (Mainly wallriding is glitchy, the lack of map or direction can be frustrating at times)
Overall an AMAZING experience put with a very very frustrating gameplay and controllings. There are times you want to break your controller into parts :)
Score: 6.5… Expand
Jul 7, 20216/30/21-7/2/21 100% Main Story 0/10 Stars
This is a terrible game that will frustrate most people to no end. I played and loved the game6/30/21-7/2/21 100% Main Story 0/10 Stars
This is a terrible game that will frustrate most people to no end. I played and loved the game Dying Light, which is also first person parkour and platforming, and this was similar enough for me to give it a shot. A very long six hours later I regretted my decision.
The cutscenes are all animated in the cheapest way possible, and they attempt to tell the story of Faith-an illegal delivery parkourist who's sister gets into some legal trouble early on of the murder-framing variety. She attempts to clear her sister's name while avoiding the law. Several predictable twists abound.
The story is not great. It is short, at least, so you can finish it in a few sittings. Mostly it's a backdrop for nine levels that all look about the same. Almost always white rooftops or office buildings. They also have a flare effect that can very much blind you through the TV. Your next stepping stone is supposed to appear in red to contrast the white, but it doesn't turn red until you are right on it-which means you are usually wandering around for way to long trying to find the way to the next section.
The worst part is that the core of the game, the first person parkour, just doesn't work the way that they set it up. The controls are terrible and have very inconsistent results, you usually have to stop your momentum to find your next move, and you will die very often from falling and sometimes have to repeat long sections if you didn't hit a checkpoint just right.
All in all it was a game I would not recommend to anyone who doesn't want to pull their hair out in frustration. So...if you have to much hair, maybe?… Expand