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Average User Score: 8.1Oct 20, 2011It's a glorified tech demo. It has it's charms but in the end it feels like an unfinished, unpolished product. It has some great part andIt's a glorified tech demo. It has it's charms but in the end it feels like an unfinished, unpolished product. It has some great part and ideas which it delivers in a way that could be fun and exciting, but it also contain elements that is so poorly executed that it's almost insulting(fighting and shooting mainly)… Expand
Average User Score: 7.8Jun 18, 2011I want to like this game. I really do. It has a lot of good ideas. They are just so poorly executed that it sometimes feels like a smack inI want to like this game. I really do. It has a lot of good ideas. They are just so poorly executed that it sometimes feels like a smack in the face. That they would publish a game that lacks this much polish is insulting.
The reason I like it is because of the free running. It has some great moments where you run around on rooftops, getting chased around and it has a great feel to it. The problem with it is that it feels constraint, which is kind of a paradox when you think about it. When I think of free running I think of openness and the ability to use everything around me to get from one point to another. But in Mirror's Edge, there's usually only one way, which makes it very linear, and if you take a wrong turn, you have to stop the running and the momentum you've build up and go back. IT just takes all the fun out of it.
What I hate about this game(with a passion!!) is the shooter and fighting parts. I don't just hate them because they are bad. I hate them because I think they could have made this game truly great, if the developers would just have made them work properly, and not stop at something that makes it feels like they stopped the development process halfway trough. The AI is a joke, and it just feel like dummies that run after you. After a predetermined amount of time you are in their line of fire, they will start hitting you, and that's that. The fighting system is an even bigger joke, because it's not really fighting. Sure you can make some moves, and if you press a button at the right moment you disarm your opponent and make a cool "kill move". But besides that it just feel weird. It doesn't take any real skills, you just run up to an opponent and start hitting a button until he's down. Then the single time you're actually supposed to fight an opponent for real, you are destined to lose because every time you go for a hit, you get blocked and beat to **** When you land punches and kicks, it doesn't feel like you're connecting or that you are hitting anything. The timing is way of. It's pathetic.
And then there is the story.....This almost makes me sad. It's just filled with clichÃ©s with enemies becoming friends and friends becoming enemies. "Oh no you'r friend betrayed you?!! Wauw didn't see that coming". The plot doesn't really make that much sense, and the different parts of it feels disconnected.
This could have been a game as great as Portal 2, if they had paced it right, and handled the underdeveloped parts. Instead you get a game that almost mocks you for buying a product that isn't even finished. I know a lot of people hopes for a sequel, but I say that the world is a more beautiful place without it, unless they are committed to do it right next time.… Expand
Average User Score: 8.0Apr 24, 2011This is the best sequel I have ever played, because it's everything a great sequel should be. It stays true to the original game, yet enhancesThis is the best sequel I have ever played, because it's everything a great sequel should be. It stays true to the original game, yet enhances every part of it, while doing it in an original way, that makes it feel like it is its own game, not just a quick way to cash in on the first game.
This is a game that has a message, that makes you think on the way you live your life, and does it in a way that supplement and builds on the first game
It tells an incredible story an every part of the game help telling it, even the great level design. The ending gave me goose bumps, and the best part of it is that it all depends on the choices you make through the game, without sticking the actual choices in your face. It does it in a subtle way, and the result of your choices result in consequences you wont have anticipated.
It's true that you are a lot more powerful than in the first game, but it just makes the actual gameplay that much more entertaining,because the balance an pace is great. As you get more powerful, the game gives you more challenges that makes using your powers that much more enjoyable and fun. And you do get very powerful.
One of the greatest moments in the game is when you actually get to experience what a scary and horrible place Rapture really is. It made me drop my jaw on the floor, and this is something you don't want to miss out on.… Expand