Sunday, October 10, 2010

Mirror's Edge


Genre: Platformer
Release: 2008 / 2009
Platform: PS3; Xbox360 / PC
Graphics: Nothing amazing to see here, it wasn't ugly, it was nicely done. It had an interesting style to itself, since the whole game was set in an futuristic-dystopian-ultra-clean city, where nearly everything was glowing with white. Except points of interest, which were very colorful.
Story: You are Faith, a runner. Runners are, to put it simple, couriers. Except they don't use stuff like bikes or something, but rather rooftops and elevator shafts. Also, they are very artistic. And can survive huge leaps. And don't get hurt by splints of glass. Oh, and you can also take a good amount of lead before you die. Whatever. What matters most is the fact, that you are very artistic, since the game is a platformer. Okay, now for the story: I don't recall how the whole thing started, but it had something to do with Faith's sister being in trouble, you go searching and discover some kind of conspiracy to shut this whole "runner"-thing (which is AGAINST THE LAW!) down. And that's pretty much it.
But Mirror's Edge is again one of those games, where the story really doesn't matter. The important thing here is the gameplay, which is just pure awesomeness. At the beginning, when you are not yet firm with the controls the game feels clumsy because Faith just won't do what you tell her to do. But the longer you play, the better it gets, to the point where you replay levels just because you think "aw come on man i can do that faster AND cooler". It's quite addicting, at least it was for me.
Awesome Fact: Not so long after it's release there was a free DLC released, which added some time-trial-levels. Which were quite awesome.
Fun Fact: Although the runners are always described as couriers throughout the game you never ever have to deliver anything.

RATING: 8/10

44 comments:

  1. played it when it came out. lots of fun but gets a bit repetitive after a while

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  2. You're damn right about it being frustrating to begin with.
    I should probably pick it up and try to play it again.

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  3. I bought this game for 70 euros and completed it the same day lol, but this game is totally worth it!!

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  4. awesome post, bro! waiting for MOAR

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  5. I've always liked that game. Hell, when I found a flash version of it, I played it for 3 days straight.

    Pure awesomeness. Plain and simple.

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  6. I loved the shit out of that game

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  7. this game is so sick, i used to play it everyday

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  8. this game was awesome, but they should have made it longer and touched up the fighting system

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  9. i just downloaded it thanks to you!

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  10. yet another I need to get around to some day.

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  11. Mirror's Edge was so-so for me. D:

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  12. This is one of the best games ever! I wish for part 2 seriously i just love this game. For me its my No.1 Game second being Borderlands

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  13. ugg game was boring needed better fighting

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  14. It could have been great, but the fighting sections sucked, still fun though

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  15. If it's in the bargain bin i'll get it.

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  16. never played it but sounds like fun

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  17. Nice, but I'd like to play a game about killing drug dealers, stealing cars, and a lot of violence!

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  18. Sounds kinda neat. I'll try to check it out.

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  19. this is a good follow up post to the previous one

    I have a new post on GTL Everyday too :)

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  20. I didn't care much for it, personally.

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  21. reminds me of a flash game I played where you had to jump from roof top to roof top while dodgeing obstacles. The goal of the game was to see how far you could get, if anybody knows where to find this send me a line!

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  22. Never heard of it but I might give it a go.

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  23. got it the day it came out, was so fun but i scratched it badly and can't paly it no more nooooooooo

    thanks for the comment btw, got a new post up check it out.

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  24. I watched someone play this for a while once. It did look pretty interesting, but also frustrating.

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  25. I LOVED THIS GAME

    so stylized >3

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  26. Thanks for the comments on my blog :)

    I have new bubbles on Enhanced by MS Paint!

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  27. Sound, Like some thing i still want to play, But am proboly just gonna rent and not buy.

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  28. thanks for the comments on my blog!

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  29. pretty fun and spent alot of time playing it with people from school

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  31. Great post! keep up the great work!

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  32. it's a great game
    but DICE is an development team made of shit

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