Welcome back to TGON plays, everyone! We’re going to get right down to business and discuss a timeless game called Mirror’s Edge.
Let’s face it, if you’re a frequent gamer, then you’ve heard of this game. Even if you’ve never actually played it yourself. I’m going to give you the low down on why this game is absolutely the bomb-diggity. The reason this game is STILL so widely talked about, and the reason it’s (Fucking finally) getting a sequel, is because it’s in class all its own. When it debuted in 2008, the closest game to its likeness was the original Assassin’s Creed. Assassin’s Creed had come out in 2007, and while it does have a lot of “parkour,” (A style of street acrobatics that utilizes every-day buildings and objects.) it isn’t the most definitive feature of the game. Assassin’s Creed focuses on a mix of parkour, fighting, and stealth. Mirror’s Edge was, and is, strictly a parkour game. You CAN use guns, but it isn’t first person friendly. At all. Rarely in the game will you have to use an actual weapon outside of your own fists. In the game, you play as Faith, a runner in a dystopian future, where your clients are requesting top secret information, but want to avoid government scrutiny. That’s where you come in. Faith is re-commissioned into the runner’s business after recovering from a nasty fall that very nearly took her life. You go through training, (Technically a refresher, from Faith’s point of view.) with fellow Runner and long time friend Celeste. You go through the basics of parkour, how to disarm/take down an armed assailant, and, if need be, how to shoot an enemy. After getting the hang of the controls, your first mission is to deliver information to a client. But things get complicated when a mayoral candidate gets murdered and your sister, a local police officer, gets blamed for it. So you fight to prove her innocence and take down the actual murderer.
This game makes my soul so intensely happy. It’s such a fun game to play and now matter how many times you beat it, it honestly never gets old or boring. I cannot WAIT until its sequel debuts.
I hope you guys enjoyed this review, and if you haven’t, go check this game out! Tune in next time!