My first review ever with plenty of falling to my death!
Thank you and welcome to my gaming and anime review blog! Today I will be reviewing the game mirror's edge from DICE and EA. This was graciously donated to me by some of the Florida employees of electronic arts.
In case you have not heard of this highly anticipated video game... It's a story about the main character Faith's sister being framed for murder. It involves a lot of free running, disarming opponents and occasionally falling to your death!
Presentation: when I first started again I was introduced to a short tutorial on how to play the game which did not last any longer than necessary. Everything has a slightly oppressed look to it which is fitting to how the government is portrayed in this particular game. The controls are pretty smooth and allow for some fun runs. 7 of 9 tails.
Graphics: Although there are not usually that many colors on-screen at any given time it still comes off as a pretty nice art style. The cut scenes are using a kind of different art style that may not appeal to everybody. I found it to be not bad.... but not the greatest either. To me it's just a preference of art style that I think could have been better but is not necessarily bad. 7 of 9 tails.
Sound: When I played through the rooftop levels it really did sound a lot like a city, helicopter sounded especially good on my 500 W surround system. In the sewers you can hear the water drops and echoes well. gGunshot noises are decent but I have heard better. 8 of 9 Tails.
Replayability: This is a tough call for me. There is a time trial mode which allows you to separately compete against one another separately. It would be nice if you could have raced against other players at the same time. Other than that I am not really aware of anything else to do after beating the game besides trying to collect all the bags. 6 of 9 Tails.
Controls: In my opinion this is where the game excels the most. Everything in the game is very simple to do. one key for jump, one key for melee , one key for ducking , one that I refer to as the turn button, disarm button and an action button. There are a couple more buttons but they are not absolutely necessary to effectively play. Those who would be your "slow down time" button and your objectives button which is select. I have heard some people complain that you have to line up perfectly to accomplish anything. Tthis really is not true except for the springboard jumps which are not really that hard to line up with. I give this 9 of 9 Tails class I found the control set up to be very nice and enjoyable for me.
Closing comments: Overall this is a very entertaining game despite how short it is. I had a blast playing this game and still will for quite some time. I would absolutely recommend people who are unsure of whether or not they want to spend $60 for a 6-8 hour game to rent this and give it a shot. I am definitely happy that I have it. I have read this is planned to be a trilogy and hopefully they will add some more multiplayer features and possibly make the sequels longer. Overall score 7.5 f 9 Tails ( Not perfect, but a lot of fun nonetheless! I really recommend giving this title a good shot which it definitely deserves. )
All comments negative or positive are welcome. I really want to give everybody the best reviews possible!