Mirror’s Edge was an interesting last generation game on the PS3 and Xbox 360 that sort of took charge of the “free-running” aspect that was sweeping the nation at the time. I remember playing the game on the Xbox 360 and really enjoying the gameplay mechanics and graphical style, because this was during the time when the “moody” grey and brown color was prevalent on the console. Although the game was pretty linear in design, it was a fun adventure.
When a sequel was announced, I was a bit surprised because it didn’t seem like a “franchise” that EA would pursue, but they decided to. After solid review scores when the game released, I sort of just forgot about the game and never picked it up for whatever reason. When I saw the game was currently just $9.99 via the PSN Store in North America, I decided to finally check it out, because what’s $10?
Thankfully, I was pleasantly surprised with the final product. The graphics remain mostly the same, but more vibrant color was used for the environments. Speaking of the environments, the game is much less linear this time around, with a large cityscape to explore as you hope from area to area. Combat is improved and more refined, and actually gives the game a good flow instead of being a bit intrusive. The story is well done as well, and helps keep things interesting. There’s sidequests, powerups, and tons of side-missions to keep the game from getting too stale with story missions.
All in all, I sort of wished I picked the game up sooner, because I’m really enjoying my time with it. At the low price of $9.99, I suggest you give Mirror’s Edge Catalyst a try if you are tired of the “same old” on the PS4, because it’s a well crafted title that is pretty damn fun.