We all have that special game, that favorite title that stood out when we first played it and that we can come back to no matter how many generations go by or the graphics improve. For me this gem is Mirror edge for Xbox 360, a game I bought with the console itself over ten years ago. With great initial success, let’s see what challenges and problems the world created by OF Yes SHE. Let’s talk about Mirror edge: the saga that could have marked a generation.
Technical and artistic innovation
In this article we will talk about all the games released in the saga, but it is necessary to start – without a doubt – From the beginning. On November 11, 2008, the game launched on the seventh generation of consoles, and for years to come, it amassed good sales. Until 2.5 million copies were released, including the PC version released the following year.
The game tells the story of Faith, nail runner which crosses a dystopian city where parkour is the best way to go unnoticed. She is entrusted with many orders, but she will be involved in a very big mess, which is the basis of the plot. Without eviscerating no spoiler
However, the element that really lays the foundation for this game’s success is nothing less than the gameplay and gameplay.
Parkour in pure gasoline.
With extremely polished console controller controls, a wide variety of moves and mechanics, and a huge world, this gave us an idea rarely seen freedom before 2008. His first-person mode, the runner’s vision (which uses very specific color palettes, like red, to indicate goals) and small variations in the gameplay depending on the level, they constitute a pleasant experience and it does not tire the player when visiting the city.
I could spend all day talking about little details or design decisions in this headline. From the use of colors to indicate important elements, to the variety of movements and techniques available to overcome all levels. However, it is best if you try it for yourself. You’ll love to know the game is backwards compatible with Xbox One and Xbox Series X | S, and I invite you to try it.
If you want to know more about the style and phenomenally executed setting of the world of Mirror’s Edge, I invite you to watch this video and find out more:
And a final warning. Fear of heights. Yes, it is serious. This game is worth a try, but don’t worry if it isn’t for you. Not everyone can handle the frenetic speed at which some missions go or the camera changes. But if you can stand the challenge, I’m sure you will enjoy the game.
Catalyst: the catalyst for oblivion
The first installment of the game had excellent ratings from the press, and more from the players themselves
This led to a delay in the appearance of the real continuation, Mirror edge catalyst, which will only arrive in 2016 with the new generation of consoles, Xbox One and PS4. Well, it’s really a to restart, but not very clearly either, as the previous characters and storylines coexist in the new game, although we only know them in side missions or small Easter eggs.
On this occasion, I will not do a full analysis of the good and bad of the game, because we will come back to this in the future. Game Moons Pass, but if I will echo some of the impressions I have after many hours in the game. Lost the original gasoline. That magic that made the original game unique? The dystopian yet heartwarming setting of the city that you can freely explore? You can’t see it anywhere.
Catalyst bet on an open world with no loading screen. And we must recognize the good work and the great freedom of exploration that this gives the player compared to the previous installment, where all the levels were linear. However, a small part of the identity is lost in this process This made the original game one of the most beloved of the seventh generation of consoles. All this, combined with a multitude of side missions that can be done on the map, repetitive scenarios for which we have to spend all the time moving between different areas, and a main plot something laxa, makes the game tedious and even boring.
Without forgetting the combat mechanics: repetitive, absurd and without any balance. I could explain for hours why the decision to focus more on the mechanics of Parkour And giving up guns is a bad decision, but I don’t want to drown out the fun aspects of the game among so many complaints. I’ll let you discover them for yourself.
Mirror’s Edge: the saga that could have marked a generation
This article could not be concluded without a recommendation Very important. The one to prove Mirror’s Edge y Mirror’s Edge: Catalyst, both available on Xbox Game Pass with EA Play, for Xbox One and Xbox Series X consoles | S. Also, don’t forget to jump to our articles section and read the best original content on your favorite titles. See you soon on the roofs!