The original Mirror?s Edge gave players the opportunity to run, jump and climb on various skyscrapers in obstacle courses throughout the game. While we certainly felt the rush of first-person parkour, we always felt constricted by these trails as we could not branch out and traverse the entire city. Mirror?s Edge Catalyst removes that restriction, opening the City of Glass to Faith?s parkour prowess, and the results are endless fun.
The scale of this city is hard to fully describe, and being able to go anywhere makes the game?s traversal even more enjoyable. If you see a rooftop, you most likely can jump on it. Faith can set foot on the tallest skyscrapers, the smallest buildings and every path those places hide in between. Nothing is off limits; only the imagination holds Faith back from seeing the entire City of Glass.
While the open world is an impressive feat, it truly excels at making our heroine?s free-running feats awe-inspiring. The limitless playground allows for some crazy stunts and combos, especially during the dozens of mini quests strewn around the map. Imagine running continuously from one side of this massive world to the other, sliding and jumping over obstacles, climbing pipes and sliding down steep ziplines. The very thought makes us giddy.
Mirror?s Edge Catalyst is already shaping up to be a more immersive experience thanks its massive urban parkour playground. We can already see players getting lost in the City of Glass, effortlessly bounding around its many rooftops and exploring every inch of it.
After many years and fan requests, Faith and the Runners are returning on Feb. 23, 2016, on Xbox One, Playstation 4 and PC.