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Even though this game was released on January 2009, Mirror's Edge is still one of my favorites. It has been quite some time since the game was launched and there are a lot of gamers who still seek the second version of this game. I am doing this review just for the sake of creating a new one and if the developers of the game are reading this, please go on reading! I really like this game, not for the graphics, not for optimization, or anything else, just because it is a free-running game, simply fun with nice graphics. I get stuck at the end of the video I made and it was the first time. This one was a tricky situation though, since that never happened to me before.
For those who love free-running, this game is absolutely a must. Gamers who still have not played it, this game will simply make them fall into love, so beware of crushing in. I have completed the game 3 times and would still play it, even going through the same scenes and there is nothing new. The idea of the gameplay is really rare and there is nothing you should be excited, it is just plain free-running! I mean, how could it be that this game is so great, when you just run all the time, surpass police and find some little secrets, since that is all this game gives, but there must be some sort of magic which rare games have.
The graphics of the game were perfect, since there was no really anymore needed, even with 2009 technology (or better saying 2008 since it was the beginning of 2009). While the movements of your player are going to be awesome, you feel like this game is a combination of a lot of games together, while it is still a very simple game design level. There where a lot of difficult situation where you had to use your brains, but that just makes it feel even better and you have 3 types of difficulty to play with, even after finishing the game. The optimization is perfect, just a reminder though: Beware of PhysX if you are using an AMD or Ati graphic card. You will need to disable it to go past some situations where your computer will become tremendously slow in rendering, but this is only because of the physx feature and has nothing to do with your graphics card. If you have Nvidia card though, you can still use the feature, unless you have a really old graphic card.
Optimization seems alright, but bugs might come up, like the slow you get on level 3, where you had to download a specific configuration file. These problems are quite understandable and are fixed quite easy by downloading files from the internet and all is done. I feel very bad that this game did not have a new release of its second version just like other games and it will be an instant success since a lot of people are really waiting for a new one. In those cases, I wouldn't wait, especially after 4 years and a month, exactly! (I added one day because of February which is added once in 4 years) So another reason why I did this review, is because this game was launched exactly 4 years ago!
Either you like first person shooter games, free-running in real life, speedy games or other stuff, this game clearly got my heart. Talking about the sound, it is amazing, nothing to add. I especially like the main song on the welcome screen. Talking about the user interface (UI), the menu feels really liquid in the main screen and you will absolutely like it.
Overall the game might have some bad optimization, but for these days, this game is a must even though 4 years have passed. I really hope they come up with a new release and I would be somewhat optimistic and understand why they didn't release a new one, since there is nothing to add, the game was just perfect!
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