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Mirror's Edge Catalyst

Mirror's Edge Catalyst review

Same old joys, same old flaws

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2 years ago

Nvidia Ansel Now Snapping In Mirror’s Edge Catalyst

Mirror's Edge Catalyst [official site] is the first game to receive support for Ansel, Nvidia's fancy new tool for taking good-looking screenshots. Ansel's basically a photo mode, letting players pause games to reposition and adjust the camera, only it also supports post-processing effects, creating 360° panoramas, and more. It looks mighty handy for amateur video game photographers. Two problems: it's only for Nvidia cards; and…

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Watch Game Maker’s Toolkit On Mirror’s Edge: Catalyst

The RPS gang sits around in our secret treehouse every day, chatting about the things we'd like to post more of to the site. One of those things is, "Nice things what we read/watched/heard elsewhere on the internet." Sure, we already have the Sunday Papers, but wouldn't this be a more interesting, enlightening, day-brightening corner of the internet if we occasionally pointed and yelled, "Look…

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Why Are Most Videogame Characters Total Dicks?

I've just finished Mirror's Edge Catalyst, a first-person parkour game about Faith Connors and a scrappy band of outlaw runners and hackers who deliver secret packages under the noses of an oppressive corporate government. By rights you should root for these underdogs. If only they weren't all dicks.

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3 years ago

Feature: Same old joys, same old flaws

Mirror’s Edge Catalyst review

The original Mirror's Edge landed in 2008 like a breath of fresh air. Gears of War had released two years prior and all the games in the world seemed suddenly to be brown third-person shooters about crouching. By comparison Mirror's Edge, about a secret postwoman in an anti-utopia, had blue skies, interior decorating that favored orange and lime green, and a focus on leaping over…

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Have Faith: Mirror’s Edge Optioned For TV

I'm not clear to what extent 'optioned' means 'actually making' vs 'we gave the folk who own the thing some cash to stop them from selling the rights to someone else', particularly in an age where every TV firm wants its own Game Of Thrones or Walking Dead and so speculatively hoovers up rights to anything with name-recognition (I'm open to offers for Ian Football,…

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Mirror’s Edge Catalyst Launch Trailer Is Pretty Talkative

Mirror's Edge Catalyst [official site] might not be out for another two weeks, but that's not stopping EA from showcasing some cryptic cutscenes in this suave new launch trailer. It's got the standard dramatic swell of music punctuated by all-too-serious clipped together dialogue, but I actually like the way it blends in with the serene ambiance of the first game. You should probably just watch…

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Explore Mirror’s Edge Catalyst’s City Via Interactive Map

I like that Mirror's Edge Catalyst seems to be a second take at the same ideas that drove the original, rather than a significant departure. Example number one: the pristine white city model that featured in the original game's menu backgrounds is now an explorable map of the game's open city. It's also now an interactive website you can explore ahead of the game's release.

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Mirror’s Edge Catalyst Release Pushed To June 7th/9th

Ready to run? Mirror's Edge Catalyst [official site] may have ditched the guns in favour of momentum-based melee combat but despite shedding that deadweight, it's still not going to reach the finishing line as planned. Last night design director Erik Odeldahl announced that the first-person free-running sequel has been pushed back from its May 24th release date to early June. The 7th for North America…

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Mirror’s Edge Catalyst Specs Revealed, Abilities Locked Behind XP Upgrades

Did you qualify for the Mirror's Edge Catalyst [official site] closed beta that's set to kick off in a couple of days? If you did then you'll probably want to make sure your PC's got what it takes to send Faith running and jumping and swinging and sliding all over The City of Glass at break-neck speeds. If you didn't, you've got just over a…

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Mirror’s Edge Catalyst Trailer Shows Off Its Shiny City

Mirror's Edge Catalyst [official site] for a long time seemed like a game that would likely never really happen, and now all of a sudden it's a game that's out in a couple of months! 26th May to be precise, assuming there are no slips. As that time gets closer, the trailers become more frequent, and the latest is a "developer diary" about "city and…

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Mirror’s Edge Catalyst’s City Looks Terribl-y Good

If there is one complaint I have about the original Mirror's Edge, aside from the "combat is terrible" refrain, is that I'd have liked to see the city explored more, almost as a character of its own. The story is set in an authoritarian dystopia, but we don't actually get to see much of it outside of the first cutscene of the game. There is…

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Mirror’s Edge Catalyst Video Details New Combat

Mirror's Edge Catalyst [official site] looks prettier every time I see it. The latest trailers to emerge for the ultra-stylish parkour-a-thon series reboot cast their focus on movement and combat, and showcase the many ways in which protagonist Faith Connors will run and jump and leap and bound and punch and... maybe you're best having a look for yourself.

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Mirror’s Edge Catalyst’s Story Puts Me On Edge

"I once knew a young woman who would defy anyone and anything in order to do what she felt was right. But you're clearly not her. You're broken." So starts the beginning of Mirror's Edge Catalyst's story trailer, in which we learn that Faith might be broken like some sort of mirror and must jump between edges of buildings in order to prove to the…

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Mirror’s Edge – Catalyst Slips From February Release Spot

If you had Mirror's Edge: Catalyst [official site] in the Big Game Delay Sweepstakes, step up to the podium and claim your prize. Previously set for release on February 23rd, the same day as Far Cry Primal and Deus Ex: Mankind Divided, the continuing adventures of Faith have been pushed back to May. DICE are still sticking to a specific release date - May 24th…

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Mirror’s Edge Catalyst’s Gamescom Demo Was A Relief

I wouldn't count myself as a fan of many things, but the derision and disinterest inspired by the first Mirror's Edge makes me want to champion it. It was a game with terrible boss fights, flawed combat and a tedious story, but also one worth celebrating for the things it got right, such as its first-person movement and its beautiful, brilliant world. Those same things…

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Run, Faith, Run: Mirror’s Edge Catalyst Gameplay Trailer

We got a little peek at Mirror's Edge Catalyst [official site] during E3, with snippets of gameplay cut up and smooshed into a trailer form using the talking faces of DICE employees as vidglue. Don't turn people into glue: it's not fair to them, and it's not kind to us. Anyway, now a new Mirror's Edge Catalyst trailer out of Gamescom shows a few minutes…

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Watch EA’s Live Gamescom Conference Here

Gamescom kicks off today, with the seeekrit press and trade business going on before the doors open to the dreadful public tomorrow. And that means EA are ready to show us trailers of their games set to the latest techno beats. We're expecting to see footage of Mass Effect: Andromeda, Mirror's Edge: Catalyst and Star Wars Battlefront in the mix. You can watch the stream…

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Mirror’s Edge Catalyst Is Free Roaming With No Levels

Well then! That's certainly a pleasant surprise. Electronic Arts had said they'd show off a little Mirror's Edge Catalyst gameplay during their E3 show, but I'd mostly expected better combat, a faster pace, and a cleaner flow to everything. The revelation that the game's set in an open world with no levels or loading was something else is... well, that's just blimming splendid, isn't it?…

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4 years ago

‘Mirror’s Edge 2’ Is Mirror’s Edge Catalyst, Not A Sequel

Announcements are usually supposed to clear things up, but the game we've blithely assumed would be called Mirror's Edge 2 is perhaps hazier than before. EA today announced that its actual name is Mirror's Edge Catalyst [official site] and no, it isn't a sequel. Seems they've done enough work back at the drawing board "re-evaluating every aspect of the game" that it's now "a new…

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