Have you heard of Mirror's Edge?

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Have you heard of Mirror's Edge before i posted this?

  1. Yes i heard it before

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  2. No wayz! i haven't heard about it before. Thanks Prime!

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Have you heard of Mirror's Edge? by Prime at 9:29 AM (4,102 Views / 0 Likes) 51 replies

  1. Prime
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    IMO this is going to be a big title and it is getting over looked by people.

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    Mirror's Edge is an upcoming first-person action-adventure video game that is being developed by EA Digital Illusions CE (DICE) for PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and Windows-based PCs. The game will be released on these platforms simultaneously in late 2008.

    Mirror's Edge aims to "convey the strain and physical contact with the environment," according to senior producer Owen O'Brien, and to instill a freedom of movement not yet seen in the first-person genre. This is achieved not only with moves inspired by parkour and free running, but also by tying camera movement more closely with character movement, such that the rate at which the camera bobs up an down increases as Faith builds up speed while running and the camera spins when she somersaults. Also, the arms, legs, and even torso at times are prominent and their visibility is used to convey movement and momentum, such that Faith's arms pump and the length of her steps increase with her gait, and her legs cycle and arms flail during long jumps.

    The only playable character in the game is a runner named Faith. The story follows Faith and her struggle to free her sister from a corrupt government. Her parents were killed while protesting against the government and she was forced to grow up on the street, later becoming a runner. Faith was taught not to rely on modern forms of communication, partially because the ruthless police state prefers eavesdropping every chance they get. As Faith attempts to rescue her sister, while running messages for the criminal underworld, she gets caught up in a series of events which lead to her being pursued by the totalitarian government. Acting as Faith's guide is a mysterious character named Mercury, who will help Faith in her attempt to outwit and overcome the many government agents that are out to eliminate her.

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    Mirror's Edge features a "true" first-person view and hand-to-hand combat.

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    Faith is a runner and the main character in Mirror's Edge.

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    yeah ... I've been watching this for a while ... the trailer is very nice ...
     
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    i just wish DICE would give out a exact released date.
     
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    This game looks amazing and I really want to play it, but the thing is I get motion sickness from fps games so I'm gonna have to get some kind of pills or deal with throwing up every 5 to 10 minutes... this sucks [​IMG]
     
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    Looks sweet.
     
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    Just added a link to a interview with the Senior Producer.


     
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    God I want a PS3 now....
    This is very much DO WANT.

    No seriously, this just looks amazing. It's rare that I actually find graphics to be a pushing point in a game, but wow. On top of that if user environment interaction is awesome, then this game would just be overall made of win.
     
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    It's coming to 360, also ...
     
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    and PC....
     
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    Been following this game for a LONG time as I was a huge fan of Breakdown by Capcom for original Xbox (kinda tried the same thing, and was excellent if you saw it through).
    Didn't know it was getting PS3 love now as well, good for you guys!
    This game is either going to breathe new life into the stale FPS/A genre, or fail miserably. After watching the debut ingame vids on gametrailers last month, I feel it will be the former, it was exactly as I imagined and read it to be.
     
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    My prediction about this game :


    Very good, but very, very short ... 5 hours, or less ...
     
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    Yeah i think it will be short, and one of those titles that people have missed and will pick up a copy later in its life like what happened to Okami.

    But i could be wrong. It will be the first game every i pick up on release date.
     
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    It'll be a big seller, right from the off, but will disappoint many people ... just another prediction ... it will not appeal to as many people as it could ... people will be ultra-critical of it ...
     
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    Just like BioShock,Eh.
     
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    This game has been buzzing around for a while, at one point it was going to be on the Source engine then changed. Will it ever come out, I have been looking forward to play due the really nice aesthetics.

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    this game was demoed at my last field conference.
    looks hot.
    the code that was running, was pre-alpha, and looked kinda dodgy, but was still an impressive concept.
    I'm looking forward to it.
     
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    Games like Portal and this make the FPS Genre good. Gotta get a new pc now.
     
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    Yes it will come out.
     
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    Hmm, just reading the description and looking at the pictures, this looks to be pretty cool. Getting mot--er, simulation sickness would be a bad thing of course, but it'd be a pretty interesting side effect to have in a game like this. Imagine if this was for the Wii (at least if say to simulate the two hands and all) and you're a step closer to virtual reality, but yeah that probably won't happen.

    I hope it does well, given the saturation of the same types of FPS games in the market, though on the flip side of that coin, a game like Portal did incredibly well for a FPS where you don't really shoot at things, and it was more of a 3D puzzle game with physics and stuff. A game "from the eyes" would be a refreshing change from the "camera on wheels" style we've seen so much of now.
     
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    I've been talking about how i won some stuff from dice right? well one of the guys who were there is also one who comes from the same university programme as me and he is one of the developers on this game, and he really couldn't tell me a lot of things about it, due to confidentiality... [​IMG]
    But he gave me information about job applications ^^
     

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