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Review Mirror's Edge
Three-dimensional runner with elements of parkour
Author: Evgenii Kostrov
Date: 23 Apr 2017, tested on Nokia Lumia 920
Quality animation, quality 3d graphics, interesting levels, unusual plot, unusual game play
Mirror's Edge is an excellent runner for Windows Phone from the Electronic Arts company, which doesn't compare to anything as it is absolutely unique in terms of graphics and controllling. In this game you will find the excellent three-dimensional graphics, fine detailization of the game world, and an incredibly distinct animation. The essence of the game is that you have to get to the end of a level overcoming a lot of obstacles and hiding from the fire and manpower of the enemy.
Obstacles and trapsIn some countries, of course there is a struggle against parkour, but unlikely to that extent. The main character of the game is the girl fragile at first glance, but as her pursuers we will meet Special Forces soldiers, tommy-gunners on the board of a helicopter, and many other characters from the security forces. In total, the game has 14 game worlds including skyscraper roofs, basements, subway stations, and other fascinating places.
As man-made obstacles in this game are various buildings, ventilation shafts, flights between buildings, construction and other facilities. Unlike most games, in this the main character can run in any direction, but it is desireable to move in the opposite direction only in cases there is a great danger ahead. Find an alternative path and continue to move from left to right.
Controlling features in Mirror's EdgeThe controlling is performed with gestures, and there is a huge number of its variants. Actually, only because of this our girl is capable of a holy load of tricks. With their help she can not only travel long distances, but also run on vertical walls, jump off high roofs to lower ones without compromising the health, use pins sticking out of walls as a horizontal bar, run on a load attached to a construction crane, and much more. The biggest challenge in the game is the controlling itself but not because of its difficulty but because it is very diverse. It requires accurate and timely actions, and you are sure to be confused at first.
ResumeEvery second of delay could cost the main character her life, so your attention should be entirely focused on the game. At times you will run into save points. For example, on the roofs they will be satellite dishes. Get to the point, and even in the event of the girl's death, the game will begin from this moment. To summarize, we can safely say that this is the best runner for Windows Phone, which will excite all the fans of the genre.