Mirror's Edge™ Review
- Elegant, streamlined control system.
- Hidden items, achievements and speed runs for replayability.
- Crisp Retina display visuals.
- Wallpapers seem pointless for iPhone or desktop PCs.
- Audio cue glitches can kill the moment.
There's nothing really new for those who have played the iPad version, but if you have an iPhone 4 this is almost without a doubt a must try experience.
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Oh how I've waited for this day to arrive! It has certainly been a long time coming for the iPhone version of EA's free-running title Mirror's Edge to make its appearance, but the wait has certainly been worthwhile.
For those not fortunate enough to own an iPad this will be a wholly unique experience to enjoy, with a light and easy to master control system that mirrors the original game's intent to instill a true sense of 'flow' in movement. Faith is manipulated by basic swipes, gesturing up for jumps, across for changes in direction and down for slides. Combinations of these give you access to wall-runs, climbs, tic-tacs and even basic attacks that are smooth and easy to execute. Mastering your environment is key to your survival, but more importantly smooth chaining of moves will keep Faith moving at top speed, making speed trials easier to conquer.
Much like the 2008 release, the visuals are stark and bright, but the sharp clean angles hint at a world that seems out of step with reality, one that's far too controlled. The game's original soundtrack is also levered in to this mobile release to help drive the tension, however the short loops and poor audio cues put a wrench in what is an otherwise flawless presentation.
For those fortunate enough to own an iPhone 4 and not an iPad, this is without a doubt a must try title, but the small glitches and short gameplay might give pause for thought for some.
DescriptionDON’T LOOK BACK! Made to maximize the visual intensity of the iPhone 4 Retina Display, get the cutting edge in adrenaline-driven gameplay on the App Store™! One of the most eagerly anticipated action games of the year, the Mirror’s Edge experience for iPhone® & iPod touch® will leave you breathless!
ENTER THE WORLD OF MIRROR’S EDGE
True to the tradition that has made Mirror’s Edge a fan favorite around the world, immerse yourself in the world of Faith Connors – an underground “Runner” who bolts into action to stop a deadly threat in a “perfect society” full of sinister surveillance and relentless pursuers.
EXPERIENCE BREATHTAKING VISUAL POWER
Envisioned for the iPhone 4 Retina Display and iOS 4, the vivid HD quality delivers stunning visual clarity as you pound through a graphically rich cityscape flooded with realistic sounds, a pulsating soundtrack, and dynamic camera angles. You’ve never seen or felt a game for iPhone & iPod touch quite like this.
ONCE YOU BECOME A RUNNER, THERE’S NO LOOKING BACK
Run up walls, slide down ramps, ride zip lines, and hurdle between rooftops as you burn through 14 levels of increasing intensity in single-player combat mode. Think fast on your feet, engage in furious hand-to-hand combat, elude your enemies, and push yourself to the very edge.
What's New in Version 1.5.6Run like never before in the new and improved Mirror’s Edge! We’ve made behind-the-scenes improvements including:
- iOS 7 support
- iPhone 5 resolution support