“Mirror’s Edge” was one of the more innovative games in recent years. It starred a badass female protagonist, Faith Connors, and focused more on in-game movement, which was based on parkour, instead of straight-up guns blazing everywhere. And that’s a change of scenery in this generation dominated by first-person shooter games – spearheaded by the Call of Duty and Battlefield series.
Recently, “Mirror’s Edge Catalyst” was released, which served as a sort of prequel and a soft reboot of the series. Which is kind of eyebrow-raising, considering reboots typically happen to a series with more than two games under its belt (the mobile port of “Mirror’s Edge” doesn’t count). Anyway, if you still haven’t played any of the two games, next week you will have a golden opportunity to dive into them.
The good news is that you can play both of them for free. But the bad news is that it will only be available for Xbox One players. Electronic Arts has just announced that the two Mirror’s Edge games will be arriving to the EA Access Vault on November 9th, Wednesday. As long as you remain a subscriber, you can dive into the games in full with no limitations.
As for the cost of subscription, EA Access charges a measly $4.99 per month ($29.99 per year), which is actually well worth it considering you also get discounts and early access to games, on top of the free games available at The Vault. For PC players, you’ll have to wait for further announcement if the same promo will arrive on Origin Access. No luck for PS4 owners, though, as the ‘Access’ platform doesn’t exist yet for the PS4.
A relatively violence-free action game
“Mirror’s Edge Catalyst” was just released last June. The game offers a much smoother gameplay than its predecessor, which enhances the parkour mechanics featured prominently in the gameplay. Unlike “Mirror’s Edge”, the second game completely omits the use of guns for Faith Connors. Meaning, she now beats her enemies with her bare hands on a full-time basis (although she barely used guns in the first game).
Instead of engaging enemies head-on, you will be more inclined to make use of your surroundings in the game to complete your goals. You can still opt to beat the crap out of every enemy you encounter, though. But if you prefer that kind of approach, then you’re better off playing games like “The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim” or “Far Cry 4”.