Ohh, here's a subject I haven't reviewed in a while, a video game! In case if you've forgotten in that time, the point of this section is for me to review video games that I haven't actually played. Because I'm more of a video game voyeur then anything else, when a new game comes along I'm usually watching my wifey play it. That's the case with this game, and even though I wasn't the active party, I watched the whole game and loved it!
Backseat Gamer: Mirror's Edge Catalyst
What's it about?In the distant future the world is now a utopia of business and clean solid colored walls. Everyone works for one company or another and it's all run by the Conglomerate, enforced by a group called Kruger Sec. Faith is a member of a group of runners, who work as mail deliverers throughout the city and also as a resistance. While making deliveries she must also work to discover the true reason why she was locked up and what happened to her family - more specifically her sister.
Thoughts:My wifey played through the first Mirror's Edge when it originally came out and we both loved the game. Not only is the world stunning, but the game play is unique being that it's always in a first person perspective while you're jumping and parkouring through this futuristic landscape.
With the second game, Catalyst, the creative team rebooted the story of the first. This time the world was a bit different in that it was more clean and more refined, with the plot being told in a slightly more coherent way. Faith was better defined and the world seemed more open and challenging - especially since you have no option to pick up guns, but you're being chased by people with them on several missions.
In the end it's a great game with a very distinct atmosphere, but it leaves me wanting more. This can be great if there's going to be another game. But considering that I know this one wasn't that popular I have a feeling I'm going to be disappointed on that front.