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Jumping and Rolling and Diving, Mirrors Edge

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  • RialeRiale Registered User
    edited November 2008
    Man... As excited as I was for this game so far I am just really not impressed. The demo was the best designed level I've played so far (just into chapter 3) and I'm really regretting this purchase. There are lot of areas where the running is either boring (in other words, it's just straight up running, there's no jumping or anything really involved when getting from point A to point B) or overly convoluted to the point where it's impossible to get any flow (basically see the thousands of fucking PIPES that you have to oh so slowly crawl up).

    There are also a lot of issues with hit detection in regards to grabbing onto things. If you're even slight off of 'dead on' you'll miss ladders, pipes and ledges. I don't expect magnetic cling here, but having to constantly readjust myself just ruins the pacing.

    When the game works (mostly on the rooftop areas, which are a saddeningly small part of the game so far) it works well and it's enjoyable, but all too often it just feels clunky and forced. I'm seriously considering turning around and trading this back in to the game store. Time trials or no, I don't really think it was worth the purchase.

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  • AirAir Registered User regular
    edited November 2008
    any of you guys ever hook up an xbox controller to pc? how well does it work with most shit?

    im thinkin about gettin a new wired xbox controller just for pc
    but i dont already have one so dont wanna waste money on a shitty thing

    basically i played this demo yesterday and its the kind of thing that probably wouldnt work that well with keyboard and mouse and i dont know of any decent pc gamepads

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  • DrZiplockDrZiplock Registered User regular
    edited November 2008
    I am retardedly horrible at this game, but I love it so much.

    Chels came over just as I was chasing Jack Knife and her jaw dropped.

    Now I'm stuck in a fucking building and I can't find my way out because I'm being shot to hell.

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  • TankHammerTankHammer Extreme Ghostbuster Registered User regular
    edited November 2008
    Air wrote: »
    any of you guys ever hook up an xbox controller to pc? how well does it work with most shit?

    im thinkin about gettin a new wired xbox controller just for pc
    but i dont already have one so dont wanna waste money on a shitty thing

    basically i played this demo yesterday and its the kind of thing that probably wouldnt work that well with keyboard and mouse and i dont know of any decent pc gamepads

    It will work very-well with the PC because it was designed to work with a PC.
    Spoiler:

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  • Blake TBlake T Registered User regular
    edited November 2008
    You can also get a wireless adapter for your PC.

  • TankHammerTankHammer Extreme Ghostbuster Registered User regular
    edited November 2008
    Blaket wrote: »
    You can also get a wireless adapter for your PC.

    yes, but I think he wants to get a wired controller because they are cheaper.

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  • Blake TBlake T Registered User regular
    edited November 2008
    Well I assume he already has a wireless controller.

    That and wires are the devil.

  • AirAir Registered User regular
    edited November 2008
    nah i dont even have a damn xbox
    and ps3 controller only works with 32bit windows, so i could try getting xp on another partition just for a few games but thats annoying

    i found some logitech controller for about $25 that seems like it should work just fine and if i hardly use it no biggie
    it would only be for the odd few games

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  • AirAir Registered User regular
    edited November 2008
    double the price
    maybe

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  • Blake TBlake T Registered User regular
    edited November 2008
    The three sixty controllers are brilliantly designed as well.

    Also consider that the majority of the games that you would use a gamepad for were probably designed for the 360 gamepad anyway.

  • AirAir Registered User regular
    edited November 2008
    good point

    apparently the logitech one is very much like a playstation controller
    though i guess it couldnt hurt to diversify my controller situation

    goddamn 64 bit os
    its supposed to be better

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  • McClyMcCly Registered User regular
    edited November 2008
    The 360 controller is the best one ever. Except for the D-Pad. What were they thinking?

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  • TenTen Registered User regular
    edited November 2008
    Yeh, I'm glad I rented this game: when it's good it's damn good, but what everybody is saying about the cutscenes and story (that they're lame) is true and it's frustrating as hell sometimes (really? I have one chance to disarm this guy and if I fail I have to go through the whole stupid cutscene again?)

    Still, kudos to DICE for trying something new and different

  • Vann DirasVann Diras Registered User regular
    edited November 2008
    Yeah if anything I'm glad I bought it to support DICE and EA in their attempt to do something really new and cool

    plus yeah whenever you're outside the game is wonderful

  • Canada_jezusCanada_jezus Registered User regular
    edited November 2008
    Good game, bit easy. Kind of early tony hawk games but without the awesome but barebones level creator. Story is terrible. Dialogue feel like someone shat it out.

    You know who I fucking hate? Pony.

    I don't know why, I just felt the need to say that.
  • TenTen Registered User regular
    edited November 2008
    The animation is awful as well, for a company like EA who usually have such great production values, the dodgy Flash animated look really stands out

  • OrikaeshigitaeOrikaeshigitae Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited November 2008
    they outsourced the animation and it shows

  • ascotascot Registered User
    edited November 2008
    Is the demo of this available for Silver live members yet?

  • Canada_jezusCanada_jezus Registered User regular
    edited November 2008
    reminded me of a low rent animatrix and thats what, ten years old?

    You know who I fucking hate? Pony.

    I don't know why, I just felt the need to say that.
  • Vann DirasVann Diras Registered User regular
    edited November 2008
    Well alright, this game is beaten and the Test of Faith achievement acquired. I wonder how less frustrating combat would be if I could gun down some fuckers

    oh well, time trials ahoy!

  • ascotascot Registered User
    edited November 2008
    I played the demo.
    It seemed okay, I'd like to give the full game a try out.
    Though it did give me a little motion sickness which is weird because I've never had that from a game before.

  • TankHammerTankHammer Extreme Ghostbuster Registered User regular
    edited November 2008
    ascot wrote: »
    I played the demo.
    It seemed okay, I'd like to give the full game a try out.
    Though it did give me a little motion sickness which is weird because I've never had that from a game before.

    I didn't experience this phenomenon but I could see how it could be disorienting for some.

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  • ascotascot Registered User
    edited November 2008
    Not so much like, oh god i'm gonna throw up, but when I looked away my head felt a little woozy.
    To be honest I don't really think the seeing-your-arms/legs thing really works either.

  • mullymully Registered User regular
    edited November 2008
    i had the same thing, ascot
    never gotten dizzy like that at a game before, that made me a little woozy

    ...well then i played some gears2
    and there is one part
    i couldn't even look at the screen, bleh

  • McClyMcCly Registered User regular
    edited November 2008
    mully wrote: »
    i had the same thing, ascot
    never gotten dizzy like that at a game before, that made me a little woozy

    ...well then i played some gears2
    and there is one part
    i couldn't even look at the screen, bleh

    What part?

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  • mullymully Registered User regular
    edited November 2008
    McCly wrote: »
    mully wrote: »
    i had the same thing, ascot
    never gotten dizzy like that at a game before, that made me a little woozy

    ...well then i played some gears2
    and there is one part
    i couldn't even look at the screen, bleh

    What part?

    the part where the locust dude takes over the other vehicle and you have to try and shoot the driver before you get to the single lane bridge
    trying to aim, as the non-turret guy, looking at that other car.. i got seasick. carsick. tanksick? gearssick.

  • McClyMcCly Registered User regular
    edited November 2008
    You're going to LOVE what you have to do later in the game.

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  • Vann DirasVann Diras Registered User regular
    edited November 2008
    McCly I recently watched Hard Candy

    Ellen Page is anything but adorable and your avatar just makes me cringe

  • InquisitorInquisitor Registered User regular
    edited November 2008
    Veretas wrote: »
    about..6-8 hours?

    It's short but I keep replaying levels like mad to fine new ways to get around.

    Combat is kinda dry but the real fun is pull off move after move after move so fluidly that you keep your momentum up and oh god the city just looks so pretty I wish it was longer.

    Oh and the story is not gonna be winning any awards anytime soon.

    No way. It took me 4 and a half hours to clear the story, first try. And that was with a lot of screwing up and doing things the hard way (kill no one with a gun for the whole game achievement).

    Rent the game unless you really enjoy speed runs.

  • Vann DirasVann Diras Registered User regular
    edited November 2008
    yeah unless you enjoy obsessively trying to get 3 stars on time trials, give it a rent. It's definitely worth the $8 just for the experiance it offers

    However, I think I've nailed down exactly what made combat so annoying to me. It's just so inconsistant. Some runs I'll go through and takedown 3 dudes right next to each other

    I'll go through it again and suddenly they are actually effective and I don't even get close to them. It makes things really frustrating because it never clearly defines "okay here are things that will work in combat". You just have to try and try and try and hope you get lucky with a retarded machine-gunner.

  • doublehawk00doublehawk00 Registered User
    edited November 2008
    do you know if you get anything for not using runner vision

    because i haven't been

  • InquisitorInquisitor Registered User regular
    edited November 2008
    do you know if you get anything for not using runner vision

    because i haven't been

    Nah. There's nothing special for that. It will be good practice for hard mode, which turns off runner vision. And there's an achievement for beating the game on hard.

  • McClyMcCly Registered User regular
    edited November 2008
    Vann Diras wrote: »
    McCly I recently watched Hard Candy

    Ellen Page is anything but adorable and your avatar just makes me cringe

    Watch Juno to counteract that.

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  • Vann DirasVann Diras Registered User regular
    edited November 2008
    McCly wrote: »
    Vann Diras wrote: »
    McCly I recently watched Hard Candy

    Ellen Page is anything but adorable and your avatar just makes me cringe

    Watch Juno to counteract that.

    no because then I just get the image of a pregnant teenager chopping off a dude's balls

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