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Mouldy Cheese Jun 11, 13
Sounds like you had a great time! I'm tentatively excited for a new Battlefront game - the previous instalments were just so damn fun to play. Although I do hold my breath a little on that one given the previous rumours and subsequent ruling out of a sequel being released. Oh, be still my beating heart!

As for Mirror's Edge 2, I'll be damned if that video didn't make me want to run out and buy the first one. I always just thought "it's a game about running along walls and stuff" but the heartfelt beauty in that trailer gives me pause.
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Paranoid Android Jun 11, 13
Holy shit, Mirror's Edge 2!??
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Jace2012 Jun 11, 13
All of these titles seem promising but i wouldn't have much expectations about ME2. The first game was OK but it was missing something to hook you up. I hope they do a better job on this second installment.
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Blue Neon Jun 11, 13
Mirrors Edge 2 is looks *bleep*ing amazing :D:D :D :D
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RabidChinaGirl Jun 11, 13
Blue Neon YES. YES IT DOES.

Jace2012 Mirror's Edge isn't a perfect game. Heck, I gave it a pretty rough review. But the franchise is just so different, and it was still a good game, I felt. I'm sure the second one will be much better.
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Supernouva Jun 11, 13
Mirror's Edge looks like it would be fun to play using the Move controllers.
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Darknet Jun 11, 13
I think every company brought their A Game this E3. It's gonna be a gooood gaming future.
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Blue Neon Jun 11, 13
I thought the first one was awesome - it was a lot like Portal 1 though, just an experiment and too short :c
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nipsen Jun 11, 13
"and the game looks so damn beautiful in next-gen graphics that my eyes might just bleed."

What wasn't pre-rendered is on about the same level as Mirror's Edge and BF3.. Realistically what we can expect -- aside from externally developed cutscenes with one-shot assets -- is an upgrade to the physics model and the lighting. More tones, better smoothing of indirect lighting.

But there will be the same amount of lightsources as before, the same model density when the models are actually rendered in the scene, the same type of animation interference, etc.

Actually, to be frank it's a long shot that the counter and context jump moves won't be automated and mapped to "path-events". One of the major "complaints" on the first game was that the controls didn't work, or didn't trigger "perfectly" the way "gamers" wanted them to. This is a complaint that allegedly came around even before the game was released, but which designers insisted wasn't an issue for a "marginal title".

When it now then apparently does get the greenlight, you can be completely certain of that the subtle differences between how to scale objects and walls, how to use momentum to skip certain obstacles, or how to use vaults to change rhythm for the next jump, and so on -- that none of that will be there, and certainly not expanded on.

And that we'll be seeing more combat, and a story that has been written and approved to a publisher who thinks Bruckheimer is the incarnation of Shakespeare. That it will actually have something to do with Rhianna Pratchett's Mirror's Edge other than in name and aesthetic setting is just not very likely. Instead I'll be willing to bet good money on that something will be written to tie a bunch of action-filled levels together -- levels that would have been made and created in bits and pieces on beforehand.

Of course -- if DICE actually were free to talk about what sort of direction they're going with this, we would actually know. But EA won't allow it, as usual.
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THM Jun 11, 13
The Division looks cool.
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Saeglopur Jun 12, 13
I only played the first Mirror's Edge for about 10 minutes and it gave me one of the worst headaches I've ever had from a game. Maybe I'm missing something, haha!
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