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Old 03-02-11, 06:10 PM   #1
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Mirror’s Edge 2 might end up way different than its predecessor

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We are really worried about Faith’s new adventures that might take place in the sequel of one of the most innovative first person games. Mirror’s Edge was great and we really loved Faith’s parkour abilities. The fact that you couldn’t use most of the guns added a lot to the overall feeling. And we don’t mind if there won’t be a sequel for it. We do mind though if a streamlined sequel comes out.
According to EA’s Games label chief Frank Gibeau, they’re just trying to figure out how to bring Mirror’s Edge back and in what way as that’s part of the creative development process. “What we said internally is: ‘What do we need to do to make [a sequel] a hit?’ We need to go from version one to version two so that it sells two to three times as many, it finds a much bigger audience. The first game from a quality standpoint was good, but now it needs to be great.” said Frank and continued.

“We’re actively working on ideas in the Mirror’s Edge universe, we just haven’t locked yet on a way to bring it back and a way that fans will be excited, but at the same time we can get it to a bigger audience.”

What worries us is the way Frank thinks about the sequel. He specifically said that they need to go to a version that sells two to three times as many. To cater to a bigger audience. To be streamlined. This may literally destroy Mirror’s Edge as we know it. EA may dumb down the game or add some funky features to attract new audience. We can think a lot of games that have fallen into this trap. It’s only natural for a company to want to make more money, but for God’s sake. This is not the way you should be thinking about developing a sequel.

Take for example Unreal Tournament 3, Deus Ex: Invisible War or even Crysis 2. Those games were streamlined to cater to bigger audience and their fanbase was unhappy with that decision. We don’t know yet about Crysis 2, but all of previous games that tried the same thing have failed; whether they were called Splinter Cell, Ghost Recon, Deus Ex or Command & Conquer. We just hope that EA will not destroy one of the most innovative games we’ve had in the past few years.
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Old 03-02-11, 06:12 PM   #2
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I wonder if Dice will make it or another EA dev
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Old 03-02-11, 06:15 PM   #3
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Last I heard they scrapped ME2.
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Old 03-02-11, 11:54 PM   #4
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I really liked the original Mirror's Edge. It was very well paced, had great action, incredibly vivid graphics that still look amazing today, and most importantly, IT WAS DIFFERENT!!!

Seriously, EA, if you screw this up, I won't buy BF3 just to spite you. I liked Mirror's Edge. If you don't give us something that is just as good or better, I won't be buying any more big titles from you.
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Old 03-03-11, 05:06 AM   #5
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I dunno if it will be EA screwing it up or DICE themselves. I read in a mag here they were never really happy with the game, especially the combat. I liked the first game, and I hope combat is the only thing they tweak.
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I dunno if it will be EA screwing it up or DICE themselves. I read in a mag here they were never really happy with the game, especially the combat. I liked the first game, and I hope combat is the only thing they tweak.
This. Mirror's Edge is one of those little masterpieces just in need of some polish, nothing more. Any other kind of change leads to... erm... Call of Duty, so... no, thanks xD

A bit more on the physics side, like explosions and accurate bullet bouncing, better ragdoll physics and a little touch in the story for a bit deeper storyline.

That's what I would like for ME2, so... if EA doesn't like it, it means it's gonna be good!
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First one sold over million copies, but they need to streamline it and sell three times more. Dragon Age sold over three million copies, but they re-worked it anyway...so where exactly is the line, where the dumbing down stops?
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When the industry crashes again. We might be due for another.
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When the industry crashes again. We might be due for another.
EA are losing money, more and more each year. Activision gobbles them up, may aswell quit gaming altogether.
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EA are losing money, more and more each year. Activision gobbles them up, may aswell quit gaming altogether.
Honestly, nothing would please me more than seeing any distributor biting the dust, it's like the music industry... what is EA doing (apart from sucking undeserved money) in a real way?

The ideal situation would be for any studio to do their development without time worries (which could lead to bug-less (or, at least, with far less bugs than we usually find lately) code) or any constraint and then, use Steam to deliver it or any other digital delivery system.

Using a disc is a failure nowadays, and distribution companies ARE 'teh fail' nowadays... so... please god, let them sink ¬¬
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Last I heard they scrapped ME2.
I heard that too. Maybe it means someone other than DICE. I loved ME, and it was the only single player game I finished last year.
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i never could get into mirrors edge... it looked great but the gameplay style of the game just didn't do it for me.
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