Also, in honour of Catalyst, concealed within this review-in-progress is a very specially cat-o-list.
In this instance, Faith - her from the previous game - is being released from prison.
And even when you've crept out of prison - as slowly as possible - you still have to endure a conversation with some guy lurking up a cranny, which feels like it drags on for half an hour.
And given that the basic controls in Mirror's Edge Catalyst are different to most first-person games... well, it's a lot to juggle in your brain at once. I hope it's going to get easier.
And as many of the missions are on a timer, you don't ever want to stop. Except... my thumb kept sliding off the stick. This far into the game, it's a major problem.
Also, I've got concerns that there aren't enough different types of missions. The pace never seems to vary.
Perhaps they'll get easier as I upgrade my character, and develop new skills. Although... new skills = even more controls to remember. It seems to pull against the instinctive flow of the original.
In terms of the characters and story... it's all a little bit try-hard and forgettable. Routine anti-corporate, people's uprising stuff. Everyone wears a hoodie.
But I might be wrong. It's early days, brah. I'll keep you posted.
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