What if corporations ran the country? - Let's Play Mirror's Edge Catalyst

Mirror’s Edge Catalyst is an action-adventure platformer developed by EA DICE and published by Electronic Arts. It was released in June 2016 for PC, PS4, and Xbox One. This game is a little bit of an oddity as it is neither prequel, sequel, or remake. If anything, it’s a reboot of a franchise that only had one game. No matter how you label it, Catalyst is a fitting successor to the original Mirror’s Edge. The game focuses on first person freerunning (or parkour) to get from point A to B, with some climbing, platforming, and combat sequences thrown in.

The game got mixed reviews with many people commenting that the basic freerunning mechanics are quite good, but the combat, story, characters, and pretty much everything else about the game are solidly mediocre. For the most part if you liked the first Mirror’s Edge, you’ll probably like this one. If you didn’t like the first Mirror’s Edge, it’s extremely unlikely that this one does anything that would bring you around.

Speaking of the original Mirror’s Edge, there will probably be many comments referencing or comparing the two games so if you’ve never seen or played it, check out the LP I did.


01 - The City of Glass (polsy)
02 - Reunion (polsy)
03 - Old Friends (polsy)
XX - TV Broadcasts 01 (polsy)
04 - Back In The Game (polsy)
05 - Mischief Maker (polsy)
06 - Savant Extraordinaire (polsy)
07 - The Metagrid (polsy)
XX - TV Broadcasts 02 (polsy)
08 - Benefactor (polsy)
09 - Fly Trap (polsy)
10 - Sanctuary (polsy)
XX - TV Broadcasts 03 (polsy)
11 - Vive La Resistance (polsy)
12 - Top of the World (polsy)
13 - Payback (polsy)
14 - Prisoner X (polsy)
XX - TV Broadcasts 04 (polsy)
15 - Thy Kingdom Come (polsy)
XX - TV Broadcasts 05 (polsy)
16 - Family Matters (polsy)
XX - TV Broadcasts 06 (polsy)
17 - Exit Strategy (polsy)
18 - The Shard (polsy)
XX - TV Broadcasts 07 (polsy)

i watched your original mirror’s edge LP and i’ve seen and heard nothing at all about the new one, so i’m looking forward to this.

I can not wait to start watch this loved the first one so hopefully this one will be just as good

I have heard some bad things about this one but it will be interesting to see it compared to the few levels of the first I have seen. The story seems very stuffed towards the front compared to the introduction of the original.

Hope you guys are enjoying it so far. Let’s get another video in here.

02 - Reunion url=“http://polsy.org.uk/play/yt/?vurl=https%3A%2F%2Fyoutu.be%2F2d-BtHDCi18”[/url]

And video number 3. After this, the schedule will probably stick to once a week or so.

03 - Old Friends url=“http://polsy.org.uk/play/yt/?vurl=https%3A%2F%2Fyoutu.be%2F_qMw0udUPNk”[/url]

This is the first real mission in the game. Things are going to start picking up.

04 - Back In The Game url=“http://polsy.org.uk/play/yt/?vurl=https%3A%2F%2Fyoutu.be%2FjxMFAJxiRGc”[/url]

Video 5 incoming.

05 - Mischief Maker url=“http://polsy.org.uk/play/yt/?vurl=https%3A%2F%2Fyoutu.be%2FAiT4Y1LryWs”[/url]

And time for Video 6. Making new friends :slight_smile:

06 - Savant Extraordinaire url=“http://polsy.org.uk/play/yt/?vurl=https%3A%2F%2Fyoutu.be%2FGMG-FJ4xj0k”[/url]

Video 7. This one is pretty much just catching up on some side mission-y type stuff.

07 - The Metagrid url=“http://polsy.org.uk/play/yt/?vurl=https%3A%2F%2Fyoutu.be%2Fvxgnuwrjqqk”[/url]

Time for another main mission, a really cool one. And we finally meet that guy everyone’s been talking about.

08 - Benefactor url=“http://polsy.org.uk/play/yt/?vurl=https%3A%2F%2Fyoutu.be%2FM6HDEjGpJA4”[/url]

No actual video this week, but I do have a couple bonus videos that I realized I should have been including.

XX - TV Broadcasts 01 url=“http://polsy.org.uk/play/yt/?vurl=https%3A%2F%2Fyoutu.be%2Fkap4EIim2Nk”[/url]
XX - TV Broadcasts 02 url=“http://polsy.org.uk/play/yt/?vurl=https%3A%2F%2Fyoutu.be%2FYvkY5zCd1NM”[/url]

Oh, that Icarus. Always getting himself into one sticky situation or another.

09 - Fly Trap url=“http://polsy.org.uk/play/yt/?vurl=https%3A%2F%2Fyoutu.be%2FcGTNRYXjIRA”[/url]

I guess we’ve got to find somewhere else to go. Also, the next episode of Glass Daily News.

10 - Sanctuary url=“http://polsy.org.uk/play/yt/?vurl=https%3A%2F%2Fyoutu.be%2FrZjjXa3Xtvs”[/url]

XX - TV Broadcasts 03 (polsy)

This is a pretty weird time for me to be posting a video, but hey life is funny sometimes.

11 - Vive La Resistance url=“http://polsy.org.uk/play/yt/?vurl=https%3A%2F%2Fyoutu.be%2FtXkk9oKTGZ4”[/url]

Alright back to it. We’ve got some side mission type stuff to do around the Rezoning District.

12 - Top of the World url=“http://polsy.org.uk/play/yt/?vurl=https%3A%2F%2Fyoutu.be%2FQ6uMB3DzoKg”[/url]

What this Black November mission has me thinking is just how much bigger of a scale Catalyst has against the original. Yes, in the old Mirror’s Edge, the corrupt organizations and government and our fight against it is important, but it’s really just about Faith and her sister. Anything we do is to the system is just secondary to our main goal.
This game however is very much a fight against those in power, and our time with Black November is a huge highlight on that. It’s also interesting to note that the earlier breakdown we got on Rebecca, vs Noah, vs Faith’s parents different ideas show that there isn’t one way to combat a corrupt system. Sure it didn’t work out for Faith’s parents, and Noah’s route had a similar ending, but all of them are really necessary. You need the voice, the power, and bystander to make a change. No one person is right or wrong in this situation. And it’d be interesting to see what exactly this iteration of Faith does.

Sorry about the week off, ran into some scheduling issues.

13 - Payback (polsy)

Here’s a cool mission and also more TV broadcasts.

14 - Prisoner X (polsy)
XX - TV Broadcasts 04 (polsy)

For some reason I feel like it’s going to turn out Isabel is Faith’s sister or something. Not entirely sure why.