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Mirror’s Edge Catalyst video game review: Parkour cat and mouse

Mirror's Edge Catalyst's heroine is Faith Connors, who

Mirror's Edge Catalyst's heroine is Faith Connors, who careens her way through a cityscape. Photo Credit: Electronic Arts

PLOT A woman is on the run after uncovering a sinister scheme.

RATED T for Teen

DETAILS Xbox One, PlayStation 4, PC; $59.99

BOTTOM LINE The game really moves.

Mirror’s Edge Catalyst focuses on the fluid parkour skills of the protagonist, Faith Connors, who plies her trade as a Runner — a skilled, off-the-grid courier who transports messages and merchandise by sprinting, vaulting and tumbling across rooftops. She also gets involved in corporate espionage after breaking into an outfit called Kruger Arms and stumbling upon the Reflection project. When she decides to steal the Reflection data, she stirs up a hornet’s nest of trouble. CEO Gabriel Kruger orders his enforcers to recover the filched technology, even if they have to tear apart the city to do it. With freedom to jump and careen her way through the cityscape, players can exploit Faith’s moves and expand them. These moves give the game a “Tony Hawk Pro Skater” vibe, as players combine sprints, jumps, slides and more to get from one place to another.

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