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A popular politician is murdered and Faith's sister is arrested, whilst Faith escapes. Now she must try to unravel the circumstances of Pope's murder and to relieve her sister.

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Credited cast:
Jules de Jongh Jules de Jongh ... Faith (voice)
Phillipa Alexander ... Kate (voice)
Morgan Deare Morgan Deare ... Travis RB (voice)
Tim Dale Tim Dale ... Jacknife (voice)
Glenn Wrage ... Mercury (voice)
Joseph Mydell ... Miller (voice)
Emily Beecham ... Celeste (voice)
Mikey O'Connor ... Generic SWAT #1 Male (voice)
John Schwab ... Generic SWAT #2 Male (voice)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Alanis Peart ... Faith's Sister (voice)


A popular politician is murdered and Faith's sister is arrested, whilst Faith escapes. Now she must try to unravel the circumstances of Pope's murder and to relieve her sister. Written by ccoyle36

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Release Date:

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A good and highly original game nearly ruined by its flaws.
16 September 2015 | by BudgetSecurityGamesSee all my reviews

A good and highly original game nearly ruined by unforgiving controls and sparse checkpoints, resulting in frustrating trial and error gameplay.

Graphics are nice, and I liked their ultra clean urban vibe. Environments are well designed and look more realistic than in many other games. The music is minimalist and fits well. The story is fairly short, but well presented and I liked the stylised cutscenes. Most of the story has you running away from a police manhunt, and reminded me of some of the story in HalfLife2. Gun combat is basic, but not bad, and this game is not about combat anyway.

The first person view can make it difficult to keep your bearings, but is fairly well implemented and refreshing in a market saturated with 3rd person views. The controls are a good concept and quite nuanced, but difficult to master, and can feel very inconsistent. You are either someone who quickly "gets it" and then is free to enjoy the game, or like me, you are not quite able to master them. In my case this is also partly because the parkour is inconsistently realistic and arcade at the same time (only someone with a Crysis style Nano-Suit would be able to do those wall running jumps etc). I think many gamers with perfectly normal keyboard/controller talent will still struggle, like I did. I found some segments a bit too difficult and the scripted events were harsh, also resulting in many frustrating re-attempts. The checkpoint save system is a pain if you are struggling with a segment, and in that respect, it renders this game inferior to something like HalfLife2 which has an excellent manual save system. I had so much trouble at times, that I had to look up some youtube walkthroughs for help. It would have helped if there were more advanced training tutorials. Maybe the random loading screen tips could also have helped, but I have a fast SSD, so never got to read them. Parkour controls in Assassin's Creed may be a bit too simple and forgiving, but at least it is a lot less frustrating most of the time.

Annoyingly, there is no way to pause or reload cutscenes, as it is easy to accidentally skip them. This game is a fairly good port to PC, with no mouse accel or lag, and rebindable controls. Fortunately, no Origin account is needed with the steam version.

It is such a pity this game has serious flaws, as it is otherwise quite good and I would have really enjoyed it. I look forward to Mirror's Edge 2, hoping the devs will have ironed out the issues without dumbing the game down.

Conclusion: Whether you will enjoy this game depends entirely on how good you are with your keyboard/controller, and how much trial-and-error gameplay you can tolerate.

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