Mirror’s Edge is one of my favorite games of the last generation despite mediocre reviews. The gameplay and visuals were amazing, and the premise had a lot of potential, but there wasn’t much of a story and the character was one-dimensional. The comic tries to alleviate that by delving deeper into Faith’s backstory.
The comic actually takes quite a while to pick up as the first two issues are complete filler. I almost gave up after the first issue had nothing going for it. It’s not until the last 3 issues that the story picks up, but it becomes a little predictable and continues to remain slow going.
We are learning about Faith’s personal childhood and how she grew up in the city and what her role as a runner is all about. At the end of the series, it all makes sense and becomes clear, and I felt more connected to Faith, but it takes forever to get to the point. I also didn’t like the art style here as it was blocky, void of detail, and barely captured the beauty of the game.
Overall, if you’re a huge Mirror’s Edge fan then read the series. It’s short, and the only thing we’ll get to really give us more story on this game.