At one point or another, you’ve probably heard a contingent of people clamoring for Mirrors Edge to be in third person. Then again, thanks to the game releasing on the PC and the “tweaking” of files that can be had on that platform those looking for a look at what a third person Mirrors Edge would look like can now see just that. Unfortunately, after you see this video it should be completely obvious that the game was made with only first person in mind as you see the animation of Faith. The word awkward comes to mind, but that’s easy explainable.
So, you say the animation looks horrible? Well, if that’s your reaction, the animation you see in the above video is made for the purposes of the player viewing them through the first person view only. Why animate the character for third person when you’ll be playing in first person? Tailoring the animation for viewing the locomotion through Faiths eyes is what the developers would logically think. Right?
-William “thewilleffect” Bell-