When comparing Mirror's Edge vs Call of Duty: Black Ops III, the Slant community recommends Mirror's Edge for most people. In the question“What are the best first-person games on Steam?” Mirror's Edge is ranked 13th while Call of Duty: Black Ops III is ranked 29th. The most important reason people chose Mirror's Edge is:
The game's core mechanic is about traversing levels using wall-jumps, rolls and slides without losing momentum. It does a great job of creating a fluid sense of motion that you have complete control over.
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Pro Innovative, parkour-inspired, first-person platforming with excellent sense of motion
Pro Unique, minimalistic art-style
Mirror's Edge is set in a world where a totalitarian government runs a city and tries to eliminate anything that stands out, such as the free-running protagonist. The levels are created minimalistic, mostly white with aggressively contrasting primary colors, to represent the oppressive nature and sterility of the world.
Pro Great soundtrack
The soundtrack's spacious ambient texture coupled with electronic beats and synthetic sounds supplement the game's otherworldly, contrasting setting. The complete soundtrack is available with the purchase of the game.
Pro Keyboard controls work quite well
Surprisingly (for an EA game especially) the keyboard controls are actually designed to work quite well.
Pro Time trials
There are time trial bonus levels that are free of platforming sections and combat, just pure timed running missions.
Pro Fun and newly added character powers to the series
Black Ops 3 has a new addition of character powers that come in a basic range of melee, ranged and mind control. Each gives a certain perk that can be used in the game which allows for a few different play-styles (depending on ones weapon load-out). This way players can feel as though their character is a little more unique to them due to how one will play with what they have chosen to use.
Con Poor combat sytem
The combat system often feels out of place and definitely interferes with the flow of the gameplay.
Con Some people may experience motion sickness
In order to maintain its immersive nature, Mirrors Edge has virtually no UI, other than a small dot at the center of the screen. This should ward off motion sickness for most people, but be aware that if you're queasy, you might not feel too well after playing.
Con Poor character development
The story mode of the game is quite short at 6 hours, which means there is little time for much character development. While the overall story is interesting and brings up some themes not often found in game, by the time the game starts trying to get a pay off with certain characters, there has been little in the way of making the player chare about their conclusion or outcome, which can be frustrating to not be very invested in the games story.