I need to get something off my chest about the long-awaited sequel to Faith’s fast and futuristic parkour journey. Catalyst is a fine game.

Not a bad game nor a great game, it lives somewhere in between the lines. The Faith that I remember from the original Edge is competently mirrored here (see what I did there?), but the invisible walls that surround her are bare and claustrophobic.

It’s still an adventure I enjoyed taking. The patrolling guards are still bumbling dolts ready to get their heads punted over guard rails. Faith sprints and slides like she’s been running her entire life. To be honest, the jukebox in the Runner HQ is perhaps my favorite "character" in the whole game because it plays a made-for-the-game CHVRCHES song on loop. Thanks for the red kicks, Mirror’s Edge Catalyst.

Games of 2016

Throughout January, the Games of 2016 will lead the way towards The 2016 Grimmys - Horrible Night's Games of the Year Awards.