Oh … AND it is purdy to look at.
With such stunning visuals, I had to wonder about the real life inspiration for the various settings.
Another thing attractive about the game and parkour in general is the practice of infiltration or “urban exploration” - examining the normally unseen or off-limits parts of urban areas or industrial facilities.
My curiosity in urban exploration across the world led me to discover what undoubtedly has to be the real life inspiration for the storm drains level in Mirror’s Edge: Japan’s “Underground Temple for People” (the G-Cans Project, AKA Metropolitan Area Outer Underground Discharge Channel).
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