Why not start Friday with a string of vertiginous vaults through a sterile cityscape? EA's faithful, well-constructed mobile version of Mirror's Edge
is free on the iOS app store today. It's not a universal program, mind you, so you'll have to grab it on iPhone or iPad separately.
It's not as thrilling as DICE's original game -- and less likely to make you look up "proprioception
" -- but this interpretation of Mirror's Edge
is a breezy side-scroller with elegant controls and combat that's less of a show-stopper. It's also the perfect distraction from all those articles
about how Mirror's Edge 2
might, won't, could, and can't happen.