Replaying Mirror's Edge Catalyst, best part of this game for me is the open world, the main story missions are very good but I often find myself getting sidetracked because I love the open world aspect more, reaching hidden or hard to reach spots and being rewarded chips, recordings, docs, runner kits....etc. a fun game for short bursts, whenever I get bored I start up the game and roam around the game's different locations and try to reach areas I haven't reached before. The parkour mechanics are very good in this game, and it's a gorgeous-looking game too, I must have taken like 50 screenshots or something but here's just a few. I always wanted to explore the first game's city and enjoy it's parkour mechanics more but the restricted linear levels didn't really allow me to do that and when Catalyst came out it felt like it was just what I wanted. The ambient music is very relaxing and helps make the exploration aspect even more enjoyable.
I feel like the story is the most underrated aspect of this game. set in a utopian / dystopian setting, it's about citizens willingly giving their freedom for status and wealth by connecting themselves to a massive network, unaware that their government is secretly plotting to launch a project to control their thoughts. small details like running next to windows and overhearing citizens worried about the project and their jobs really help making me geniunely interested in it.