Anybody have any opinion on whether mirrors edge catalyst is worth 5 bucks
It's worth that.
Just, you know...like the original Mirror's Edge had some issues (not long of a game; and it's not that great at storytelling & character development) - well, so does Catalyst. Catalyst will last you longer - but is that a better thing or not here?
Some things improved (engine and graphics; and the storytelling...if that's saying much. Some things have changed (Catalyst is open-world now), but it's not always for the better (this one's a toss-up - nice to roam around the open-world and use it as your parkour jungle gym, but the game's not really littered w/ much interesting side-quests and whatnot).
Since Catalyst is a reboot, retelling some of the story from the original doesn't make for the most interesting stuff here (some of it feels like re-treading old waters that you already knew), though some stuff is taken in much different directions here this time around.
I'm still waiting for that one Mirror's Edge game to reach greatness - but the series hasn't done that just yet. It's solid overall and unique enough w/ the first-person parkour thing that it's worth a look, especially at this price.
Plus, the game's downright gorgeous, just like most games that have been on Frostbite.
More of my in-depth thoughts here on Catalyst: