Faith Not Want: Mirror’s Edge Marketing Failure?

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EA action adventure game Mirror’s Edge ignited much controversy when initially published due to the “Hollywood Oriental” character design, seen by many Japanese as being hard on the eyes. When 2channers redesigned her, they hurt the feelings of the sensitive Swedes who preferred the fanciful amazon look.

Here we see the end result: the game sits in one of Sofmap’s dreaded wagons (actually not a wagon in this case, but you get the point), a general sign of poor sales, for a rock bottom price of ¥2,000, and is still stacked high:

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  • Anonymous commented on March 31, 2010 14:06

    What?! IMO though, Celeste is a babe.... More

  • gareth commented on July 31, 2009 19:52

    For a software yes, this is an userbility issue. However if you happen to be invovled in the game designing process, you will find the product you are making is a mixture of artistic value... More


Mirror’s Edge Moefication

Mirror’s Edge Moefication
Mirror’s Edge Moefication

Parkour ’em up game Mirror’s Edge seems to have attracted more attention with its character designs than with any other aspect of the game, specifically where the notoriously ugly (to 2channers at least) protagonist Faith is concerned.

Naturally, 2channers soon set about improving matters, and now it seems the moefied version has attracted more attention than the nondescript original, overseas as well as in Japan.

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  • XxLolimasterxX commented on December 8, 2015 02:50

    Dude.. Sankaku will tear your brain off from inside your skull. And yes, moe version is creepy to some at least. The female action game characters surely have to represent more of a fighter expression... More

  • XxLolimasterxX commented on December 8, 2015 02:46

    No..Please..Staph.. Staph da image chains before it becomes too realistic!!... More


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