'Halo 5' Gets Hardcore Parkour In 'Mirror's Edge'-Inspired Forge Map
Halo 5 introduced a number of new ways for players to navigate their environment, adding the ability to sprint at all times, clamber up ledges, boost with the thruster pack and slam downward with the ground pound ability. It's perhaps for that reason this Mirror's Edge-themed Forge creation by Scootiee works so darn well.
For those unfamiliar with EA's parkour franchise, Mirror's Edge sees players running on walls, leaping across buildings and swinging from pipes in an effort to get from point A to point B as fast as possible, usually while avoiding or running through enemies looking to stop you. That's exactly what the premise of this Mirror's Edge map in Halo 5 is all about.
Teams of players race through a parkour obstacle course that takes numerous visual cues from EA's franchise. While there is no wallrunning in Halo 5, it's still an impressive recreation that captures the look and feel of Mirror's Edge. One team races to the finish line while another pilots the Wasp vehicle in the sky, raining down death from above. It's a fast-paced game of parkour cat-and-mouse that makes for an entertaining custom game type to play with friends. You can download the map here, as well as the game type itself here.
It's simple, but it's also what makes it such a gem. There are multiple routes players can take to reach the helicopter at the end of the course, and perfecting each jump and finding the best possible route is just as entertaining as it is in the real Mirror's Edge.
EA's sequel, Mirror's Edge Catalyst, lost sight of some of the key aspects that made Mirror's Edge popular in the first place, but this Halo 5 Forge creation captures the spirit of the original almost too perfectly.
Of course, this is far from the first jaw-dropping Halo 5 Forge creation. We've featured plenty of them in the past, ranging from pirate ship battles to games of beer pong, Flappy Bird to Star Wars space battles.
Players continue to create the impossible in Forge thanks to the tools provided by developer 343 Industries, and it seems like the community is showing no signs of stopping anytime soon. The recent arrival of Forge for Windows 10 users opened up the creation tools to an even larger number of people as well, which means fans can expect even more creations in the future.