You bastard. I have screamed across the internet trying to foster comparative criticism between Portal and Mirror’s Edge and you hit all my points in 4 lines.
Wait, you forgot bringing down a surveillance apparatus. No one remembers that at the end of the original Mirror’s Edge you more or less accidentally destroy the servers for the city’s surveillance and then of course in Portal you kill the surveyor. Also depending on what you want to take the canonical gender of the mayor of the city in Mirror’s Edge as, female villain.
There’s an area in Catalyst that is a recreation of one of the earliest areas in the original (the room in the first level where you jump onto a vent to get into some other vents and one of the collectible bags is in the room, you’d recognize it immediately if you saw it) and when you see it your hit with huge nostalgia only to think, “wait, Mirror’s Edge wasn’t that long ago… Oh shit, Mirror’s Edge was almost ten years ago”.
For some reason I did really love the choice of completely contemporary technology level in the original.