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Despite its issues, Mirror's Edge pulls through in originality. 0

Editor's Note: Video review included! Both reviews took me quite awhile, and this is my first review in nearly a year. Both reviews differ from each other and include a few different thoughts. Unfortunately, my capturing device went FUBAR prior to the review, so I had to use trailer footage for the video. In result, I could not always use footage that fit the context. Enjoy!Video Review  Mirror's Edge Video Review from William Boso on Vimeo. Text ReviewThe story's main character, Faith. Mirror’s...

7 out of 7 found this review helpful.

Patience Pays Off 0

My emotions conflicted greatly during my playing of Mirror’s Edge on account of its frustrating dichotomy. On one hand, you have an excellent climbing and running action game played entirely in the first person, and it does a fantastic job of putting you into the shoes of lead character Faith, who is a “runner” tasked with delivering illegal packages by parkouring all over an oppressively white-washed city. On the other hand is a lot of combat, which is fairly poorly executed and oftentimes need...

5 out of 5 found this review helpful.

Mirror's Edge 0

 Mirror's Edge is certainly not a game without faults, and I can easily see how some of its problems could lead to indifference or even genuine dislike towards the game. But I found its presentation and unique take on platforming from a first person perspective to be an interesting and at times perfectly thrilling experience. I think what I really wanted was a lot of its ideas in a better considered game, but I had a lot of fun playing through it despite the very high number of times I mes...

4 out of 4 found this review helpful.

Mirror's Edge Review 0

Original IP’s have become scarce in gaming over the past couple of years, and it isn’t very often that one stands out among the crowd of sequels and look-a-likes. Mirror’s Edge is a first-person platformer/action-adventure that puts you in control of the female lead, Faith, in the game’s metropolitan city. Instead of creating another typical shooter, the first-person view is used to play from Faith’s perspective as she runs, jumps, and climbs her way around the city.Graphically, the art style is...

3 out of 3 found this review helpful.

1/2 cup of good and 1/2 cup of bad makes this a solid 3 star. 0

 This game came out last fall, during the time when alot of big hits try to cram through the market at once, though not all of them sell well. It probably explains why so many ‘hits’ from this fall have been delayed till early next year. Anyways, this is one that didn’t sell well, it was also available on PS3, and later on PC. The Good – Original first person experience that introduces gamers to parkour. The game is set in the future, where life is on a corporate stronghold, you’re a sort of an...

3 out of 3 found this review helpful.

Fast paced, pretty, immersive. 0

 Mirror’s Edge is a first person action game released on November 11 2008 for the Playstation 3, Xbox 360, and PC. It was developed by the Swedish company Dice, makers known for the Battlefield series of games. Now, while played from the first person, this game isn’t done justice by being called a shooter. Although you can shoot a variety of weapons, the main focus is a type of movement called “Parkour” where the goal is to go from point A to point B as quickly and as efficiently as possib...

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

Brilliant concept; flawed execution 0

Conceptually, Mirror’s Edge is brilliant; there is no doubt about it, for me. The idea of a first-person free-running simulator is something I’ve wanted to play having seen The Matrix for the first time. Being able to jump from building to building, across rooftops, pulling out kick-ass moves when needs be, dressing in hot, sexy PVC… Ah, yes, Mirror’s Edge: a great idea, in theory. It’s in practice, though, where the theory pans out. Sadly, Mirror’s Edge doesn’t get the implementation quite righ...

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

An ambitious leap, cut short by too many dudes with guns. 0

Mirror's Edge took a concept that had been used extensively, and excellently, in a 3rd person perspective and said "You know what, we're going to do this from a 1st person view."  Pat on the back for trying, DICE.  The acrobatic parkour genre of platforming is something I'm a fan of, and I do think there is a lot to be gained from doing that in 1st person, I just think the people behind Mirror's Edge got a little confused.Some things that work really well are things that are naturally gained fro...

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

Leap of Faith 0

Originally posted 2008-12-11 on blog.teboda.net Mirror's Edge places you in the role of the runner Faith, a parkouring courier that delivers messages for those that oppose the big brother society where everything looks nice and people have given up their freedom for a nice and comfortable life of complacency. The game is a nice blend of old and new. It mixes old-school game design with some of the better improvements of later years and a striking art-style. These lyrics from the title track St...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Mirrors Edge: The Review 0

There are a few times in my life where a game has come out and taken me by complete surprise. Games that seemed to break the mode and show me what games can be. Unique, and superb, possibly a little flawed, but games that just keep you coming back. Tomb Raider, Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time, Final Fantasy, and now I will add another game to that group. Mirrors Edge. I was against this game from the outset. you can hear me spew hatred for it on my podcast. I trounced it evertime anyone ment...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Saving the day by hauling ass 0

There's the cult hit that was widely praised, near universally adored and yet at the same time failed to find much of an audience with many proclaiming as a gaming injustice. A game so amazingly awesome and yet sold so poorly is a sure travesty. Which unfortunately what Mirror's Edge is not, although you'd be a little taken back by the huge following the game received since it came out. Known for doing realistic large-scale shooters, DICE delivered a first-person action adventure platforming...t...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Living Life On The Edge 0

  Let's be honest here: most gamers don't live life on the edge. Sure, a few of us may bust out 900s on a skateboard, rock climb sheer cliffs, or attempt to surf tsunamis, but most of us would rather perform those dangerous activities with our controllers. Still, we occasionally need new thrills, so it's refreshing seeing titles that break boundaries like DICE's Mirror's Edge. Take all your preconceptions of a mirror and smash them to pieces, because you won't be staring at your reflection In Mi...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

A True Diamond in The Rough. 0

  The game developer DICE really surprised us back in early 2008 where a little game called Mirror's Edge was released footage of. What surprised us at the time wasn't perhaps the unique art style and stunning graphics, but what they showed really didn't play like anything else out there, and people wondered if the real game would play anything like that. Mirror's Edge is pitched as a first-person parkour game, with the object of getting from point A to point B, not by shooting people but by r...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Fresh But Not Flawless 0

A slightly unconventional protagonist. Mirror’s Edge is a 2008 first-person platforming game from DICE. It’s rather surprising that DICE made a platformer, let alone a first-person platformer, but here it is. The game takes place in a futuristic dystopia where the government has breached the privacy of its citizens, and forced regulations on all aspects of the city in an effort to drive down crime. The game puts you in the shoes of Faith Connors, one the “runners” of the city, a group who act...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Freerunnin on the Edge 0

Mirror`s Edge Shines when you get the feel of it. + Innovative 1st Person Action+ Great Music that fits the Game`s Atmosphere+ Fresh Break from blockbuster titles and shooters- Insanely Short. Not worth 60 bucks in my opinion- Frustrating Combat. Faith can`t take much damage- No Multiplayer. Not really a negative, but could have been interesting to see in a game like this.Mirror`s Edge is a breath of fresh air among the barrage of games out this fall. It`s an exhilarating ride that provides high...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

A leap of faith worth taking. 0

Mirror's Edge is an incredibly unique experience that is extremely important in the age of an extremely over-saturate game market. We're constantly being flooded by the same types of games and an endless stream of sequels that rarely do anything new. That's not to say any of these games are bad, but they drown out innovation by constantly playing it safe - as well as wearing out their welcome. Games like Mirror's Edge don't come around very often, and when they do we'd be best not to ignore them...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Will recommend insurance to the player. 0

Mirror’s Edge : A first person RUNNING game from Electronic Arts and Battlefield 1942-developer Dice. Story : So evil corporations are ruling and oppressing the masses with their…well they’re evil alright, and whatever makes then so evil is enough to warrant a group of “runners” who leap across rooftops to give each other information that this evil corporation doesn’t want you to know about. Plot develops into some kind of not-really-well-explained conspiracy involving protagonist Faith’s sister...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Not a total letdown, but not a revolution either. 0

Mixed feelings, that's what I'm left with right now after the final chapter of Mirror's Edge. I had no big expectations for this DICE's youngest child, so honestly, it took me by surprise a few times (meant in a positive way), but on the other hand, it is a long, long time I had sworn about any game like I did about Mirror's Edge. No doubts that ME has the most original concept of all the big games that came out in 2008, however it does not use all of the potential the concept has. The experienc...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Mirror's Edge - Review 0

It is pretty safe to say that you haven't played a game like Mirror's Edge. Game developers Dice have been in the game for quite some time now with some classics such as Pinball Dreams, Ralisport Challange and most recently battlefield: Bad Company.Mirror's Edge is a very ambitious game that takes platforming to a whole new level. You need to give credit to Dice for going out and making a game such as this. Is it a revolution in platform gaming or does it fall flat on its face?You play as "Faith...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

A short, but solid game. 0

While playing the first Assassin’s Creed back in the day, I thought that it would be cool if a similar game could be made, but from a first person perspective. Mobility in games is usually an afterthought for most developers – sometimes it varies, with the ability to crouch, jump, lean, and prone, but for the most part, video games rarely ever emphasis movement. And then in walks Mirror’s Edge.Released back in 2009, Mirror’s Edge is a video game about a “Runner&rdqu...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Mirror's Edge has great platforming, but other elements fall flat 0

DICE is primarily known for its popular Battlefield series. Because of that, it's surprising they are behind Mirror's Edge. This game isn't focused on gunplay at all. In fact, the game encourages you to avoid combat situations at all times, and the act of shooting a gun isn't satisfying either, which is weird, since the guns definitely packed a punch in the Battlefield games. Instead of being a shooter, Mirror's Edge is based on Parkour, the sport that sees athletes moving from point A to point ...

13 out of 14 found this review helpful.

Have parkour - will run 0

Ya know, this game looked really cool after seeing some previews for it. Then I read giantbomb.com's review of it and they only gave it a 3 out of 5. So that meant ok, but not good or great. Sorta dimmed my enthusiasm a bit. It was like, yea this game might not be some perfect sphere of nirvana like Half-Life 2 or anything, but it's an innovative new game concept that really tried to breathe new life into the FPS genre, so why not give it the benefit of the doubt? Who else would think to take EA...

1 out of 2 found this review helpful.

You are Trinity.....FROM THE MATRIX FOOL :D!! 0

*Mirrors Edge closely copies the first Matrix movie without getting sued.*  **Think CRYSIS with maximum speed on all the time and no weapons.*****Graphics are almost as good as Crysis on High and Warhead on Gamer****Gameplay- (The gameplay is extremely similar to Crysis without the cool guns)You actually feel like your Trinity from the movie when your jumping and sliding and dodging bullets (not actual dodging, just enemies not hitting you).  Its a total rush when everything, every step goes acc...

1 out of 4 found this review helpful.

A risky new IP with great potential for the future 0

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0 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Its strengths far outweigh its many problems. 0

Or you can just watch my video review -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aBdR-X3dj18Yes, it is a shameless way to garner hits.Mirror’s Edge is first and foremost, a platformer. Sure, you can shoot a gun, but for the most part, it’s all about jumping over and across stuff, hoping you don’t miss your mark and die. That pretty much describes what a platformer generally is, but DICE attempts to do it all in the first-person perspective. That is not an ideal viewpoint to do any kind of jumping, but fo...

0 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Has moments of pure genius but boils down to trail and error 0

Mirror's Edge is something to keep your tattooed eye on. The game is not quite ready to be a masterpiece but it might eventually get there if EA actually listens to critics. It's a slick journey through a vivid world, but it is also encumbered with painfully frustrating hurdles and precarious gameplay. Players beware: you will curse. The main problem with Electronic Art's new baby is the pacing. We have a game based around freestyling ("parkouring", for all you Euro-types), which translates to...

0 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Original and addicting. 0

Mirror's Edge is a weird game to me. I enjoyed the idea of it since it came out and only recently got my hands on it and played through the game. I have found myself strangly addicted to the game and, now that I've actually been working on time trial runs, I find myself trying to perfect what I can do in it.With a concept that basically could be worded as "jump on stuff with style," Mirror's Edge sticks out of the general game categories in a way that I find very compelling. The best parts of th...

0 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Conceptually neat, but hurt by a few severe issues 0

In most first person games out there, you carry a gun, and with that gun, you shoot dudes up and complete objectives. Swedish developer EA Digital Illusions CE (DICE) decided to take that formula and throw it right out the window. Mirror's Edge is a first person game, but the main focus isn't combat. It's running. The game drops you into the shoes of a woman named Faith, and throughout the game, you will run from point A to point B. It sounds simple, and it really is. Mirror's Edge is a conceptu...

0 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Unprecedented 0

Fundamentally, Mirror's Edge is a game about balance. During those tentative first steps, it's literally about not falling from the ledges, poles and bars that seem oh so daunting to cross. Once the controls have been acclimatised to, it's a case of keeping encounters in check and learning how to deal with disarms and hand-to-hand combat. Finally, as Faith's movements become muscle memory and the Speed Runs tower ahead, it's about balancing the insatiable lust for speedy shortcuts and risky jump...

0 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Its a game in developement! 0

(Provided you all know the basis of what the game is) Now i'm not one to play many first or even 3rd person shooters but,  this game got my attention. The creators in this game got one thing right and that was the fluidity of the movements this really gives the game its essence. The main downfall to the game was the fighting sequence. In the game you have to get from one place to the other delivering packages of information. In many parts of this game officers of the law, shall we call them come...

0 out of 1 found this review helpful.

A Refreshing Change 0

Mirror's Edge takes you inside the world of a dystopian city where parkour running on skyscrapers is the thrust of the resistance movement.  You play Faith, one of these runners who comes involved with a murder that her sister Kate is framed of committing.  The majority of the game involves you running towards those with information and then away from the police and other figures of authority.StyleThis game absolutely drips with style in a way that will make you breathe a sigh of relief against ...

0 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Mirror's Edge review 0

This game looked amazing.And that was what it was.I really enjoyed playing this.I started the game,and the training in the beginning was boring,and really easy.The good things i really liked was the first person mode.That makes the game real.I also liked the graphics.They were amazing.They were almost no glitches at all,which is okay.I dont like unreality things too much.The cool thing is that the weapons are only pistols,but they are still cool.The sound effects are great.When you talk in a rad...

0 out of 1 found this review helpful.

cool shoes 0

Mirror's Edge is a great game. Great graphics, amazing level design, fun platforming gameplay (one of the few platformers this gen), and a good combat system. It also has time trials and speedruns to keep you busy when your finished, which brings me to the only negative of the game, its length. the main story is only about 6 hours long....on hard mode. its VERY short. but the game was such a great experience, i still recommend you to pick this one up....

0 out of 1 found this review helpful.

An initially frustrating but exhilarating experience. 0

 Mirror's Edge is a first person action-adventure game developed by DICE. The game takes place in an unnamed city where a totalitarian regime monitors its citizens through surveillance, tracking all forms of communication in a bid to reduce crime and prevent any growing rebellions. You play as Faith, a parkour-style runner, who uses the rooftops and other methods to deliver messages among revolutionary groups in the city. The free running, at its best, is an experience that carries with it an ...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Innovative and crammed with potential, but not 60 bucks worth. 0

Gotta be a bit of a hater on this one.By no means is Mirror's Edge a failure.  I must say that glowing reviews seem a bit extreme, but there's something infectious offered here that almost makes you WANT to love it, even if you can't.  I'll detail my own discoveries with the title, and maybe postulate a reason for the generally high scores I've seen.Downloaded the demo of LIVE, and the first thing I thought was Holy S*#$ is this game fascinating.  The videos don't do it justice - in fact, I find...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Micro-Review: Worth the Frustration 0

 This game has such a love/hate relationship going for it. On the one hand the world and aesthetic is fantastic. In fact I would go so far as to say the gameplay is fantastic.....mostly. The game has a portal-estc puzzle thing going for it, that when done right works amazingly well. At several instances through the game I found myself pondering how I could jump from ledge to ledge.  Whole the puzzle and platforming is great the fighting isn't and more often then not gets in the way of the overal...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Late Bird Review: Mirror's Edge 0

  Much like the game, this review should be on the short side. The game brings something new to the table: first-person free-running. But is that enough to carry this game into a worthy sequel? Taking a step away from shooting everything that moves in most first person games, Mirror’s Edge plays off the adrenaline you get from running from “the ” When I first heard about this concept I jumped right on board. Running from swarms of enemies as opposed to stopping to shoot is part of the fun. As...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Mirror's Edge; A new look 0

Mirror's edge has outdone all earlier games when it comes to movement in firs person. Really simple environments alow Mirror's edge's jumping style gameplay not to become too confusing, while a strong colour scheme let's the players retain that "epic" journey feel that one normally only gets from-... well... epic style games. The story focuses on personal story, vowen into a complex scheme, and the game has a hard time letting you know enough about the story to really make you feel immersed. Whi...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Mirror’s Edge is an acquired taste. 0

Mirror’s Edge is a first person action platformer by EA’s DICE branch, and tries to mix up the ordinary linear shootyness of the average first person game by allowing the player to maneuver the environment in never-before-seen ways, and centering the game around traversing the levels themselves rather than constantly killing things. Mirror’s Edge can best be described as a first person “Prince Of Persia” set in the future. You are Faith, a refreshingly non-sexualised female protagonist who is a ...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Dazed and confused. 0

       There are three games inside Mirror's Edge. One is an awesome and original first-person game that emphasizes on flow and momentum, with a shaky camera that reminds me of the Bourne movies. One is a slow puzzle game, with a focus on platforming, which reminds me of Portal. One is a terrible, god-awful melee-combat action game that requires a lot of trial-and-error and is very frustrating. The first two games are amazing. The last one is dreadful, ruins the good effect of the first two, and...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

An innovative masterpiece 0

Okay i decided to translate one of the best reviews i've written, in google translater and the spending all day correcting all the stupid translations that fucking program makes, so i hope you will all look away from all the flaws and just ask if you can't understand it Anywho here it is:I have always had a love for the platform games, from the first Rayman, to Sly and the Ratchet & Clank series. The genre seems too have died on a few consoles, Mirror's Edge now seem to have reinvented the ...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

A revelation! 0

Mirror’s Edge proved to be a revelation. Despite my dislike of the first person shooter genere, and especially first person precision jumping, I found the game to be exhilarating and rewarding. The first person free-running is brilliantly implemented, and the stark environments spectacularly convey the corporatocracy (a government dominated by corporate influence) in which the game is set. Despite a number of flaws, such as the forced combat and weak story-telling, Mirror’s Edge manages to balan...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

I HAVE A LOVE/HATE RELATIONSHIP WITH FAITH! 0

I HAVE A LOVE/HATE RELATIONSHIP WITH FAITH!Mirror's Edge is DICE's latest attempt to convince us gamers that they can actually make a good single player game and aren't just some fantastic multplayer developer loved by most (if not all) PC gamers. This latest attempt offers you the experience of doing some parkour which is a form of free running. It's an odd concept for a game at first sight but it actually works out pretty well. You play as Faith, a beautiful female who excells at Parkour and a...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

My Mirrors Edge Review 0

 It is like nothing that has come before it. From the very start you can instantly tell that Mirrors Edge is something that you have never played. EA has taken a risk with Mirrors Edge but is it a good one?Mirrors Edge is about being a runner, a runner is a person who delivers messages to people with the prying eyes of the government that rules the region seeing it. The government is so overbearing that you literely can’t walk the street because there are blues (cops) everywhere, so runners are ...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

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