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    Mirror's Edge

    Game » consists of 13 releases. Released Nov 11, 2008

    In a futuristic totalitarian dystopia, a master courier (in a group of renegade "runners") investigates a conspiracy, while outrunning the deadly government military, in this parkour-inspired first-person action game.

    sin4profit's Mirror's Edge (Xbox 360) review

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    Nice to look at, not so much to play.

     Mirror's Edge is an interesting premise but the frustrating gameplay severly lowers the game's quality. It's not a matter of a good gaming challenge either it's more of a game of trial and error. With the theme of the game emphasizing speed and flow, the grinding to a halt moments as you repeatedly attempt to pass a section tend to kill the mood of the game.
    As far as gameplay spacific problems, both the level design and the control scheme tend to be a nuisance. In a few levels here and there you will flat out not know what to do or where to go next. The controller setup was easy enough to get use to but for some reason i kept pressing the "look behind you" button when i wanted to push the "disarm this dude" button...maybe that's just me.
    What the game does have going for it is a very interesting graphical look and sense of style that puts you in a city that looks like it was built from an Apple Computer corporate take-over. The concept is a very interesting one, the attempt to try something new with FPS is always welcoming, and the first person "body awareness" is done really well.
    In all i struggled between giving this game 2 or 3 stars as it's interesting enough conceptually to check out but this gameplay is not worth repeating in this form.

    Other reviews for Mirror's Edge (Xbox 360)

      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.

      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.

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