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Early Reviews Reflect Well On Mirror's Edge 73

Posted by Soulskill
from the faith-is-rewarded dept.
The much-anticipated first person non-shooter Mirror's Edge is being released today for the Xbox 360 and Playstation 3. Reviews for the game, while not without complaints, are generally positive. 1Up praises the controls, saying, "It gets things very right very early, distilling its first-person platformer ambitions into a very manageable control scheme. ... Once you're familiar with Faith's abilities and their limitations — imparted through a much-needed tutorial — it's easy to see potential routes through the world." Ars Technica is more critical, noting that the main story's gameplay only clocks in at about six hours, and that the artistic style doesn't vary much between levels. Nick Channon, a producer for Mirror's Edge, sat down with Gamasutra and discussed the reasoning for some of their design choices. The PC version of Mirror's Edge and some additional downloadable content will be available in January.
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Early Reviews Reflect Well On Mirror's Edge

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  • by flyingsquid (813711) on Wednesday November 12, 2008 @02:34AM (#25730897)
    A first person non-shooter, huh? You know, at first I didn't think something like this would work, but the more I think about it, the more I like this idea. I think it could really work well, and be a refreshing change from the all those tiresome shooters.

    So what kind of melee weapons do you get to use? Baseball bats, butcher knives, broken bottles, axes, chainsaws, weed-whackers, two-by-fours with lots of nails pounded into them? The old standby, the trusty rock? Or do you just like, gouge your opponents eyes out with your bare hands and bite their ears off?
  • by Aniyn (1268450) on Wednesday November 12, 2008 @03:32AM (#25731169)
    I'm thinking the pre-order bonus should have been a bottle of gravol.....
  • by SuperKendall (25149) on Wednesday November 12, 2008 @04:41AM (#25731405)

    Here's something to avoid - eat a quarter bag of cheese popcorn, and then play through the demo...

    On the plus side, I was forced to turn off the TV and read a book for the rest of the evening. The ability to watch moving images has thankfully returned to me now.

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