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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 Aniyn (1268450) on Wednesday November 12, 2008 @03:28AM (#25731151)
    You mean "Still Alive" by Lisa Miskovski? I love that tune!
  • Re:Motion Sickness (Score:4, Informative)

    by Hasney (980180) on Wednesday November 12, 2008 @05:16AM (#25731519) Journal
    You can turn on a white dot for the centre of the screen which actually helps with the motion sickness by giving you something to focus on while you play.

    On a side note, I'm surprised EA are taking chances with new IP and even gameplay mechanics now. Sure, they have their yearly sports franchises and they have announced that this and Dead Space are going to be trilogies, but it's surprising how EA have brought out some fairly original games instead of generic-army-FPS-2009, forcing Acti-Blizzard to step up to the plate to become the new evil, un-inspired publisher for gamers. As long as you stick to consoles, that is. No DRM here..... This generation.....
  • Re:The demo was good (Score:3, Informative)

    by Nick Ives (317) on Wednesday November 12, 2008 @01:49PM (#25736705)

    There is at least one gun in Mirrors Edge. In the demo you get taught how to disarm the enemy and steal their pistol and also how to shoot. I'm a little disappointed by that tbh, I was hoping for no guns whatsoever but it does seem like the focus is on getting through the game without actually using any weapons.

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