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Mirror’s Edge Demo

November 1, 2008 Leave a comment Go to comments

So I just downloaded and played the Mirror’s Edge demo for the XBox 360. Despite the demo being uncomfortably short for the download size, I see much potential for the full version. I was pleased to see a departure from the traditional and all-too-often seen styles of the first person shooter. While occasionally incorporating action in the form of combat, Mirror’s Edge instead focuses on action in the more creative form of speed and evasion. There is a definite satisfaction to be had when stringing multiple maneuvers together while evading enemies, particularly when they include disarming one or more of these enemies. The game’s visual style is clean and bright, which is striking in its difference from other games, while still retaining a certain measure of the realism that said games were striving to achieve by making things dirty or cluttered.

It has a lot going for it so far, and I hope the rest of the game lives up to expectations.

Note: While playing through the demo, I did not experience any motion sickness, which has been reported in a few places; however, I am not prone to motion sickness. At least it’s not so severe that it affects everyone.

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