Saturday, February 14, 2009

Mirror's Edge

I picked up this game for the 360 when it first came out. But I held off on reviewing it. Because the console version is junk compared to the PC version. 

The graphics in this game are beautiful, and the PhysX acceleration makes the world breathe. 

The sound is completely immersive. Ambient sounds just suck you in. Voices are clear, and easily understood.

The biggest problem with the console version was the inability to quickly change what you were looking at, but mouse/keyboard controls have fixed that nicely, so you can check your feet for those big jumps.

The improved controls can't completely save the combat though. It's still awkward at times to disarm the enemy, and you feel like you should run most of the time, but you're forced in to it. Story mode's okay, but you're really only playing it to unlock the time trials, so plow through those sections to get to the good stuff.

This is still a quirky title, and if a first-person platformer doesn't sound like something you'd enjoy, you're probably right. If you want something a little different, then you should have a fun time with this game.

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