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An Acquired Taste,
This review is from: Mirror's Edge (Xbox 360) (Video Game)
When starting this game, it's important to look at it with an open mind, and often simply appreciate it's deep innovation. This game will almost certainly not appeal to everyone, for me this was displayed by a very strong divide in opinion amongst friends. Those who dislike the game, unfortunately do have adequate reasoning...
The game is painfully short, and so I would definitely try to pick it up at under £15. The game play in itself is not as seamless and fluid (all the time) as dice have been suggesting and the gun play may be less integral than some would like. The visuals also, under close inspection, are probably not pushing the systems as much as they could be, and that's not to mention the poor production values behind the 2D cut scenes.
For me, and I hope many others, these problems are overshadowed by the art style. Despite not using it to its full extent in the cut scenes, the general clean vibe with contrasting flashes of colour make for a very aesthetically pleasing piece of software. The game play itself is also epic, innovative really is the word, the closest a first person game has to real life animation. It's staggering. Some of the set pieces are also especially epic, the one that immediately springs to mind sees Faith vault a rail to then slide down the side of a glass skyscraper whist being attacked by a helicopter. Breathtaking. Essentially if you want a new and interesting title, this game could be for you.
This certainly could have been more and a very worthy five star game. As it is I enjoyed it and look forward very much to the sequel.