Summary: Fun game with a small learning curve with an okay story. The action is quick and entertaining. Sometimes, the expected steps to finish a level were a little more frustrating than exciting, which is not something I savor in a game - this brought the 4 instead of 5 stars. But, my guess is most gamers will enjoy it and be glad they paid the small price of admittance.
Summary: Mirror's Edge was very fun to play. Never played anything like it. The first-person perspective coupled with the setting and overall gameplay provided a high level of immersion. You get caught up in the moment of being chased and thinking on your feet. The graphics were amazing. The most frustrating thing about the game is the level of precision required to overcome obstacles.
Summary: The ad says it is for windows xp and vista so I did not know if it would work with windows 7, so I thought I would report that it does work with windows 7 64 bit in case some one else was wondering the same. Game looks and plays really great even though I have only Intel HD 3000 graphics. Does require an internet connection when you first install the game on your computer so that you can enter the code to activate and verify it.
Summary: This game is very visceral. Most games have you moving around with your head perfectly level. This game you see your perspective go every which way while you're running around the levels just like you do in real life when you go running. Many many games have since copied this feature, but Mirror's Edge was the first to really do a good job at it. Also, in a first for first person games, gun shooting isn't the emphasis.
Summary: The game is great, but it is too short. The best part is not the normal mode but the time trial mode. BUT, it is ridiculous many features in the game need you to get online but there is not even a single server online. You can't submit your score, you can't view the leader board, you can't even just get online. And not to mention playing the game online. Because there is no server for you to connect, no solutions, no workarounds.
Summary: I love Portal, and this game has a lot of similarities. I like the fact that every environment is brightly lit and colorful. Never had to squint or wonder what mght leap out of the dark. I would prefer to explore the areas rather than fight and run for my life, but I knew I'd be doing that before going in. The game requires a hell of a computer, so be ready. VERY graphics intensive.
Summary: This game triggers my vertigo. WHich is cool. After playing for a while I thought it might help desensatize me but instead i just get sweatty. Maybe Im retraumatizing myself. Dunno. The game is kinda cool. but the save points are dumb. Once Ive cleared most of an area it gets boring fast redoing a sequence over and over and over. same reason I put down angry birds after I fail an area more than a couple times. I dont play games obsessively.
Summary: When I first got Mirror's Edge, I really didn't know what to expect. It's actually a lot more fun than I thought it would be. It's basically a giant puzzle game where you get to run around and jump on everything and anything. I was worried that I would get bored of it eventually, but the game is fast paced with well placed action and enough variety. What is really striking are the color schemes.