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Short game, yet infinite replayability,
This review is from: Mirror's Edge - Xbox 360 (Video Game)
Mirror's Edge was one of those titles that I have been interested in for a long time, but I just never got around to picking it up. I'm so glad I finally took the plunge and bought it! The main game is short - very short. I'm sure that it could be accomplished in one long sitting. However the achievements in it keep you coming back for more. The graphics and physics engine in the game are some of the best in any first person shooter which is a very bold claim. Play through the game a few times, as the levels become VERY short once you begin to know what you're doing, and when you think you've become great at the game use the option to download "ghosts" of other players on speed runs of levels. You will learn that there are so many more ways of getting around in a level than you initially thought.
My only gripe about the game is that the cutscenes between levels aren't using the in game engine. Instead, they took a strange choice and went with cartoon animation that is really similar to an esurance commercial. Somehow it fits, but it definitely adds a break to the story. Also noteworthy is that some people may experience motion sickness from this game! It didn't bother me - I personally thought it was just amazing how realistic the camera work was. However my friends brother had to stop watching him play this game.
I heard that there is a small team working on Mirror's Edge 2, so a sequel for this fantastic game is probably under way. There's a great franchise here and I really hope that rumor is true. Do yourself a favor and pick this game up. It's not a shooter - although you can get guns if you like - Mirror's Edge breaks the genre boundries and created a fantastic new experience.
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Initial post: Sep 28, 2009 3:41:10 PM PDT
Paul Mosier says:
In reply to an earlier post on Dec 25, 2011 1:47:01 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Dec 25, 2011 1:47:23 PM PST
No, replayability generally indicates that once you play through all of the levels, there's still a reason to come back and keep playing. These reasons would include the things that the original reviewer mentioned, such as achievements, speed runs, etc.
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