When Mirror's Edge senior producer Owen O'Brien climbed on-stage and vowed that Shacknews had "never seen action-adventure like this before," they scoffed.
As someone who is constantly subjected to heavy-handed marketing, Shacknews hear a lot of empty promises. After a while, it seems like every game is out to revolutionize its respective genre, trying to offer some type of never-before-seen mechanic, or at least pretending to. Like many in the field, Shacknews have grown a bit jaded when it comes to these declarations.
But after witnessing the extremely impressive in-game demonstration of Mirror's Edge, Shacknews is forced to admit that the man has a point.