EDGE: "A game that has fantastic graphics and not-so-great gameplay cannot be trusted. Functional visuals combined with well-crafted gameplay cast a game as the underdog, and you know where you are with something that’s irredeemably terrible on every level – an honest, unpretentious game that knows its place.
But if a game is as elegant as it is infuriating? It’s somehow underhand. Deceptive. It cruises into your affections on the strength of its looks, gradually wearing down your goodwill until you’ve got nothing to do except part ways, lighter in the pocket and heavier in the heart.
There’s not much that typifies this more than Mirror’s Edge."