Siliconera: "The unnamed futuristic city of Mirror's Edge is safe, clean and technologically sophisticated. But if you send an email to your friend, it will be intercepted and read by the police before being passed on. This is the situation Faith, the game's protagonist, finds herself in. While no one in the city is oppressed, surveillance is ubiquitous. Keeping secrets is practically impossible unless you are the government. In effect, it is the spitting image of what is sometimes termed a "nanny state.""