"The running is incredibly well tuned to the first-person perspective, creating an entire new genre that feels instantly comfortable. What's less cosy is the margin of error. While launch boards and drain pipes are picked out in red so you can see where you're heading next, get just a tiny bit off track and you'll plummet, creating a situation of constant instant death scenarios you'll have to play over and over. On top of this there's a major motion sickness issue, even for those with a cast-iron stomach.
Frustrating and masterful in turn, Mirror's Edge teeters on the threshold of genius. But its mean spirited accuracy requirement means it falls short enough to reduce it to being merely competent – while remaining truly original."