"Whether we realize it or not there are many intangible factors that contribute or deduct from our personal enjoyment of the games we play. Nostalgia is by far the most commonly recognized variable, particularly when comparing older titles to more recent efforts. When lounging comfortably one afternoon after class and enjoying another session of Mirror's Edge, I inadvertently began thinking of two others: set and setting. For those unfamiliar with the terms, "set" refers to one's mental state at any given time, generally defined by how open they are to new ideas or experiences. Setting is more obvious, defined as the physical situation in which you currently reside."