Eurogamer: Mirror's Edge Review

There's something broken thematically, deep within Mirror's Edge: it tells you a rambling story about freedom even as it confines you to the tight squares of its own personal hopscotch court, and for many that will be one wrong-footing too many. But for those who can shrug off the contradictions and the limitations, ignore the tearing cityscape and lingering qualms about value for money, this will shove you so deeply into the experience of being in someone else's body, and taking it on a terrifying, breakneck joyride, that nothing else will matter.

If you're still undecided, Eurogamer suggests a leap of faith: after all, you may be one of those who end up loving it.

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bomboclaat_gamer3629d ago

0.1 away from a 7.9..... ew. looks fun tho. i didnt really get my hopes up for this tho. too many wicked releases. this game will get lost in the bunch, games like gears and resistance 2 will overshadow this game. or maybe it will be a sleeper hit like crackdown.

DiabloRising3629d ago

Perhaps you can tell me then, the exact difference between a 7.9 and an 8?

Make up your own mind, don't let someone else's opinion control yours.

iamtehpwn3629d ago

I'll LOVE it.
Usually, the demo gives me reason to not buy the game.
But this one convinced me I needed it on day one.

I just put down a $50 preorder on it today.

ChrisGTR13629d ago

iamtehpwn and everyone else.

i suggest you guys watch the 1up show they talk alot about it and they said that they beat it in 6 hours... the whole game beaten in 6 hours, i dont know but that just killed all chances or me buying this just going to rent it.

Homicide3629d ago

The demo was pretty impressive, but it's still a rental for me especially with all these games coming out. Nice review though.

iamtehpwn3629d ago (Edited 3629d ago )

6 hours is very short for a game with no multiplayer.
However, it'll take me about 10-15 hours, because I am retarded as hell, and I can never do things fast as a normal person =P

On a lighter note, I've made a promise to myself to buy at least 3 original IP's. Sequels get too much attention and we need games with original content.

Look at portal. Sure, it wasn't $60, but the game was a very short experience, amazing. A game maybe short, but I prefer the best 10 hours ever to a dragged out 20 or 30.

ChrisGTR13629d ago (Edited 3629d ago )

well its your money so you do what you want with it :p . and dont forget about sequels either cause gears 2 is the best game ive ever played.

well portal is diffrent because it was 1 game out of 5 which were sold for 60$ total. but still dont forget about renting too. 5$ to rent and pass the game, this isnt a MP game where you want to keep playing it again.

DiabloRising3629d ago

Best game you've ever played? There are SO many games out there that I would rank above it... but to each his own! :-)

Homicide3629d ago

Make sure you buy Valkyria Chronicles iamthepwn.

iamtehpwn3629d ago

Even though I have a 360, and I'm getting the PS3 Version of Mirror's edge, btw.

I'm not getting Gears 2 until a price drop a year from now, or a friend sales it to me for cheaper. I'm trying to contribute to a game designer who has a great new innovative idea.

Not Cliffy B who pounds Booze, has sex with many women, drives Expensive cars, and thinks about how awesome he is all day long.

ChrisGTR13629d ago

like what? yea gears 2 is the best game ive ever played this gen. you have to play gears 2 campaign to really see how awesome it is. act 2 is like LBP, act 3 is like bioshock, the grapics are the best ive ever seen on console(and ive owned both ps3 and 360) and im talking about gameplay graphics not just cutscenes

i cant really think of any other games that can be rated higher overall value. SP,coop,MP all of it amazing and super polished, i didnt get into the gears 1 MP cause it had some issues but gears 2 is defenetly miles better.

DiabloRising3629d ago

Well granted it all comes down to opinion Chris, and I am in no way attempting to invalidate yours but... I'd rank the following above Gears and Gears 2 personally...

Super Metroid
Link to the Past
Super Mario World
Ocarina of Time
Metroid Prime
Metal Gear Solid
Metal Gear Solid 3
Metal Gear Solid 4 (but not Metal Gear Online, too many issues)
Call of Duty 4
Goldeneye 007
Perfect Dark
GTA San Andreas
Devil May Cry
Devil May Cry 3
Contra III
Contra IV

Gears is probably the best third person shooter game around though, I have to agree with that. It's just not the greatest game I've ever played.

TheDude2dot03629d ago

Was that 7.9 comment serious? If so, that is hilarious.

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Arsenic133629d ago

This game looks magical. IDC if its the same stuff as the demo. Its fantastic already IMO. I need this game, its so pretty!

KingDizzi3629d ago

Good score but this is really looking to be a love or hate kind of game, just like good ol' Marmite :D

morganfell3629d ago

Eurogamer didn't like it? It must be a great game.

DiabloRising3629d ago

LOL. Bubbles for that one.

ReBurn3629d ago

Since when does 8/10 mean that a reviewer doesn't like a game?

DiabloRising3629d ago

It's the current mentality that anything lower than a 9 is a flop, which of course isn't true. But Eurogamer has been known to take some pretty big titles and toss 8's at them, when many people disagree. They seem to low ball it.

ReBurn3629d ago

Ah, I see. I never read Eurogamer. It would seem to me that if they give a game an 8 that most sites rate as a 9 or 10 then an 8 from them would be as good as a 9 or 10 from someone else. These sites don't all apply the same value to review scores.

People get so hung up on these review numbers.

DiabloRising3629d ago

Yeah, if only people knew how reviewers come up with these numbers (hint, they make them up on the spot without consistency) then maybe gamers would be a tad smarter and read the review instead of look at the score.

morganfell3629d ago

Reburn, as stated above in excellent form by OnslaughtX. Personally I think mediocre okay titles should get a 5. But that isn't the current method and any game not getting a 9 is deemed a failure, or at best an also ran. That mentality isn't correct, just prevailing.

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qwertyuiopasdfghjkl3629d ago

Good thing I don't pay attention to reviews. Apparently I am wrong about not liking this game. Maybe now... I will go out and preorder a copy... Hahah! ... HA! Fat chance. This game doesn't deserve 60 bucks.

I'm gonna get a bunch of disagrees, kind of the price you pay for speaking your mind. But hey... I can only hope the disagrees come from people who are truly excited for Mirrors Edge, and if that's the case, PM me a month or so after you purchase this game and tell me if it was worth the dough.

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