Jonathan Stark writes "In the past few years of gaming I've tried to become used to disappointment. We live in an era where every game is so hyped up that we expect more from our consoles than we do from our government, job, and sex life combined. I've tried to adjust, I really have. I ignore developers and avoid their featured articles like the plague, I stay away from fan forums, and I don't glance at reviews until after the fact. Yet despite all this precaution I was excited for Mirror's Edge, the latest game from Swedish developers Digital illusions. What can I say? I love a good platformer, and frankly the market's been starved. Granted, DI doesn't have the best track record. Their biggest hit to date is the Battlefield series and hiding behind that are a series of less muscular titles, including Secret Agent Barbie: Royal Jewels Mission and Diva Starz: Mall Mania."