GH writes: "Historically, Big Brother governments and freewill don't mix very well. When personal information is smothered, monitored or becomes a catalyst for political action, how can people expect to live private lives? DICE's Mirror's Edge uses this not-so-fictional premise to propel a game where civil liberties have been suppressed by a government that favors social ignorance over self-expression. By using the art of movement, Le Parkour, and a completely first-person perspective, this EA published title takes the linear, corridor shooter, and adds a degree of freedom with an element of verticality. Though a first-person action game, the attention here isn't about badass weaponry or gadgets-and that's what makes Mirror's Edge one of most refreshing games of this generation, so far."