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Mirrors Edge The E3 Showstopper?


Past few days several E3 Hype articles have stated people are excited about Mirrors Edge, actually enough to have them list it as their most anticipated.

Okay, well I am sorry to judge so quickly, because I have as little knowledge as the next guy, who might say it's going to be superb, but to me... this title looks like pure mediocrity.

'It's EA' is not even my reasoning behind it. My reasoning is the following:

-Everything we have seen so far reeks of clever gimmicks. But why are people excited? Because they think there is MORE than that. And in reality, true to EA PR there isn't.

-Screenshots and videos we have seen so far shows beautiful art direction. But there is so much depth in that to make a first impression, I reckon there is little behind that aesthetically pleasing facade.

-The only possible gameplay that can go with this game is free-running. There is limited gun play and limited combat, how anyone expects it to ever have more depth to that is beyond me.

Summing up, EA will show the game, it will play nicely, it will look great. But once we get the games in our hands it will be Assassins Creed all over again, but with less combat and more free-running. 

So to conclude, here's a statement; Mirror's Edge E3 2008's Big Letdown.

You heard it here first people, now move along to the comments section and bash like there's no tomorrow.


ry-guy5559d ago

I agree to an extent.

Just because it is EA doesn't mean that there is no depth. As of right now we have no idea what the story is.

Yes, the mechanics and gameplay could be cleverly gimmicky but if it works within the setting of the game's universe is it really a gimmick or well thought-out gameplay?

The game appears, by all accounts, to be graphically stunning and I think that is what drives the hype machine right now. Graphics. I mean look what happened to Haze. Screenshots showed it to be graphically stunning but it turned out to not-be-that-great of a shooter.

I agree that people are getting their panties in a twist for this game well before we know anything about it except that it looks pretty.

ChampIDC5559d ago

You know, I never really thought of it like that. Thanks for opening my eyes a little. I'm still hopeful for the game, but it very well may go the way you're predicting.

Johnny Cullen5559d ago

Yes its EA granted so I am somewhat bracing myself for a dissapointment but nothing that will really put me off getting this game It may not get Best of E3 (That'll most likely go to Fallout 3 or Resident Evil 5), it'll damn well be close.

name5559d ago

Actually DICE is developing the game. Just like Criterion developed Burnout, but EA published it.


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