In a city where information is heavily monitored, agile couriers called Runners transport sensitive data away from prying eyes. In this seemingly utopian paradise, a crime has been committed and now you are being hunted. You are a Runner called Faith – and this innovative first-person action-adventure is your story.
Mirror’s Edge™ delivers you straight into the shoes of this unique heroine as she traverses the vertigo-inducing cityscape, engaging in intense combat and fast paced chases. With a never before seen sense of movement and perspective, you will be drawn into Faith’s world. A world that is visceral, immediate, and very dangerous. Live or die? Soar or plummet? One thing is certain, in this city, you will learn how to run.
That is the synopsis for Mirrors Edge. Now I have been seeing things about this game for a while now and how it is supposed to be the next big thing and let me tell you, it easily could be. I recently downloaded the demo off of the PSN (also available on XBLA) and I was blown away. The first person action adventure is a really exciting new direction for games. I know there have been games that are first person or even first person action (Metroid Prime series) but this is the first game that while playing it, actually made me feel as I was the character. The camera movements, sounds and control of the character make you feel that you are actually looking through the eyes of the protagonist. While running you must use your environments to your advantage all while maintaining your momentum so that you can make the jumps that are ahead of you throughout the levels. I can’t really say more than this could be the big game of the year. So do yourself a favor and download the demo and pick the game up when it comes out. More info can be found at the official site.