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Mirror's Edge Demo impressions

Posted by: Chuck at 10/31/2008 8:02 PM
If you've got twenty free minutes this weekend you owe it to yourself to check out the Mirror's Edge demo on the 360 and the PS3.  I played through the PS3 version tonight and it's better than I remembered.  The demo contains a short tutorial to get you used to the running and fighting controls and then allows you to play through a short level to put those skills to use.  The controls do take a little getting used to but I was able to get into the flow pretty quickly. 

As you play the demo there are a few key things to remember:
 - Momentum is your friend, you want to keep going and do moves so that you don't have to stop
 - This isn't a shooter, you want to avoid confrontation as much as possible.  If there's more than one enemy in your path run away
 - Seriously run away, stifle you FPS instincts to take out groups of people
 - Red is your runner vision showing you were to go.  There are alternate paths though so look for them

I really enjoyed the demo and the graphics are breath taking.  I think I might be going out to pre-order this weekend if I can find time to do so.