For a game I know so little about, I’m unreasonably excited about Mirror’s Edge. I really dig on how Electronic Arts has quietly gone about developing a stable of beautiful-looking, original games that are going a long way to helping the gaming community pass the Evil Corporate Crown on to Activision.
Mirror’s Edge looks to be one of those special games — like Gears of War and Fight Night Round 3 — that dazzeled visiting friends during the 360’s infancy. While there have been many games that have illustrated the maturing of the platform (BioShock comes to mind), this game seems to be taking things up a notch.
Then again, forcing a first-person perspective down the throat of third-person action can be risky. The whole package could fall apart and end up just being a cool tech demo that grew too big for its britches. But I’m choosing to be optimistic. So while I’m also chomping at the bit for Dead Space, Fallout 3 and Gears 2, Mirror’s Edge is the fall release I’m looking forward to getting my hands on the most.