On one hand, Mirror’s Edge is a smart repackaging of the console game—with intuitive touch controls and graphics that showcase the beauty of the iPad’s screen. On the other hand, the actual gameplay is pretty minuscule—both in terms of what you get to do, and the time you get to do it (the “story” levels will take you around an hour). At $12.99, this one begs “price drop.”
About our scale… the number of words in our review reflects the score of the game. In practical terms, you could assume that games reviewed in 49 words or fewer should be avoided, games reviewed in 50-75 words would make a decent rental, and games reviewed in 76 words or more would make a solid purchase.