This isn’t so much a review as some comments.
Happy Holidays, Everyone! : ) I’m home in PA for a few days. Among other things, I’m enjoying a new PS3 my family got me. At night, I’m playing the latest in the Silent Hill franchise, and a review will be coming shortly, however, what I wanted to write quick was my thoughts on the Mirror’s Edge demo from the Playstation Store. Woah woah woah…
Who thought this up?! I remember listening to an NPR article a year or two ago about the group down in NYC who would run over bridgeworks and up walls, etc. This game is like an application of just that. The care the team put into the experience : depth of field and high contrast environments, the rush of wind as you fall, the motion blur as you run. The gameplay is wild and complex, but it’s so compelling! I actually feel myself breathing quick at the end of a particularly intense scene (or after I fell to my death). This game is just beautiful in the same sense as the cinematics to the original Matrix merged with Bladerunner. It’s just incredible.
It’s on my short list.