'Mirror's Edge' offers dizzying good time

As fun and fresh the game is, there are a few minor issues. Controlling Faith can be challenging, especially given the first-person view because it's difficult to determine, say, the distance between two rooftops when you take a leap. (The trick is to point the camera down a touch, and if you need to, activate the slow-motion option). Some moves also proved difficult, such as hopping between two close walls. You might also get frustrated at the lack of a map on the HUD, because you won't know where to go next if there are no red objects in sight. On that note, if you complete the story, you can unlock the hard mode, which doesn't give you any red hints at all.

Minor niggles aside, Mirror's Edge is a fantastic first-person adventure worth every dime. While Electronic Arts often banks on its proven franchises, such as Madden NFL, The Sims and Need For Speed, it's good to see the publisher take chances on all-new game concepts like Mirror's Edge.

Contact Saltzman at gnstech@gns.gannett.com.

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