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Mirror's Edge

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Mirror's Edge

Mirror's Edge is another free-running inspired game like Assassin's Creed. But unlike Assassin's Creed, the acrobatic roof running is actually an integral part of the game mechanics and fun. With its puzzle-based level design, this game has much more in common with Portal than anything else. The puzzles are a bit more straightforward than the mind-bending logic tests of Portal, but they offer just about the right amount of challenge for my impatient gaming skills. Once you get a knack for the controls, running and leaping across the scenery is very satisfying. The combat can be a little frustrating, but in most cases you can just run away from your opponents. There is also enough of a shallow story here to provide some motivation. Although —spoiler alert— when are you game writers going to come up with a plot twist more original than a standard betrayal by an ally? Add Mirror's Edge to the list that includes Assassin's Creed, Far Cry, No One Lives Forever, Anachronox, Bioshock...