Mirror’s Edge

I don’t actually own the game yet, but I’ve played the demo and I found it to be a lot of fun. You may then be wondering why I have a whole blog post dedicated to Mirror’s Edge. The main reason is because it ties in with a couple things I wanted to blog about but doesn’t deserve their own post at the moment.

I got the demo a few weeks back and it was extremely fun. As one of CAD’s sillies state: “I have never felt this much like an acrobatic asian chick in my entire life.

On the same lines, Penny Arcade also made a comic strip about Mirror’s Edge, but I didn’t really have much problems with the headaches, given that I’m pretty sure I’m quite susceptible to 3D motion sickness. For example, I was playing Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare on Saturday and after just 2 missions (~30 mins or so), I felt a slight headache and had to stop playing. It could be that the demo was short and it didn’t have to time to get to me yet, but even with COD4, I was pretty sure I’d get a headache within minutes of playing the game, which I didn’t really get with Mirror’s Edge.

I was planning on getting it for the Xbox 360, but it looks like it’s going to come out on the PC in January, so I might pick it up then. PC games are usually cheaper to get and I’m not sure I’m willing to drop $50 on it quite yet, given that I heard it’s a rather short game.

Speaking of which, have you seen the trailer? Check out these trailers just to see how fun they look!

You can find more trailers here: Gametrailers.com – Mirror’s Edge: Reviews, Trailers, and Interviews

The music you’re hearing in all of the trailers are remixes of a song called Still Alive by Lisa Miskovsky. No, this has nothing to do with the Portal song by Jonathan Coulton.

You can also watch/download the HD version on Gametrailers.com. Someone also posted the mp3 for you listen: Still Alive.mp3 (Still Alive by Lisa Miskovsky – 4MB). I personally think the song’s amazing, especially with the piano keys, which for some reason makes me think it has some Asian background. I wonder if that has to do with the fact the main character you play as is Asian.

4 thoughts on “Mirror’s Edge

  1. Have you seen the 2D Flash version yet?

    I get awful motion sickness while playing first-person games and even most close-camera third-person games. I do much better with a wide or overhead view, ala Diablo. My sickness isn’t just headache though; I get nauseous pretty quickly.

  2. I get pretty nauseous too! Now that you mention it, I do fare better a 3rd person shooters (i.e. Max Payne) and do horrible at most fast paced 1st person shooters (i.e. Unreal Tournament). I get so sick to the point I have a pounding headache within an hour and feel like throwing up.

    Though the Halo series doesn’t seem to cause any problems for me.

  3. i get 3d motion sickness too! why do you suppose some people get it and some don’t? liam has no problem with it, but maybe it’s because he’s been playing those games since he was young? i never really got introduced to them until i was older (mid-high school maybe?) anyway, hope you guys have a lot of fun this weekend!

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