Mirror's Edge

The new game from Electronic Arts and Dice gets high marks for style, but its heroine is a stereotype we've seen too many times before

Electronics Arts and Dice, developer behind the Battlefield franchise, go for style points with Mirror's Edge, an upcoming first person adventure that relies more on fisticuffs and quick wit over machine guns. In it, you play as a runner, a special courier that delivers documents under "the man's" nose. To do this, you must scale buildings, leap across great distances and make plenty of daring escapes while being pursued by armed men in black. It's all very attractive, particularly the way the sun glistens off glass-covered skyscrapers. Yet despite the game's glossy exterior and intriguing concept, it remains to be seen whether the game has blockbuster potential.

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