Mirrors edge was one of those games i initially avoided,
thinking it was going to be a non stop chase, with dozens of melee button combinations that i could never remember,
i picked it up cheap and was amazed by how good it was, i found it to play quite slow for the most part with just the right amount of exploration, searching out the routes was a joy, and the combat, designed to be avoided at all costs works for the most part (apart from the one on one fight mid way through the game that i still can't beat on hard)
For me the graphic style, very minimal and bleached helped to give the game it's unique style.
Let's hope they don't destroy the game by listening to the very loud online vocal minority.