Having downloaded the demo on the Playstation Network last night I was pleasantly impressed with everything Mirror's Edge threw at me.
Firstly you learn the controls which are simple enough, the focus is on using the L1, L2, R1 and R2 buttons which enables you to free up your other hand with the movement pad. Granted it feels weird at first but evenutually it becomes natural. Also you can disarm people should the situation arise and you can indeed shoot foe's too but since the main character isn't a natural killer shooting is frowned upon and is rather tricky to pull off.
Graphically the game looks brilliant, having seen a few video's in the past I couldn't help but notice the lack of detail but having played the demo they have included a lot morel, not massive amounts but enough to see and be pleased with.
For multiplayer the game has a series of time trial modes which you race against to hopefully beat, there is no co-op mode which isn't necessarily a bad thing, as being on your own against an entire police force is a thrill in it's own right.
Dice (the games developer) have done a great job with this game and it should prove to be a success to the majority of the gaming market.
The reason this game does recieve the 5 star from me is down to it being a total refresh on the FPS sector where killing is optional yet running and getting away from people is the way to go. Not only that but the character you control isn't a hero but just someone that delivers infomation and from even the demo you really feel that from playing it.