Digital Illusions made a design choice to make their recent action game Mirror's Edge a first-person game, But in the PC version of the title there does exist a way to experience the game in a third person viewpoint, a perspective that maybe should have been tried in the first place.
The hack to enable the feature comes from the message boards of the fan site On-Mirror's-Edge. If you want the exact procedure for it we got it right here:
go to "DocumentsEA GamesMirror's EdgeTdGameConfig"
open the file "TDInput" with notepad.
add this line to the "bindings" list:
press F4 a few times. first you get the free cam (noclip) and later the third person cam.
The Youtube video above gives some idea of what the game will look like with the hack enabled. It's not perfect (you can't move the camera up or down, there are clipping issues and the animations of the legs don't look right) but if you have played the game and not been happy with its first person perspective this might be an improvement.