Excerpt: The relatively massive amount of hype behind Gravity Rush made me do something I don't often do - avoid the demo at all costs. So much had been written about the gravity-altering gameplay that I didn't want the demo to cloud my judgment of the full game.
Excerpt: Kat is a girl with problems. Amnesia is one of them, and trouble gaining the trust of those around her is another. A lot of that mistrust has to do with her ability to manipulate gravity, which is seemingly related to a mysterious cat that follows her around.
Excerpt: Gravity Rush's core mechanic is in the name itself - the manipulation of gravity. Set in a fictitious town of Hekesville, we play Kat, a spry young girl who has lost her memory. In the beginning of the game she learns that she can manipulate gravity when she meets a black cat she affectionately...
Excerpt: For each and every gaming platform available, there are a few game titles console owners must have in their games inventory. For example, MGS and Final Fantasy games for the PS3 and Halo titles for the Xbox360. But what about for PS Vita owners?
Excerpt: The relatively massive amount of hype behind Gravity Rush made me do something I don’t often do – avoid the demo at all costs. So much had been written about the gravity-altering gameplay that I didn’t want the demo to cloud my judgment of the full game.
Conclusion: So the original question remains: Is Gravity Rush the game that finally pushes you to get a Vita? Well, it is a great game, and one that all Vita users must try. It offers a type of gameplay experience very rarely seen before, but it also has problems that stop it reaching its maximum potential.
Conclusion: Gravity Rush is a nice experiment and a game full of wonderful ideas. The execution of these ideas is disappointing for a game that could have potentially been a system seller. It has a wonderful steampunk aesthetic and Kat is a quite lovable and memorable protagonist.
Conclusion: This is the Vita’s killer-app. It’s an odd thing to say, given its niche aesthetic appeal and unproven gameplay formula, but it acquits itself well by ensuring that players grow into the same skills as its refreshingly winsome heroine.
Excerpt: Amnesia is an overplayed, clichéd story conceit, so it's a shame Gravity Rush relies on it to get players into what is actually an interesting universe. Protagonist Kat awakens after a long fall to find herself in a strange floating city with no memory of her past.
Excerpt: Gravity Rush is something of a small tragedy; one of the most hyped Vita games that has come along since launch, and one that was meant to give a healthy boost to system sales, sporting a top-notch visual and aural presentation, marred beyond repair by clunky, boring gameplay and a mishandled story.
Pros: Excellent visual presentation and soundtrack.
Cons: Haphazard story implementation, boring combat, unrealized characters