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: 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: 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: 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.
Summary: Of all the titles showcased ahead of the PlayStation Vita's launch, Gravity Rush (or Gravity Daze as it's known in Japan) turned the most heads. One of the more unique action games to be released on any system, complete with a stylish cel-shaded visual approach, what was once planned as a PS3 title...
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: I’m not really sure how I feel about Gravity Rush . It’s really quite complicated. The one thing I can really pin down is that I enjoy it. I like the way it looks, the heroes and heroines and even the villains are interesting.
Pros: Touch, motion and standard controls are used well. Players decide how to level up Kat. Kat’s reputation can improve based on actions. Lots of side challenges to earn extra gems. It has a unique look and good music. The story is well written. Each main mission proceeds in a different manner so you...
Cons: Battle controls can get frustrating when you face an enemy with a weak spot that can only be hit by gravity kicks/thrown objects/special attacks. There’s a bit of a cliffhanger and a few of the game’s mysteries are left unsolved.
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.