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Gravity Rush is an interesting game. Play as a girl who can control gravity and uses it along with a series of kicks to fight weird creatures. The concept is interesting, and can draw you in. However, the game play needs some major tweaking to become a memorable title.
First off, the story. Your character wakes up in the middle of an alley. She has no memory of who she is or how she got there. All she finds is a weird cat that sticks by her wherever she goes. She soon discovers that with the help of the cat, she can control her center of gravity. Allowing her to stand on any surface. She can also use her gravity shifting powers to fly through the air (just not stylishly). She uses these powers to fight the creatures randomly spawning in the city, called Nevi. In some ways, the story is disappointing. This girl wakes up with no memories. This doesn't create an air of mystery, but instead seems more like an excuse not to go into her background. Which is disappointing, considering you would like to know how she came to be.
Graphics are basically a cartoon character against a virtual background, similar to Borderlands. They're done well, but not well detailed. The game compensates for that by making cut scenes out of comic strips.
The music in the background is forgettable, and all the language heard is all in Japanese. Most of the voice is translated through subtitles.
Lastly is game play. Fighting on the ground is simple, but enjoyable. You'd think using the touchscreen to evade would be an awful technique, but it actually works well. The worst part of game play is air combat. Through about 70% of the game, you have to float in the air to fight. But because the game doesn't allow you to move small distances in the air, you're pretty much forced to take all the hits directed your way. All projectiles do damage. Even when you're charging with a homing kick. That's a major flaw.
All in all, it's not a game that will help the Vita take off.
Gravity rush uses all the cool new features of the ps vita and is a wonderful story. The controls are not only straightforward, but more natural. It does have minor calibration issues and sensitivity, but mostly (and the reason I gave it a 9) it's a bit too green. Definitely recommend to all ps vita owners.