posted by TangoIX21 (SAN ANTONIO, TX) Dec 26, 2012
Member since Jul 2012
Gravity Rush features a very unique style of gameplay where you manipulate the gravity around you to basically "fall" in any direction you want. The controls are easy to learn as all you have to do is press R, aim where you want to fall, and then R again. Mastering the capabilities is another story. With the shear variety of modifying your physics breaking free falls, you will always find a new way to approach any task.
Now enter the Nevi, your enemy in this world. Engage in ground combat or take it to the air as you try to take down dozens of unique enemies that require different touches. For many, simply foot-to-face combat on the ground will be good enough. For others, create a stasis field around you and utilize objects in your surrounding as a deadly weapon. Or just bring the fight to the fliers with the Gravity Kick, a homing attack that launches you at terminal velocity towards your prey.
As you progress in the story and explore the world around you, you will collect gems which can be used to unlock bonus side missions or upgrade your abilities.
Graphics are spectacular. A cel-shaded world brings anime to life as you roam around completing tasks, talking to people, or just exploring the limitless potential of your powers as a Shifter.
The story is told in classic still frame conversations and beautifully hand drawn, comic book style cutscenes that you can alter by tilting and rotating your Vita.
The biggest drawback about Gravity Rush must be the motion controls. While one ability logically requires it (Gravity Slide), the ability to tilt your Vita during the anti-gravity phases to pick where to fall or attack. While many might find this to be helpful, the reason I find it to be a drawback is that combat is so fast paced, you can easily mess yourself up in the heat of battle by fighting your motion control to fine tune your next attack, or even your escape.
Overall, Gravity Rush is a great game for rent or buy.
posted by gman11 (HIGHLANDS RANCH, CO) Nov 24, 2012
Member since Jun 2012
I thought this game was very good. The graphics are really cool, almost like a cellshading/anime graphics. The story is good, the character development is good. The gameplay and controls are good and it utiilizes all of the vita's capabilities like the tilt, touch, back touch, and even motion sensing like the ability to jump by flicking the vita upwards. The only problem I have with this game is the fighting and the flying are sometimes difficult since there is no lock on feature and you can get wound up confused to where you are at and where the enemies are at as well, but overall nicely done game.