developer: Sony Interactive Entertainment
publisher: Sony Interactive Entertainment
Game mode: single player
Gravity Rush, known in Japan as Gravity Daze, is one of the first titles developed with PlayStation Vita console in mind. The title debuted on PlayStation 4 after a few years later. It has been produced by one of in-house studios of Sony. The creators wanted their work to tell an original story in an intriguing world.
Plot and gameplay
The story of Gravity Rush for PS4 and PSV takes place in Hekseville, a huge city filled with tall and slender buildings that stylistically resemble towns from 19th and 20th century. The metropolis is threatened by incoming gravitational storms, which slowly destroy the city.
At the very beginning, our heroine, named Gravity Kitten (or simply Kat), loses her memory, not knowing where she is or who she was. Soon she meets a black cat, thanks to which she gains the power of gravity manipulation. From this moment, she can freely and quickly move around the entire city and rescue its inhabitants who have fallen victims to storms and the monsters they bring in, called Nevi. The bigger our progress in game, the more types of Nevi we find, varying in shape and size, not to mention their strength and abilities. Each monstrosity can be defeated by attacking their weak points, but only some of them are visible at first glance. Perceptiveness and agility are required to find the Achilles’ heel of stronger enemies.
The most important skill of our heroine is her power to manipulate gravity. She can negate gravitation and, in any moment, find herself in a state of weightlessness to float above the ground. Moreover, Kat can walk on walls of buildings, bounce from objects flying in the air or use gravity specific attacks.
Most of Gravity Rush's visuals for PS4 and PSV have been created with the cel shading technology, due to which all characters look like they came straight from the pages of a comic book or from an animated movie. Even cutscenes have been designed to resemble interactive comics, whose pages the players can freely browse using the touchpad.
age requirements: 12+