Gravity Rush Remastered
TOPSY-TURVY Back when you were a kid, you’ve probably spent an unhealthy amount of time pondering about what life would be like if you had superpowers. If being able to manipulate gravity happens to be the superpower of your fancy, it’s safe to say that you’ll end up thinking twice about wanting to have such an ability once you’ve played
Initially conceived for the PS Vita back in 2012, it was hardly surprising that has been given the remastering treatment for the PS4, seeing that it raked up many positive reviews from both critics and players. Besides, the relaunch of
would most definitely help the franchise create some traction for its upcoming sequel,
which is currently in development.
Apart from the more polished comic-book style graphics (think
nothing much has changed over in the storyline department – you’ll still be controlling protagonist, Kat, who has the ability to control the forces of gravity as she pleases, no thanks to her companion, a mystic cat named Dusty. Since the laws of gravity don’t quite apply to her, she’s able to walk on walls, ceilings, throw objects, and float freely as though she was in outer space.
Sounds fun, but not when you’re the one controlling her movements. If you’re prone to getting motion sickness while playing first-person shooters, you’ll probably end up feeling woozy after 10 minutes of playing
You can give yourself a pat on the back if you can manage to play the game for more than hour in a single sitting without feeling giddy. SATISFACTION GUARANTEED Getting Kat to break free from the clutches of gravity is simple enough – just tap the R1 button and you’ll start hovering on the spot. To actually make progress, you’ll have to point the camera to where you want to go, and tap R1 again to begin drifting towards that direction – which is when things will begin to feel a little disorientating. And that’s because the camera angle in
isn’t always anchored onto the direction where Kat is heading to. For example, if Kat were to walk on the ceiling of a particular building, the camera would often times depict her as though she was walking on the ground, thus making your senses go haywire as they ever so desperately try to get their bearings straight.
Once you learn how to differentiate top from bottom, you’ll have to put your gravitydefying talents to good use by protecting the beautifully crafted city of Hekseville from the onslaught of glob-like enemies known as the Nevi – who are as predictable as they come. Learn their attack style and time them well, and you’ll easily be able to defeat them without a scratch.
With that said, we actually did enjoy playing
Yes, it will take you a fair bit of time to finally learn how to synchronize Kat’s movements with the rather uncooperative camera, but the sense of achievement that comes as a result would definitely be worth it.