Gravity Rush Remastered

Ignore gravity. Rush out and buy a remaster. Maybe.

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So, Gravity Rush: Remastered, released this month on the Playstation 4. Is it any good?

I’ve been drinking nothing but tea and my sandwich from Greggs was a little under-filled for my liking.

Well let me tell you, it’s pretty good. It’s a solid 7 out of 10. Maybe an 8 if I’m feeling a little over caffeinated and I’ve had a nice lunch, but right now, I’ve been drinking nothing but tea and my sandwich from Greggs was a little under-filled for my liking, so a 7 it’s going to have to be.

Originally released on the Vita four years ago, Gravity Rush sees players assuming the role of Kat, an anime lady who (thanks to a space cat that she finds in an alley) can manipulate gravity in order to fling herself around a floating, steampunk city.

The game’s core, gravity defying mechanic is great fun to mess around with, and (although initially limited) can be quickly improved by completing side quests and collecting purple gems. Before long, you’ll be flinging yourself across the game’s satisfyingly large open world with reckless abandon, the simple act of which is the game’s greatest strength.

Anyway, back to all that chitter chat about the space cat. This game is fucking nuts. Gravity Rush is completely aware of what it is, and makes no attempt to take itself seriously. It may not be laugh out loud funny, but its light hearted tone makes it incredibly endearing. It’s hard not to enjoy your time with both the game and its world.

Oh, and what a world it is. Hekseville is a conveniently vertical city with an awful lot of charm. Split into distinct districts, each with their own theme, each one is rammed with collectibles, challenge modes and (thanks to the inclusion of all of the game’s DLC) entertaining side quests. Despite being a port of a handheld game, there’s an awful lot to do within Hekseville’s cobbled streets.

So, in the interest of remaining efficient, here’s the verdict. Is Gravity Rush: Remastered worth slipping into your disc tray? Probably. It’s not great (combat is so forgettably bland that merely mentioning it feels like a chore and flying around the world is initially a frustrating affair at best) but it’s certainly not bad either. It’s fun. I had fun with it. It’s alright.

Buy it for cheap.

Or don’t.

Who cares.

We all die eventually anyway.


Gravity Rush: Remastered is a brilliant port of a good game. If you like weird space cats and falling down a lot, this is the game for you.

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