If I had a Playstation Vita I think Gravity Rush would be one of my favourite games on that system, sadly though I had one for a incredible short period of time until I realized it was just collecting dust and got rid of it before I encountered Gravity Rush. Luckily for me and many other who shared the same fate as I did I now own a Playstation 4 and a re-release of the game has finally arrived on this platform, Gravity Rush Remastered is here to knock you off your feet if you haven't already been floored by this release already, pun intended
Bluepoint Games known for working on titles such as The God of War Collection, The Ico & Shadow of the Colossus Collection, Metal Gear Solid HD Collection, PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale, Flower, Titanfall and Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection there is no need to push the developers seeing as their resume of remastered games and new Ips are well put together.
So as far as my concern I noticed no drop in frame-rate when I reviewed this game, it slides along nicely on a 60 frame per second and in glorious 1080 having the graphics and the overall experience really pop out at you from the early goings of the game. This is truly a beautiful visual experience and the cut-scenes are all preformed in comic book strips which are also well thought out and put together. If you are into beautifully crafted games then this release has something really special just for you.
You play as Kat, a young girl who suffers from amnesia, rings any bells? She gets thrown into Hekseville and quickly realize she has superpowers and a cat... The superpowers gives Kat the ability to change gravity, hence the title of the game, and the cat... well you need to play the game to truly realize the madness of the overall story. So your job is mainly to realize what the hell is going on and why you are the way you are.
Trying to figure out why you have a cat and superpowers all of the sudden isn't an easy job and there is nobody specific you can ask and get the answers you want, so you head out on a journey with that as your main goal, but with any other release this quickly changes and you are stuck running around looking for clues and doing side missions along with the main mission lingering in the back of your mind.
The problem with games such as this that has a gimmick which involves doing anything out of the ordinary with the camera is usually a mixed bag, but this release has it all figured out. Even-though you at times are unsure if you are upside down, sideways or the right way the camera quickly snaps back into place as soon as you pull out of the gravity shift. This is another thing that is hard to describe if you haven't experienced this yourself, but trust me when I say it works, it really, really works and it works well.
The combat however is rather dull and uninspiring at times, so are the enemies you encountered. I could gladly have this game with no enemies at all as the puzzles you encounter with the different gravity shifts was enough entertainment for me and whenever I got attacked by some enemies it sort of took me out of the experience and just had me gravity kick everything until they where all gone. You might feel differently though but that was the experience I was left with after the combat had followed me throughout the entire game. However the boss fights made it a lot more interesting but sadly they are not that many and could easily be doubled if you ask me.
Gravity Rush Remastered is a great time waster, and with Bluepoints magic touch smeared across the entire experience I say this is one you need to check out if you haven't already. Even-though you might have played it previously on the Vita I heard the comparison of the two makes this release truly stand out, so at-least check out some videos of the game before you brush it off.
I have previously complained about the amount of remastered titles on these new consoles but in this case I have nothing to retract seeing as this is a title that many might have missed out on seeing as it released on the Vita only and not much else. But rejoice fellow Playstation 4 owners, because Gravity Rush Remastered is a beautiful experience that you need to check out.