This unimpeachable PS4 reissue exposes some rough, rudimentary design in Sony Japan's cult adventure, but its charm and originality endure.
An excellent remaster of an imperfect but hugely endearing action adventure, that completely justifies the ongoing plans for a sequel.
A superb action game that does far, far more than just depend on the novelty of gravity switching. It deserved so much more than to be ignored on Vita, and you simply must play it on PS4.
Gravity Rush's acrobatic heroine and fairytale metropolis feel at home in the PS4 remaster of the 2012 Vita hit.
I love the fact that Gravity Rush exists. How rare is it these days to see a major publisher produce something so wholly original, so defiantly non-commercial? The game has its shortcomings, it's true, but they're the sort of things that sequels are made to iron out. While I'd prefer this remaster have taken a crack at shoring up the game's weaknesses, the technical improvements it brings more than justify its existence. If you've never played Gravity Rush, you need to play this remake... and if you have played it, this version offers an improved enough experience to justify a second visit to Hekseville.
However, what the developers are doing with a remaster is not simply to squeeze more money out of the consumer; Gravity Rush: Remastered is giving people the opportunity to experience what is genuinely an interesting and entertaining game, one that they might have missed because of the platform on which it was released. Now, with a shiny new entry on the PlayStation 4, Gravity Rush can reach a wider audience, and if Gravity Rush 2 improves at all upon the first, that's ultimately more of a benefit to the gamer, rather than the developer.
In the end, Bluepoint deserves credit for managing to bring out the best in an already-pretty-good game, allowing PS4 owners the chance to experience the charm of Gravity Rush unhampered by the limitations of its original platform.
Though it's a little awkward at times, it's never truly annoying, and the many virtues of the PlayStation 4 and the DualShock 4 help to make the game feel more natural and fluid in action than on the Vita. The sequel looks like it's really really going to flesh out the ideas at play in the original, when it releases later this year, but until then, Gravity Rush Remastered is the best way to play or revisit one of the Vita's most distinctive games.
Gravity Rush is a treat for the eyes, but still an uninspired game with boring mechanics.
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A solid remaster of a good game means that Gravity Rush genuinely feels at home on the PS4.
Gravity Rush Remastered is a great upgrade from the PS Vita original thanks to a solid 60fps 1080p presentation. The joy of exploring the world of Hekseville is still very much intact, with the gravity shifting ability once again acting as the main source of fun and enjoyment. However, the boring missions combine with poor combat mechanics to make for a lesser experience than the concept deserves.
While most of this generation's avalanche of double-dips have felt cynical and unwarranted, Gravity Rush truly benefits from a change of system and a chance to reach a comparatively huge audience. It is, simply put, a better game than it used to be, and I can't complain about that.
Gravity Rush Remastered brings one of the PlayStation Vita's most significant exclusives to the TV screen, and it is by far the best way to experience the game.
The core of what Gravity Rush is is still here and still great, but what problems the game originally had aren't fixed by the visual update, and some of them are even made worse.
Gravity Rush Remastered is a fantastic port of an already fantastic game. The updated presentation is beautiful and nothing was lost in translation when putting a handheld game on the consoles. With tons to do and additional content, Gravity Rush Remastered is a fantastic addition to any gamer's PS4 library.
Few games have made exploring an open world this much fun, and the last time I enjoyed searching areas for collectibles this much was in Infamous: Second Son.
Those looking for something new and exciting definitely need to give this a shot now that it has a second chance.
Priced perfectly, Gravity Rush Remastered is a wonderful way to get excited for the sequel bound for the PlayStation 4.
An utterly superlative remastering effort turns one of PS Vita's crown jewels into one of PS4's most engaging and compelling titles. As fresh today as it was on its original release nearly four years ago, Gravity Rush Remastered is absolutely unmissable.
Gravity Rush Remastered will have you purring at the potential that its sequel looks set to fulfil, but it's a fine release in its own right. The mission variety's not quite there and the plot's paper-thin, but the traversal's some of the finest that you'll find on consoles full-stop, and the audio-visual achievements are outstanding across the board. It's an excellent first attempt, then, so irrespective of the laws of gravity, the only direction for this promising property is up.