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Gravity Rush 2

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8.1

Great

Game Reviews from around the web

95

Oh, and it’s still gorgeous, more so given that this was built from the ground up for the PS4. There’s some pop-in but I’ve always been bigger on draw distances, especially with a game that puts such an emphasis on traversal like Gravity Rush 2 — I love being able to see where I’m headed while boosting into the sky.

92

Gravity Rush 2 offers us a big evolution to the series. The game is full of personality, full of relevant things to do, full of cotidian stories to tell, it has improvements to the variety of its gameplay and it has a beautiful presentation with colorful art and an exquisite soundtrack. All who played the first game should give this sequel a try.

90

Gravity Rush 2 is a big surprise. It’s not just a repeat of the previous entry, but a richer, more interesting and colorful world that you just want to visit again and again. Fascinating adventures of Kat and her friends are definitely worth your while.

90

Gravity Rush 2 is a fantastic follow-up, that improves nearly everything.

90

Gravity Rush 2 is a gorgeous game with stunning visuals accompanied by a stellar soundtrack that features tunes both old and new. Although there are some rough edges, it’s an emotional ride from start to finish and one amazing action adventure game. It’s a worthy successor, and an outstanding return to this enchanting world.

90

Gravity Rush 2 feels as great to play as it looks. It’s a true fulfillment of a premise with tremendous potential that was previously hindered due to hardware limitations. It’s a massive improvement in every possible aspect from the original and makes a strong statement as my very first pick for a game of the year contender of 2017.

90

While the original Gravity Rush pushed the Vita to its limited, Gravity Rush 2 is unleashed upon the far more powerful PlayStation 4, giving us a game that’s as big in scope and substance as the concept designs its world and characters were born from. Among Sony’s efforts to give their console a wide array of more niche experiences, this gravity-controlling Kat is Queen.

90

Gravity Rush 2 it’s a fine sequel to the first title. In some points it’s similar, like its gameplay and combat system, but in others it is quite improved, especially in its graphics and map amplitude or online features.

90

It’s a much bigger game than the original, giving you plenty of land to explore and tons of missions to beat. It feels so much different from your typical big-budget console game these days. It’s more of a comic book than an action movie, allowing players to delight in their own heroics. It’s one of the PlayStation 4’s most stunning and entertaining exclusives.

90

Gravity Rush 2 is a real treat for the eyes, ears, and reflexes. Its cinematic looks and score are wonderful, and its storyline is enthralling and thoroughly compelling. All combine brilliantly with the addictive and entertaining mission-based action to create a terrific game that’s an absolute joy to play.

90

Gravity Rush 2 is everything I wanted out of a sequel. It’s bigger, better, it’s drop-dead gorgeous and it never stagnates.

90

While its stealth missions are lame and it’s disappointing to experience camera issues from time to time, Gravity Rush 2 excels in almost every other respect, making its predecessor seem quaint by comparison. This is easily one of the best video game sequels in recent memory, and an adventure truly worthy of its excellent lead character.

90

Gravity Rush 2 deserves to be one of Sony’s biggest games of the year. Even if you weren’t able to get into the first, give this one a go. The story’s self-contained enough that you’ll still be able to follow along, and in the effort to make the game more accessible to a wider audience, the overall experience is also more refined and there’s clearly a meatier budget backing it.

88

If you love the open world action genre, the new year started great: Gravity Rush 2 improves upon the original title in every single, possible way, offering a deep, challenging and addictive gameplay. Warning: considering the peculiar nature of this game, the vote must be read upside down.

85

A unique game in a vibrant world that is able to build on what was already successful in the first installment. It had been developed further in many aspects that present an unforgettable experience regardless of some noticeable camera issues and a few other weak missions.

85

Playing around with gravity never felt so good. Kat has an amazing playground that is even better than the original.

85

Gravity Rush 2 is a brilliant mix of colorful worlds, charming characters and an amazing and unique gameplay.

85

Gravity Rush 2 is THE sequel we’ve been waiting for. It really lives up to the hype and gives an immersive gameplay. Its gorgeous design makes it even more magical and pulls the player inside.

85

It’s great playing with gravity, especially in such a stylistically designed world, and there’s so much more to do this time around.

85

For all my little grievances, this game is still incredibly fun to play.

85

Quotation forthcoming.

85

Kat’s new adventures will leave you out of breath thanks to its intensity, its beautiful graphic design and the fact that with every new installment, Gravity Rush gets better.

84

Gravity Rush 2 may be an overall good handheld game, but not as good in her bigger sister. Entertaining, but several mistakes (some of them can be solved, though) that burden the experience. The plot is quite predictable, but its completely unique gameplay mechanics rescue a game that needs some extra polish from its developers.

84

After a couple of story hiccups, Gravity Rush 2 righted itself and pulled me in with the personality of its world and wide variety of activities. The new gravity powers and styles make combat exciting, and well-written side quests and character relationships grant better insight into Kat’s universe. After 40 hours I found it hard to put the controller down, and I can’t wait to jump back in to finish every sidequest I can find.

83

Gravity Rush 2 is an excellent game with a well-told story and interesting characters. There are a ton of things to do with 27 main missions and more than 40 side quests that are imaginative and well thought. This game surpasses its predecessor by far with a very large world made up of floating islands that is way bigger and more beautiful than you might think. Gameplay is satisfying but not without its flaws. There is no lock-on system so sometimes you end up disorientated mid fight and you’ll mainly use one attack for most of the battles. In spite of this flaws the game is engaging and a lot of fun. You can almost feel the care and attention the developers put into it.

82

Gravity Rush 2 is a great sandbox game whose artistic design, gravity controls and deep combat system overcome some camera issues.

81

Quotation forthcoming.

80

Gravity Rush 2 is a charming and fun game. The impressive AI does a fantastic job of building bonds between players and characters. A wonderful soundtrack alongside a wide variety of mission types come together to create a vivid and large open world. The game is hampered by poor camera controls and some hiccups in the story, but overall, the experience is one that I thoroughly enjoyed and will be playing again.

80

Gravity Rush 2 powers through its noticeable flaws, and the overall product is an exclusive experience that shouldn’t be missed by any PlayStation 4 owner.

80

A fantastic sequel to an already very good and interesting Vita game. Due to its unique gravity based mechanics, there are still some teething issues but the game remains eminently playable and fun with it.

80

The original was a strong game, but PlayStation 4 takes things to the next level by giving us more variation. The surroundings are huge and full of personality, there are plenty missions and Kats movement has gotten way better. Too bad the controls are still frustrating.

80

Beautiful action-adventure with innovative gameplay, but it lacks other improvements and diversity.

80

Sure, Gravity Rush 2 starts slowly, but by tne end, it’s set a strong bar for gaming in 2017.

80

Gravity Rush 2 is a great sandbox. It’s a game set in a unique universe with a very cool girl hero. This world contains tons of fun side-quests that often distract you from the main storyline. GR2 is a true gem among all there boring open worlds made from a template. It deserves your attention.

80

Gravity Rush 2 is a marked improvement on the original in terms of story, graphics, gameplay and characters. It’s not without its plot stumbles and boring ancillary missions, that hardly detracts from everything Gravity Rush 2 does well. Whether its flying through the sky, walking up walls or exposing a corrupt system driven by the wealthy and powerful, Gravity Rush 2 is a delight.

80

It’s bigger and more complex than the original game, but it also has the same weaknesses. If you liked the first game, you’ll like this one, and if you just want a very Japanese adventure, you’ll be satisfied with Gravity Rush 2.

80

Better, deeper and more beautiful than the first game, but it’s not as perfect as we were wishing. Gravity Rush 2 makes almost the same mistakes that the original game made, and that’s a shame.

80

Gravity Rush 2 takes the strange, quirky style and gameplay of the original and lets it loose on a larger canvas, dishing up its gravity-twisting action with real imagination and verve. It has the original’s charm and personality but more ambition, with a bigger setting, bigger set-pieces and a storyline to match. If Gravity Rush gave us a great heroine, some interesting mechanics and a different take on the action adventure, the sequel puts then centre-stage in a tale that does them justice.

80

Gravity Rush 2‘s post-launch support and top notch visual presentation combined with its engaging combat and engrossing story ensure fans of the original or Gravity Rush Remastered will find plenty to love about the sequel. It’s held back by poorly designed stealth missions that serve little purpose other than keeping players away from the better parts of the game and a wonky camera that can be downright disorienting at times, but otherwise Gravity Rush 2 is bigger and better than the first game.

80

Quotation forthcoming.

80

Just as charming as the original, but the improved combat and clever new gravity abilities make for a notably better game.

80

Gravity Rush 2 is a step up in almost every way from its already enjoyable predecessor. The sense of freedom and adventure is great, thanks to the gravity bending abilities of Kat. Combat is still kind of dull and frustrating, but it’s less of the experience this time. The gorgeous art style and design eases this pain though, delivering a great action experience for PS4.

80

Gravity Rush 2 is a really good sequel for a fascinating game. Both the amazing art direction and the gorgeous soundtrack are still there, along with a bigger world, a better combat system and the old, clumsy, boring missions.

76

Despite its open-world growing pains, Gravity Rush 2 is a charming game that’s well worth playing, both for its story and its quality action moments. I just feel that it would have been a stronger overall title if it were more streamlined and leaned more on its best qualities rather than shoehorning in activities that don’t match with its action-packed, gravity-shifting theme.

75

Unfortunately, Gravity Rush 2 doesn’t compare to the original. It’s opening hours are way too slow and the story lacks substance, failing to hold our interest throughout its runtime. The game’s still a lot of fun and the open world is dripping with atmosphere, yet it lacks the magic that made the first game so memorable.

75

Gravity Rush 2 lacks quite a bit in the story department, even with the side missions, but the improved combat and series-unique exploration make it difficult to put the game down.

75

Despite all these negative qualities, you can get back to basics with select side-missions, ghost challenges and unfettered exploration.

75

A bigger, more varied sequel that still doesn’t feel like it takes the leap it could have. The gravity-shifting gimmick is still a big draw, as is the delightful art style, protagonist Kat, and the clever world design, but the there’s a nagging feeling it could have been even better. It’s still a very good game though, and it certainly offers up something a little different in terms of a console exclusive.

75

Gravity Rush 2 is a bigger sequel, but not necessarily a better one. While it offers more to play with and in greater variety, the lack of improvements to core features – as well as graphics that are far from impressive – hold it back from being something truly great.

75

Coming in fresh, I found Gravity Rush 2 so bright and original that I’m still playing it, even after the end credits. Gravity Rush 2 has its stumbles — the camera often feels at complete odds with what the game requires of you, a real problem in a game that so aggressively eschews standards physics. But even with so many directions to fall head over heels in, it lands on its feet — just like Kat.

75

Even with all the new abilities and mission types, too much of Gravity Rush 2 is dedicated to tasks that don’t make the best use of your ability to control gravity. Falling around the various locales is a lot of fun, but that doesn’t assuage the nagging feeling that with better missions and less frustrating side content, this series could go from a fleeting joy to something truly great.

75

Despite a majority of the original’s flaws carrying over, Gravity Rush 2 is nevertheless a good game with a winning narrative and a beautiful art direction.

70

Though not as almighty a step up as some of the more recent sequels we’ve seen, Gravity Rush 2 remains a fun and intriguing place to return to.

70

Even though the core of Gravity Rush 2 remains largely unchanged, you’ll be hard pushed to find a fresher open world title in a sea of Grand Theft Auto and Assassin’s Creed clones.

67

Gravity Rush 2 is bigger and richer than the first chapter and sports the same joyful art direction. Unfortunately it’s also as boring and sometimes frustrating as its predecessor.

60

I can’t help but admire what the studio has attempted here: a glorious, galloping adventure worthy of applause for all it attempts, even when some of those things don’t work as intended. It’s more satisfying stumbling through a game as gonzo and idiosyncratically brilliant as a Gravity Rush 2 than pronouncing another polished but unadventurous standard-bearer playable. And it’s laudable to the extent studios deserve tribute for attempting difficult, different things, mixed results or no.

60

When Gravity Rush 2 sticks to its strengths, it soars; it’s a shame that its stale mission design and clumsy controls keep it from getting too high off the ground.

30

What should be a sleek and swift experience feels like a local train stuck in traffic, a metaphor that the game emphasizes each time that it chooses to momentarily strip Kat of her powers.

Game Reviews from around the web

Gravity Rush 2’s personality and unique, physics-bending gameplay make it so unlike any other open-world game that it gets my whole-hearted recommendation, despite a few faults.

Though Gravity Rush 2’s seemingly bottomless charm does much to make up for its pedestrian characters, it can’t quite cover the game’s considerable design issues. Most frustrating is how reluctant it is to fully embrace its intoxicating “fly anywhere” sensibility.

I can’t summon the necessary bile to truly dislike Gravity Rush 2, nor can I summon the necessary warmth to love it. In the aftermath of its grand finale I was exhausted in every way, happy to have gone on such an epic journey and just as happy that it was finally over.

Ultimately, Gravity Rush 2’s biggest problem may be explained away as an ungainly leap from handheld game to console game. Instead of creating larger and more elaborate challenges around the game’s wonderful core mechanics, Japan Studio stuffed this sequel full of undercooked odds and ends.

Summary

Gravity Rush 2’s personality and unique, physics-bending gameplay make it so unlike any other open-world game that it gets my whole-hearted recommendation, despite a few faults
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