Review: Gravity Rush 2 (PS4).

Initial teasers and promotional material suggested that Gravity Rush 2 will be exactly the same as the first installment. I was afraid of monotony, twin similar tasks and constant arenas with monsters. How wrong I was!

Gravity Rush 2 he throws us into Kat’s shoes again – a young girl who, thanks to her acquaintance with a mysterious cat named Pollen, possessed the powers of a graviter, that is, a person who controls gravity. The story continues the story that ended in the previous part of the game, although people who are unfamiliar with those events do not have to worry too much, because cleverly written dialogues and cutscenes explain everything we need to know.

Review: Gravity Rush 2 (PS4)

The game doesn’t make a good first impression. The whole thing begins with a lengthy and boring prologue that irritates and discourages from further play, especially those who know the mechanics of the game inside out and do not need another tutorial. Fortunately, after almost two hours we get to a huge, beautiful and lively city. You can see that this is what the creators focused on. The open world is polished, detailed and there’s a lot to do in there. We can also forget about the depressing gray of the previous installment, because most of the locations from Gravity Rush 2 it is vivid, colorful and it looks really good.

Although the world itself has changed dramatically, the game mechanics have only been slightly improved. We still control gravity on the same principles as before. With one button we can turn off the gravity around us, and with the next we activate it again, but with a different direction. Thanks to this trick, you can fly, levitate, walk on walls and ceilings, and fight all kinds of enemies. Speaking of enemies, I must mention a lot of variety, which I missed in the number one. This time we will not only face monsters called Nevi, but also people who will shoot us with rifles or use powerful machines against us.

Review: Gravity Rush 2 (PS4)

The combat system has been improved, but its core remains the same. We can still use ordinary attacks and gravity kicks and throw various objects at opponents. On top of that, there are powerful special abilities and two new powers. At some point in the game, Kat is given the option to change styles to Lunar or Jupiter. The first one reduces the weight of the main character, allowing her to perform lightning blows, teleportations and huge jumps, while the second works the other way round, thanks to which each attack is much stronger. These powers can be selected “on the fly” using the touchpad, and different opponents are susceptible to different styles.

Unfortunately, Gravity Rush 2 it is not a flawless game and I am compelled to mention a few of them. In the end, we get a coherent and meaningful plot, but the whole impression is destroyed by the tragically shallow protagonist, ridiculed at every step. It is impossible not to like Kat because of her optimistic attitude and willingness to help selflessly, but while playing, we have the impression that we are leading a ___ed or infantile person, completely not understanding how the world works. She is treated like a pushover, completely oblivious to obvious and slovenly sexual overtones about her, and without a word of protest performs derogatory tasks. Every now and then we see glimpses of the heroine Kat should be, especially during story missions where the engraver rebels by sticking to her opinion, but moments are far too rare. Perhaps this is how the creators wanted to show the way people see the world after memory loss, which Kat experienced in the first part, but they exaggerated significantly.

Review: Gravity Rush 2 (PS4)

You can also complain about the technical side of the game, because although I did not notice any problems with the fluidity, a very common phenomenon is reading textures and objects, NPCs appearing out of nowhere and sometimes tragic camera work, which can make the skirmishes much more difficult. Although the latter is perhaps not that bad, as the fights themselves are very easy and for a large part of the game they are not a challenge.

The above drawbacks, although noticeable, are lost in the ocean of content, interesting story and great mechanics of navigating the open world. Tens or even hundreds of side tasks, a lot of challenges, as well as community missions, thanks to which we can go on a treasure hunt based on photos taken by other players – all this means that everyone will find something for themselves and will not feel bored in the world Gravity Rush 2.

Review: Gravity Rush 2 (PS4)