Why Gravity Rush is the Vita’s first big surprise

TVGB: "Even for someone that’s been looking forward to it for a while, Gravity Rush seemingly comes out of nowhere. It would be easy to mistake this for a straight-forward action title with an engaging twist, but spending a few minutes with the game reveals it to be much more than that. There’s a sprawling open world to explore with a navigation system that evokes an uplifting (pun intended) sense of freedom, a unique protagonist that drives an intriguing plot, and a visual and audio flair that reminds you of the charm that eastern developers can deliver when on their A-game."

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Jreca4180d ago

Surprise? We were expecting it for months >.<

Redempteur4180d ago

Gravity rush was indeed the first HIT we were expecting for the vita since launch

tarbis4180d ago

I wonder where this guy was when this game was released in Japan....

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1nsomniac4180d ago

I managed to order a Vita with a memory card & Mortal Kombat for £160 which I thought I couldn't miss out on even though I must say I haven't been impressed by anything ive seen on it but thought it was worth a punt.

I haven't played Gravity Rush so forgive me but from what i've seen it certainly doesn't look like my type of game & doesn't look very appealing to me. In fact it comes across as one of these crazy Japanese 'fad' games that people grow out of after a month.

...But I will definitely get the demo when my Vita arrives & give it a try as ill be desperately be looking for games for it & im hopeing that im totally wrong & love the game but well see.

Smokingunz4180d ago

Not my type of game! Played the demo! It was ok but nothing to jump for joy about, I'll pass! Bought metal gear hd collection instead!

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‘Gravity Rush’ Film Based On PlayStation Game In Works From PlayStation Productions

PlayStation Productions and Scott Free Productions have launched development on Gravity Rush—a film based on the 2012 action-adventure video game of the same name.

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CrimsonWing69464d ago

hmmm... I mean if it's anime it could work. I have a hard time envisioning it in live-action.

isarai464d ago

Why are they making shows/films based on IPs they abandoned? First Days Gone now this, why?

DarXyde464d ago

Yep, agreed.

Like I often say, every 2-3 months, I'm bitching about what Sony did to Japan Studio and Gravity Rush.

This is annoying, honestly.

LoveSpuds464d ago

I loved both Gravity Rush games but I honestly don't see how you can blame Sony for leaving the franchise alone after the second game. It was good business sense, sadly the games simply didn't sell well enough to warrant the risk of developing a 3rd game.

DarXyde464d ago


To me, my gripes are with the way Sony is handling shelved IPs versus best sellers. Sure, Gravity Rush is super niche. But the problem I have is that those games are punished for not selling well. Compare that with high profile IPs that sell a lot. They get PC versions to reach a wider audience. I guess what I want to say is that those games were already commercial successes and it seems a little backwards to not make an effort to expand access to those niche titles to PC if we're already going there, y'know? Games like Horizon and Spiderman did damn well on PS4. Certainly. But I also think the PC audience is incredibly diverse and games like Gravity Rush would perform much better on PC. It's just disappointing to see them give up on games that didn't do well on their original platforms and disband the studios, but make PC versions of system sellers.

I don't know. I just feel that, if Sony is going to put their games on PC, why not give gems like Gravity Rush a chance at a second life and keep the studio around? Their games aren't really what I would call big budget, so what harm does it do to allow them to remain?

Eonjay463d ago

@DarXyde I could actually see that happening. In fact the faster Sony could convert more games to PC the better for their bottom line. But, logictially, since they are primarily using an inhouse specialist to ensure QOL in their PC ports there is only so much content they can put out at once and this is going to cause them to prioritize their bigger releases. I want to see them expand the Nixxes team so that they can work on more projects at once. Right now we know of 5 games in the PC port pipeline. So there is going to be a bit of lag getting them out. And clearly, Sony don't want to burden its other console studios with handeling PC ports. And in some cases, like with Gravity Rush, the studio doesn't even exist anymore.

The_Hooligan464d ago

I am hoping that the movies do well so that Sony might greenlight a sequel game for both of them. In my opinion both gravity rush games are great and only thing that held back Days Gone was the slow pace in the beginning but afterwards the world opens up and it's a great game and both these IPs deserve a sequel.

jznrpg464d ago (Edited 464d ago )

Spot on. The first 5-10 hours is a bit slow weapon & skill wise and the bike died fast and was slowish especially if you didn’t know where to get gas . After 10 hours or so you start getting upgrades and cool weapons and your bike can travel farther/faster it was an awesome game. I think most reviewers didn’t get past the 8-10 hour mark and reviewed it off of that plus there were some bugs At launch but they fixed most of it fairly quickly

Inverno464d ago

The same reason why they keep making all those awful Marvel movies. Capitalize on the demand for more of these games, make some low effort/low budget movie, waste most of the money on advertising, profit. I worry for how the GOW, and SoTC movies will end up.

jznrpg464d ago

Maybe they get more interest in the games through movies and we get sequels . If it works out that way I don’t care how many movies they make

EvertonFC463d ago (Edited 463d ago )

Days gone could work well as a series imo but I get what you mean.
Hopefully days gone is a massive success to green light another game.
I think it's great all this gaming into movies or TV series tbh and think they should have done it long ago ie heavy rain would work well, ratchet TV series or Bloodborne TV series etc.
Having said that it's important to remember some will turn out better than others and some might be just crap.

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purple101464d ago

Wow they really going ham on these films

-Foxtrot464d ago

Sony are going crazy at the moment with adaptations and I really think they need to slow down and make sure the first project or two they already have in production is good before they start churning these out

Sony Pictures is not like Sonys Gaming Division, they are idiots, they couldn't even get Spiderman right without backing off the MCU and now you have Spiderman-less spin offs, Venom was meh, Morbius was awful and we have Madame Web, Kraven, Silk and more coming out.

Sciurus_vulgaris464d ago

The films based on the Spider-Man-rouges are likely pumped out so Sony Pictures can maintain its Spider-Man film license. I’m surprised Sony didn’t just sign a production deal with Marvel Pictures. Sony could have produced Spider-Man and other associated films for Marvel as part of the MCU. While Marvel Pictures handled the story and overall narrative direction.

CaptainHenry916464d ago (Edited 464d ago )

Madame web? That would be ridiculous and comical if they release that

GoodGuy09464d ago (Edited 464d ago )

Oof... should just be an anime. Live action ain't everything.