Gravity Rush begins with a girl called Kat waking up in the floating city of Hekseville. Kat has no recollection of how she got to her current location but things quickly heat up after discovering a black cat that gives her the power to control gravity. The backstory of Kat is never really detailed which doesn’t heavily affect your experience throughout Gravity Rush. The story outrageous at times with twists and turns around every corner. Cat is the absolute star of Gravity Rush and oozes personality from the onset. Supporting characters are quite unique and enjoyable and the overall dark tone of Hekseville sets a beautiful scene for the story of Gravity Rush.
The team at Bluepoint games have done an absolutely incredible job with Gravity Rush Remastered. The game originally look great on the Vita’s OLED but was plagued with performance issues that were to be expected considering the open-world natured of the game running on a hand-held. Gravity Rush Remastered now runs at an incredibly smooth 60FPS which makes all the difference in such a fast-paced game. As most of Gravity Rush takes place in a gravity-based state, the increase in frame rate helps combat and navigating around Hekseville a much more enjoyable experience.
Gravity Rush Remastered runs at the native resolution of 1080p but that’s not all that Bluepoint have done in bringing this to your TV screen. The PS4 version now includes higher-resolution textures that have been crafted with much more detail. Improved lighting and sharpening has made the cel-shaded art-style shine even more. A lot of work has gone into the character models which is much appreciated.
The story is still told using a mixture of comic strips as well as cut scenes which have also been slightly improved. Overall, Gravity Rush Remastered is an absolutely incredible port. It doesn’t look quite as good as a native PS4 game but it is night-and-day once going back to the Vita version. The updated presentation alone makes it worth going back to gamers that played through the game on Vita.