Playing video games nowadays, one thing that’s really easy to take for granted is how you travel around the game world.  Be it gliding, running, climbing, driving, spinning, falling, grappling, swimming or simply walking around, it’s a pretty major part of the equation.  Every once in a while, a game comes around that takes this concept and comes up with something so innovative and fun that you can entertain yourself just traveling around doing nothing.  Couple this with impressive art design, a charming story, fun combat and time-based challenges and you’ve got Gravity Rush, currently the best offering on the PS Vita.

Several games in the past have taken a crack at emulating the joy of flight, but it’s difficult to really nail.  Imagine, if you will, having an objective all the way across a city full of tall skyscrapers.  Instead of climbing and jumping to your destination, all you need to do is reverse gravity, shoot to the top of the buildings and then aim towards the waypoint.

 

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