[PlayStation 4] Gravity Ghost: Deluxe Edition Review

by Ceidz, Owner

Gravity Ghost is a 2D game with a fantastic art style and fun gravitational platforming sequences, and it’s now available on PlayStation 4 with some extra content. Check out our Gravity Ghost: Deluxe Edition review!

Surf the night sky. Careen through the cosmos. Find the fox. When a ghost girl’s best friend goes missing, she’ll turn the whole universe upside down to find him. Gravity Ghost is a planetary platformer where orbiting is an art form. In over 100 dizzying levels, put your aerial skills to the test against planets that bounce, break, splash, and more

As soon as the I started playing Gravity Ghost I immediately had a feeling that reminded me of the first time I had started playing the amazing Super Mario Galaxy franchise, except that this time I was playing in 2D.

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In Gravity Ghost, you get to experience the story of a family back in the 1940s in which the main character has lost her pet fox. She’ll get through different star systems to retrieve it, encountering different spirits that inhabit that special world. Your main objective is to recover your pet fox, but as you progress you’ll also save other animals who’ve lost their soul, get some magical powers, unlock the ability to terraform planets, and more! Although the game as a whole is short (it will last you around three hours or so), it’s all very fun, and there is no filler.

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As for the gameplay, you’ll be visiting each bite-sized level, which can be completed in a few minutes at most, jumping from area to area, using the gravity of each one to progress. There are a lot of different planet types and sizes, and as you progress through the levels, you’ll realize how different their pull is, which adds a nice depth to the gameplay. The game ends up feeling like an arcade release with a bit of realistic physics thrown in.

Between each level, you’ll be on the world map which is beautiful and feels great, highlighting the game’s gorgeous art style. The game’s progression is non-linear, and you can explore to your heart’s content as long as you have enough stars (the collectibles for the game, of which there is one per level) to be able to open the next area.

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I loved the game’s presentation. The graphics are hand-drawn and look amazing. The physics engine is also great, allowing the game’s elements to react just as you’d expect them to. If you’re set to do some trophy hunting for this game, you’ll need to be careful since a few of the trophies are missable. Achieving 100% will be challenging, thanks to the speedrun that requires you to beat the game in under 50 minutes.

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Final Thoughts
I loved playing through the worlds of Gravity Ghost. This game is beautiful, the soundtrack is great, and there is a lot of content packed into this game that will take you three hours to complete. On the PlayStation 4, the Deluxe Edition offers end-game challenges, plus a few soundtrack remixes. There’s also a secondary playable character available. I definitively recommend this game to players looking for a relaxing and charming experience!

Price: $9.99
PSN Game Size: 430MB

This Gravity Ghost: Deluxe Edition Review review is based on a PlayStation 4 copy provided by Ivy Games.

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