Gravity Rush 2
From Before I Play
- Play Gravity Rush first. When Gravity Rush 2 continues the story threads left off by that game, it assumes you have played the first game to completion and won't provide a shred of context for anything going on.
- Watch Gravity Rush: The Animation before playing the game, specifically Overture B, because the game's story starts right from the aftermath of it and you'll be lost otherwise on several key events in the story.
- Burn through the story until you get to Chapter 2, don't linger on the initial chapter doing sidequests at the Banga Settlement. It doesn't take long, and Chapter 2 is when the game actually opens up.
- When you have to follow someone; stand on the walls over their head, or float in the air, instead of tracking them at ground-level. They never look up, they only scan horizontally.
- Changing costumes is now done via the Camera and can be swapped at any time. Open the camera, (D-Up) and press Circle. Having a Gravity Rush Remastered save gives you the Soldier, Maid, and Spy costumes.
- You get more emotes and props for taking selfies with your Camera from completing sidequests.
- Take all the photos you can. The sillier, the better. Because you can.
- Dusty Coins (from online content) accumulate and show what you'll eventually unlock in the Statistics screen under System. Don't be a dick about taking bad treasure photos either, even if you think it's funny or whatever. Treasure completions using your photo net 20 coins a pop (the highest amount by a wide margin).
- Soldiers are susceptible to Stasis Fields. Instead of beating them up just run in, pluck them up with Circle, and toss them over into the abyss.
- Tap Circle to pull a Stasis Field, don't hold it down. Otherwise you'll burn your special meter charging your first shot into a (probably) unnecessary Piercing Shot.
- Despite appearances in the Upgrade menu, you don't have to unlock everything in order. If you want to shoot for Stasis upgrades to hold more items, you totally can.
- The hard point of no return in Chapter 2 is a Story Mission called The Crowd. The game does not warn you that this is your last chance to do stuff in Jirga Para Laoh until the end of Chapter 3, so be warned.
- Some collectibles are locked behind Side Quests, like the Photo Galleries.
- Lunar-Style Stasis throws are worthless. Anything you could potentially freeze with them is much better off eating a Normal-Style Piercing Shot or just having debris hucked at it.
- Jupiter Style is useless for Dreams of the Sky, you can't fine-tune your direction. Plus they're rigged in your favour anyway. It will break a few Slide Races over your knee for an easy Gold when used liberally, however.
- If you can't figure out what the Style names mean; It's the relative gravity of those planetary bodies.