All three of Gravity Rush’s DLC packs have become available to the general gaming public – yet not all are so splendid unfortunately, the main issue being the lack of content in these downloadable content bundles.
One shouldn’t be quick to conclude anything about the DLC for this series as a whole – rather, it’s quite critical to take a look at them individually and how each contributes to the grander scale. And to start, we focus first on the most rewarding of the three – the military themed DLC pack which arrived free alongside any digital purchase of the game within the first week.
“I’ll Take Some Story With That.”
To have received this set paired with the game proved to be quite a treat – and one will come to realize why themselves when playing, reason being that the pack includes a few escapades which heavily develop a character to be prominent within the closing chapters. Not to mention, the DLC also makes clear the situation of the city at a time when such is incredibly needed – all the while, extensively elaborating upon what sort of crew the military actually is.
Without the DLC, one might have thought them to be quite a Third Reich sort of bunch – yet they’re not at all.
When joining in the military, taking part as per the first DLC mission, one will see how from there, till the very conclusion of the military side-stories, Yunica will go from a stranger to quite an acquaintance. It becomes clear that her unfriendly attitude is simply something picked up as result of past unfortunate experiences – yet in reality, she’s quite a kind character, and essentially, a tsundere.
Further, it’s rather fantastic that one will get to know the military commander as well – Yuri. He’s also a fine fellow, despite his appearance – and his role is far more integral than one will come to think, something becoming apparent by the end of Gravity Rush as he makes a very intriguing statement. It also should be realized to what degree the military had involvement in Gravity Rush’s finale – and seeing how substantial that was indeed, both Yuri and Yunica are definitely characters of some importance.
Of course, one could merely go through the game without playing the Military Pack – yet in all honesty, the subsequent result would be that one would likely sustain a misconception about the military till the game’s end, and even beyond then. And additionally, Yunica will feel more tossed in – whereas with the Military Pack, her place in the game becomes so well-implemented and streamlined in fit.
As for whether the Military Pack is worth the $3.99 USD – that’s all arbitrary, although it can be said that this extension of the game is certainly one which any who have, or intend, to play Gravity Rush should certainly recognize with high regard as if it were yet another part of the main story, since indeed, it does feel to be such.
It’s Sexy At Least.
Turning attention towards the so-called “Spy Pack”, this one is less worthy of praise – sadly, it’s not so great.
The missions of the “Spy Pack” are very simple to complete and short in length – yet that could be accepted and set aside, the aspect which is more difficult to merely overlook is how they seemingly have little relevance to anything of the main story of Gravity Rush. Unlike the Military Pack, the sole reason one may want to do anything with the Spy Pack is simply to acquire the seductive cat girl outfit.
However, there’s perhaps more to it than may meet the eye – even if the missions feel rather lacking.
First of all, those gang members may initially come off as a randomly added facet – yet if one is to go back to the start of the game, and skip ahead slightly to the first encounter with Syd, it was actually them who were the hoodlums pestering him when Nevi showed up. The recurring appearance they have does give them a place – and they do fit in, yet with the objectives still being so bare, the complaint comes down to something else quite specific instead.
In the case of the Spy Pack, certain aspects of it feel as if they should have simply been included in the game by default – and as for the others, like the racing missions, they have an essence as if conjured up in a quick minute solely for the purpose of making a $3.99 USD downloadable content package.
Nonetheless, looking to one of the features which should have been a basic standard of the game, if to include it at all, is the wild chase after pseudo-Alias. One will have little trouble coming to conclude themselves that he’s a fraud before it’s ever revealed – yet a highly interesting, and possibly even fascinating item to note is that everything may not have been false. Indeed, that was not the real Alias – yet assume what he stated was ironically true, or even, there could have been hints within what he said towards something which is legitimate.
For instance, Alias and Dusty could be one in the same after all – or perhaps, what if Alias does indeed have, or at some point had, some romantic sentiments towards our heroine? It’s well-known that Alias was acquainted with her when she lived as a queen – and further, any with even a mild history of entertainment stacked up should be familiar with plot points in which romance may drive someone to extremes, especially if rejected, although that’s merely some thoughtful speculation.
A Little More Than A Maid Uniform.
Lastly, examining the most recently made purchasable DLC pack, one which comes equipped with a maid uniform and is appropriately dubbed the “Maid Pack”, it’s an all-around solid compilation of amusing activities. There’s absolutely no reason why it shouldn’t have been included in the game as standard – and doing so would have been a respectable getaway which would also add to the game in general as side-activities are always welcomed, particularly when so fitting. And indeed, this would have been quite wonderful to have without paying extra.
Though admittedly, there’s also no reason against it being DLC – this DLC pack hasn’t very much to do with the main story whatsoever, and one can play the game without this pack, not feeling as if they’ve missed out on anything, unless of course the player in question has a maid fetish or the likes.
That in mind however, assume this side-story does have a central relevance to the main plot – yet it’s one which isn’t easily realized. In particular, Nevi appear when our heroine is in the process of rescuing the fellow who fell partially down the pillar – this could be a major area of question in the form of “What is it which makes the Nevi appear, and why?”, yet that’s truly something one would want to know regardless when playing the game.
With all considered, those who become feverishly in love with Gravity Rush are likely to purchase all three DLC packs indiscriminately – and in fact, that’s certainly the route to go. Yet even that being the case, one shouldn’t push them off as mere “extras” or similar – rather, one should assess and contemplate over each, piecing together how they respectively add to the central tale of our cute amnesic queen of gravity.