Insight On Project Gravity’s Mysterious Main Character

By Spencer . June 28, 2011 . 2:02pm

I played Project Gravity at E3, but even with the graphic novel style story scenes, I didn’t get a good feel for Kat, the character. I learned she had amnesia and a magic cat gave her gravity bending powers, but that was about it.

 

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"Yes, she does [have amnesia]," said Nicolo Accordino, Associate Project Manager at Sony Computer Entertainment America, when were discussing Project Gravity. "She wakes up in a town called Hexaville. She doesn’t know who she is or what’s going on. What she knows is she can fight and that when she is near this one cat, so a cat creature, she gains the ability to manipulate gravity. The whole story is driven on this point – who am i and why am I here? Why do I look different than everyone else in this town? And, you’ll see the people in this town will react to her in very different ways based on what’s happening."

 

That last bit piqued my interest. I asked how other characters react to Kat.

 

"It’s going to kind of be in the same way superheroes like Spider-Man are viewed in good and bad light depending on who wants to make them out to be what. She ends up beating some people and then people always think whenever she shows up there’s trouble. Not everyone in the town is going to be on her side. People will show up that want different things out of her," Accordino added.

 

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I asked about the cat that follows Kat too, but details are being kept under wraps now. "Other than the cat being a cat, I can’t say much," Accordino joked. Project Gravity is slated to be a launch window title for PlayStation Vita.


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  • http://twitter.com/seph_luis_br Luis Camargo

    This is one of the best reasons I’m interested on Vita.

    This and sound shapes makes me believe that the new handheld will bring some new and great games.

  • IceRomancer

    This game looks and sounds so good! Can’t wait to hear more about it! It’s already got me sold on a vita :D

  • z_merquise

    A protagonist with an amnesia then there’s the “hero or menace” theme running. Yes, it’s hardly original but I’m still interested to see the story and the settings and art style looked appealing for me.

    Effective story-telling is not about “WHAT” you tell but “HOW” you tell. Oh, and character depth is important too. Let’s see how this game turns out in terms of story and characterization but I’m hoping that I’ll enjoy it.

  • http://chronotwist.deviantart.com/ JustThisOne

    Mystical cat? It sounds cheesy, but it sounds like it’ll make more sense as you keep playing the game. I won’t make judgements yet.

    But I will say the art style is one huge defining factor. It was why I loved okami and hotel dusk. Unique.

  • Lexaus_the_Alchemist

    I know the game won’t come out for a while, but something about the graphics looks… off to me. I like the style but my eyes can’t unsee the flat textures, weird lighting on the characters, and slightly awkward animations. And I do know this is a near launch title for a new system, but I just can’t… unsee it. In any case, they’ll polish the heck out of it and it’s still one of my top 5 games to get when the PSVita drops.
    Also, is anyone else getting a witchcraft vibe from this game, like Bayonetta, but not as ridiculous?

    • z_merquise

      Hmm, a black cat and also there’s this mysterious lady with long black hair and black clothes similar to a witch. Now that you mention it, it indeed had some witchcraft feel in it. Not sure if it was just design inspiration but that’s a nice observation. 

  • AzureNova

    This game is one, almost only reason, why I will be buying a PSV. I’m really looking forward to it. Kat for the win!

  • http://www.facebook.com/vileta Dave Vileta

    The townsfolk reaction stuff sounds too much like inFamous.

    • Yu_TheKing

      Yeah, since I just recently finished inFAMOUS, that’s the feel I got too. Guessing that she’ll be able to walk around kicking random townsfolks then and that they’ll try and stone her.

  • Darkrise

    The more I keep staring at the first pic, the more I’m reminded of X Blades…

    http://www.the-other-view.com/images/xblades1.jpg

    But still, I’m liking what I’m seeing so far in Project Gravity. ^^

  • Yu_TheKing

    Since its a Launch Title Day 1 Baby! :3

    Definitely cannot wait explore Kat’s character… among other things.

  • PrinceHeir

    hmm looks nice ^^

  • Locklear93

    “Yes, she does [have amnesia],”

    *sigh*  The game industry (and anime) need a moratorium on amnesia.  I’m not saying it can’t be done well; it certainly can.  But it’s done SO often, in SO many games, with SO many characters that it’s an immediate turn off for me now, as a tired cliche.  I can only think of one game that featured amnesia prominently where I wasn’t seriously turned off (Lost Odyssey), and that’s only because they put so much effort into making the recovery of those memories interesting.

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