We played Inversion the other day. There’s a proper review by our new games reviewer Julia Hardy coming in our next issue, but a couple of us just from the office had a bit of a goof about on it, and hey, it’s super fun. If you liked Gears Of War, it’s very Gears Of War-y (cover-based, full of explosions), but with the added awesome gimmick of gravity being MENTAL. You’ve got a gun you can use to either increase or decrease the gravitational pull on things, to make them either floaty light (and very throwable, not dissimilar to the gravity gun in Half-Life) or mightily heavy (like sending a bunch of stalactites crashing down from a cavern roof to ‘splode whatever’s under them). There are also bonkers bits where the direction of gravity’s been shifted, so you can find yourself running sideways across a building like some kind of mad, giant, violent, ant. There’s touches of Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome in there, and quite a lot of swearing, and huge amounts of shit getting all blowed up. We spent about 40 minutes with it and could happily have spent a lot more time with it but we had to come back to the office and do a bunch of goddamn work. So there you go.
Inversion will be available on PS3, XBox 360 and PC on 8 June.
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