Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 2 stars out of 4 It may seem like third-person, cover-based shooters are released every other week on consoles, but "Inversion" tries to separate itself from the pack with gravity control. A stolen alien technology essentially allows you to reduce or increase the gravitational pull of a selected area, meaning objects such as support beams, barrels or even other people are thrown into the air in a state of weightlessness or slammed to the ground. There even are times when a gravity pool causes chaos as some firefights take place on the ceiling instead of the floor. (Lionel Richie would approve.) However, if you're going to be a one-trick pony, it better be a damn good trick, and "Inversion's" gimmick isn't quite good enough to make up for the mediocrity of the rest of the game.
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