In the running string of bad luck for Xbox One where it just can’t catch a break, Recore is one of many Microsoft’s trials to make a new IP successful this gen. Either critically or Sales-wise, it has been a rough road since the very beginning for new IP’s on Xbox One.
The creator of the legendary Mega Man franchise and the studio which had previously worked on Metroid Prime 3, helmed the development of this game. Shown back in E3-2015, Recore was instantly understood as a smaller budget game with Metroid like mechanics, which is not a bad thing at all, infact – many smaller budget games with less than 60$ prime price tag has worked wonders in terms of sales and ratings.
As the review embargo of RECORE has been lifted today, lets see what all the Critics think of it.
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Here is all the major reviews you need to glance through to get the idea of the game :
Gamespot : 6 / 10
“ReCore’s missteps are a real shame, because it can be quite charming otherwise. It has the heart of a PS2 or Gamecube-era platformer, with its floating lifebars, bright laser beams that fill the screen like a Dreamcast shoot-’em-up, and glowing gems that bounce around. Amongst all the slick, modern day video game productions, it stands out as an endearing throwback.
I wanted to like it more, and had it not overstayed its welcome, I would have. But in the end, like its robots, ReCore is a game with a bright soul encased in parts that are used well past their prime.”
GamingBolt : 8 / 10
“ReCore is a game that has quite literally every element I look for in a hugely successful, triple A game; one that I know I will enjoy going back to when I just want to go out and explore or try something different, or find something I missed in my first run. The game has flaws aplenty, some are just downright unforgivable. So if you can overlook the flaws, or wait for a patch to come in I could not recommend this game anymore. ReCore is truly a diamond set deep in the rough.”
PCWorld : 2.5 / 5
“As I said, the most disappointing part of ReCore is that it starts so strong. I haven’t spent nearly enough time on what ReCore gets right, so numerous and egregious are its failings. But your robot companions? Adorable. The platforming? Extremely responsive, and as entertaining as anything in Tomb Raider or Uncharted. But ReCore is a chore. A needless chore, with gates so artificial it ruins what’s otherwise a lovingly crafted universe. Go here, fetch a random collectible—that’s not enough nowadays, and especially not when the game doesn’t even bother to dress it up with a hint of motive. Couple that with the lengthy load times and the overall lack of polish, and I’m going to have to recommend avoiding this one.”
Polygon : 6.5 / 10
“Recore isn’t a disaster, as much as the bizarre structure and hoops it made me jump through left a bad taste in my mouth. At its heart, there’s a game with some good ideas and great spins on action-game conceits that don’t see a lot of play this console generation. When it’s working, Recore is a game that feels evocative of a different era of action games. But in its final half, Comcept and Armature let collect-a-thon structure and a poorly realized open world drag the whole thing back down to earth.”
Destructoid : 4 / 10
“It’s all a shame because ReCore shows so much promise in its opening hours. It’s easy to envision a way in which all those ideas could manifest into something great. They don’t, though. Instead, it’s just a jumble of mechanics that never jell, gameplay that grows stale far too quick, and insulting design. System failure.”
Gamesradar : 4 / 10
“Somewhere in ReCore is a good game. Joule and her companions are instantly likable. Far Eden’s tale is an intriguing one. Thanks to her agility and rocket boots, Joule is a satisfying character to control. The game’s core (apologies for using a pun I’d avoided this whole review) is solid. It’s just too bad that the frame supporting it isn’t.”
METACRITIC Score : 64
OPENCRITIC Score : 61
Estimated Game Length : 7-9 Hours
Final Take from all reviews :
- Shooting feels great
- Pet-robots are charming
- Fun dungeons and platforming
- Well voiced Plot
- Superlong Load times after every death
- Crashes and UI bugs
- Too many useless quests and collectibles
- Poor Graphics
- Poor final half arc
Recore is released on 13th September on Xbox One and PC. Here are the System requirements for Recore if you wish to purchase it.
It is digitally available to download for PC at Rs. 3,324/ or 40$ on Windows 10 Store.