I have to admit, I had my expectations with this game. I thought I was going to find an improved version of Metroid or Megaman (even though it takes a bit of each one) but to be honest this game has his touch.
In ReCore you are a girl called Joule Adams, a young survivor of a big cataclysm because she was asleep for hundreds of years, she wakes up searching for an answer of who she is and what is her purpose.
Let’s talk about the game mechanics. For a game with a puzzle style, where you have to figure out the way to get to some places, discover special pieces and even how to beat a boss. This mechanic has a balance with the assisted aim (you can disable this) but maybe a lot of people will find this strange because in essence this game is a shooter.
An action video game has weaknesses and strengths but ReCore has a lot of balance. I like the way that the hits against the enemy are marked on them and the way you can use Mack (your companion dog), a strong hit, your hook or the classic shot. Besides you can dodge certain hits with some lateral moves.
I felt the graphics a little poor, to be a light and colorful video game you can appreciate certain graphic errors in mountains – for example, some details in entrances, bad camera management in some situations and some other errors that doesn’t let you totally appreciate the game.
I really don’t know the level of detail that the game shows on Windows 10 PC but a next gen game like this running at 30 fps must have given better performance in shading and lighting. The character development feels really complete and detailed but these graphics are not the ones we saw back at the E3 Convention, thing that bothers me a little.
I’m not that picky with sound effects and soundtrack but the audio is really complete, at least in the soundtrack. The voices and reactions feel a little retro (bad quality) and I don’t know if it’s intentional or just bad recording.
Finally the story (I’m not giving any spoilers) seems to be the highlight of the game. In the trailers you see some sad scenes that involve your sidekick, and how Joule struggles to find herself and some answers along the way.
Conluding, did I liked the game? I really don’t know …
Note: This review was done with the Xbox One version of the game. Translated by Angelica Lora
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