Xbox One's ReCore Reminds Phil Spencer Of Why He Loves Gaming

Xbox One's ReCore launched this past September, and while it received lukewarm thoughts from critics, Phil Spencer said it is a great reminder of why he's in this industry.

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corroios620d ago (Edited 620d ago )

If Spencer didnt had a positive thing to say about a game on Microsoft/PC i would be amazed.

The problem was that gamers really didnt care about it, sales were low and is one of the biggest flops of the year.

Its a shame because its a new IP. Better luck next time.

GamingIVfun620d ago

It's a decent game. The gameplay mechanics are great. The problem is they released the game literally unfinished and with lots of bugs, and the game engine just can't seem to handle the game well. There is a huge part of the game missing (one corebot and several dungeons and probably a true ending) that they have yet to give any information on except to tell everyone to stay tuned. This is unacceptable to me, and I can't understand why they they wouldn't just tell us what is going on, they probably should have told us before the game released.

Any other game or publisher would have gotten a extreme amount of heat for the problems I mention above. yet there has been very little talk about the problems with the game and how they have handled the release of the game. these problems really do deserve some serious discussion. If they had handled things better (let it stay in developement and finished making the game) I am sure it would have sold much better, as is I wouldn't recommend buying this game.

Kryptix620d ago (Edited 620d ago )

It's literally made by the same people that did Mighty No 9, of course it's gonna be an unfinished mess.

You talk about missing a "true ending..." Guess what Mighty No 9 was missing also since it was just like 3 pictures at the end.

Game was rubbish and with Phil's history of spinning, for example, lying about how this game did well sales wise, he's trying his hardest here trying to cover up whatever wreckage is left. Just being realistic here.

Darkfist_Flames620d ago

when most of them didnt care about big budget game like sunset overdrive, of course most wont care about this, im gona play this eventually, then im gona laugh at those xbox fanboys who keep praising this game for some reason.

nix620d ago

Double edge sword for MS. ppl buy more PS over xbox because there is no new IP. MS brings out new IP, no one buys it. MS crowd is a happy bunch playing Halo/Forza/Gears for which the sale numbers are also dwindling.

GamingIVfun616d ago (Edited 616d ago )


The game had serious potential but Microsoft chose to release a unfinished mess with lots of technical issues that still exist (runs much better on PC but still has problems). I don't understand Phil praising a game that they knowingly released unfinished and in the shape that it was in, He has to know.

It's not a terrible game, just a game with wasted potential that should have stayed in development a little longer. Quality control on many Microsoft first party games is lacking, probably because they are rushed to market.

sammarshall102620d ago (Edited 620d ago )

It's probably better than TLG it certainly looks better graphically and has a better framerate

I like it so far but haven't finished it yet

MasterCornholio620d ago (Edited 620d ago )

Just looking at the Metacritic scores it appears that the Last Guardian is much better than Recore. If they were close I would say that it's down to personal opinion on which one is better.

Recore = 63

The Last Guardian = 82

Recore is on par with games like The Order 1886.

The Order 1886 = 63

The Last Guardian is about as good as Quantum Break.

Quantum Break : 77

That's just my opinion based off what professional critics say. However you can still have a preference for Recore based off your experience with the two games of you wish. Theres nothing wrong with that.

guyman620d ago

Recore and the last guardian are two completely different games

But since you went there, let me be the one to clarify that recore is NOT even nearly as good as the last guardian. I have played both (busy with TLG)

IamTylerDurden1620d ago

The Last Guardian - 83 Metacritic

Recore - 57 Metacritic (PC)

Everyone is entitled to their own opinion, but the facts show that critics think Recore is a terrible game and that TLG is a very good game. Trico alone is more technically/visually impressive than anything in Recore. Recore is not a pretty game.

Aenea620d ago

And why did you have to bring TLG into this? *shakes head*

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343_Guilty_Spark620d ago (Edited 620d ago )

ReCore was a nice concept but was not a very high quality game. Spencer needs to be real with us Xbox gamers. If you want to invest in new IP, there needs to be better quality control...ReCore needed more time in the oven.

MasterCornholio620d ago (Edited 620d ago )

The Last Guardian also has its technical issues on the PS4 so it needed more time as well. However technical issues aside there's a general consensus among critics that The Last Guardian is just a good game marred by technical issues while Recore was an OK game marred by technical issues.


After so many years I know it sounds dumb but the game has technical issues. But in wondering if they could even fix them.

DragonDDark620d ago

TLG needed more time...


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TheDivine620d ago

Absolutely adored this game. Between Recore, Quantum Break, Uncharted 4, Gears 4, The Last Guardian, FF15, and Dark Souls 3 It was a very memorable year. Recore was a totally new yet nostalgic experience. It really harkened back to Metroid Prime. I really hope it gets to continue as a series. It had some flaws due to budget and development time but it was still of the best games I've ever played. Pure gaming bliss.

IamTylerDurden1620d ago (Edited 620d ago )

If you adored Recore and you are reminiscing over your favorite games of the year, you should do yourself a favor and buy Ratchet & Clank as soon as possible. R&C has platforming, nostalgia, and AAA visuals in spades.

As cool a comcept as Recore was, i don't think MS will fund a sequel due to the numbers it sold. The shame is, a game like Recore could be terrific in a sequel. However, nostalgic platformers don't necessarily sell even wheh they're great. R&C was spectacular, AAA, and only $40 but it didn't really sell that well. With price and Meta score it should've broke 2 million. Tearaway Unfolded is another highly rated platformer with Pedigree that really did not sell at all. According to vg chartz R&C sold 1.23 million physical units and Tearaway Unfolded sold in the 300k range. Granted, the original Tearaway sold better.

Anyway, i just don't think Recore 2 has a chance seeing as how it sold 130k physical units and received poor Meta scores. Particularly considering it wasn't a passion project from a MS 1st party.

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