GameArena: Saying that a game is “hard” is almost losing its meaning. Following the likes of Super Meat Boy and Dark Souls, hardcore is the new core. Once more in gaming, it is the focused, tight-lipped dedication to perfection that provides much of the enjoyment. Certainly, there are differing interpretations of “hard” (we live in a world where Mario Kart needs an official play guide), but particular titles do stand out as being fundamentally accepted as (again, that overused term) hardcore. After the first ten minutes with Dustforce, it becomes apparent that it belongs right up there with Super Meat Boy, Trials HD, N+ and Trackmania – all easy to play but hard to master.