Microsoft’s new ReCore has some tough obstacles that players have to get through by skillfully jumping and dashing. Here’s one particular sequence where you have to do a series of dashes and double jumps.
I spent the better part of an hour trying to get past this sequence on this Xbox One game, one of Microsoft’s console exclusives for the key fall season. I was prepared to give up, but I figured there had to be a sequence where I had just the right height and momentum to get through. After all, the designers at Comcept (led by Keiji Inafune, who first created the beloved Mega Man series in 1987) and Armature Studio wouldn’t put an impossible game mechanics challenge so early in the game, would they?
As you can see in this video, I eventually hit on the right combination of dashes (using the B button) and double-jumps (double-tapping the A button) to get through it. It seemed so easy once I did it, but I was feeling pretty incompetent before that.
This challenge was a bit jarring because most of the others up to this point were routine. I don’t think it’s a bad thing to make a game harder with an early challenge, but if I didn’t get past this point, then I was probably going to quit the game.
ReCore debuts on September 13 worldwide on the Xbox One and Windows. Microsoft provided me with a copy on the Xbox One.