Nearly one year after its exclusive release on Xbox One, ReCore will be getting a Definitive Edition. Level-5 Concept and Armature Studio’s action platformer released last September to fairly decent reviews, and, overall, the game was enjoyable and had a solid gameplay and story.
In a world known as Far Eden, players guide Joule on a journey of exploration and discovery, as she tries to build a new home for mankind and learn more about her own past. Along with her Corebot pal, Mack, Joule navigates unpredictable terrain and battles unexpected challenges with enemy Corebots and the hostile locations in Far Eden. The gameplay, especially combat, was a bit technical and heavily dependent on switching up Joule’s weapon colors for the appropriate enemies; while other aspects of the gameplay put an emphasis on inventory management and leveling up your Corebot companions. It actually made for a lot of fun once you got into the rhythm of the game.
All that being said, ReCore lacked elements that made it memorable, and it felt like the game didn’t know what to do with all the open space it had. While it was good, overall, I honestly didn’t think I would be talking about this title one year later.
ReCore: Definitive Edition will release next week, and players who already own the game will receive the Definitive Edition as an update, free of charge. Some of the new features include increased resolution and HDR, a new mission entitled “Eye of Obsidian”, new enemies, and three new weapon modes for Joule. Gameplay has also been tweaked, along with upgraded performance enhancements which includes improved load times- a personal complaint of mine. For the full list of updated features, check out the list here.
The Definitive Edition will be available on August 29 for Xbox One and PC. Check out the Nerd Stash’s review of it here.
Tori is a writer and gamer originally from Vault 111, but now she resides in Chicago. She has an MFA in creative writing-fiction, runs primarily on coffee, and is an expert on AMC’s The Walking Dead. Follow her on Twitter @torithatnerd.