A YouTube content creator by the name of PRESS START KOFI has obtained an Xbox One copy of ReCore ahead of its official release this coming Tuesday. As you can see and hear in the embedded video above, he’s not exactly thrilled with it either.
PRESS START KOFI been posting footage of the game throughout the day over on his Twitter account, and what surprised me most was the video he posted showing a ridiculous 2 minute load time between deaths.
This caused a bit of an uproar, because the internet, though folks on Reddit who also claim to have the game are denying these absurd load times exist on the PC version. The Xbox One version will receive a day-one patch, hopefully fixing the issue. It’s worth noting, however, that PRESS START KOFI explained in the video above that he did have to download a ~6gb update prior to playing. Whether or not that’s the day-one patch is anyone’s guess.
Among the obvious load time concerns, he also draws criticism to the game’s poor environmental textures, comparing them to running the game on a PC using a low-end setting. This is exacerbated by the clashing of Joule’s high resolution character model with the less than desirable textures within the environment itself.
He’s also posted videos of him falling through the ground, if you’d like to check that out.
As a fan of Metroid Prime, my fingers are crossed that these issues are addressed in the day-one patch, or at least in a timely manner. I want ReCore to succeed, though I’ve had my concerns of its overall quality since the rough gameplay trailer showed at this year’s E3.
ReCore’s review embargo is up on Monday at 5am PDT, so we’ll just have to wait and see how the game is received by major gaming outlets.