ReCore Review Scores Were “A Little Harsh,” Says Phil Spencer

“The gamers’ response to the game has been positive, which is the most important thing.”

Posted By | On 06th, Oct. 2016 Under News | Follow This Author @Pramath1605


ReCore was a promising new action adventure game coming exclusively for Xbox and Windows from the creators of Mega Man and Metroid Prime. It had, in other words, a fair bit of hype going for it leading into its release. Hype that the game sadly failed to live up to, judging by its review scores.

Those review scores, however, were a “little harsh,” according to Xbox boss Phil Spencer. Speaking to Gamespot, Spencer suggested that some reviewers may have scored it lower than the average specifically to increase site traffic. At the same time, however, he implied that the scores were not reflective of the quality of the game itself, and that the game is “selling well.” “The gamers’ response to the game has been positive, which is the most important thing,” he added.

There is, of course, so much wrong with all of that- Spencer’s remark about low scoring reviews for the game would maybe make some sense if reviews weren’t uniformly critical of the game at large. Then again, his statement is at odds with his suggestion that he doesn’t care about review scores. Finally, he claims that ReCore has sold well, but so far, judging by the few sales updates we have for the game, that does not seem to be the case.

I really appreciate Spencer, and I have great respect for him- but I think he is way off the mark in this case. ReCore wasn’t all it was hyped up to be, he should take the loss and move on, rather than trying to justify it unnecessarily.

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  • Rhodri

    Your own site gave the game a high score so how is Phil wrong. Just because YOU don’t like the game doesn’t make it bad.

    • crazy_black_man-

      Ok. So does being bad make it bad?

  • Rhodri

    So much of what you wrote is just incorrect

    • Cabal

      That’s GamingDolt for you!

    • jp

      already used to that in this site.

    • crazy_black_man-

      LOL, yet you keep hanging around here like a stalker.

    • jp

      when im bored at work yeah.

    • crazy_black_man-

      Well you could do what they’re paying you to do, no? Work?

    • jp

      sure thing boss! at least I do it for the fun, not because I genuinely care about this stuff, I mean games after all is about enjoying them and the PS4 its not getting much of that lately.

    • crazy_black_man-

      Such denial. How sad.

    • jp

      must be sad to be you pony.

  • Starman

    Every game from MS is harshly reviewed….even if it were developed by a third party, FACTS.

    • crazy_black_man-

      That’s because every game looks harsh.

  • crazy_black_man-

    Salty tears from the top down.

  • Mr Xrat

    Mediocre game got mediocre scores. If Lyin’ Phil can’t handle that, he should start producing a decent library.

  • crizz1066

    Thought Phil was supposed to be the man! Not another whining millenial. Game was OK at best, get over it.

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