I had a lot of trouble with threshold. Couldn't get from the first bridge to the second even after getting all 5 glowing pieces available up to that point and I probably tried a dozen times.
However... if you have the white robe it becomes super easy so there is definitely a difference. In fact, once I had the white robe I only got the two glowing pieces in the hub and didn't bother with the 3 in the bridge level. You can actually jump from the ledge at the beginning to the first platform, regenerate, and jump to the second with only 2 glowing pieces collected! Then repeat for the next sections. There were a couple that were pretty tight but it still worked out, and I did it on the first try. Bam, level complete and trophy earned in about a minute.
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