i get that the game wants to force you to use the equipment but it's kind of ridiculous section. when you stand stationary on the button side, the spike trap keeps revolving with the door open, and when you dash across, it's not like there is a switch you trip to close the gate or anything.
I got to that part and didn't even know you could shoot powered up magic daggers. Does the game ever tell you before that? I probably missed it, but there are a lot of combos/techniques to remember so I'm not surprised I may have forgotten it.