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SUPERBEAT: XONiC EX is a great musical game with cool challenges. Perfect for those who enjoy nowadays music and want to have fun playing.
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Superbeat Xonic on the Switch is another fantastic way to play one of the best rhythm games in the last few years but one that should've made better use of the platform's unique features.
A fiercely difficult but engrossing experience, Superbeat: Xonic has a sense of musical euphoria that can only be experienced in a quality rhythm game. While it might take some time to acclimate to the gameplay, you're in for a treat. Pick this up if you're a rhythm game fan: you won't regret it.
While lacking the portable aspects of the original, the ability to plug in some expensive headphones or utilise a home theater system is a mandatory experience if you've only played the Vita version, as the astonishingly high quality of the music and visuals deserve to be played in the biggest way possible.
With a club-ready soundtrack and brilliant rhythm gameplay, Superbeat: Xonic is an excellent addition to the Switch's growing music game hit parade. It's stylish, fun, and challenging in all the right ways, and does a great job easing players into its frenetic charts with forgiving timing and balanced progression. Some frustrating touch-control issues mean that VOEZ or Deemo are better bets for touchscreen tunes, but if you're onboard with button-based beats, Xonic is a super choice.
If you're looking for a solid arcade action rhythm game, you could certainly do worse than SUPERBEAT: XONiC. Not only can you manage the difficulty to your personal play style, it's sensory overload will get your heart pumping like you were on your feet. This is a compliment: It's like Bop It on acid.
'Superbeat: XONiC' is fast-paced and challenging. With a great playlist of tracks and a different layout than you might be used to, it keeps you on your toes and delivers on the energizing content to keep you addicted for as long as you play it.
Superbeat XONiC is stepping into a growing genre on the Switch, but its musical variety and ability to play on the TV will help it stand out even if it did cause me to look up if the Wii U's Pro Controller can work on Switch. The included soundtrack in the physical copies is a steal on its own, but this is a solid game even if you're eShopping it.
An extremely challenging rhythm game that fans of DJMax will adore. It is no fault of Superbeat: Xonic itself, but the asymmetrical design of the Switch controls means this can take some getting used to, particularly if having played extensively on PS Vita or elsewhere, but being able to play in tablet style with touch controls and the Joy-Con removed eradicates that entirely. The only problem at time of writing is that the touch controls seem bugged. A patch is on the way, which will hopefully mean Xonic will be an essential purchase for Switch rhythm fans.
SUPERBEAT: XONiC on Nintendo Switch is a solid rhythm game that fans of the genre should check out. The over 65 songs included with the main release, as well as the many more that will see a release as DLC, will keep you busy for a while with its varied mix and match of genres that, when taken as a whole, feel right for this release you can dance to as you play at home or on the go.