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  • Summary: Fully compatible with PlayStation TV.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 22
  2. Negative: 0 out of 22
  1. Nov 30, 2015
    95
    Superbeat: Xonic is an original enough take on the rhythm genre to make it feel fresh again and is easily the best touch screen based music game I've played with Cytus coming a close second.
  2. Nov 8, 2015
    90
    This is my favourite rhythm game across all platforms, with its song selection spreading across all genres, perfect core gameplay, and fantastic presentation.

  3. Nov 11, 2015
    90
    It captures what I love about rhythm games and constantly challenges me and my reflexes. The menus aren’t too obtrusive, the variety of music keeps the game fresh, and it has an inspired aesthetic that really draws you in, and I certainly found myself bopping my head to the music.
  4. Nov 4, 2015
    80
    Even though I wasn’t as big of a fan of the song list in XONiC compared to other DJMax games, the developers at PM Studios prove themselves to be back in top form with a slick package that plays just as well as it looks.
  5. Dec 1, 2015
    80
    A throwback to the golden era of music games.
  6. Nov 16, 2015
    78
    One nice rhythm game, despite its awful interface and a not-so-great music selection.
  7. Nov 12, 2015
    60
    While gameplay at the core is functional and multilayered, most won’t find themselves excited to play over and over again.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 9
  2. Negative: 2 out of 9
  1. Dec 25, 2015
    10
    Nurijoy's developers made new rhythm game. They from Pentavison studio. XONiC is unoffical spiritual sequel of DJMAX series. although No BGA,Nurijoy's developers made new rhythm game. They from Pentavison studio. XONiC is unoffical spiritual sequel of DJMAX series. although No BGA, unchanged difficulty in this game. But 60fps, colorful, variety modes, excellent music quality and variety musics are covered this problem. Not much rhythm games on psvita, XONiC can satisfy our vita collection. 60fps, colorful, variety mode Expand
  2. Dec 7, 2015
    10
    This one from best rhythm game maked by PM Studios its very different than DJ Max series and that the reason why i liked this game because DJThis one from best rhythm game maked by PM Studios its very different than DJ Max series and that the reason why i liked this game because DJ Max series always have same songs and that started make me bored

    Pros:
    -A lot of new songs
    -Different gameplay and very difficulty
    -Released in Europe (DJ Max Series got only released in ASIA and America)

    Cons
    -Dont have patterns with levels (In DJ Max have Normal,Hard,MX)
    -Some bugs
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  3. Nov 11, 2015
    10
    The developers at PM Studios have had a long track record with good rhythm games. As previous developers of the DJMAX series, one could sayThe developers at PM Studios have had a long track record with good rhythm games. As previous developers of the DJMAX series, one could say Xonic is their spiritual successor to the previous rhythm franchise. What was originally a Japanese arcade only experience, has now become one of the more polished, enjoyable rhythm games on the Vita. And with their experience they have nailed down the best formula; immaculate music and presentation with a solid progression system.

    Aside from a few Guilty Gear intro songs, there weren’t any songs that I recognized. The selection of music were mostly Korean and Japanese, but a majority of it was sung (marvelously) in English or mostly electronically instrumental. Feeling the beat was easy, and most of the songs were easy to listen to (except for one song which is literally the s word continuously screamed). I was able to listen to the limited edition soundtrack, which came with the limited 500 copy edition of the game, in the car without any objections from my fellow passengers. With a variety of genres, the music selection is prime.

    The gameplay is the closest to describe if you can imagine a combination of DJ Max’s speed and intricacy, with the visual appeal of Persona 4: Dancing All Night. There are approximately 12 different inputs that can be scaled down to 8 depending on how many plates you want to spin, every right note is satisfying and the World Tour system brings about good amelioration to make sure that you can keep hitting the right notes on later difficulties.

    Increasing difficulty and good music goes hand in hand when making sure a rhythm game stays consistent and not boring. I haven’t been able to put down Superbeat Xonic, it’s a commendable addition to the Vita library and has a lot of passion put into it. With the great year for games 2015 has been, make sure Superbeat XSuperbeat Xonic is a rhythm game produced by PM Studios Inc. and published by Atlus.

    The developers at PM Studios have had a long track record with good rhythm games. As previous developers of the DJMAX series, one could say Xonic is their spiritual successor to the previous rhythm franchise. What was originally a Japanese arcade only experience, has now become one of the more polished, enjoyable rhythm games on the Vita. And with their experience they have nailed down the best formula; immaculate music and presentation with a solid progression system.

    Aside from a few Guilty Gear intro songs, there weren’t any songs that I recognized. The selection of music were mostly Korean and Japanese, but a majority of it was sung (marvelously) in English or mostly electronically instrumental. Feeling the beat was easy, and most of the songs were easy to listen to (except for one song which is literally the s word continuously screamed). I was able to listen to the limited edition soundtrack, which came with the limited 500 copy edition of the game, in the car without any objections from my fellow passengers. With a variety of genres, the music selection is prime.

    The gameplay is the closest to describe if you can imagine a combination of DJ Max’s speed and intricacy, with the visual appeal of Persona 4: Dancing All Night. There are approximately 12 different inputs that can be scaled down to 8 depending on how many plates you want to spin, every right note is satisfying and the World Tour system brings about good amelioration to make sure that you can keep hitting the right notes on later difficulties.

    Increasing difficulty and good music goes hand in hand when making sure a rhythm game stays consistent and not boring. I haven’t been able to put down Superbeat Xonic, it’s a commendable addition to the Vita library and has a lot of passion put into it. With the great year for games 2015 has been, make sure Superbeat Xonic doesn’t go underneath your radar.
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  4. Nov 11, 2015
    9
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Pros : Good Music and Difficulty , Available button action, Support PSVITA TV , Easy Unlock items

    Cons : no especially BGA , Not available select music difficulty, Not Meaningful Unlock effect(99999 Combo)
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  5. Jan 28, 2018
    8
    A very good hardcore music game in the series of DJMAX (I suppose it is a series of DJMAX because the team, composer, game play are much theA very good hardcore music game in the series of DJMAX (I suppose it is a series of DJMAX because the team, composer, game play are much the same as original DJMAX).
    It's difficult to obtain the platinum trophy as it's not good for players witch are not the top players that could clear the last few tasks of 95%+.
    Also, the loading time is very long to me, and the team seems to be no interested of improving it (maybe the poor sales). The graphics could be improved (I'm on Vita version and I could notice the sawtooth of the notes).
    Anyway, if you are a hardcore music player, or like playing the DJMAX, go ahead and buy it. It worth much more than the price.
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  6. Sep 3, 2016
    7
    Superbeat: Xoinic is a rhythm game title with over 50 songs plus DLC which makes this game feel so expansive, and some of the songs in thisSuperbeat: Xoinic is a rhythm game title with over 50 songs plus DLC which makes this game feel so expansive, and some of the songs in this game are quite challenging but I never found this game too difficult until I played World Tour mode which I recommend if you are a hardcore player who likes songs with active modifiers that will challenge yourself in many ways then I recommend World Tour mode is the way for you. With this game having 50 plus songs on paper it seems like an expansive title but sadly this is where the game feels a little shallow. Unfortunately, the background of each song often feels dull and uninteresting with not much going on in the back other than a few songs having cool effects, animations etc.. This game, however, offered songs for everyone and certainly gave me some songs to enjoy. There were a couple of songs I could not stop playing cause they were so addicting which made my experience an enjoyable one to say the least. I also enjoyed the level up system and I would always try to level up to see what I'd unlock, whether that was a Song or a Button Sound. Overall this game felt shallow at first but as you level up the game grows stronger and you grow attached to the game also, even though I'm giving this game a 7/10 I do believe this is a game which is too good to miss out on, and if you are a fan of Rhythm games like myself this is a game that is a must buy. Expand
  7. Jul 2, 2018
    3
    Way too frantic and nearly impossible to hit the correct direction on the analog sticks.
    There's a few decent tracks which lift the score up
    Way too frantic and nearly impossible to hit the correct direction on the analog sticks.
    There's a few decent tracks which lift the score up a little but I can't see how anyone other that a coked-up octopus would get enjoyment from the gameplay.
    Hatsune Miku looks and plays a lot better than this, despite the low song count.
    Loads times, disk space requirements and GUI all poor - avoid unless you're a masochistic amphetamine addict with an allergy to animation!
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