The video game fan convention that is PAX East 2020 was filled to the brim with indie and AAA titles for people to get their hands on. While I played a variety of different games during my time there, here are the best indie games from the show that you’ll all want to keep an eye on this year.
Spin Rhythm XD
I thought the whole DJ turntable rhythm game idea died out once DJ Hero was slowly wiped from the minds of gamers back in the day but with Spin Rhythm XD, the development team is bringing back a similar style of gameplay with the sickest of beats.
I was surprised to find out that this rhythm game is already out on PC, but it’s coming to Switch sometime in 2020 with full touch-screen and motion control support.
My demo at PAX gave me access to an actual turntable to give me a next-level DJ’ing experience but the game can be played with standard controls.
As a rhythm game fan, the premise looked to be a bit confusing at first, but after playing for just only a few seconds, the idea starts to kick in and you can really get a feel for how it all works.
It’s essentially like Guitar Hero, in which you’re trying to hit colored blocks in time with the music and then spin the turntable when prompted to get the highest of scores and appeal to the crowd.
I’m not entirely sure if it’ll work as well on Switch, but Spin Rhythm XD is a game that all rhythm game fans need to keep an eye out for, and if you play on PC, you can go play it right now while it is in early access.