I normally don't do rhythm games (the exceptions being Elite Beat Agents and Dancing All Night), but I thought this one looks like it has a lot of style.
It looks nice, it plays tightly, and it's hard as . Like I said, it's perfectly competent and even good but it lacks a soul, lacks that spark that makes takes it from a solid game to something memorable.
I know sandwich didn't like it, but plenty of others do. Read some reviews and see if it's for you. I don't like the genre so have no opinion on it.
It's not even that I don't like it. I want to like it very badly and I'll play a song or two and put it down. It's not one of those games that has that deep hook that keeps you playing song after song because there's nothing that grabs you and pulls you in to it.
To me it's the other side of the coin of Theatrhythm. Theatrhythm was overly simple, kind of loose, and not mechanically refined. But it had charm coming oozing out of every orifice and wrapped it's legs around you and wouldn't let go even if the actual gameplay wasn't super engaging. Xonic lacks all that but has tight mechanical gameplay. Ultimately the former has gotten far more time because it at least had a draw to keep you coming back once you've played most of the songs and seen what it has to offer. Other than the nuances of ramping up the difficulty and new song clips (they're like 90 second clips that clearly just stop mid song) you've seen everything Xonic has to offer off the bat.
It's like going on a date with a woman just drop dead gorgeous and then has no substance and just sits there expecting you to enjoy her just because of her perfection. Sure it's fun for a bit but that's going to lose it's luster real quick. I would rather go out with a still lovely woman who's nuanced or has depth or something charming at least that engages you even if she's not technically flawless.