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Watch at: 00:00 / 00:00:20hello this is Tim Rodgers professionalvideo game expert and you're watchingKotaku comm 20xx which is how ipronounce the name of the game that'sapparently called 20 X DX is a gamedesigned from the ground up to sit atthe top of my Steam library at leastuntil devolver digital pays me fourmillion dollars to develop it 1770 XWatch at: 00:20 / 00:40American history 20 X DX is a proceduralinfinite Mega Man X situation designsimulation in the developers own wordsit's built to feel like Mega Man Xexcept with random levels randompower-ups permanent death andmultiplayer yes it has onlinemultiplayer that's that's not mine maybenot too controversial opinion is thatWatch at: 00:40 / 01:00procedural generation is probably a goodidea 20 X DX is one of the shiningexamples that makes me today actuallyprocedural generation is good you startaround on a random level you beat arandom boss now you can choose your lootyou can take the boss's weapon or youcan take some upgrade currency the gamethen presents you with three choices ofWatch at: 01:00 / 01:20your next level you can see the leveltype and the identity of the boss beforeyou choose if you play the game enoughyou can see all of the bosses and all ofthe level types however the experiencestays fresh because you're not alwaysattacking the bosses and levels with thesame weapons or equipment loadoutsMega Man games have always had twopuzzles the minor puzzle is how do Ibeat this boss the major puzzle is whatWatch at: 01:20 / 01:40is the best order to fight all of thesebosses 20 X DX simplifies the majorpuzzles by presenting the only threeboss choices at a time instead ofplaying the game in the best orderyou're looking for the best order givenwhat is available to you on thisparticular run this structure owns realhard in old Mega Man games you can beatany boss with any weapon though theWatch at: 01:40 / 02:00games only very gently if at allchallenge you to experiment withanything other than what the kids atrecess said was the best weapon for thatboss we call this playground style gamedesign 20 X DXhowever forces you to adapt it'sbrilliant let's list the proceduralelements level type you got jungle typeWatch at: 02:00 / 02:20ice type of volcano type sky typelaboratory type each type has its ownsorts of platforms and monsters I'd knowthey're robots though I mean if it's ait's a monster technically geometry thelayout of platforms in each level israndomly assembled every time you playboss the game selects the boss from abag the scientists of the level eachboss has its own weapon and personalityWatch at: 02:20 / 02:40on a micro scale each level also hasloot drops and vending machines spendsthe nuts currency to purchase upgradesand such hey it says that's itOh 20xx has been in early access forabout 300 years also I like to multiplyWatch at: 02:40 / 03:00things by a hundred during its earlyaccess the developers IllustratedHerculean devotion to always filling thegame up with new bosses enemies weaponslevel they've created and I'm guessingthey'll continue to create a game thatis alive a game you can never know fullythey've created an infinite supermarketof a video game I mean my mom used toWatch at: 03:00 / 03:20rent games at the supermarket that'swhere we rented games before there werevideo stores she'd get us a game onFriday she wasn't a gamershe knows what Angry Birds is now thoughshe went to see the Super Mario Brosmovie with us in 1993 which probablyprevents her from ever becoming a gamemaker sorry mom sometimes the games mymom picked would suck sometimes theyWatch at: 03:20 / 03:40would own 20 xdx is like one of the onesthat owned so yeah it's the infiniteSupermarket video game thanks mom let'slist the burbs move you can use theanalog stick and there's a dead zonesetting which is pretty nice I use thed-pad though because I'm literally aMensa member jump press the jump buttonshootWatch at: 03:40 / 04:00press the shoot button which button isthat I don't know my thumb fell onto itinstinctively if you're a red-bloodedAmerican game like or like me yours willtooOh also there's another character whohas a sword which rules special weaponsyou have three buttons to which you canassign special weapons you get thesefrom defeating bosses they consumeenergy your random arsenal makes you whoWatch at: 04:00 / 04:20you are and to gain what it is - pressthe right bumper this is the mostimportant action use this to extendjumps and also to feel really cool climbjump repeatedly against a verticalsurface to climate slide rub downwardagainst a vertical surface while fallingto slow the fall the joy of megaman x'sgame design has always been speedWatch at: 04:20 / 04:40mitigation dashes speed up yourhorizontal and wall slides slow downyour vertical it's a beautiful balanceit used to be whenever someone asked youwhat your favorite Megaman game was youwere supposed to say root room withouthesitation or risk being figurativelyshot in the kneecaps now I've noticedthe correct answer has to come guruWatch at: 04:40 / 05:00I agree with this correct answer MegaMan X has better levels better bossesbetter weapons better art direction andbetter action than any other Mega Mangame Mega Man X is - is one of the mostpleasing to perform game actions inhistory the developers of 20 X DX havetaken that - and redefined it perfectlyjumping while dashing is the sameWatch at: 05:00 / 05:20euphoric sudden velcro grip I rememberfrom my first experience with Megaman Xyears ago in fact I'd say this - jumpfeels even better it feels so good itmakes me hungry for waffles my mom hadmade waffles after church on theSuperbowl Sunday when we first grantedMegaman X I didn't have any friends whoplayed video games back when Megaman XWatch at: 05:20 / 05:40came out now I'm almost 40 and I've madea couple video games two of the guys Imake games with Brent Porter and MichaelKerwin are big mega man x fans we wereplaying the game a little bit last yearand they were making fun of me forsaying I liked to double tap the d-pad -- they were like Brooks Marvin you'resupposed to do and I was like man I likedouble tapping a d-pad it's one of myWatch at: 05:40 / 06:00favorite bones it's probably my secondfavorite thing next - holding a buttondown to charge a shot to make the shotbigger which is also a Mega Man thingthey were like double tapping the d-padrequires you to stop moving for afraction of a second which is not idealyou have to use the shoulder button thenI told them I never liked the shoulderbuttons on the Super Nintendo 20 X DXWatch at: 06:00 / 06:20doesn't even let you assign the dash toa double tab of the d-pad this is wisebecause double tapping the d-pad is infact wrong now that it's 2017 the Xboxone elite controller is the thing whichexists assigning the dash to the righthair trigger is a revelation or screwedwill - for the first time I used itWatch at: 06:20 / 06:40oh this game celebrates slick robotgymnastics I love it because Mirchiwafer elevators sometimes through hey Ihave a game idea parking lot simulatorshould you buy an Xbox one elitecontroller you know you can get themdiscounted sometimes the developers atWatch at: 06:40 / 07:00battery staple games and fire hose gameshave said they made a megaman gamebecause capcom wouldn't there seems tobe some of that going around these dayslike mighty number 9 you're seriouslygoing to make a game that inspires me tothink of a top 10 list just so you canput your game at number 9 because igenerally don't like myself I read theYouTube comments on the trailer for 20 XWatch at: 07:00 / 07:20DX a guy was like Capcom should hirethese guys to make a real Mega Man gamethis really tripped my pet paper I waspet peeve in my butt off first of allwho would a Japanese game company everhire fans to make an officialinstallment in an established legendaryfranchise second of all what is a realWatch at: 07:20 / 07:40Mega Man game do you mean a Mega Mangame with the title that starts withMega Man and ends with a numeral 20 X DXis a game that makes perfect sense forright now I'm kind of mad I didn't makeit myselfadmit it you probably are - 20 X DX ismore than a good ideait's got gumption to go with itWatch at: 07:40 / 08:00substance Mega Man X is the perfect gamefor a procedural setup the proceduralelements and 20 X DX are so delicatelytuned and the game flow is soscrumptious that it's quite franklyridiculous that Capcom didn't have theforesight to start making thisthemselves the second spelunky firstcame out this is the perfect game forstreaming and the perfect game forWatch at: 08:00 / 08:20watching streams of it's also good forplaying all by yourself in the dark butsome are like deployedit's got daily challenges and all thatstuff and it runs at an always or loosesmooth 60 frames per second in ashocking 4k resolution the experience ispiping hot the weapons are crispy andWatch at: 08:20 / 08:40the jumping is deliciousbutter up your PC and bring out thesyrup wheelbarrow 20 X DX is a wafflebuffet that ain't ever gonna shut upwill I play more on a scale from home tobooks to always bet on Duke I give it arock man solid hey okay until next timeWatch at: 08:40 / 09:00this has been professional video gameexpert Tim Rogers I was born stupid andI won't die hungry videogames foreverKotaku calm it's not just a website momit's the gamers guide

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  1. i saw this game and was thinking of getting it, all of the Rockman (x) games where favorites of mine since i was little. This was one of the best videos ive seen in a long time by the way.

  2. This review makes me want to invent a time machine to go back in time and prevent myself from opening the video "Don't click on it man, it's kotaku garbage, don't be lazy and scroll down for some other reviewer, listen to your feeling that is telling you to not click it" because both the narrator and the script made me want to kill myself for 4 minutes straight. But the video is 9 minutes! Yes, but i closed it around 4 because it was unbearable.

  3. You pronounce it 20-ecks-ecks because you haven't had the internet long enough to understand why it's pronounced 20-ecks-tee-ecks, and you never played megaman 3 upon release. No change really, and nothing is beyond your grasp, memes have just been around longer than memes. Your youth is understandable. (Or maybe you're old as shit like the rest of us, but you paid attention in school and then landed a job where that didn't matter. Congratulations/I'm sorry. Whichever applies.)

    Trust me. I'm, literally, a MENSA member.

  4. The year is 20XX. Everyone plays Fox at TAS levels of perfection. Because of this, the winner of a match depends solely on port priority. The Rock Paper Scissors metagame has evolved to ridiculous levels due to it being the only remaining factor to decide matches


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