20XX by Batterystaple Games is… well, let me just repeat what I heard as I walked past their booth: “A Mega Man X co-op rogue-like.” Since I doubt that any sentence could be better designed to catch my attention, I immediately went over to check it out. The game is only in alpha, so it’s rough around the edges and changes on a weekly basis, but even so, I have to recommend it.
Let’s get this out of the way: yes, 20XX is a Mega Man X clone. It’s well aware that it’s a Mega Man X clone, and rather than trying to downplay the similarities, it embraces them. That much is obvious from the name alone, a direct reference to the fact that the Mega Man series takes place in “200X.” However, the differences are what make it shine.