In all honesty, I typically try to avoid covering games at events such as PAX and the like that have already been released. They do have completely legitimate reasons for being there, of course — new content, new platforms, updates, interview opportunities with the developers, etc — but I typically try to focus on upcoming games, as they contain future potential hits that could be the next big thing for the gaming landscape. When I received an invite to check out DropMix, however, a game that I had already reviewed (and highly enjoyed), they listed what would be coming in the game’s next update and I knew I had to make an exception and check out Harmonix’s booth, if only to thank them.
The reason why? Because their latest update actually one of my criticisms concerning the game, namely that players were limited to only being able to upload clips of their created mixes that were only about thirty seconds long, which made it difficult to share your creations. Well, thankfully, that is no longer the case! Not only can you now save and upload a full mix if you choose, you can even do it in a higher resolution than before! Talking with the team, they had actually wanted to have this in the game all along, but weren’t able to do so until now. So to celebrate this addition, I decided to craft two mixes each featuring both of the game’s promo cards given out recently – a remix of the G.I. Joe theme and “Flutter Fly” by Darren Korb from the Pyre soundtrack – in order to show it off, which you can both check out here.
Of course, that wasn’t the only new addition Harmonix was showcasing for DropMix. The Chiller Playlist Pack hits on June 1 (though sadly exclusive to Amazon right now), providing another electronica-themed expansion adding more bits from the likes of Chvrches, Odesza, Afrojack, James Landino, and as the Wild Card in the center of it all, New Order’s classic hit “Blue Monday.” Having gotten a chance to take the set for a spin along with several other cards from the game, I can indeed confirm that everything included should make for a welcome addition to the game. Especially “Blue Monday,” which never left my current mix once and apparently was enough to keep a crowd coming.
However, when asked what the future holds for DropMix, the guys from Harmonix told me that they weren’t ready to reveal anything just yet, either in mechanics or future music to add. However, they did mention that they were open to suggestions for songs players would like to see included. So to finally get some ideas off my chest that I’ve had ever since I’ve started playing it, here are twelve songs that I would recommend for DropMix in the future…
…some of those are massive pipe dreams, of course (though it’s not like I don’t have several other songs to suggest as well), but even if none of them make it, then I’m still confident that DropMix has a healthy future ahead of it as long as they listen to the community and keep it up with the excellent additions. Oh, and if their next round of promo cards includes a song from Bob’s Burgers somehow. I don’t even know how that would happen, but make it happen and I will support this game for life, dammit.