eXceed Gun Bullet Children is the first game in the eXceed series (duh) and is probably the most forgotten one due to the source of its game being lost long ago. Other than its issues, the game itself is enjoyable, but not quite as enjoyable as the 2nd or 3rd game. I'm going to state the issues now and get to the real review later:
-The game is always full screen at a very low resolution, which gets annoying for when I accidentally hit the Windows key and the game decides to crash at a white screen when I go back to it (this can be fixed by using the game with DxWnd, though).
-Pause is more like "stop" to the game. I press it, and I can't unpause it, so I have to restart.
-The whole game is at a very slow FPS rate before you apply a Compatility Tool (find it in the Steam forums or search Microsoft's site) fix. With the fix it went from 15 to 30 FPS, but with certain compatibility modes applied along with the fix, I got a full 60 FPS, though going faster during the story scenes (talking scenes, whatever). However, this worked for my computer, but didn't fix it for my laptop. It gets 20-28 FPS with the fix and modes, while 2nd and 3rd run perfect at 60 FPS with no fixes needed.
eXceed - Gun Bullet Children puts you in place of the three characters Tinatu Kagaya, Sowel Devosiana, and Miyabi Housen. Each character comes with a unique attack. Tinatu shoots three spears at once, Sowel fires a rapid blue thing, and Miyabi is basically a flame thrower (she shoots fire in a line at a high speed so why not?). The whole game's story is hard to read without the translation patch (find it in the Steam forums or do a web search). Pretty much, you're fighting against vampires. I haven't made it passed the first level though....because I keep hitting V, the Windows key, and sometimes my pinky will slip and hit Control. I honestly wouldn't have minded a remake of this game since the source is gone and they can't update it, but come on, Capcom really could have remade this game themselves instead of releasing a very old version of it that even they themselves can't update or fix.
Overall I'll give this game 3/5. Most of the rating goes to the controls and how pressing Control can instantly take you out of the game and how pressing V ("pause") will set you in an infinite pause and you'll have to restart the game, needing a compatibility fix and translation patch doesn't effect this rating at all since they're so easy to find, so take off 2/5 for this, but keep the 3/5 for how fun the game is until you mess it up.
Also if I could make a suggestion, just skip this game and play 2nd and 3rd. Coming from my computers (my desktop and my laptop) they both have no issues, as far as I've seen, and don't need any fixes or translation patches, and as far as I know the only things you'll really miss are the three characters in this game and who they are and what they do, which all that is pretty obvious from the first level of this game, they're humans fighting against vampires.