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The human powers-that-be called for the purification of mankind and the eradication of vampires and ‘deviants bloodlines’ - those born of a mix of human and vampire. And so began massive purges of the deviants that were reminiscent of the 'witch hunts' of centuries earlier.
Release Date: Aug 2, 2012

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Includes 3 items: eXceed - Gun Bullet Children, eXceed 2nd - Vampire REX, eXceed 3rd - Jade Penetrate Black Package

About the Game

The human powers-that-be called for the purification of mankind and the eradication of vampires and ‘deviants bloodlines’ - those born of a mix of human and vampire. And so began massive purges of the deviants that were reminiscent of the 'witch hunts' of centuries earlier. Leading the genocide was the exorcist corps the 'Gun Bullet Children'.

As the overwhelmingly large human armies began to obliterate every vampire and deviant community across the world, the opposing deviant armies sought to gather allies and rally back. Ria File is a half-human, half-vampire girl fighting on the side of the deviants as they embark upon a turnaround strategy, the 'Siege on the Holy Land'. Their plan: to lay siege upon the humans’ 'Holy Land' and to destroy the Holy Lady Anhel who was the source of the human military power. This is a battle in which defeat is an option for neither army.

Featuring an addictive dual-polarity gameplay system, this amazing vertical shmup is sure to please any shooter fan. The polarity and color of your character can be changed to absorb enemy bullets of the same polarity while charging the special weapon in the process and doing double damage to enemies of the opposite polarity. Every bullet absorbed charges your special weapon for total destruction. With awesome music, beautiful art, and challenging stages, this game that put the eXceed series on the map and has everything you would want from a shmup.

Key Features:

  • Dual-polarity gameplay system
  • 8 frenetic stages
  • Dynamic difficult balancing, depending on the player’s skill
  • Chain bonus scoring system
  • Cutscene-driven story-telling

System Requirements

    • OS:Windows Vista®/XP, Windows 7
    • Processor:Pentium 1.0GHz or better
    • Memory:128 MB RAM
    • Graphics:NDIVIA Geforce 5200 or better, AMD(ATI) Radeon 9600 or better, Intel 915(900) or better
    • DirectX®:8.0
    • Hard Drive:781 MB HD space
    • Sound:Standard
Helpful customer reviews
4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
103 products in account
5 reviews
0.3 hrs on record
A person basically combined Touhou and Ikaruga.

This is because that person hates you.
Posted: June 30th, 2014
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
75 products in account
1 review
4.2 hrs on record
its like ikaruga but with lolis
10/10
Posted: June 27th, 2014
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
90 products in account
7 reviews
8.1 hrs on record
eXceed 2nd - Vampire REX, the sequel to Gun Bullet Children, has everything that the 1st one lacked: Astonishing graphics, a soundtrack you'll want to own, and tight gameplay.

The game is story-wise a sequel to Gun Bullet Children, but this time you'll side with the vampires against the Church and their Gun Bullet Children. You play as Ria File, a half-human, half-vampire (aka a deviant bloodline). She has the ability to shift polarity: switch elements to absorb bullets of the same element while the other type becomes fatal. This is a mechanic that shouldn't be unknown to Ikaruga players. The game also has a dynamic difficulty implemented, whereas long survival and scoring gets you in a higher difficulty while playing, and dying reduces the difficulty. The overal difficulty of the game is okay. It might be tricky at first for newer people, but you'll get the hang of it quickly.

Although there isn't much to the story in most danmaku shooters, this one had a story i liked. The game references characters from the previous game as well. Just like the previous game, the characters have voicing in Japanese, and unlike Gun Bullet Children, this one has an official translation in the game.

The soundtrack was made by Saitama Saishu Heiki and Shibayan, well known names in the doujin world, and this soundtrack delivers, just like their other works. The boss music fits rather well with the bosses' personalities or significance in the story, whereas the stage music either takes it a bit easier or just gets really tense to prepare you for your next big challenge.

This game is just fantastic and is among my favourite danmaku shooters now. They really outdid Gun Bullet children by far. You can get it for 6 EUR, but i'd be willing to pay double price for this game.

Also, i didn't find the OST on Steam, but you can purchase it from the tennen-sozai site.
Posted: February 20th, 2014
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
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2 reviews
28.8 hrs on record
This is one of the best shmups I've played so far. Everything is great about it: stages, bosses, voice acting, soundtrack... and it's much better than the first game.

In the game, there are 7 stages (the final one is divided into two parts) and the main gameplay element is polarity switching which is also present in Ikaruga. Additionally, the game has difficulty scaling (the difficulty changes according to the player's skill) and chaining which grants bonus points and that's very useful for quickly getting extra lives.

The boss fights are very good because of the (mostly) epic music and the voice acting (most bosses say something according to your progress in the fight), which made the fights really cool at times.

The soundtrack is perfect because the songs are fitting for the given situation and they are top-notch.

My favorite part of the game would be the 7th stage because it's fun and it gets better towards the end.

I would recommend this game for those who are interested in shmups.
Posted: April 28th, 2014
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
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25 reviews
6.7 hrs on record
The second installment of one of my favourite franchises, this game brings a whole new range of diversity to the ai used in each level, and the noticably different graphics make for a refreshingly sharp aesthetic. I would recommend this game to anyone who has a love of anime themed art styles or even just people who want to try something challenging yet very rewarding. Indeed there is always a sense of achievement after sucessfully completing a level as you progress further into the game. Highly recommend 11/10
Posted: January 20th, 2014
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