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.
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"An effective fusion of Touhou and Ikaruga, '2nd' gives fans of this flavor of shooter exactly what they crave despite the lack of frills."

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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. 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

Requisiti di sistema

    • 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
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9 persone su 9 (100%) hanno trovato questa recensione utile
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5.0 ore in totale
Pubblicata: 25 giugno
Exceed 2nd- Vampire REX is a vertical bullet hell shoot em up that takes place after the events of the first game. No longer do you have a choice to choose from three characters but instead you only play as one girl named Ria. Luckily Ria is a far better character to play as than any of the three prior ones. She is has an interesting power that completely changes the way the game is played as she can use both evil and holy magic. What that means is that if an enemy is firing red (evil) or blue (holy) projectiles at you, you can change to that color and absorb that projectile to charge up your ultimate attack. It is a very interesting mechanic that rewards risk as you will cause double damage to an enemy if your magic color is different than theirs so you can either play it safe and absorb their magic or change magic type for far more damage output but have the risk of getting hit.

You also have a special attack that destroys all projectiles of the different color that can harm you and releases a beam that causes heavy damage. Very useful to get out of a tight spot as it is far worse to lose a life than to use up your special attack. This game is far from easy though. You will constantly be attacked by both types of at the same time so learning when to switch your magic is key. Even if you are doing very well Exceed 2nd will take that as a challenge as it has a rather nice ranking feature. What that does is if you are doing too well, you will gain a rank which will raise the difficultly level higher and higher the better you are doing. Losing a life instantly loses you a rank so it keeps the game a challenge but if you start doing poorly it will but you back an easier level. I really liked this feature as I always felt the challenge to be perfect but it would be nice to have the option to turn it off, since you may just want to have fun on easy but end up being forced to hard after awhile.

There are four difficulty modes which are Easy, Normal, Hard and Exceed. Even easy can be quite a challenge until you learn the how the game is played and you get proficient at switching magic. That shouldn't take too long as the game is pretty short. Beating the whole game only takes about 30 minutes and the 7 levels are very short. Most of your time will be spent fighting bosses as the grunts will only keep you occupied for a bit before reaching the real fight, though getting cocky is fatal as one shot by them can still take you down. You have three continues at fives lives a piece but those can go by very fast if you are not careful. Gaining a lot of points nets you more lives and the best way to gain some is to fight the enemy with the opposite type of magic. Which is risky for novice players since they will most likely end up losing a life than gaining another one.

Environments themselves are very bland and I can not recall any of the backgrounds even though I spent quite a while playing this game just today. I can see why they choose to do it that way though, as being able to tell the color of a projectile on the fly is very important and minimal distractions help a lot. The music is pretty great, not on par with the original game but they are very enjoyable blood pumping tunes nonetheless. This time around us non Japanese speaking folks can understand what is going on in the story since this game does feature English subtitles unlike the original. It isn't the best story or even a good one but it is interesting as both of the fighting sides are neither good nor evil. We are on the side of the Vampires performing a last ditch attempt to destroy the human army since they are carrying out genocides against the undead. Which naturally means we will eventually be fighting against the three protagonists of the last game and boy, is it satisfying shooting each of them in the face for starring in the terrible first game.

Not all is perfect sadly. Entering fullscreen breaks the subtitles somehow and you will see no text during dialogue. I normally wouldn't really care but having the line “ Cutscene-driven story-telling” as a selling point for the game and having those same cutscenes broken when not in windowed mode makes it more of a deal in my opinion. Another problem that keeps popping up in most bullet hells is that the escape key exits the whole game instead of pausing which is such a annoying mistake to make. Controller support is not listed but it works perfectly and you can rebind keys. You can not use the dpad though annoyingly enough. Those are literally the only complaints I have. This is a much better PC port than that broken pile of disappointment that was the first game.

If you don't want breaks in the action you can turn off dialogue which is nice when playing through the game multiple times and don't want to hear anymore squeaky anime voices. There is also a level select feature that lets you choose whichever stage you want but there will be no dialogue so if you want to know the ending you actually have to whole 30 minute game in one go. Assuming you are on windowed mode and can actually see the subtitles that is. It may be a short game but it is a lot of fun to improve your skills and being able to hold your own on a higher difficulty, though there are no unlocks or anything like that if you need a reason to replay a game other than fun. Exceed 2nd Vampire Rex turned out to be an insane improvement over the original in every way and is one of the best bullet hells available on Steam surprisingly enough. Do not be fooled by the anime artstyle of the game, this is a title highly recommended to any fan of the bullet hell genre.
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8 persone su 8 (100%) hanno trovato questa recensione utile
1 persona ha trovato questa recensione divertente
0.8 ore in totale
Pubblicata: 17 agosto
A MAJOR improvement over the first game (though you still need Microsoft Application Compatibility Tool to get this to run on newer machines). This version is a little more fast-paced compared to the first game, and it has gameplay mechanics reminiscent of Ikaruga (you switch between two "magics" and you can absorb same-color bullets, but get hurt by opposite-color bullets). Also, there's a wider variety of enemies this time around, along with more frantic boss battles. And there are actually English subtitles, as well as controller support (and diagonal movement)! This is definitely a star contrast to the poor first entry in the eXceed series. Now to see how the third game fares...
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7 persone su 7 (100%) hanno trovato questa recensione utile
4.5 ore in totale
Pubblicata: 22 agosto
eXceed 2nd - Vampire REX is greatly improved comparative to Gun Bullet Children (Review). Sound design is much better this time, the soundtrack fits the game more than the trance like music in GBC. Difficulty has been increased, being both more challenging and more rewarding thanks to new game mechanics. With the increased difficulty it should be noted they fixed the controller issues from GBC in VREX, the game should identify most controllers. Settings are still limited but allow for more resolutions (playing in windowed is optimal), the sound options work correctly unlike before. Several bugs and game crashes have been fixed, including the unstable fps issue*.

If you're interested in the eXceed series, skip Gun Bullet Children and start with Vampire REX.
*I've checked the community hub and it appears a few people still experience this bug, I have not encountered it on any level.
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2 persone su 2 (100%) hanno trovato questa recensione utile
10.5 ore in totale
Pubblicata: 16 agosto
A danmaku game with voice acting...and no focus mode.
I wonder how long it will take me to 1cc this on normal...
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2 persone su 2 (100%) hanno trovato questa recensione utile
8.8 ore in totale
Pubblicata: 21 gennaio 2014
I very enjoyed this game.Unlike the first chapter, it has only one character (Ria File)but, despite this, its funnier than the first game (IMO).Graphic has improved and it was introduced the new bullet draining system, that let you absorb purple or blue bullets as you play in dark or light way (you can change your way to play the game by simply pressing "c" on your keyboard).Draining a good enough number of bullets, will guarantee you a bomb that you can use to deal more damage and have some seconds of invulnerability, useful to break the sometimes frantic rhytm of the game and catch some breath.Maybe bullet hell fan wont be happy of this system, but at eXceed difficult level, its essential to use it to get through the levels, and beside this, some section are planned to be overcome by using this ability even on lower difficulty levels.
Though its a hard game, its very short too:only 7 stages to beat,even if you will probabily need sometime to learn all the bullet pattern to defeat bosses, since you cant afford to lose for futile reasons your lifes.Anyway,the game will reward you with an extra life when you will gain a certain number of points, that can be check on the "eXceed" bar in the right down corner.
Last but not for importance, the ost.Stunning, a mix of eletronic,metal and guitar music, createad by the skilled composer S.S.H. well known for his numerous remix of old school games, such Castlevania, Final Fantasy and Guilty Gear, just to make some examples.
SUMMARIZE.If you wanna approciate the Bullet Hell games, eXceed 2nd its probabily the game for you.Its not so hard like other BH game out there, so it wont be so frustating for newcomer gamers.Remember that its still a niche kind of game, so dont except an easy run.
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