Die menschlichen Machthaber haben für die Reinigung der Menschheit und die Beseitigung der Vampire und der abartigen Blutlinien - jene, die als Mischung aus Mensch und Vampir geboren wurden - aufgerufen. Und so begann eine gewaltige Säuberung der Abartigen, welche an die Hexenjagden der Jahrhunderte zuvor erinnerte.
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Veröffentlichung: 2. Aug. 2012

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

 

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"An effective fusion of Touhou and Ikaruga, '2nd' gives fans of this flavor of shooter what they like despite a lack of originality and Steam features."

Über dieses Spiel

Die menschlichen Machthaber haben für die Reinigung der Menschheit und die Beseitigung der Vampire und der abartigen Blutlinien - jene, die als Mischung aus Mensch und Vampir geboren wurden - aufgerufen. Und so begann eine gewaltige Säuberung der Abartigen, welche an die Hexenjagden der Jahrhunderte zuvor erinnerte. Den Genozid führte das Exorzistenkorps der "Gun Bullet Children" an.

Als die überwältigend große Armee der Menschen begann jede Gemeinschaft der Vampire und Abartigen auf der Welt auszulöschen, formierten sich die Abartigen und sammelten Verbündete, um zurückzuschlagen. Ria File ist halb Mensch halb Vampir und kämpft auf der Seite der Abartigen, als diese mit einer neuen Strategie versuchen den Spieß umzudrehen, mit der "Belagerung des heiligen Lands". Ihr Plan: Das "Heilige Land" der Menschen zu belagern und die heilige Lady Anhel zu vernichten, welche die Ursache der menschlichen Militäroffensive darstellt. Eine Schlacht, in der eine Niederlage für keine der Armeen eine Option darstellt.

Ein süchtig machendes zwei-polares Spielsystem kennzeichnet dieses verblüffende vertikale Shoot'em Up, das jeden Shooterfan überzeugt. Polarität und Charakterfarbe können geändert werden, um die gegnerischen Kugeln derselben Polarität zu absorbieren, während die Spezialwaffe aufgeladen wird und doppelten Schaden an Gegnern der anderen Polarität verursacht. Jede absorbierte Kugel lädt die Spezialwaffe für die totale Zerstörung auf. Mit fantastischer Musik, wunderschönen Bildern und fordernden Etappen ist dieses Spiel da Aushängeschild der eXceed-Serie und beinhaltet alles, was man von einem Shoot'em Up erwartet.

Hauptmerkmale:

  • Zwei-polares Spielsystem
  • Acht fiebernde Etappen
  • Dynamischer Schwierigkeitsausgleich, der sich den Fähigkeiten des Spielers anpasst
  • Verknüpftes Bonuspunktesystem
  • Geschichtenerzählung durch Zwischensequenzen

Systemvoraussetzungen

    • Betriebssystem:Windows Vista®/XP, Windows 7
    • Prozessor:Pentium 1,0 GHz oder besser
    • Speicher:128 MB RAM
    • Grafik:NDIVIA Geforce 5200 oder besser, AMD(ATI) Radeon 9600 oder besser, Intel 915(900) oder besser
    • DirectX®:8.0
    • Festplatte:781 MB HD frei
    • Sound:Standard
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28 von 33 Personen (85%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
1.2 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 30. Juni
A person basically combined Touhou and Ikaruga.

This is because that person hates you.
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7 von 7 Personen (100%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
9.0 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 14. Juli
This game is amazing! To me, it's a combination of my old favorite vertical scrolling games like Touhou, Raiden, and Gradius (I know this ain't exactly vertical scrolling). On the hardest mode ever, it is still pretty punishing for me, but there is a storyline as you fight through levels and I know I will be playing this game a lot when I have the time to. If you are into the three games I mentioned above, this game is worth a try.

Bad parts of the game? Of course...
-This game runs 30 fps but is intended to run 60! Running the game at 30 fps makes all the bullets move slowly... There are fixes to fix this issue permanently. Players will have to find a fix and apply it to the game so the game runs with bullets as intended.

Verdict: 9.5/10. Players should not have to go through the trouble to fix the game they just bought. Other than that, this game is very awesome.
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3 von 3 Personen (100%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
40.1 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 12. Dezember
I don't even know why i've played this for 40 hours.

10/10 would leave it on idle for 40 hours again by mistake.
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2 von 2 Personen (100%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
3.7 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 9. November
SHORT REVIEW
This game is pretty fun to play and I highly recommend this version out of 3 exceed series.
The gameplay is a bit different here. The game uses dual-polarity system.
You can match your polarity with enemy's projectile to absorb their projectile and
fill your bomb gauge. If you shoot different polarity bullet, it will deal critical damage.
This game also has a good BGM.
And don't forget the awesome voice acting that many other danmaku games don't have.
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2 von 2 Personen (100%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
1.8 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 23. November
My favorite of the eXceed series, because of the mechanics with the colors. Plus it has some cool profile backgrounds
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3 von 4 Personen (75%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
2.6 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 16. August
Ok, this one ties into the first one (obviously) except you're playing VS. the original cast of gun bullet children.
Nice!
VERY WELL DONE. Fixed fps, smooth gameplay, very tricky
(no spoilers, but this one's a bit unique!)
decent storyline, very fun!
good soundtrack, good graphics (for this type)
I'm 100% impressed by this for a bullet hell.
(plus, being able to whomp the good guys from the first one is a nice spin)
excellent sequel.
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4 von 6 Personen (67%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
4.5 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 27. Juni
its like ikaruga but with lolis
10/10
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1 von 1 Personen (100%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
6.9 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 4. November
Very nice danmaku. I like the idea of the switching modes, when you chose what kind of bullets you are invincible for, i believe it's pretty novel. The sound is awesome. The graphics is reasonably good, though nothing special.
IZI MODO is decent; there are enough lifes and credits to finish the game after a bit of learning. I am not sure I like the 'rank' system, when the game complexity increases if you do not lose life for a while, but I do not have any problems with that.
The game might use some touhou-ish polish, indeed, but otherwise it is a very good, solid game. I'd give it may be 8.5/10.
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3 von 5 Personen (60%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
0.2 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 30. Juli
It's about a Dracula - Tyrannosaurus cross breed.
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2 von 4 Personen (50%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
1.3 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 29. Juni
Before you start complaining, this came out before Ikaruga by about a few months.
This game is better because it has lolis in it
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5 von 7 Personen (71%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
1.8 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 19. Dezember 2013
Insgesamt ein echt schlichtes aber ein sehr gutes Spiel!
Wer ein Indie und Anime fan zugleich ist kann dieses Spiel getrost spielen.
auf einer Skala von 1 bis 10 würde ich 7 Punkte vergeben.
Nun zu den Pros und Cons.

Pro:

+ Günstig
+ Läuft auch auf schlecht vorhandener Hardware
+ Steam Sammelkarten Support
+ Anspruchsvolle Schwierigkeitsgrade

Cons:

- Tastaturlayout nicht auf Deutsche Tastatur angepasst
- Kein 1080p Support
- Spielspaß vergeht recht schnell, da es meist das gleiche ist. Nur andere Boss gegner pro Stage.

Insgesamt jedoch ein gelungenes Indie Spiel!
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9 von 12 Personen (75%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
81.2 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 26. November 2013
Exceed 2nd is a bullet hell shooter that lifts its main gameplay mechanic from Ikaruga. All bullets/enemies come in two colors, and you can switch your own color to absorb same colored bullets (which recharges your invulnerable laser) while being vulnerable to opposite colored bullets. You also do more damage to opposite colored enemies, though it's often riskier to do so.

Exceed 2nd is more of a traditional twitch/reflex game than the puzzle shooter Ikaruga though. You can still apply strategy to the stages and bullet patterns to get better at them, but it has a lot more flexibility and room for improvisation.

The game also has a lot of aggression. You're encouraged to get close to enemies to melee them, and use your laser as soon as it recharges to kill bosses faster. It gives a great sense of risk/reward to the boss fights, since you can choose whether to try and kill them as soon as possible, or save your laser to protect you later. Combine this with how you damage bosses faster by staying close with the opposite color, and you have a very aggressive, up-close-and-personal game.

The level designs and bullet patterns are really solid, though maybe not as intricate or perfect as a Cave shooter. But they are fast paced and have a lot of intense moments. Overall the game is really, really fun, and I'd recommend it to anyone who enjoys shmups. It's the best Exceed game imo, and probably one of the best shmups on Steam if not the best as of this writing.
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12 von 18 Personen (67%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
1.4 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 31. Oktober 2013
While I wasn't the least bit impressed with the first eXceed, Vampire REX is on a whole other level, so much as to completely eclipse its predecessor! Borrowing Ikaruga's color swapping mechanic, eXceed 2nd is a much more strategic and engaging game full of intricate bullet patterns and impressive boss battles, that demands concentration and forces you to use all your abilities in quick succession if you want to survive.

Even though it lacks anything truly original (besides the nonsensical and thankfully entirely optional dialog), and the frame rate is still liable to fluctuate at times, eXceed 2nd has greatly improved on all fronts and is a great bullet-hell shooter in its own right. Tight controls, crazy amounts of action, a hefty challenge, and an incredible soundtrack; there's little more I could ask for, which makes Vampire REX an easy recommendation for any fan of the genre!
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8 von 12 Personen (67%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
9.7 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 15. Dezember 2013
Definitely better than the first game.

A fun game that you should play.
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3 von 4 Personen (75%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
10.7 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 20. Februar
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.
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4 von 6 Personen (67%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
3.0 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 13. April 2013
The second in the eXceed series, Vampire REX (the updated version of Vampire) is a bullet hell shooter brought to us by FLAT/Tennen-Sozai. What makes this game "unique" is its mechanic of swapping polarities to absorb either blue or red bullets. If this sounds familiar that's because it is - this is the same mechanic that Ikaruga used famously to great effect. The series as a whole was created by a dōjin circle, similar to the Touhou project and, while not as good in my oppinion, eXceed is still a lot of fun and definitely gets your heart pounding. I beat the first game, but it was pretty generic and I would not recommend it; however, the second - Vampire REX - is a lot of fun and worth playing if you like these types of games. While Ikaruga is hands down the better game, Vampire REX is short, fast, fun, and really scratches the bullet-hell itch I've had for awhile. It doesn't have a lot of fancy options like leaderboard support but it does have minimal controller support, replays, high scores, and an arcade mode to skip dialogue. The story isn't very good, but that's to be expected, and the all important soundtrack is enjoyable and varies from Gothic choir music to hard techno - each boss even has its own theme. It was pretty easy after you figure out the mechanics of the game: collect one type of bullet to build your "bomb" and dodge the other color, you do double damage to the unit opposite your current polarity (the difficulty also increases while you play if you're doing well, which was cool), and while not the be-all-end all of bullet-hell shooters, eXceed is a worthwhile series to play and you're not going to find much like it on Steam, so I recommend this title, but not the first. We'll see if the third is as enjoyable as Vampire REX.

Pros:

Bullet-hell action!
Swapping polarities (see Ikaruga)
Replay support
Solid mechanics
Great soundtrack
Controller support
Difficulty increases while you play if you don't die

Cons:

Short
Not much to unlock, only trying to beat your old high-score

This is a pretty "pure" shooter, it's fun, challenging, and short. Great for pick-up-and-play action, but not very deep. I'd recommend it over the first in the series as it's a little more polished and the polarity swapping mechanic is a lot of fun to play with. It's not the best shooter and is more of a niche title since it's a bullet-hell dōjin game, but if you like this style then you're hard pressed to find something like it on Steam. B+
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5 von 9 Personen (56%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
2.6 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 7. Dezember 2013
Much better than the first.
Sprites,music,gameplay,history.All better than the first.
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8 von 15 Personen (53%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
4.7 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 30. August 2013
I may be misrepresenting some systems in this game - blame the fact that as I try to play it, the PDF manual for it has vanished from Steam's servers.

If Ikaruga were not a puzzle game/memorization exercise, it would probably play like this. You have a dual-color system where you absorb some bullets and die from others in a convenient black-red and blue-white system. Also I guess you're a vampire or a part-vampire or something. That has nothing to do with gameplay but it seemed relevant given the title. It's playable but nothing standout for the genre?

Also I have no idea what the ♥♥♥♥ it is with these games, I'm just going to blame the rather unimpressive work I've seen from all Nyu Media-localized titles, but the resolution constantly seems off or stretched, despite the fact that you can only use specific ones the game itself allows you. It will grate on you anytime you see text or the game UI. It's ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥.

Purchase only if you really, really need more shooters and have run through EVERYTHING ELSE ON STEAM (save Razor2, that thing blows). This is the highlight of the eXceed trilogy, grab it if you only take one.
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1 von 2 Personen (50%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
28.8 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 28. April
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.
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1 von 2 Personen (50%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
6.7 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 20. Januar
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
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