While the sexualized anime girls with annoyingly high pitched voices might turn you down, fear not! You can disable dialogues and voice acting! If you're into that, though, it's a plus I guess!
That aside, this is an AMAZING shmup. The killer soundtrack blends with the patterns so well that you'll feel like melting in this fantastic shmup experience. The difficulty settings are nicely balanced, by that I mean easy is easy, normal is normal and hard is hard ("Well isn't that obvious, dorkbag?" you might think, but have you played Gundeadligne in the second or third difficulty setting? I won't even bring up the fourth, but try it if you think you have guts).
The gameplay is very simple, compared to the last eXceed game, that was Ikaruga with anime girls. This one is Touhou with anime girls... Or with different anime girls, rather. The simple mechanics are exactly the same (bomb, focus, bomb reset on death) except you get only one character, that gets to do more damage with up to 5 options you collect through the game. Also, the 1ups are given when you collect a given number of items that the enemies drop, and you don't get a lot of 1ups either!
The pixelated graphics are well done, the ships you fight have a thrilling design and even more thrilling bullet patterns. But the game gets distorted in fullscreen, at least on my screen, so I stick with windowed mode.
I can't help but be mesmerized with this game's soundtrack; It's fast and heavy, industrial kind of rock with killer drums, keyboard, every instrument involved! If you're an OSU! player, you probably heard of this music called "Intersect Thunderbolt". It's from this game! You can buy this game's soundtrack at the publisher NyuMedia's website, if I'm not wrong.
Overall, it's a great shmup. Check it out!