In Acceleration of SUGURI X-Edition HD (aka AoSXE HD), the "little war" continues at a breakneck pace. AoSXE HD is an enhanced version of the eagerly awaited sequel to SUGURI.
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Very Positive (170 reviews) - 86% of the 170 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Jul 1, 2014

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“So, what the heck is SUGURI X, anyway? At its core, the game can be thought of as a top-down version of Sega’s Virtual On, only with the speed cranked up to the max and cute anime girls in the place of mechs.” … “Beyond its twitch action, what makes SUGURI X so engaging is the depth of its combat.” ... “Bless Rockin’ Android for bringing SUGURI X to the Playstation 3. The game’s potential audience is certainly limited and the frenzied action may be a little too much for most gamers to swallow, but for those of us who live and die by these types of niche titles, SUGURI X is an absolute godsend.”
Gamesugar

“SUGURI X Edition challenges players to simultaneously implement both fighting game and shoot-’em-up strategies, and the end result is as interesting as it is addictive.” ... “The continuous Arcade mode, local and online versus, techno soundtrack, in-game Youtube recording, and the visible difference in difficulty modes all give SUGURI X Edition the boost it needs, especially for its shockingly low price.”
Gamezone

“The intense battles and tight gameplay in Acceleration of SUGURI X Edition offer a high replay value. If you spend a little time getting to know this shooter-brawler hybrid, you'll want to dig deeper to check out each character's moves, test her unique combat abilities against other adversaries, and grab a pal to pummel over and over again.”
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About This Game

In Acceleration of SUGURI X-Edition HD (aka AoSXE HD), the "little war" continues at a breakneck pace. AoSXE HD is an enhanced version of the eagerly awaited sequel to SUGURI, and it features completely redone, optional HD graphics by the incredibly talented independent artist, Keiko Sakurai. The frenetic, rapid-fire combat action that fans have come to love in the first game is all here but with a focus on one-on-one shoot-’em-up/fighter hybrid action. Whether you choose to play as SUGURI, Hime, Nanako, or any of the other multiple fighters, you're dealing with weapons of mass destruction! Inflict massive damage and dash to safety. Victory can be yours!


Acceleration of SUGURI X-Edition HD Features:
  • Hybrid shoot-’em-up/fighting game
  • Three story modes with multiple unlockable characters
  • Pummel your friends with local and over-IP online support
  • Optional, beautifully redrawn HD graphics
  • Steam Cards

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows® XP, Vista, or Windows 7
    • Processor: Intel® 1 GHz Processor or comparable
    • Memory: 256 MB RAM
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 500 MB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectSound-compatible Sound Card
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 7
    • Processor: Intel® 2 GHz Processor or comparable
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Graphics: DirectX® 9-level Graphics Card
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 500 MB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectSound-compatible Sound Card
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Very Positive (170 reviews)
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Ellen Baker
( 6.3 hrs on record )
Posted: June 25
Bullet Hell and Fighter Combine To Create A Unique Child of a Game!

tl;dr: A great game to just play by yourself or with a local friend. However, there is nothing in the way of online play anymore and some glitches remain unpatched, so it's value is ultimately lowered. Even though it's very good, buy it on sale.

Acceleration of Suguri is the sequel to Japanese indie developer Orange_Juice's hit bullet hell game "Suguri". However, rather than make the game another bullet hell, Orange_Juice took an... odd path in making the sequel game a bullet hell and fighter hybrid. However, it worked out surprisingly well!

General Overview
AoS is a bullet hell and fighter hybrid, however, it leans more to fighter than bullet hell. You choose your character before fighting, each with her own different playstyle, giving a nice variety to play around with. Each fight takes place in a circular arena, in which you are allowed to move in freely. There are various different attacks, each executeable by either pressing or holding the button or by dashing and then pressing the button. Most attacks are projectiles, but there are a few melee attacks. You can dash to get around the stage faster or to dodge energy-based projectiles (so don't try to rush through a missle). By doing damage, you can unlesh various different special attacks.

Pros
- Great music, all of which are remixes of songs from Suguri
- Nice artwork
- Responsive controls
- 7 playable characters at the start, and 5 more unlockable characters, for a total of 12, each with a vastly different playstyle
- Two campaigns, and various extra unlockable stories that give some backstory to some characters
- Local multiplayer (haven't tried it out though because I have no friends), and online mutiplayer*
- A "gauntlet" mode, which lets you fight every character back to back

Cons
- *Online is dead. No one plays it anymore
-- Even if you do find someone to play with, the lobbies aren't the best in the world
- Some characters are worthless or broken
- Each stage only has one song, which might get repetitive after a short time

Nitpicks (That May Detract From Your Overall Enjoyment)
- Some achievements are broken, making 100% completion impossible

Conclusion
This game is great by itself, but at some point or in another dimension, it might have been amazing. There seems to be no hope for a revival of the online or a patch for some glitches, which is heartbreaking, since it's such a unique game and very fun! At the very least, there is singleplayer and local multiplayer to enjoy. However, the game ultimately feels like half a game due to the now missing online. The game is only worth it on sale now, but it's still good. If only there were a sequel to this game on Steam to play, I'm sure it'd be great, especially with a living multiplayer community... Hmm...
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dEsu
( 3.0 hrs on record )
Posted: June 23
How to win this game
1. Pick Suguri
2. Spam thy rockets
3. Win.

To be honest though, the game makes Suguri easier. Hell i cant even pass the first boss on Suguri. So if your like me, and suck at bullet hells, play this. Easier than the first.
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阿武隈 with. Incubator
( 0.2 hrs on record )
Posted: June 18
yup, AoS2 is coming..
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khermerker
( 4.4 hrs on record )
Posted: June 3
game was good and easy is a game about fight and evade...unlike suguri or sora is easy
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Velka
( 4.2 hrs on record )
Posted: June 1
An amazing, well-designed beat-em-up/shoot-em-up hybrid that finds a niiche as both a casual and competitive 1V1 game. Play with your friend and enjoy the spectacularly satisfying combos, shots, and slashes.
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Mysteriono
( 0.6 hrs on record )
Posted: April 6
Game's online multiplayer is absolutely broken.

From what little gameplay I experienced, it was fun; but don't expect to be playing this game online with friends.
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Maimix ∆
( 6.6 hrs on record )
Posted: March 30
Acceleration of Suguri X-Edition HD is a great game if you really liked Suguri

Despite the multiplayer being bad, this game is enjoyable, you can choose all Suguri characters including Sora

So, I'd say, buy it, but don't except much of the multiplayer.
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Happy Bear
( 17.1 hrs on record )
Posted: February 28
It's a weird SCHMUP-fighting game combo that fails to be good at either aspect. Lacks any depth that would have you come back once you've played it once. Probably worth it just to sell the cards or collect achievements if you're into that sort of thing.
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Shrodu
( 6.6 hrs on record )
Posted: February 25
So, you played 100% Orange Juice and was wondering about who Suguri is. You then tried SUGURI and found yourself p*ssed off at its difficulty, so you decided to try this. Is that about right? Because that's how it was for me.

Basically, you can think of this as a Touhou Vs. game the first time you heard of it....not as a fighter and not as a dual screen "combat" system. You get 3 modes to play in, which includes 2 stories and an arcade mode.

PROS:
A decent 1 vs. 1 game
3 playable modes (2 story, 1 arcade)
Multiplayer compatible

CONS:
2 broken achievements ("What's Your Story" and "Friendly Skies")
Dead game
Rockin Android refuses to acknowledge the existance of the bugs

Overall, it's a nice game. I just wish Rockin Android would fix the two broken achievements. Or at least acknowledge their existance. If the broken achievements bug you too, try e-mailing them at info@rockinandroid.com or via their Facebook page.

If you want to play a game where anime girls fight each other in mid-air, then you found the right game. Get it while it's on sale.


7/10 Not bad, would be higher if the devs fixed the bugs.
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Recommended
27.7 hrs on record
Posted: August 18, 2014
As of August 23rd, 2014. A patch has come out that has fixed some of the issues, I can safely recommend the game now. Some issues still exist, but the game is actually functional. There has also been no official word on what the patch has contained showing rather poor communication skills.

Acceleration of SUGURI mixes a 1v1 fighting genre with a SHMUP/Bullet-Hell type of gameplay, leaning more towards the latter than the former with an emphasis on being aggressive against your opponent and really good music.
If to put it even shorter : It's a good game.

What isn't good is the quality of Steam integration and the lack of communication done by the publishers.
There are too many issues (some fixed, some still existing) with this release some of which will likely persist outside the Steam release : Multiple ways of causing this game to crash, unexplainable performance issues, missing sprites, rare cases of it being unable to load sprites altogether, unobtainable achievements, unclear achievement descriptions.

Beyond that, the developers seemingly have disappeared and the only time someone has popped up, is to announce Steam Trading Cards being available for this game, on which the Emoticons are completely horrible and had all 10 seconds of effort put into them. Just look at the :devious: :its_on: (SUGURI) :cheer: :challenge: (AoSX) emoticons on the market.

But forget the Steam Trading Cards, these are a minor issue :
  • One of the finest examples of missing sprites is 2nd Player Suguri's weapon shooting sprite.
  • The game's performance drops when you enter the leaderboards (which are in-game rather than via the website for some reason)
  • Broken unlockable conditions
  • Playing the game for long enough causes various interface objects not to load. (Including healthbars and even main menu)
  • There is no steam overlay support.
  • Someone I know has the game crash upon startup. The game also crashes if you alt-tab prior to Rockin Android screen.

The steam release while at launch was a tragedy, with many issues still persisting, is now actually playable both in netplay and singleplayer without painful workarounds.


Addendum, August 8th, 2015 : If any of you suffer from any issues preventing you from playing the game, do not wait or try to get it fixed and just ask for a refund via steam support.
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66 of 101 people (65%) found this review helpful
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Recommended
4.8 hrs on record
Posted: July 5, 2014
Had to kill all my friends in order to protect my pudding. Also apprently beat up God in the name of pudding. 10/10
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38 of 54 people (70%) found this review helpful
17 people found this review funny
Recommended
2.1 hrs on record
Posted: April 12, 2015
それは私が今までプレイしたアニメに基づいて最適な格闘ゲームの一つだ、だけでなく、楽しいです!
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54 of 82 people (66%) found this review helpful
37 people found this review funny
Recommended
18.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 19, 2014
I just killed all my friends over pudding. 10/10
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31 of 45 people (69%) found this review helpful
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Recommended
1.3 hrs on record
Posted: July 28, 2014
Magical Flying Lolis With Laser Guns: The Movie: The Game.
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13 of 13 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
56.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 13, 2014
I haven't really played, well, any other bullet hell games besides Drunken Robot Pornography, so I can't exactly compare this to anything, but that is a good thing in my opinion, because it allows me to judge the game solely on its own merits, and not give it pre-set standards to live up to.

Now, where do I even start. Think of this as a fighting game, except bullet hell. It's like Dragonball Z up in this ♥♥♥♥. There's a good selection of characters, each with their own unique move set (well, mostly), and they're all pretty much on equal footing. This is one of those games where it's best to pick one character and master them though, because if you can combo their moves together efficiently you will become an unstoppable force. Basically, if you think the idea of epic super powered fights between anime girls sounds cool, I'd recommend this game to you, especially because of the low price for this gem as well. My one complaint would be the fact that it pretty much assumes direct control of your desktop. You can't alt+tab unless you press esc first, and the steam overlay doesn't work. Basically it's a bit more complicated to manage other programs while you're playing this one. Also, I guess it can get pretty repetitive after a while if you don't have friends to play with, but it's managed to entertain me for 50+ hours, so it's not a huge problem.

Now, I do want to point out his review is based on my experience. Apparently some people are having problems running the game, it's unresponsive to their controls, or they can't get achievements. Now, I honestly haven't encountered any of these problems personally. I play with a keyboard as well, and use Windows 8, yet it runs perfectly. Even multiplayer works fine for me and my friend. So, maybe it's a problem on their end? The point is, there is a chance the game may not work for you I guess, so buy with caution.
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17 of 21 people (81%) found this review helpful
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Recommended
131.0 hrs on record
Posted: June 11, 2015
Carrying some of the principles and mechanics of the game Suguri (i.e dashing priniciples and heat gauge), Acceleration of Suguri X-Edition HD takes into to a world of arcade fighting style where you can not only just play your favorite silver head female Suguri but you can now play an extra cast of eleven more characters each with their own attacks, method of attacks, hypers, and devastating combos. Not only are you are presented with new characters, you are presented with now reworked background stages, outstanding bgm, and vigorous fighting styles which now you can take to friends since you can versus each other online.

Alright, so more on to the aspects of the game itself: The game, unlike Suguri, doesn't have that vast arsenal of weapons. Those weapons are now replaced by combos and abilities so don't expect to be unlocking weapons.... Not gonna happen. Another thing to mention is that the game only presents you with two storylines of which you have to play a certain character and battle you way to the end. In addition, this game may get repetitive since it only offers you only arcade style of playing these storylines against the same characters.

What are the in-game differences?

-There is actually only character that can actually recieve the title as a boss.

-Sicne there are no bosses, the difficulty settings are now reduced to just easy, normal, and hard. There is no special. T^T

-You actually have this option of where you can activate a shield when not using a hyper. This shield requires to 1 hyper gauge. (Pretty nice when it comes to outrageous situations)

-Each character has more than 1 hyper that can be accomplished by combos associated with the hyper button. You can even execute the character's ultimate hyper by having 3 hyper guages and slamming the hyper button+dash button+attack button.

-Like I mentioned before, it can get repetitive, howeverm if you like arcade style gaming and like the amazing combos you can do with these characters then it probably won't get that repetitive.

-Some of these characters contain abilites of which you can spam.

Do I recommend this game? Of course, I do. Now this is just coming from a huge Suguri fan. :v I recommend playing it to see if you like it, or just watch gameplays of it to see if meets your standards.

P.S.
Still has that achievement glitch....

If you have any questions about this game that I haven't discussed or left out, please tell me in the comments of this review and maybe I can asnwer them for you.
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11 of 12 people (92%) found this review helpful
Recommended
24.9 hrs on record
Posted: January 21, 2015
Amazing game! the gameplay is great, and it's really fun. Not have many people playing online, but it's worth buying it.
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18 of 25 people (72%) found this review helpful
Recommended
19.1 hrs on record
Posted: July 3, 2014
I honestly like the game. AoS2 plays better, but that one doesn't have an English release. Honestly AoS is a pretty fun game marred mainly by the rocky initial steam release and terrible response from the company. RA at least got the horrible initial bugs fixed quickly, but I'm wondering why it's so problematic when the desura release was so smooth. 1 thing they did do however, is fix up the netcode. It runs alot smoother now and has less visible lag. Also you don't have to go through the godawful direct connect system anymore and can just run off steam lobbies. Which have issues granted, but it's still less trouble than the old method. Multiplayer is still fun as hell though.
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