If bullet hell is where you feel at home, this won't disappointHarbinger_87 | June 5, 2013 | See all Harbinger_87's reviews »
Those Japanese... They even succeed at hammering a completely off-the-wall-bonkers story into a shoot-em-up-game. Suffice to say, the story "Exceed 3rd" feeds the player is completely superfluous to your enjoyment of the game. It rather depends on your liking of dodging dozens of hostile projectiles and shooting enemies at the same time. "Exceed 3rd" is - like it's predecessors - a bullet hell shmup, a game that's filled to the brim with chaotic action and not much else. So if you're into that kind of thing, "Exceed 3rd" will not disappoint. It controls very smoothly, has great graphics and sound on display and is sure to fullfill everyone's rather masochistic bullet-hell-desires. A drawback might be the rather sparse content with six levels (one of them unlockable), but then again, those kind of games are all about repeating the levels you already know and beating your own score or perfectioning the playthrough, so this won't matter so much. Recomended for everyone who likes challenging shmups.