eXceed 2nd - Vampire REX
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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. Lia Fyle 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 is the game that put the eXceed series on the map and has everything you would want from a shmup.
Dual-polarity gameplay system
8 frenetic stages of bullet hell action
Dynamic difficult balancing, depending on the player’s skill
Chain bonus scoring system
A huge improvement on the previous gameLegolas_Katarn | Jan. 23, 2016 | See all Legolas_Katarn's reviews »
eXceed 2nd - Vampire REX is the second in the bullet hell shoot em up series and is a big improvement on the first game. There are now eight stages instead of five, the text has been translated for non Japanese speakers, music still isn't great but has been improved, the graphics look better, and an Ikaruga style mechanic has been added where you can change from red to blue to absorb shots of the same color and do more damage to enemies of the opposite color. Enemies and backgrounds for the stages are still really dull but this is a step in the right direction. The game now has support for a controller and you can remap the fire, color change, bomb, and pause button to the four face buttons.