eXceed 2nd - Vampire REX
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
- Cutscene-driven story-telling
Great shooter - eXceed 2nd Vampire REXRoKkie | Jan. 27, 2013 | See all RoKkie's reviews »
That said, it is a very good bullet hell shooter with a good puzzle element, the Japanese voices are excellent fun. Some of the bosses attack you verbally as well , at the same time as spraying bullets. No idea what they are saying but it's hilarious. A very nice localisation of a good game.