Exceed 3rd - Jade Penetrate Black Package
In this latest, “Black Package” installment of the eXceed series, Rayne Lindwurm, a descendent of the Dragon Clan, fights her way through a tournament to become one of the 7 Cardinal Lords who rule her world, Pandemonium. Standing in her way are other competitors and their familiars, including her own older sister and heiress to the mighty Dragon Clan, Celestia Lindwurm.
Rayne must use her Mini-Tiamats, bombs, and the Burn Air Raid homing special attack to fight her way through the tournament and win a seat as a Cardinal Lord. Also featuring a slowdown feature for precise maneuvering through “bullet curtains”, multiple scoring multipliers, localized cut scenes, and memorable bosses, you’ll be driven to help Rayne in her journey to power.
5 action-packed stages and 1 unlockable level only for the hardcore
Dynamic difficult balancing varies depending on the player’s skill
Multiple scoring mechanics including bullet grazing and bullet cancelling
Inter-level dialogue scenes
High production values – outstanding graphics, music and gameplay
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.