eXceed 2nd – Vampire REX is a vertical scrolling shoot 'em up (shmup). It's a 'bullet hell ' shmup - the sub genre that fills the screen with bullets, so players have to quickly weave around them while shooting enemies themselves.
The back story of eXceed 2nd – Vampire REX is surprisingly complex, but all gamers really need to know is how it plays. This is a fast shoot 'em up, an features the 'polarity' mechanic: you can alternate your polarity during the game, switching between two colors. You absorb bullets of the same color, only having to avoid those of the other. Absorbing bullets charges your special weapon.
Unlike most Shmups, you control not a spaceship, but a character, Ria Fyle a half-human half-vampire girl. eXceed 2nd – Vampire REX is a Manga style game, and the graphics are bright and cartoon-like. This game is a few years old, and it shows, but it's still very playable and smooth.
eXceed 2nd – Vampire REX is a tough game, even on the easiest setting. You get three continues, but you can easily use them! There are eight levels, and while that sounds like a small number, it really is enough. Games like this are meant to be played, then played again until you get the best performance you can manage. Hard mode in eXceed 2nd – Vampire REX really is very tough!
I'd recommend trying the demo for eXceed 2nd – Vampire REX, to see if it's for you. As as shoot 'em up it's good, and offers an excellent challenge to fans.