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- The demo of "Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance" will be included in the game package of "Zone of the Enders HD Collection."
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Then, I played Z.o.E the fist of mars for the Gameboy Advance (sadly not included with this collection) and was surprised again: now as a turn-based grid strategy rpg, but with the same enjoyment as the first Z.o.E. And finally, Z.o.E the 2nd runner, the best game in this series yet, and one of the greatest mecha action games ever, building a great game over the flaws of the previous one. Z.o.E the 2nd runner is one of the best mecha games, and one of the greatest games on the PS2.
And now you get to play it in HD, on the PS3/Xbox 360, with the intro animated by studio Sunrise - the one that animates one of the very series Z.o.E pays homage to: Mobile Suit Gundam. And to top it all, the HD collection inclused a demo disk for Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance. It's funny, and a "tip of the hat" to the history of the series, as well as an almost trademarked "Kojima joke".
The HD collection has a few hiccups: slowdowns on certain events such as too many enemies on the screen (more noticeable on the PS3 version, I've heard), etc. but nothing too serious and just a minor nuisance. The first Z.o.E game hasn't aged too well I'm afraid with some pretty bad voice acting, and quite short, but it all pays when you reach The 2nd Runner.Read more ›
While the game's instruction manual lacks much depth.
Implementation and Design (3/5)
The first game teaches you how to play through in-game tutorial. A feature that I think was well designed and implemented. The classic reluctant hero and bloodthirsty tyrant trope works well for the story. This was a foray into the psyche of a war beleaguered bystander and his struggle against the horrors of war. The post-cataclysm environmental stage design was ahead of its time. Orbital frames are sleek, fast, yet still posess massively destructive components. You will be reminded of their ferocity by screams of besieged innocents, and unseen colonists on the planetary civilization of Mars. Your fight for liberation will traverse the cosmos. Albeit with rather lonely looking loading screens in between scripted dialogue and combat manuvers.
Enough of the angst ridden story. Here's the rundown- Achievement support 5/5
I for one am appreciative of the Achievement support, and I am ready to take on the challenge of hopefully completing the game from start to finish.Read more ›
The controls are tight and well-executed, the updated graphics are simply gorgeous, the music is amazing, and the story is every bit as ridiculous and nonsensical as it's creators other works on the Metal Gear series.
This release also needs a bit of an history lesson for those purchasing for the first time. The original Zone of the Enders games contained a demo disk for the newest Metal Gear Solid. For a lot of Z.O.E. fans, they got into the series because they wanted the demo, and played the game because it looked fun. The fact that the HD collection contains a demo disk is simply a fan send-off from a creator that knows just -why- a lot of players got into Z.O.E. It's an in joke to be sure, but it's a good one.
The storyline isn't the greatest I have seen, fairly typical stuff (I won't spoil it) The gameplay is really where this excels. Graphics are pretty awesome as well, though during the first game they did not update the cutscenes, as they are still using the older versions, but in the second game they have, and its the more important one out of the two, so its not a big blemish.
Multiplayer is pretty fun too. There's nothing quite like boosting around like crazy with a friend and attempting to hit the other while dodging the others attacks. It's fairly intuitive and simple gameplay, but very rewarding.
All in all:
Graphics : 9/10
Overall Score: 9/10
A really fantastic game, give it a go!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Zone of the Enders arrived at the earliest for me with only minor damage on the case, but this may have been due to shipping. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
Its a great game . The controls may be a little challenge to some but it is worth learning because the games is fun. 👍Published 4 months ago by Ken F
I paid 50 dollars for this on ps1, so now that its been re-done and super cheap its great for someone looking to play the game the anime movie and tv show were about.Published 10 months ago by Code Name M