Excerpt: The Zone of the Enders franchise has been dormant for around ten years but remains relevant seeing as though Konami is currently developing the third entry in the series. The Zone of the Enders HD Collection is thus the perfect entry point for gamers who never got to play the first two ZOE titles on...
Conclusion: Considering backwards compatibility has now been removed from the PlayStation 3, anyone who remembered these games with fondness wouldn’t go far wrong by picking these up again. Who knows, it might help fund the third game.
Excerpt: When the announcement arrived that Konami would be reviving its two console Zone of the Enders titles in HD, I was thrilled. For it meant that a lazy gamer like myself could revisit the original and finally play the second game without having to hook my PS2 back up.
Excerpt: Oh, High Voltage Software. What happened to you? Remember The Conduit ? Remember how you managed to get that game to run on the Wii so nicely? Getting a PS2 game to run smoothly on a much more powerful console should be easy in comparison.
Excerpt: As with all 360/PS3 games, Zone of Enders HD also features full achievement/trophy support. The whole thing really does feel like a modern game, and if it weren’t for the obvious repackaging presentation on the box, you could give this game to somebody that never played and probably fool them into...
Pros: Previously unavailable content, new cutscenes, games are as fun now as they were on PS2
Excerpt: Never reaching more than a lukewarm cult following, the Zone of the Enders series, created by famous game designer Hideo Kojima, is probably most remembered for being bundled with a coveted demo of Metal Gear Solid 2 back in the PS2’s heyday.
Excerpt: Over a decade ago, famed developer Hideo Kojima was responsible for the creation of little-known franchise called Zone of the Enders. The series has garnered a cult following over the years, though the games never achieved much success.