Summary: Zone of the Enders was a welcome departure from Hideo Kojima's legendary brainchild Metal Gear Solid back in 2001. While a stark contrast to tactical espionage action, Z.O.E. always weirdly felt like it could easily fit into MGS ' universe and fiction, no doubt stemming from Yoji Shinkawa's...
Zone of The Enders: HD Collection – Gathering At The End
New Gamer Nation
11 January 2013
Conclusion: There are some obvious flaws present in these two games, but they don’t completely derail the overall experience. The combat is well done, especially when you consider that these games are around a decade old. The presentation is the main fault that drags the games down.
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: Player(s): 1 The Zone of the Enders gaming series is a mecha combat series produced and associated with Hideo Kojima and designer Yoji Shinkawa. The first game in the series is probably most well know for including the original Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty demo.
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: 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.
Excerpt: The market for games involving giant robots has been primarily dominated by western developers with games like Mech Warrior and the recent Hawken. This isn’t to say that there haven’t been any mech-based games from eastern studios, as I’m sure you’ll find tons of Gundam tie-in games to prove me...
Review: Zone Of The Enders HD Collection [360, PS3]
5 December 2012
Excerpt: How history repeats itself. More than eleven years ago, Konami introduced Zone of the Enders to the world, but its main selling point wasn’t the fast-paced gameplay the game became known for or the attachment of Metal Gear Solid stalwarts Hideo Kojima and the series’ art director Yoji Shinkawa to a...
Pros: Gameplay still holds up in both games, Zone of the Enders 2 still feels like a recent release after eight years in all aspects, The collection is worth the price just for ZoE2 alone
Cons: Framerate in ZoE2 can be scatterbrain at times, Both games show their age despite the HD bump in respective ways, with ZoE1 receiving the brunt of it, Camera issues don’t help Zone of the Enders 1’s case