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 wrong. These games, nevertheless, weren’t all that good.
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 beautiful design on the games' mecha.
Zone of The Enders: HD Collection – Gathering At The End
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. That being said, the games’ stories are definitely interesting and are both worth experiencing.
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. Those of you who never owned the PlayStation 2 and were more of an Xbox person, then now is also a perfect time to catch up on something you might have missed, plus there’s the PS Vita version for those who want to go mobile, however we haven’t...
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. The first game spawned a sequel called "Zone of the Enders: The 2nd Runner" which greatly expanded on the action that the first game established.
Excerpt: There are probably too many games to count from last generation that I didn't play but should have. Zone of the Enders and its sequel are two of them. It has a cult-like following with one petition of nearly one thousand gamers asking Konami to make a third game in the series (for those interested, Hideo Kojima announced in May 2012 that a third entry is in the works).
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. Of course, there were other perks involved in securing this package. For starters, I could finally confirm or disprove my suspicion that the original game isn't aging well.
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 thinking it was designed from the ground up for today’s consoles.
Pros: Previously unavailable content, new cutscenes, games are as fun now as they were on PS2
Conclusion: Le principal attrait de Zone of the Enders : HD Collection est évidemment concentré dans sa réalisation graphique, censer améliorer le confort visuel pour ces deux titres du début des années 2000. Ce travail de portage a été réalisé par le studio High Voltage, connu pour son travail vraiment moyen réalisé sur Silent Hill HD Collection, heureusement amélioré par la suite via des mises à jour.
Pros: Le scénario et background travaillés, Le gameplay très dynamique, Le chara design très efficace, Certaines thèmes musicaux cultes
Cons: Manque d'optimisations graphiques : framerate, rémanence, Voix américaines uniquement, Le premier Zone of the Enders vieillissant