Reviews and Problems with Zone of the Enders: The 2nd Runner
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15 April 2005
Excerpt: It isn’t often that we European gamers get any special treatment from the bigger games publishers, so it comes as quite a surprise to see Konami releasing a special edition of Zone of The Enders: The 2nd Runner in Europe, with new features and gameplay tweaks that don’t form a part of the US and...
Excerpt: That's right—a nine. Loyal readers of the site may recall my less-than-favorable review of the original Zone Of The Enders back in 2001. Despite a great battle engine and the attachment of Hideo Kojima's name, it was a shallow bore that sold more copies than it deserved thanks to a massive wave of...
Excerpt: It’s safe to say that the original Zone of the Enders didn’t end up being the system seller that Konami and the press had hyped it up to be in the months before its release nearly two years ago. Let’s be frank, it was a disappointment.
Excerpt: Set a couple years after the first game , The 2nd Runner begins with the ex-BAHRAM soldier Dingo finding the orbital frame (another name for mech) Jehuty buried in a metatron mine on Callisto.
Pros: Great anime-style mech action, Varied combat, enemies and objectives, Game looks great
Cons: Too story heavy, Lock-on and camera issues during combat
Excerpt: The original Zone of the Enders was a good game. Perhaps it wasn't such an amazing idea to attach Hideo Kojima's name to the title with all the hype of Metal Gear Solid 2 reaching such a fever pitch since expectations for anything with his name on it would be huge, but there's no doubt that bundling...
Conclusion: Another excellent, stylish, story-packed title from Kojima - but again a title that is just too short. We can hope for a longer sequel, but in the mean time, fans of anything action related should give this a go now.