Summary: I played the original two ZOE games when I was younger on the PS2. I picked this game up mostly for nostalgia's sake. The graphics face-lift is good, ZOE 2 especially looks good in HD. Gameplay hasn't aged so well, by modern standards the games are a bit plain, straightforward, vanilla, etc. But the combat still has its gems. I just with they had added a bit more content with this re-release but if you enjoyed the originals then I'm sure you'll still enjoy this.
Game 5 stars, Artbook 4 stars, OST 2 stars, Packaging 1 star
bernard mcentee, Amazon
13 April 2013
Summary: The HD Collection + the MGR demo is 5 star, the artbook is 4 star because while it has lots of images that are rare they really aren't too special because much of it is sketches. the ost 2 star because doesn't have the main theme, The packaging is 1 star: a glorified clothes box prone to bending. Frankly it's the lowest quality special edition I've ever bought which is a shame because these are high quality games that hold up reasonably well today.
Summary: I was very happy to get this collection. Zone of the Enders was a great series that not a lot of people got to play the first time around. The improved graphics are nice but the main appeal is own a bit of game history in a much easier to play format. Now if we can only get a HD Collection of Thousand Arms and the Dragon Quest Series.
Summary: The art book that comes with the game is almost worth it alone, since you'd be hard pressed to find the same content without going to asian book stores and paying a lot more money. The box art and presentation is awesome, really classy, really treating the game with respect and flare. I also love the fact that it came with an extra cd for remixes of the classic songs in the game, although I wish it did come with the full soundtrack for both games, but oh well.