snake911's Zone of the Enders: The 2nd Runner (PlayStation 2) review

It’s perfectly described as: “Bigger. Better. Faster."

Zone of the Enders: The 2nd Runner is the franchises third game and delivers a nice change of pace compared to the original. Every aspect of the game was improved upon and had a highly polished feel to it. Cut scenes were very well executed and Kojima's unique style was defiantly noticed.

If it's been a while, or if you've never played the first game, this one includes an excellent recap of what happened during the original. This is great because the story continues on in this installment.

The combat system was improved in all aspects when compared to the original game. With new weapons and improvements made to originals, combat strategies felt more involved during certain times. Battles were very fast paced and the boss battles were fun and challenging.

The soundtrack was outstanding. Remixing some tracks from the first game gave a nice connection to the original. Sound effects were great and completed the atmosphere. Overall, the sound department really did an excellent job.

Frame rates kept up very well throughout the game, but did drop slightly in one or two spots.

Even thought the length of the game was short and falls between 5 to 8 hours, the experience the game delivered was very satisfying.

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