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Posted By Nasar7

@ervonymous: I'm with you, I prefer ZoE 1 to 2nd runner. The 2nd one was a bit too "anime" for my liking, although it had some great music.

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Posted By EchoEcho

MechWarrior and Armored Core are still the only mech games for me. ZoE seems just a little too over-the-top for what I'm looking for in a mech series.

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Posted By SuperWristBands

@MrCaptain said:

@SuperWristBands said:

Robots look really cool until I see their giant robot cocks and then they look dumb.

And then you discover that the cock is actually the cockpit and it awesome again!

I know that it is a cockpit but it doesn't make it better :p

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Posted By MrCaptain

@SuperWristBands said:

Robots look really cool until I see their giant robot cocks and then they look dumb.

And then you discover that the cock is actually the cockpit and it awesome again!

I really loved the first zone of enders, the multiplayer was so much fun! too bad they dont show it in the quicklook.

I'm really glad I had the japaneese voice actors, though. I cant understand why they dont switch to it, I always do it if theres the option because more often then not the american translation are really bad.

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Posted By Rox360
@sear said:

If the mechs never touch the ground why do they even have legs? Why are they even human-shaped?

EXPLAIN IT TO ME KOJIMA

Dude that's like saying "if airplanes can't flap, why do they even have wings". Clearly you know nothing about giant robots.
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Posted By sungahymn

Cool name.

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Posted By delta_ass

@sear said:

If the mechs never touch the ground why do they even have legs? Why are they even human-shaped?

EXPLAIN IT TO ME KOJIMA

Nanomachines.

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Posted By SuperWristBands

Robots look really cool until I see their giant robot cocks and then they look dumb.

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Posted By miva2

Jehuty will do kids parties!

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Posted By me3639

The background with the curvature of the world looks a lot like Vanquish.

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Posted By MeatSim

The 2nd Runner might be worth playing but I don't know about the first one.

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Posted By spiceninja

I played the original ZOE a loooooooooooooong time ago. I remember it being like 2 hours long if you skipped all the cut scenes.

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Edited By KlUMZeE

Never played this, but it's always interesting to see what else Kojima has done besides MG & MGS

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Edited By SatelliteOfLove

I forgot how much I hate the protag of ZOE1.

"One thing I was completely struck by was the design of these mechs."

Dat Kaneko Goodness™!

Ardjet's theme is TOO GOOD.

Hate the prompts though.

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Posted By Nettacki
@fisk0: Most dubs nowadays are fairly tolerable to me. It's better than what it used to be in the past, where it was genuinely terrible most of the time with very few real gems in between.
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Posted By fisk0

@Nettacki said:

@Milkman said:
@Aetheldod said:

Oh fuck you @Ryan Zone of the Enders have a good story and amazing deep universe ... the fact that you dont like japanese stuff does not make this games bad .... at leat have the decency of admitting that your anti anime bias bull crap is in full effect here.

anime is for jerks
But not everyone that enjoys anime is a jerk.

English dubbing almost always sounds fucking terrible though, especially child "actors", I can understand why nobody would want to sit through that shit. The Persona games are the only ones I've heard where the dubbing seemed totally tolerable. I can understand that a culture where subtitling is uncommon, and where the only exposure to foreign movies, cartoons etc. is horribly dubbed, you wouldn't appreciate that stuff a lot.

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Posted By dOm_CaTz

this reminds me a lot of those shitty iron man movie games.

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Posted By Nekroskop

Zone of Framerates

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Posted By Terramagi

Best part of ZOE2 was watching the main villain change species every time you see him.

Now he's a frog! Now he's a leopard! NOW HE'S A DRACULA!

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Edited By GrantHeaslip

The obligatory "can you switch games without hitting the XMB?" discussion in these quick looks is crossing the line from bemusing to just plain dumb. It's a total non-issue to anyone who's not recording quick looks.

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Posted By exsiccation

If the mechs never touch the ground why do they even have legs? Why are they even human-shaped?

EXPLAIN IT TO ME KOJIMA

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Edited By chromo89

Just imagine your Goku and its the best DBZ game ever. honestly, the controls are too perfect for a DBZ game.

Also, ZOE2 is my favorite game of all time. cuz, High Speed Robot Action!

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Posted By HisHeroIsGone

Great QL. I'll pick this up when it's cheaper, I really likes these games back when they came out.

and how does a ZOE QL happen without Kiss Me Sunlights playing somewhere?

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Posted By Castiel

Another great quick look. 1. Because it's actually quick. 2. It's fast paced and to the point. 3. A lot of gameplay and not to much menu stuff.

The last two Klepek QLs have been really good and if he can keep this up he might actually become a new favorite.

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Posted By Waffley

Okay, I HAVE to recommend that you watch the several minute anime sequence that plays when you start up the collection. You won't regret it.

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Posted By chu52

@Bourbon_Warrior said:

They should make a new Ghost In The Shell game, just saying.

OH EFF!!!!! I forgot about that one and YES!

Also how did they not mention the cockpit? Love 2nd runner! BUT the elephant prick in the room

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Posted By soundlug

The story is fine Patrick, nothing to write about but enough to actually care about the characters and the universe. The voice acting is charming, even if is bad.

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Posted By bybeach

So this is what Zone of the Enders looked like. I always wondered, because I could tell other ppl. cared.

it's alright....not my interest but yes something else than Metal Gear. And different to boot.

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Posted By chango

Holy shit. ZOE2 looks fucking fantastic. I'm definitely going to pick this up.

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Posted By LibrorumProhibitorum

I really don't think the voice acting is bad. I've heard way worse. Sure, the game is melodramatic, but all Kojima games are, that's the fun of the story really.

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Posted By Neonie

If they made a ZOE for the next generation, I would hope to fucking god they'd include the Japanese audio.

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Edited By MattClassic

People actually care about ZOE1/2's story? It all seemed like standard way-too-self-serious anime mecha story trappings to me. Fun games, though.

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Posted By Nettacki
@Milkman said:
@Aetheldod said:

Oh fuck you @Ryan Zone of the Enders have a good story and amazing deep universe ... the fact that you dont like japanese stuff does not make this games bad .... at leat have the decency of admitting that your anti anime bias bull crap is in full effect here.

anime is for jerks
But not everyone that enjoys anime is a jerk.
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Posted By Nettacki
@thebigJ_A said:

Great. Giant robot penises in HD.

Weird.

Remember: "COCKpits"
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Posted By super2j

this is making me want to play vanquish. because this feels a lot like metal gear revengance. and that quicklook reminded me of vanquish (take one mechanic and go as crazy and hardcore as possible).

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Edited By Giefcookie

Is there an option to have the original VO in this? Might be interested if it does.

Also, I now kinda want a Dragon Ball Z game with this combat system.

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Posted By Jodski

@Swifdemon: Of course it's nonsense. It's made by Kojima for gods sake.

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Posted By Anupsis

Everyone forgets ZOE3 was announced for next gen.

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Posted By csl316
@Artwood said:

Picked this up solely because I wanted to show Konami I'm interested in a Z.O.E. 3. I know Kojima's already working on a version based on the FOX engine but dammit this franchise needs more love.

I had every intention of playing and enjoying these games again (though I have the originals on my shelf).  But yes, the "activist purchase" factor definitely made buying this again even easier to swallow.
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Posted By beard_of_zeus

Man, ZOE2 still looks awesome and fun after all these years! I never played the first game, but Second Runner really does look light-years better on all fronts, just from the few minutes of ZOE1 they showed.

This port job seems OK, maybe I'll pick this up on the cheap later on...or even better, maybe I'll dig out my PS2 copy of ZOE2. This video really made me want to go play it. I'm glad my gen 1 PS3 is still kicking at times like these.

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Posted By m2cks

JEHUTY IN 1080p

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Edited By Swifdemon

@Canteu said:

Kinda weird that Patrick says he's a fan of Z.O.E. but did not finish a 4 hour game.

Not really. I know some people in the same boat: ZOE2 is HARD, especially at certain points (escort missions, that one boss fight where you couldn't kill the boss, just in general, etc etc), and that's a turnoff for some.

also anyone saying these games have a good story is crazy, the story is actual nonsense

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Posted By mattchops

Loved these games. I think I'd rather see a new one of these than another metal gear right now.

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Posted By thebigJ_A

Great. Giant robot penises in HD.

Weird.

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Posted By RVonE

@StoffInator said:

Figures you guys would want the 360 over the PS3 lol

Tell me you're joking.

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Posted By StoffInator

Figures you guys would want the 360 over the PS3 lol

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Posted By Shtinky

@Aetheldod said:

Oh fuck you Zone of the Enders have a good story and amazing deep universe ... the fact that you dont like japanese stuff does not make this games bad .... at leat have the decency of admitting that your anti anime bias bull crap is in full effect here.

Get lost; we don't want your Weeaboo kind here.

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Posted By ICantBeStopped

@Aetheldod said:

Oh fuck you Zone of the Enders have a good story and amazing deep universe ... the fact that you dont like japanese stuff does not make this games bad .... at leat have the decency of admitting that your anti anime bias bull crap is in full effect here.

Beat it, Rick

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Posted By melodiousj

@eccentrix said:

@alibson said:

Meh, framerate issues don't seem to be gamebreaking

This is the reason games run like shit these days, stop being an apologist asshole

Sorry for not noticing how bad games are. I guess I should be paying closer attention so I can have less fun.

LOL! So true! If only we all cared enough to stop enjoying things already.

I'm totally gonna steal that line from you and run it into the ground, just so you know.

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Posted By Vitor

@GalacticPunt said:

The first ZOE is alright, but 2nd Runner is THE SHIT. One of the best games of the PS2. Towards the end, there's a battlefield with 1000's of full-sized mechs duking it out, and it's stunning. That part just had a bit of slowdown, so I was hyped that the HD Collection would make a perfect 60 FPS version of that possible. But somehow the games run worse on new hardware, cause Hoffman Estates Don't Care.

Dude, the framerate throughout ZOE 2 was consistently bad. Back then I rarely noticed things like that but even ZOE2 stood out to me.

The PS2 was being pushed hard and this definitely performs better overall. Although I agree that it should be smoother but that being said I'd be OK with a constant 30 instead of a 60FPS that jumps all over the place.

Really hoping the Vita version is OK. That and MGS3 are great remasters for the system that look incredible on that screen,