History VideoGame / ZoneOfTheEnders

25th Feb '18 5:28:45 PM nombretomado
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Despite middling sales, ''Zone of the Enders'' continues to be a cult favorite and was a bit of a pet project for Kojima. A [[http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/interest/2012-05-25/kojima-unveils-zone-of-enders-sequel-project sequel]] was announced in 2012, showing off DarkerAndEdgier looks for Jehuty and Anubis and promising more fantasy elements. An [[UpdatedRerelease HD]] [[CompilationRerelease Collection]] of the first two console games was released in October 2012 for UsefulNotes/PlayStation3 and UsefulNotes/{{Xbox 360}} ([[MythologyGag and came with a demo for]] ''VideoGame/MetalGearRisingRevengeance''). Unfortunately, the ports were poorly remastered and ended up running at worse framerates than the UsefulNotes/PlayStation2 versions. In response, Kojima Productions and Hexa Drive (the same folks behind the HD re-releases of ''VideoGame/{{Rez}}'' and ''VideoGame/{{Okami}}'') created a patch to fix the errors made by the original porting team, High-Voltage Studios. The patch was released in July 2013, rectifying the [=PlayStation 3=] version of ''The 2nd Runner'' while the Xbox 360 version and both versions of the original game went untouched. The UsefulNotes/PlayStationVita version of the HD Collection and [[http://www.siliconera.com/2013/05/02/we-might-have-to-wait-a-little-longer-for-a-zone-of-the-enders-sequel/ the would-be-sequel]] were [[DevelopmentHell put on hold]] in response. Another remaster of 2nd Runner, titled "Zone of The Enders: The 2nd Runner M∀RS" was announced at Sony's TGS 2017 Press Conference. Developed by Konami in conjunction with CyGames, this new remaster will include 4K graphics, remastered High-Def Sound, and the ability to (*drumroll*) play through the entire game in VR, from the perspective of the inside of Jehuty's cockpit (Hence why the A in M∀RS is upside down in the logo). It's expected to launch for the PS4 and PC in Spring 2018

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Despite middling sales, ''Zone of the Enders'' continues to be a cult favorite and was a bit of a pet project for Kojima. A [[http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/interest/2012-05-25/kojima-unveils-zone-of-enders-sequel-project sequel]] was announced in 2012, showing off DarkerAndEdgier looks for Jehuty and Anubis and promising more fantasy elements. An [[UpdatedRerelease HD]] [[CompilationRerelease Collection]] of the first two console games was released in October 2012 for UsefulNotes/PlayStation3 and UsefulNotes/{{Xbox 360}} ([[MythologyGag and came with a demo for]] ''VideoGame/MetalGearRisingRevengeance''). Unfortunately, the ports were poorly remastered and ended up running at worse framerates than the UsefulNotes/PlayStation2 versions. In response, Kojima Productions and Hexa Drive (the same folks behind the HD re-releases of ''VideoGame/{{Rez}}'' and ''VideoGame/{{Okami}}'') created a patch to fix the errors made by the original porting team, High-Voltage Studios. The patch was released in July 2013, rectifying the [=PlayStation 3=] version of ''The 2nd Runner'' while the Xbox 360 version and both versions of the original game went untouched. The UsefulNotes/PlayStationVita version of the HD Collection and [[http://www.siliconera.com/2013/05/02/we-might-have-to-wait-a-little-longer-for-a-zone-of-the-enders-sequel/ the would-be-sequel]] were [[DevelopmentHell put on hold]] in response. Another remaster of 2nd Runner, titled "Zone of The Enders: The 2nd Runner M∀RS" was announced at Sony's TGS 2017 Press Conference. Developed by Konami in conjunction with CyGames, this new remaster will include 4K graphics, remastered High-Def Sound, and the ability to (*drumroll*) play through the entire game in VR, from the perspective of the inside of Jehuty's cockpit (Hence why the A in M∀RS is upside down in the logo). It's expected to launch for the PS4 [=PS4=] and PC in Spring 2018
9th Feb '18 6:13:46 PM DuskNoble
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This game was accompanied by a sort of franchise-building initiative with several tie-in products. ''Zone of the Enders: 2167 IDOLO'', a prequel [[AnimeOfTheGame anime]] [[OriginalVideoAnimation OVA]] starring Viola Gyune (TheDragon of the game) and Radium Lavans, was released just before the game's launch. The protagonists join a resistance movement against the Earth using Idolo, the first Orbital Frame. This was followed by a full TV Series, ''Zone of the Enders: Dolores, i'', where a space trucker named James Links receives the Orbital Frame Dolores from his estranged wife Rachel, one of Idolo's designers and a casualty of the OVA's events. The frame curiously thinks of the trucker as her uncle, spurring James to seek out and reconcile with his children. Both the OVA and TV series received DVD releases, and later in 2012 (in Japan), re-released on Blu-ray.

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This game was accompanied by a sort of franchise-building initiative with several tie-in products. ''Zone of the Enders: 2167 IDOLO'', a prequel [[AnimeOfTheGame anime]] [[OriginalVideoAnimation OVA]] starring Viola Gyune (TheDragon of the game) and Radium Lavans, was released just before the game's launch. The protagonists join a resistance movement against the Earth using Idolo, the first Orbital Frame. This was followed by a full TV Series, ''Zone of the Enders: Dolores, i'', I'', where a space trucker named James Links receives the Orbital Frame Dolores from his estranged wife Rachel, one of Idolo's designers and a casualty of the OVA's events. The frame curiously thinks of the trucker as her uncle, spurring James to seek out and reconcile with his children. Both the OVA and TV series received DVD releases, and later in 2012 (in Japan), re-released on Blu-ray.



** Leo became one in the second game, piloting the beefed up LEV, the Vic Viper (but still considered weaker than Orbital Frames story-wise). He could fight Dingo in the second game to a stand-still in an inferior suit.

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** Leo became one in the second game, piloting the beefed up beefed-up LEV, the Vic Viper (but still considered weaker than Orbital Frames story-wise). He could fight Dingo in the second game to a stand-still in an inferior suit.



* ActionizedSequel: ''The 2nd Runner'' compared to the original game. ''The 2nd Runner'' ditches the open-exploration gameplay of the first ''Zone of the Enders'' and went with a more linear approach of progression. The first game also involves lots of {{backtracking}} and looking for certain items or perform certain tasks to progress further into the game whereas the sequel emphasizes much more on action and fighting (for the most part), while at the same time, making much better use of the improved grabbing mechanics.

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* ActionizedSequel: ''The 2nd Runner'' compared to the original game. ''The 2nd Runner'' ditches ditched the open-exploration gameplay of the first ''Zone of the Enders'' and went with a more linear approach of progression. The first game also involves lots of {{backtracking}} and looking for certain items or perform certain tasks to progress further into the game whereas the sequel emphasizes much more on action and fighting (for the most part), while at the same time, making much better use of the improved grabbing mechanics.



** Though initially neutral , ADA evolves into a compassionate computer, as does Pharsti from ''The Fist of Mars''.
** In ''Dolores, i'' one Raptor goes rogue and ends up becoming friends with Dolores.

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** Though initially neutral , neutral, ADA evolves into a compassionate computer, as does Pharsti from ''The Fist of Mars''.
** In ''Dolores, i'' I'' one Raptor goes rogue and ends up becoming friends with Dolores.



** Dingo, a former BAHRAM military pilot, and is a genius runner to the extent to be rumored to be the only one that can match Nohman on one-on-one battle. And that's probably the reason why the Jehuty in the second game is far stronger and more useful than the first game Jehuty. (There's also the fact it gets upgrades in the second it never had in the first.)

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** Dingo, a former BAHRAM military pilot, and is a genius runner to the extent to be rumored to be the only one that can match Nohman on in one-on-one battle. And that's probably the reason why the Jehuty in the second game is far stronger and more useful than the first game Jehuty. (There's also the fact it gets upgrades in the second it never had in the first.)



* TheAnimeOfTheGame: ''Zone of the Enders: 2167 IDOLO'', an OVA prequel to the first game; and ''Zone of the Enders: Dolores, i'', an anime TV series that follows on ''2167 IDOLO''[='=]s story.

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* TheAnimeOfTheGame: ''Zone of the Enders: 2167 IDOLO'', an OVA prequel to the first game; and ''Zone of the Enders: Dolores, i'', I'', an anime TV series that follows on ''2167 IDOLO''[='=]s story.



** In ''Dolores, i'', "Zone of the Enders" by LAZY.

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** In ''Dolores, i'', I'', "Zone of the Enders" by LAZY.



* BagOfHolding: Vector Traps, "pocket dimentions" of folded-over space enabled by Metatron's space-bending properties. A Vector Trap can hold a theoretically limitless volume, but mass is still a factor for the device carrying it. This is what enables the HyperspaceArsenal of Orbital Frames, and the ClownCarBase of [[MookMaker Cellars]] that deploy unmanned frames.

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* BagOfHolding: Vector Traps, "pocket dimentions" dimensions" of folded-over space enabled by Metatron's space-bending properties. A Vector Trap can hold a theoretically limitless volume, but mass is still a factor for the device carrying it. This is what enables the HyperspaceArsenal of Orbital Frames, and the ClownCarBase of [[MookMaker Cellars]] that deploy unmanned frames.



* HeelFaceTurn: [[spoiler:Sameji]] finaly has enough of his superior when he approaches the Moral Event Horizon.

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* HeelFaceTurn: [[spoiler:Sameji]] finaly finally has enough of his superior when he approaches the Moral Event Horizon.



-->--''Since the dawn of history, human beings have realized various forms of energy. Civilisations have progressed with them! So where does such energy like Metatron lead our civilisation!?'' [[spoiler:''Detruction! Detruction to end all! The Universe, and human subconious, are willing their own end!'']]

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-->--''Since the dawn of history, human beings have realized various forms of energy. Civilisations have progressed with them! So where does such energy like Metatron lead our civilisation!?'' [[spoiler:''Detruction! Detruction [[spoiler:''Destruction! Destruction to end all! The Universe, and human subconious, subconscious, are willing their own end!'']]



* MechaMooks: Both the one eyed UNSF Phantoma and the mass produced Raptors from Mars. The former are piloted, the latter usually automated.

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* MechaMooks: Both the one eyed one-eyed UNSF Phantoma and the mass produced mass-produced Raptors from Mars. The former are piloted, the latter usually automated.



** ''Tempest'' and ''Tyrant'' from the first game are also this, being as though the former is easily the size of a small mountain and has multiple octopus-like arms ([[IncendiaryExponent that have]] ''[[AwesomeButImpractical flamethrowers]]'') and the latter being a huge crab... egg... ship-like thing. ''Nebula'' looks like both a common space ship and transforms into some sort of giant squid. ItMakesAsMuchSenseInContext.

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** ''Tempest'' and ''Tyrant'' from the first game are also this, being as though the former is easily the size of a small mountain and has multiple octopus-like arms ([[IncendiaryExponent that have]] ''[[AwesomeButImpractical flamethrowers]]'') and the latter being a huge crab... egg... ship-like thing. ''Nebula'' looks like both a common space ship spaceship and transforms into some sort of giant squid. ItMakesAsMuchSenseInContext.



* SlapSlapKiss: [[spoiler:In ''The 2nd Runner'' Dingo and Ken first fought at Callisto, then Ken punched him he boarded Nohman's ship, then bickered their way throughout most of the game, became allies later on, and then becoming a couple by the end of the game.]]

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* SlapSlapKiss: [[spoiler:In ''The 2nd Runner'' Dingo and Ken first fought at Callisto, then Ken punched him when he boarded Nohman's ship, then they bickered their way throughout through most of the game, became allies later on, and then becoming finally a couple by the end of the game.]]



* TheWarSequence: After a stirring speech, Dingo and Leo convince the UNSF army remants to join forces for a final assault on BAHRAM HQ. Charging through artillery fire Jehuty, Vic Viper and around fifty Phantoma [=LEVs=] face off against THOUSANDS of mass produced Orbital Frames. And it is possible, although difficult to defeat the entire army with zero casualites.

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* TheWarSequence: After a stirring speech, Dingo and Leo convince the UNSF army remants remnants to join forces for a final assault on BAHRAM HQ. Charging through artillery fire Jehuty, Vic Viper and around fifty Phantoma [=LEVs=] face off against THOUSANDS of mass produced mass-produced Orbital Frames. And it is possible, although difficult to defeat the entire army with zero casualites.casualties.
29th Jan '18 6:39:57 PM ViperAcidZX
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'''''Zone of the Enders''''' is a HumongousMecha series published by Creator/{{Konami}} and produced by Creator/HideoKojima, the creator of the ''Franchise/MetalGear'' franchise as well as the director of ''VisualNovel/{{Snatcher}}'' and its SpiritualSuccessor, ''VisualNovel/{{Policenauts}}''.

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'''''Zone ''Zone of the Enders''''' Enders'' is a HumongousMecha series published by Creator/{{Konami}} and produced by Creator/HideoKojima, the creator of the ''Franchise/MetalGear'' franchise as well as the director of ''VisualNovel/{{Snatcher}}'' and its SpiritualSuccessor, ''VisualNovel/{{Policenauts}}''.
28th Jan '18 8:07:23 AM mangamanic
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* BerserkButton: The only thing Baan Dorfloum hates more than Martians is [[{{Hypocrite}} being insulted by an Martian for being from Earth]]. It's enough for his to divert his laser focus away from the Links family and onto Radium


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* DeathBYRacism: Baan Dorfloum, a blatant racist who thinks nothing of insulting and attacking innocent people just because they are not from Earth, tries to attack Radium for daring to insult him about being from Earth. Radium was in an orbital frame, Baan was not. This ended poorly for him.
28th Jan '18 7:50:44 AM mangamanic
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* RealityEnsues: Baan Dorfloum's is relieved of his authority by Sameggi when the man proves to be abusing his authority.
28th Jan '18 7:37:51 AM mangamanic
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* MixedAncestry: Noel and Leon Links are the children of James Links (Earth) and Rachael Links (Mars).
28th Jan '18 7:09:33 AM mangamanic
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* HeavyWorlder: Due to the differences in gravity between Earth and Mars, Martians are physically weaker than those from Earth. For comparison an earth man was able to knock out and seriously hurt a martian with a light punch, while that same man barely felt a punch to the face from Radium.
24th Oct '17 1:57:50 PM EternalNothingness
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The original, eponymous game (more distinctly titled ''Zone of the Enders: Z.O.E.'' in Japan) was a high-speed [[MechaGame mecha]] combat game released in 2001 for the UsefulNotes/PlayStation2. Leo Stenbuck, a kid living in a space colony orbiting Jupiter, [[FallingIntoTheCockpit falls into the cockpit]] of a [[SuperPrototype Orbital Frame]] named Jehuty when the colony is attacked by the Martian rebel group, BAHRAM. Leo quickly discovers that BAHRAM has come to the colony for Jehuty, but realizes that their reign of terror won't end if he hands over the machine. With the help of Jehuty's [[ArtificialIntelligence A.I.]] program, ADA, Leo sets out to break through BAHRAM's forces, save his fellow colonists, and deliver Jehuty to the [[TheFederation UNSF]] on the other side of the colony.

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The original, eponymous game (more distinctly titled ''Zone of the Enders: Z.O.E.'' in Japan) was a high-speed [[MechaGame mecha]] combat game released in 2001 for the UsefulNotes/PlayStation2. Leo Stenbuck, a kid living in a space colony orbiting Jupiter, [[FallingIntoTheCockpit falls into the cockpit]] of a [[SuperPrototype SuperPrototype Orbital Frame]] Frame named Jehuty when the colony is attacked by the Martian rebel group, BAHRAM. Leo quickly discovers that BAHRAM has come to the colony for Jehuty, but realizes that their reign of terror won't end if he hands over the machine. With the help of Jehuty's [[ArtificialIntelligence A.I.]] program, ADA, Leo sets out to break through BAHRAM's forces, save his fellow colonists, and deliver Jehuty to the [[TheFederation UNSF]] on the other side of the colony.
24th Oct '17 1:57:10 PM EternalNothingness
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The original, eponymous game (more distinctly titled ''Zone of the Enders: Z.O.E.'' in Japan) was a high-speed [[MechaGame mecha]] combat game released in 2001 for the UsefulNotes/PlayStation2. Leo Stenbuck, a kid living in a space colony orbiting Jupiter, [[FallingIntoTheCockpit falls into the cockpit]] of a SuperPrototype [[SuperRobotGenre Orbital Frame]] named Jehuty when the colony is attacked by the Martian rebel group, BAHRAM. Leo quickly discovers that BAHRAM has come to the colony for Jehuty, but realizes that their reign of terror won't end if he hands over the machine. With the help of Jehuty's [[ArtificialIntelligence A.I.]] program, ADA, Leo sets out to break through BAHRAM's forces, save his fellow colonists, and deliver Jehuty to the [[TheFederation UNSF]] on the other side of the colony.

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The original, eponymous game (more distinctly titled ''Zone of the Enders: Z.O.E.'' in Japan) was a high-speed [[MechaGame mecha]] combat game released in 2001 for the UsefulNotes/PlayStation2. Leo Stenbuck, a kid living in a space colony orbiting Jupiter, [[FallingIntoTheCockpit falls into the cockpit]] of a SuperPrototype [[SuperRobotGenre [[SuperPrototype Orbital Frame]] named Jehuty when the colony is attacked by the Martian rebel group, BAHRAM. Leo quickly discovers that BAHRAM has come to the colony for Jehuty, but realizes that their reign of terror won't end if he hands over the machine. With the help of Jehuty's [[ArtificialIntelligence A.I.]] program, ADA, Leo sets out to break through BAHRAM's forces, save his fellow colonists, and deliver Jehuty to the [[TheFederation UNSF]] on the other side of the colony.



* RealRobot: The Laborious Extra-Orbital Vehicles, due to them essentially being generic, disposable vehicles as a result of their inability to use [[AppliedPhlebotinum Metatron]] as a power source compared to their [[SuperRobotGenre Orbital Frame counterparts]].



* SuperRobot: The Orbital Frames (see SuperPrototype above), which are usually far stronger, faster, and more durable than the weaker, more disposable and realistic [[RealRobot Laborious Extra-Orbital Vehicles, or LEVs for short]], as well as making full use of [[AppliedPhlebotinum Metatron]] as their power source, again, compared to the [=LEVs=].
20th Oct '17 9:31:25 PM Anthurak
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*** Dolores is actually a unique example, [[spoiler: as she turns out to be a remnant of Dolores Hayes's persona, which became imprinted on Idolo when she died.]]


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* BrainUploading: A partial, unintentional example, [[spoiler: Upon her death, Dolores Hayes's persona becomes partially imprinted on Idolo, eventually becoming the Dolores A.I. when the remains of Idolo were used to construct the Isis frame.]]
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