History YMMV / ZoneOfTheEnders

12th Apr '18 10:37:35 PM AgentSkyblueM7
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** However, he was RescuedFromTheScrappyHeap in ''The 2nd Runner'' where he is not only hot-headed, but is determined to save ADA, and a skilled pilot regardless of piloting a weaker Frame, an important supporting character but also has one more passable English voice. In Japanese, he is voiced by Creator/KenichiSuzumura.

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** However, he was RescuedFromTheScrappyHeap in ''The 2nd Runner'' where he is not only hot-headed, but is determined to save ADA, and a skilled pilot regardless of piloting a weaker Frame, an important supporting character but also has one more passable English voice.voice ([[HeReallyCanAct Yet it's apparently the same one from the previous game]]). In Japanese, he is voiced by Creator/KenichiSuzumura.
9th Feb '18 6:16:22 PM DuskNoble
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** On the Earth's side, we have Zephyr, the MadScientist. Willing to do anything to gain recognition for his research on Metatron, he uses children in lethal experiments to develop the mindflow system, which subdues the will of a pilot to enhance the performance of orbital frame. This system works better with children, making them ideal for soldiers. Only two of the children, [[spoiler:Pharsti and Vale]], he used for his experiment manage to survive and run away, setting the plot of ''The Fist of Mars'' in motion.

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** On the Earth's side, we have Zephyr, the MadScientist. Willing to do anything to gain recognition for his research on Metatron, he uses children in lethal experiments to develop the mindflow system, which subdues the will of a pilot to enhance the performance of orbital frame.frames. This system works better with children, making them ideal for soldiers. Only two of the children, [[spoiler:Pharsti and Vale]], he used for his experiment manage to survive and run away, setting the plot of ''The Fist of Mars'' in motion.



* DirectorDisplacement: The series is far more commonly associated with producer Creator/HideoKojima than it is to the directors of either games (Noriaki Okamura for the first, Shuyo Murata for ''The 2nd Runner'').
* EvenBetterSequel: ''[[ActionizedSequel The 2nd Runner]]'' is probably more well-known than the first game, given how it rectified many of the issues in first game. Doesn't help the fact that the first game was bought mainly for the ''[[VideoGame/MetalGearSolid2SonsOfLiberty Metal Gear Solid 2]]'' demo...

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* DirectorDisplacement: The series is far more commonly associated with producer Creator/HideoKojima than it is to the directors of either games game (Noriaki Okamura for the first, Shuyo Murata for ''The 2nd Runner'').
* EvenBetterSequel: ''[[ActionizedSequel The 2nd Runner]]'' is probably more well-known than the first game, given how it rectified many of the issues in the first game. Doesn't help the fact that the first game was bought mainly for the ''[[VideoGame/MetalGearSolid2SonsOfLiberty Metal Gear Solid 2]]'' demo...



** The second game can be finished in under an hour and your get a bonus for doing so.

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** The second game can be finished in under an hour and your you get a bonus for doing so.



** [[spoiler:Viola shooting Celvice in the first game. Fortunately, Celvice lives but that was one heck of a KickTheDog moment.]]

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** [[spoiler:Viola shooting Celvice in the first game. Fortunately, Celvice lives lives, but that was one heck of a KickTheDog moment.]]



* TheScrappy: Despite going through post traumatic disorder, Leo became the gaming equivalent of [[Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion Shinji Ikari]] due to how he is against fighting and his multiple arguments with Elena and company. The English voice acting did not help at all.

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* TheScrappy: Despite going through post traumatic post-traumatic disorder, Leo became the gaming equivalent of [[Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion Shinji Ikari]] due to how he is against fighting and his multiple arguments with Elena and company. The English voice acting did not help at all.



** [[spoiler:Anubis and Aumaan Anubis in the final areas of ''The 2nd Runner''. You only have [[FlashStep Zero Shift]] available, all other sub-weapons had been destroyed by Aumaan, including [[WaveMotionGun Vector Cannon]] which could bust through the boss' shield with ease. In the time trial mode, none of the sub-weapons work on him. Its [[ThatOneAttack zig-zagging homing lasers]] are a bitch to dodge moving around all sorts of directions and the damage is punishing if you get caught into a barrage of them. As Aumaan Anubis, its Burst Shot homing capabilities are even persistent, so simply trying to dodge isn't going to cut it unless you shoot it. Worst sill is Aumaan Anubis' [[HealingFactor ability to recover energy]] while protecting itself in an impenetrable shield if you don't shoot down the Aumaan panels.]]

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** [[spoiler:Anubis and Aumaan Anubis in the final areas of ''The 2nd Runner''. You only have [[FlashStep Zero Shift]] available, all other sub-weapons had been destroyed by Aumaan, including [[WaveMotionGun Vector Cannon]] which could bust through the boss' shield with ease. In the time trial mode, none of the sub-weapons work on him. Its [[ThatOneAttack zig-zagging homing lasers]] are a bitch to dodge moving around all sorts of directions and the damage is punishing if you get caught into a barrage of them. As Aumaan Anubis, its Burst Shot homing capabilities are even persistent, so simply trying to dodge isn't going to cut it unless you shoot it. Worst sill Worse still is Aumaan Anubis' [[HealingFactor ability to recover energy]] while protecting itself in an impenetrable shield if you don't shoot down the Aumaan panels.]]
2nd Jan '17 2:28:30 AM SeptimusHeap
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* FreudWasRight: The locations of the cockpits on Orbital Frames and [=LEV=]s, enough said. Even more apparent with Vic Viper, whose cockpit is notably [[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything longer and thicker]] then all the others.
7th Jul '16 3:57:58 PM HighCrate
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* TheyJustDidntCare: Konami hiring High Voltage Software, a company known for making terrible games, to handle the HD ports of the [=PlayStation=] 2 originals shows they didn't try to make a proper port on two powerful consoles. If you're Xbox 360 owner, Konami won't be releasing the 2.0 patch for you.
16th Jun '16 12:23:12 AM ProfessorWillis
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** Ned [[spoiler:putting kids in LEVs set to explode when attacked, and then sending them after BIS. And then he literally blows up an orphanage.]]
16th May '16 8:52:59 AM jake38
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** The [[https://youtube.com/watch?list=LLz1iBCk-TvDRpOxAbr7q-Ug&v=Yp8_cCw3DGM main menu theme]] for ''First of Mars'' is also really good.
16th May '16 8:52:18 AM jake38
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** The [[https://youtube.com/watch?list=LLz1iBCk-TvDRpOxAbr7q-Ug&v=Yp8_cCw3DGMmain menu theme]]for ''First of Mars'' is also really good.

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** The [[https://youtube.com/watch?list=LLz1iBCk-TvDRpOxAbr7q-Ug&v=Yp8_cCw3DGMmain com/watch?list=LLz1iBCk-TvDRpOxAbr7q-Ug&v=Yp8_cCw3DGM main menu theme]]for theme]] for ''First of Mars'' is also really good.
16th May '16 8:51:59 AM jake38
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** The [[https://youtube.com/watch?list=LLz1iBCk-TvDRpOxAbr7q-Ug&v=Yp8_cCw3DGMmain menu theme]]for ''First of Mars'' is also really good.
30th Mar '16 5:30:19 AM Glowsquid
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* DirectorDisplacement: The series is far more commonly associated with producer Creator/HideoKojima than it is to the directors of either games (Noriaki Okamura for the first, Shuyo Murata for ''The 2nd Runner'').
29th Mar '16 9:06:34 PM SAMAS
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* FanPreferredCouple: Many fans thought that '''A.D.A''' was a better match for Leo than Celvice. So much so that ''The Second Runner'' {{Ship Tease}}d the hell out of the two.
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