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#91 Logical Dolphin

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Posted 29 September 2012 - 05:31 AM

This will probably be just as rare as any MGS LE, basically there will only be enough to fulfill preorders, a true LE!

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I caved for the 360 version. . . Sooooooooo tempted to import the premium version for ps3 just for the Bly ray

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Posted 29 September 2012 - 05:37 AM

I'm more curious about the thought process of those who are "on the fence" being the same kind of people who are beating themselves up later for not preordering when they had the chance. Amazon does not charge anyone for preordering. I guess there are some that believe it won't be limited. Anyway, based on my experiences with CE and LE, this one has rare written all over.


here's a tip for people "on the fence"

I have an expired credit card on my amazon account. I just use that credit card when i'm preordering things i'm not sure about, then before the release date I change the payment to my correct card when I know I want it or see that it's no longer available.

If I forget about it I will get an email from amazon saying to change my credit card and I can still decide if I want it or want to cancel.

This way you can reserve games incase they go out of stock, but not commit to them.

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Posted 29 September 2012 - 05:42 AM

The ps3 version is already number 10 on the amazon top sellers chart after one day. How long before it sells out.


if this is so limited I don't understand why amazon has a purchase limited of 30 on them??

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Posted 29 September 2012 - 05:46 AM

if this is so limited I don't understand why amazon has a purchase limited of 30 on them??


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Posted 29 September 2012 - 05:48 AM

if this was as rare as it's being hyped up to be it'd be sold out by now

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Posted 29 September 2012 - 05:50 AM

You can add more.


you're right I just added 200 to my account and was able to get to the checkout screen.. maybe amazon made an error but if something is limited they usually only let you preorder 1-3..

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Posted 29 September 2012 - 05:54 AM

I think some people here are more worried if this will be limited or not. :roll:

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Posted 29 September 2012 - 05:55 AM

Grabbed a ps3, but I hope this comes to bestbuy (got reward zone points to use) or newegg along with another round of coupons. Just have to remember to cancel my original order of the standard ed. now if it doesn't show up anywhere else and I keep this one...

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Posted 29 September 2012 - 06:00 AM

Grabbed a ps3, but I hope this comes to bestbuy (got reward zone points to use) or newegg along with another round of coupons. Just have to remember to cancel my original order of the standard ed. now if it doesn't show up anywhere else and I keep this one...


I am torn if I should keep the le sealed or drop my newegg order and open the le up.... Ugh decisions lol

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Posted 29 September 2012 - 06:08 AM

Can someone just explain to me how you are on the fence about this? Just explain the thinking process that goes behind it. I'm not trying to insult you, I genuinely don't understand and I like to be able to see things from other people's point of view.

For me, I've never played the games, however, I've heard great things. I love art books and if this is anything like the MGS HD LE one, it should be fuckin sweet. The soundtrack is a bonus. Plus, it's only $60. Finally, it's likely to be pretty rare. Therefore, I know I want it for sure.



Well for example, I thought about picking this up. My backlog at the moment though is quite large and with never playing these games..the gamerankings.com rating of these (77% for ZoE1 and 83% for ZoE2) makes it seem like if I never play these games I won't be missing too much.

On the other hand everyone in this thread is making a big fuss about them, so maybe it would be a worthy addition? $60 isn't gonna make or break my bank account either way, but would be better put elsewhere I'm sure. So although I was on the fence (and could have just pre-ordered then cancelled later), decided especially with the WiiU on the way, realistically this would be a $60 piece of bookshelf art.

Hopefully that answers your question a bit

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Posted 29 September 2012 - 06:16 AM

you're right I just added 200 to my account and was able to get to the checkout screen.. maybe amazon made an error but if something is limited they usually only let you preorder 1-3..


Not true at all. You could order as many borderlands 2 loot editions as you wanted. Amazon only limits something if A: they notice a trend of people buying multiples or B: there asked by the publisher to do so.

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Posted 29 September 2012 - 06:18 AM

So are these games good or not? Fans, sell me on this.


The thing that really stands out to me is the fluidity of motion. ZoE's control scheme is fantastic, it's very easy to pull off crazy Super Robot dashes, bursts, massive laser attacks, etc etc. It's a game where the controls just melt away and you don't think about "Okay, I need to hit this combo then move to this then", you just do it.

The combat is smooth and a lot of fun. Movement is handled in full 3D space, with the left control stick handling X/Y axis movement and Triangle/X handling Z axis movement. Dashes are done simply by hitting R2 and the direction you want to dash in. You can easily slip around opponents, dodge lasers, smash them a couple times with your sword, dash out, drop a huge energy bomb, kill them, dash away from their friends, lock on with tons of lasers, fill the sky with death, grab a dude, etc.

That's for both games. ZoE2 changed things up with a subweapon system (don't remember if it's in ZoE1 or not) that let you do tons of different stuff, from homing missiles, the aforementioned grab, and machine guns to GIANT LASERS OF DEATH.

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Posted 29 September 2012 - 06:26 AM

While this would be awesome to have, I'll probably stick to my $30 order for the regular version.

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Posted 29 September 2012 - 06:34 AM

Well for example, I thought about picking this up. My backlog at the moment though is quite large and with never playing these games..the gamerankings.com rating of these (77% for ZoE1 and 83% for ZoE2) makes it seem like if I never play these games I won't be missing too much.

On the other hand everyone in this thread is making a big fuss about them, so maybe it would be a worthy addition? $60 isn't gonna make or break my bank account either way, but would be better put elsewhere I'm sure. So although I was on the fence (and could have just pre-ordered then cancelled later), decided especially with the WiiU on the way, realistically this would be a $60 piece of bookshelf art.

Hopefully that answers your question a bit


The first ZoE is pretty average, but don't let the score fool you on ZoE2. A 83% for RPG is low but very are few games like ZoE. There really isn't a better mech game so you will be missing a lot.

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Posted 29 September 2012 - 06:43 AM

Not true at all. You could order as many borderlands 2 loot editions as you wanted. Amazon only limits something if A: they notice a trend of people buying multiples or B: there asked by the publisher to do so.


yes it is true, i can give you hundreds of preorders that have a limit of 3-5. I can't even find 1 other one that you can buy more than 5.

Even the PES 2013 had a preorder limit of 1 for some reason.

If there is a limited supply they will obviously limit the amount of preorders. If I can purchase 200 or more there is no way it's as limited as people think.

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Posted 29 September 2012 - 06:59 AM

The first ZoE is pretty average, but don't let the score fool you on ZoE2. A 83% for RPG is low but very are few games like ZoE. There really isn't a better mech game so you will be missing a lot.


Yeah, ZoE2 is pretty amazing, among my top 5 favorite PS2 games. Nobody should miss it.
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Posted 29 September 2012 - 12:00 PM

I think some people here are more worried if this will be limited or not. :roll:


Yeah, but it never hurts to put down a preorder. I didn't realize Limited is only worth it if there was less than 1000 copies as some people make it sound and preorders must all sell out like Virtues last reward.

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Posted 29 September 2012 - 12:31 PM

Yeah, but it never hurts to put down a preorder. I didn't realize Limited is only worth it if there was less than 1000 copies as some people make it sound and preorders must all sell out like Virtues last reward.


I agree, Limited nowadays is word used very loosely, seems companies try shoving it into whatever new release comes out. But unless I'm mistaken, Konami's "LE" lineup has actually pretty scarce, I'm not saying -ultra- rare but it's not something you'll end up seeing under clearance.

ZoE is a great series, but it definitely doesn't have the fanclub that MGS has and as such won't be snapped up as quickly. Heck, the only reason I ever played ZoE was because the first ZoE had a demo of MGS2 and I just HAD to have a taste of MGS2.

But as soon as I started playing the game, I was instantly hooked. For it's time, it was something brand new. The sense of speed you got from blitzin' all over the place was amazing, Plus, maybe cause I was a kid back then, but playing as a 13 year old protagonist actually made me grow more attached to the characters.

Needless to say, I definitely think this will be limited. Konami hasn't disappointed yet, and if it isn't. Well I have myself a snazzy looking Boxart!

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Posted 29 September 2012 - 01:28 PM

Man, I've already got the AC III special edition pre-ordered and this comes out more or less at the same time. I really regret missing the MGS HD LE, and while I've never played Zone of the Enders, they seem like they could really be my cup of tea.

Decisions decisions...

EDIT: After thinking it over for a bit, I realized that I...didn't really care for the extras in the AC III LE. The statue is fantastic, but I still have my Ezio from the AC II CE. I think I'll cancel the III LE, take advantage of that Newegg $48.00 deal, and check out more videos of this game on YouTube.

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Posted 29 September 2012 - 02:08 PM

The first ZoE is pretty average, but don't let the score fool you on ZoE2. A 83% for RPG is low but very are few games like ZoE. There really isn't a better mech game so you will be missing a lot.


Really? I thought ZOE 1 was much better than ZOE 2. ZOE 2 definitely had higher production values, but it didn't seem to recapture the magic of the first one. Kind of like how the Dark Cloud sequels weren't really as good as the first. Though I did enjoy Dark Cloud 2 much more than I did ZOE 2.

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Posted 29 September 2012 - 02:28 PM

if this was as rare as it's being hyped up to be it'd be sold out by now


The MGS HD LE took a while to sell out, and it's pretty limited now.

Not saying it's gonna actually be limited, but just because it hasn't sold out yet doesn't mean it won't be. Also, every single Kojima LE(at least the 5 I can remember) has at least become semi-rare. SO, it's not completely out of the ordinary to assume the same for this one. It's not your average CE that is guaranteed to become $30 down the road.

The articles I read seem to conjure up these images of Capcom executives sitting in a dark room with a cauldron and cackling about how no one will be able to buy this game used.


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Posted 29 September 2012 - 04:49 PM

Limited doesn't mean anything. Namco for example had that limited edition Tales of Vesperia which goes for hundreds now. But Namco also has the Tekken Hybrid limited edition that can be had for less then retail at several stores to this very day. The release of this is also really close to black friday. The Skyward Sword bundle became limited, but was available for deals on Friday.

Then again, this is Konami we're talking about. I hate being on the fence :p

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Posted 29 September 2012 - 04:50 PM

Kojima games limited editions are usually pretty limited though. MGS4 is arguable but MGS3:S and MGS HD LE (PS3) were pretty much gone on day 1

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Posted 29 September 2012 - 04:51 PM

Tekken & Tales of Vesperia are also two different games.

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Posted 29 September 2012 - 04:57 PM

Kojima games limited editions are usually pretty limited though. MGS4 is arguable but MGS3:S and MGS HD LE (PS3) were pretty much gone on day 1


The Peace Walker one was pretty limited as well... Gamestop eventually put them on clearance, but by then most store's stock was gone. The only way you guaranteed yourself one was pre-ordering.

The articles I read seem to conjure up these images of Capcom executives sitting in a dark room with a cauldron and cackling about how no one will be able to buy this game used.


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Posted 29 September 2012 - 05:18 PM

Threw down a PS3 preorder. I hate preordering anything.

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Posted 29 September 2012 - 09:57 PM

The Peace Walker one was pretty limited as well... Gamestop eventually put them on clearance, but by then most store's stock was gone. The only way you guaranteed yourself one was pre-ordering.


I was able to find a copy for $30... I was shocked to see it just sitting there.

Too bad that the Peace Walker and Subsistence LEs both dropped since the HD release.

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Posted 29 September 2012 - 10:09 PM

I was able to find a copy for $30... I was shocked to see it just sitting there.

Too bad that the Peace Walker and Subsistence LEs both dropped since the HD release.


The main draw to Kojima LE has always been the artbooks which are never release separately in the US or anywhere else but Japan(which I'm not even sure if it's the same artworks that are included in these LE). The artwork that was included in the PW artbook is also in the collection's artbook. Not sure if it's the same for Subsistence but I assume it is.

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Posted 29 September 2012 - 10:14 PM

yes it is true, i can give you hundreds of preorders that have a limit of 3-5. I can't even find 1 other one that you can buy more than 5.

Even the PES 2013 had a preorder limit of 1 for some reason.

If there is a limited supply they will obviously limit the amount of preorders. If I can purchase 200 or more there is no way it's as limited as people think.



This is not true at all.

Most listings when first launched on Amazon do not have any order restrictions.