Zone of the Enders: The 2nd Runner – MARS Currently Has a Communication Problem

Zone of the Enders

Out now on PC and on the PS4 across Europe, Zone of the Enders: The 2nd Runner – MARS beautifies the PS2 classic by adding 4K support.

You can still tell it’s a fairly old game while playing it, but its bold, anime-esque character and enemy models really do benefit from the resolution boost. More importantly, however, Zone of the Enders: The 2nd Runner – MARS also features VR headset support, allowing you to experience the action in cockpit view for the first time. It really does add another dimension to the game, making it a worthy pick-up for those who fondly remember it from back in the day.

At the moment though, Zone of the Enders: The 2nd Runner – MARS has a communication problem for some players. Across both PS4 and PC, there are reports that the ability to reply either positively or negatively to other characters’ dialogue by pressing either the left or right analogue stick simply doesn’t work. In fact, I can confirm that it doesn’t work on my PS4 copy, though the PC demo works absolutely fine for me.


It’s perhaps not the biggest problem in the world, but an irritating one nonetheless. It just feels rude when you don’t reply to questions from your comrades. On PC, it appears you possibly have more luck playing Zone of the Enders: The 2nd Runner – Mars flawlessly with an Xbox One controller, which is ironic given that it’s a PS4 console exclusive. If you’ve not got an Xbox One controller or are playing on PS4, however, you’re probably best waiting for Zone of the Enders: The 2nd Runner – MARS to be patched if you want to enjoy everything it has to offer.

Fancy adding a physical copy of Zone of the Enders: The 2nd Runner – MARS to your PS4 library? Buy it on Amazon.