Let’s Play! Super Robot Wars Z2 Saisei Hen
Latest Update – 26/04/2013 – Playthrough Completed!
Nearly a year after the original Let’s Play! Super Robot Wars Z2, comes the playthrough for Saisei Hen!
As with Hakai Hen, this playthrough will capture my experiences with the game as I play through it. Format will be image based, similar to the last playthrough, but I’m also going to include what I call ‘arranged battles’ when I can, where I remix the battle scenes to make it more interesting and exciting.
When I first started I focused more on the gameplay, but as time went along I’ve started to include more and more storyline bits and even completely translate at times. I’ll credit those which I include, but think of this as more like a ‘visual walkthrough’ with some smart arse comments. Another thing to note is that I’m using my one playthrough save from Hakai Hen, meaning I start the game with 500,000 credits.
Once again, 00 Gundam will take the spotlight for me again, but I will try to get as much variety in my units as possible. I will also be attempting all SR points.
So let’s get started, and remember, please follow me on Twitter for regular updates! I also would appreciate it if you please rate, comment on my YouTube vids, subscribe to my channel. Also please share my playthrough with with your friends! Your thumbs up and views go a long way in helping me keep motivated for this long journey!
|The Black Knights manage to infiltrate Tokyo Settlement thanks to Zero’s tactics and begin their final assault on the Administrative Offices in a bid to capture Princess Cornelia. With victory in sight, the battle goes awry when someone close to Lelouch is abducted…|
Gundam Destruction Order
|With the disbandment of special the UN forces group, ZEXIS, the para-military group known as Celestial Being and Colony Gundams had their statuses revoked and were considered renegade terrorists once more. As the the Earth Federation issued the order for the Gundams to be hunted down and destroyed, the Gundams make their final stand…|
The Last Day on Earth
|As the Dai-Gurren and Getter teams make their way across the Dark Continent fighting the Invaders, the massive Shin Dragon appears along with Dr. Saotome, who swears vengeance on Ryouma, Hayato and Musashi. Things are made worse as the Federation decides to launch Nuclear missiles at the Shin Dragon in fear of the Getter Rays.|
|One year has passed since the events of the “Destruction Incident”. Esther Elhas is working with Carlos Axion Jr. on the streets of New Delhi to promote their new mass-production mecha based on Crowe’s Brasta, the Brasta-Es. Things get complicated when a new type of Dimensional Beast attacks, but two Colony Gundams show up to help…|
|As Duo and Quatre hitch a ride to Myanmar with Esther in her transport, a Federation patrol forces the Gundam pilots to stage a hijacking to save Esther’s reputation. Things get heated when the Fangs of Dawn, remnants of the terrorist group WLF, show up looking for the Black Knights.|
Messenger of the Sun, Tetsujin 28
|The team make their way to Singapore at Kallen’s request. There they encounter Ranka Lee, who is scheduled to perform at a concert. Esther accompanies Alto and Luca as Ranka’s bodyguards. When the Branch mafia launches an attack to capture her, Shoutarou summons the giant robot, Tetsujin 28 to save the day.|
Middle East Route
|Esther decides to follow Duo and Quatre to the Middle East. Following a rumour that a Colony Gundam was spotted in Azadistan, the trio go to investigate. However, the rumour also catches the attention of peacekeeping groups OZ and A-LAWS, who are determined to eradicate the Gundams.|
OZ and A-LAWS
|Determined to catch the Gundams, Treize sets a trap to lure them out, using himself as bait. Despite knowing it’s a trap, Esther, Duo, Quatre and Trowa decide to spring it knowingly, with the chance to take out OZ too valuable to pass up. Meanwhile former ZEXIS pilots, Camille, Shinn, Fa and Lunamaria try to blend in as OZ regulars.|
|Responding to a distress signal for a Katharon camp under A-LAWS attack, Esther and company are run into Celestial Being, now armed with a new battleship and lead by Tieria Erde.|
Wings of Rebellion
|Following a lead by Wang Liu Mei, the team heads towards an OZ Mobile Suit test site in Anballa, where they hope to find the wreckage of the Wing Gundam. As Heero attempts to infiltrate the base by himself, former ZEUTH pilots, Shinn, Fa, Lunamaria and Camille are told to launch in their Gundams.|
|Celestial Being heads to the Gobi Desert, to support Katharon in liberating a top secret Federation prison. Unknown to them, Saji Crossroad is being detained there, interrogated by Kururugi Suzaku, now the Knight of Seven. As Suzaku cripples Setsuna’s Exia, Ian reveals Celestial Being’s latest secret, the Twin Drive System.|
The Day a Demon Awakens
|A year after the Black Rebellion, Lelouch Lamperouge lives a normal life with his brother Rolo, with no memories of what transpired before. As he skips class to gamble at a casino, the Black Knights launch their plan to awaken his identity as Zero.|
|Celestial Being continue to search for their former comrades. Setsuna talks with Lyle Dylandy, Lockon Stratos’ twin brother in an attempt to persuade him to take his brother’s mantle as a Gundam Meister. As Setsuna goes to approach Sumeragi Lee Noriega to return as Celestial Being’s strategist, things get awkward when Quattro shows up on behalf of OZ to recruit Sumeragi as well, sparking a battle in the city.|
Allelujah Rescue Operation
|With news that Gundam Meister Allelujah Haptism, Marina Ismael and the captured Black Knights, are held in a Federation prison, Sumeragi devises a pin point strike to rescue their comrades. Meanwhile, Lelouch finds a way to fool the surveillance he’s under by asking Sayoko to act as his body double.|
One Million Miracles
|Lelouch learns that Nunnally is now the Viceroy of Area 11, who wants to re-establish the Special Administrative Zone of Japan. Lelouch falls into depression, unable to act against his sister. Unwilling to fight, he contacts the Knights of Rounds with a plan to guarantee a million Japanese to attend the opening ceremony, in return for his pardon and exile.|
Gates of War
|As the mass exodus of Japanese continues to the Chinese Federation site, a dimensional quake is detected nearby, prompting the team to investigate. Upon their arrival, they find a fleet of hostile ships belonging to the interdimensional Kingdom of Insalaum, who wish to rebuild their world using Earth.|
|Zero sets up a rendezvous with the Crusher team in the Middle East. On route, they receive a distress call from Katharon under attack from A-LAWS and decide to intervene. Meanwhile, Treize announces that the special squadron, ZEXIS, is reinstated as an independent body of the Federation.|
Man as Before
|ZEXIS retreat temporarily to the ruins of Remonicia, once the location of a city which was destroyed by Shioni Clegs and Gaiou. As Esther explores the remains of the city, she is approached by Marilyn Cat, commander of the Firebug squadron which Crowe once was part of, who hopes to take her captive in a ploy to lure Crowe out.|
Heart of the Dimension
|Uther, the crown prince of Insalaum, reveals his intentions – to invade and claim Earth as their own. To this end, he reveals the ZONE, the Zodiac of New Energy, a device which would somehow fuse ZEXIS’ world with Insalaums. ZEXIS heads to Sacremento to intercept, but Setsuko is forced to make the ultimate sacrifice to stop the ZONE from activating.|
A Bride in the Vermilion Forbidden City
|In a bid to secure more power, the Eunuchs of the Chinese Federation have organized for the Empress Tianzi to wed Prince Odysseus of the Britannian Empire. Knowing that this would tip the balance of power against them, Zero organizes ZEXIS to crash the reception by abducting Tianzi herself. Meanwhile Tieria meets the person who is pulling the strings of the Earth Federation, Ribbons Almark.|
|Lelouch makes his return to Ashford Academy, where is his shocked that Sayoko has set him up with 108 dates while masquerading as him. Milly has organized “Cupid Day”, in the hopes of setting up Lelouch with Shirley. Things don’t go to plan when the Fangs of Dawn show up to hold the school hostage, leaving the Knights of the Round and ZEXIS to respond.|
Each Other’s Battlefield
|OZ are testing the Mobile Doll program, an AI system which allows for Mobile Suits to operate unmanned. As ZEXIS goes to observe, a battle inevitably breaks out between the two forces.|
Black and White
|An army led by Timp, Beck and Gan Yu head towards Northern Africa, where former ZEUTH members have set up a small farm. Roger Smith shows up to negotiate on their behalf, but when the negotiations break down, ZEXIS have no choice but to defend it. When Marilyn Cat shows up in her new mecha, the Pearlfang, the reason for Timp and Beck’s actions become clear – the Insaluam want to unseal the dimensional barrier surrounding the Dark Continent.|
Area 11 Route
Advent!! The Evil God that Brings Forth the End!
|The Shin Dragon nears it’s complete evolution! Emitting Getter Rays, a huge swarm of Invaders appears in the surrounding areas, prompting a final showdown with Dr. Saotome. As Gou is incapacitated during the battle, the Old Getter Team takes the seat of Shin Getter once more to settle an old score.|
|Insalaum forces occupy the remains of Remonecia, where the have set up a latest ZONE. ZEXIS moves in to intercept, but encounter a new type of artillery Rook ADAMON. As Crowe is about to make the ultimate sacrifice, Carlos Axion Jr. shows up…|
The Lost Holy Kingdom
|In the fallout of the ZONE explosion, ZEXIS find themselves in the world which the Kingdom of Insalaum orignates from. Having lost faith in her King, Marguerette defects to ZEXIS, in the hope that she can still save her people. Meanwhile, the team devises a plan to attack the Palace Insalaum, in an attempt to rescue Eureka, and maybe even Esther…|
On the Verge of Death! Dr. Hell’s Final Assault!
|In a final bid to obtain Photonic Power, Dr. Hell challenges ZEXIS to a decisive battle at the Photonic Energy Laboratory! As ZEXIS arrives on scene, they are confronted to a large mechanical beast army, lead by Count Brocken, Pygman, Baron Ashura, and Dr. Hell himself.|
God Bless Universe
|ZEXIS take some R&R following the defeat of Dr. Hell. At the scheduled concert to boost the crew’s morale, Ranka declares that she will no longer sing, shocking the crew. Meanwhile Sayuri appears once more, kidnapping Sara and Ranka! A confrontation with Muge Zolbados looms…|
Zero and Lelouch
|Lelouch is disturbed by the return of Charles zi Britannia, who was trapped in the Sword of Akasha. Unwilling to let Nunnally be used as a pawn any longer and with no one left to turn to, he turns to Suzaku for help. At the meeting, Kanon arrests Lelouch under suspicion that he is Zero. Meanwhile as the battle rages on over the control of Tokyo Settlement between ZEXIS and Britannia, Suzaku’s Geass forces him to launch the F.L.E.I.J.A, a new warhead which wipes out most of the settlement.|
U.F.N. Resolution #1
|Given a chance by Ougi, a grieving Lelouch reveals the complete truth of his actions to the members of ZEXIS. In order to repent for his sins, he chooses to dedicate his existence to becoming Zero forever. Meanwhile, as the United Federation of Nations formally recognizes ZEXIS as it’s military arm, Charles zi Britannia approaches with a large armada, preparing for Ragnarok. The U.F.N. issues it’s first order – defeat Britannia and liberate Japan.|
King of War Peacecraft
|ZEXIS moves to confront the newly formed alliance between Earth Federation and White Fang. At the battle, Dorothy controls the Mobile Dolls remotely using the Epyon System. When Louise shows up in her new Regnant, along with Bushido, Sumeragi makes the call to release Suzaku from detainment, who has learned to use the Curse of Geass, to turn the tide.|
|In the epic alternate conclusion to Code Geass arc, Schneizel reveals that Nunnally is alive and calls out Lelouch to a final showdown in Area 11. There he reveals his new weapon – the Sky Fortress Damocles, armed with stockpiles of F.L.E.I.J.A warheads, which he intends to use to destroy all warring nations to bring peace.|
The Final Victor
|With their backs to the wall and their ally Schneizel surrendering at the Battle at Mount Fuji, White Fang spring their final plan into action – by setting the Libra and the Space Fortress Barge on a collision course with Earth. As ZEXIS engages White Fang, Lady Une broadcasts the battle to garner support for ZEXIS.|
Showdown!! Towards Endless Evolution!
|ZEXIS make their way to space to confront the massive Invader force that is approaching Earth. There they encounter Sting and Corwen, who evolved into the ultimate form of the Invader. As Nia announces that the Human Extermination Program is about to begin, some old faces appear to help out – Rand and Setsuko, rescued from the ZONE by the New Getter Team and the awakened Shin Dragon.|
The God of Darkness Revives
|The Human Extermination Program kicks into gear, as the grimacing moon approaches the Earth with an Anti-Spiral army. As the fight goes on, the moon reveals itself to be a gigantic Gunmen called the Catherdral Lazengann. In order to defeat it, Simon merges the Gurren Lagann with the Arc Gurren – forming the Arc Gurren Lagann! Upon it’s defeat, a new threat appears – the God of Darkness…|
Spiral of Hell
|ZEXIS finds themselves drawn into a dimension of negative energy. There, they find Zuul and Muge, who begin to drain them of their willpower. All seems lost until the spirit of Marg appears, who restores everyone’s power. While ZEXIS battles Muge and Zuul, Simon infiltrates the Cathedral Lazengann in order to retake control of it, and maybe even save Nia…|
|Running out of supplies, the Frontier Fleet sets course for the Vajra homeworld to colonize it, in a do or die fight against the Vajra horde. Meanwhile Grace has enslaved Ranka, in preparation to seize control of the Vajra’s communication protocol and control the Vajra for herself.|
|The battle over the Vajra homeworld rages on, as ZEXIS battles the combined forces of the Images and the Alliance between Grace O’Connor and the Innovators. Suddenly the colony ship Celestial Being appears, prompting Ribbons himself to join the battle as Grace finally merges herself with the Vajra Queen. The despair allows Setsuna to finally awaken into a true Innovator and unlock the true power of the GN Drives – the TRANS-AM Burst system.|
|ZEXIS proceeds to Mars, where Insalaum are making their final stand at the site of the remaining ZONE. As Marguerette makes a plea to the remaining Arksabers to remember the honour they once fought for, they retreat, leaving only Marilyn, Anbrone and her artificial DMs to hold the line. In a desperation move, she uses the Revive Cells on the Palace Insalaum, transforming the ship and herself into the ultimate DM – the EXA ADAMON.|
|Uther betrays his alliance to Gaiou, paying with his life as he fails in an attempt to strike the Dimension General down. Asakim appears, hoping to reap Uther’s spheres, but Uther, with the help of Rand, Setsuko and Crowe, manages to seal Asakim in the ZONE and deactivate the barrier protecting Gaiou. As Gaiou reveals his true form, the final battle for the fate of the universe begins now…|
Why is the dialogue so inconsistently translated?
I can’t really read Japanese, so when I first started playing back in April there weren’t many resources. Fast forward to now and you have guys like Mark Neidengard and Dick who work tirelessly to translate the events in the game, I’m now actively going back and fixing up some of the earlier stages. My plan is to finish my current playthrough, then go back and translate some of the key conversations in the game on a causal basis (however long that may take).
Why u so slow?! Other people have finished the game already!
Few reasons. Currently there are a million playthrough videos on YouTube and they are all pretty much the same format. People can churn these out very quickly, but I find they can get quite stale.
This is mainly an image based playthrough, it takes on average around 2 hours for me to play a stage and write it up, sometimes even more if I decide to do arranged battle videos. Also, due to work etc, I just can’t play as hard as I did when Hakai Hen came out.
What I’m hoping for this playthrough is something which can be easily digested in a few minutes, some pretty screenshots, and interesting battle remixes, all while keeping the relevant information easy to find.
That said, IF I’m running really short on time, I may consider just doing a video for a stage or two if I’m really busy.
Do you take song requests for arranged battles?
Yes, but only if it’s relevant in some way to SRW. So if you’re looking for your Bieber fix while Mazinger is rocket punching mecha beasts, you’re out of luck. However I may make an exception if the piece you have in mind is epic enough.
I’m only really familiar with Gundam music, so if you happen to know any good music please post leave me a comment, tweet, or email me. The music can be vocals, can be opening songs, or can be from the OST of any of the anime series in the game, but the ones I’m particularly interested in are the ones which play during those epic battles from the anime.
Credits / Sources / Thanks
JL Lee of GameFAQs whom I borrowed some storyline translations from
Shoutouts to the regulars who read this (and occasionally contribute), especially Dick, BQR, Anthurak, Forte, SAMAS, Owen, Incognito, KLinedIScream and I’m sure many other lurkers :P.
Also shoutouts to the folks who share/link my videos, and whoever was kind enough to link me on TVTropes. You may or may not be one of the people listed above, but whoever you are, thank you!
Thanks to my YouTube regulars, Anthurak, DestinyOfFreedom, RenartRegal, GoodGameFTW, SAMAS and my many other subscribers
More shoutouts, this time to zxyu0369 another fellow AB maker and for helping me promote my vids
Zeiro of SRW-Genesis, again the occasional translation and strategy
KLinedIScream for his help writing captions and skits
Dick for skits and translations
Mark Neidengard for his hard work translating the game
Thanks to Bandai Namco, Banpresto, Terada for continuing to make such awesome games.
And last of all thanks to all the people who take the time to read this playthrough!
26/04/2013 – Stage 60 Completed
11/03/2013 – Stage 59 Completed
11/02/2013 – Stage 58 Completed
16/01/2013 – Stage 57 Completed
29/12/2012 – Stage 56 Completed
07/12/2012 – Stage 55 Completed
17/11/2012 – Stage 54 Completed
06/11/2012 – Stage 53 Completed
20/10/2012 – Stage 52 Completed
06/10/2012 – Stage 51 Completed
29/09/2012 – Stage 50 Completed
22/09/2012 – Stage 49 Completed
07/09/2012 – Stage 48 Completed
02/09/2012 – Stage 47 Completed
31/08/2012 – Stage 1 and 2 are now fully translated
30/08/2012 – Prologue 1 – Black Rebellion is now fully translated
16/08/2012 – Stage 46 Completed
15/08/2012 – Minor updated, added new skits to stage 31
14/08/2012 – Stage 45 Completed
11/08/2012 – Stage 44 Completed
05/08/2012 – Stage 42 and 43 (Frontier) Completed
03/08/2012 – Minor update, converted Prologue 1 to new format, added storyline and skits to Stage 41 (Frontier)
29/07/2012 – Stage 41 (Frontier) Completed
25/07/2012 – Stage 40 Completed & skit added to Stage 3
24/07/2012 – Stage 39 Completed
20/07/2012 – Stage 38 (Area 11) completed
18/07/2012 – Stage 37 Completed
16/07/2012 – Stage 36 Completed + skits added to stage 25
08/07/2012 – Minor update, skits added to stage 2
05/07/2012 – Stage 35 Completed
30/06/2012 – Stage 34 Completed, skits added to Stage 1
22/06/2012 – Stage 33 Completed
18/06/2012 – Stage 32 Completed
10/06/2012 – Stage 31 Completed
07/06/2012 – Stage 30 Completed
04/06/2012 – Stage 29 Completed
28/05/2012 – Stage 28 Completed
26/05/2012 – Stage 27 Completed
21/05/2012 – Stage 26 Completed
19/05/2012 – Stage 25 Completed
16/05/2012 – Stage 24 Completed
10/05/2012 – Stage 23 Completed
08/05/2012 – Stage 22 Completed, added some skits to Prologue 2 and 3
04/05/2012 – Stage 21 Completed
03/05/2012 – Stage 20 Completed, also added some skits to Stage 2, 3 and 19
01/05/2012 – Stage 19 Completed
28/04/2012 – Stage 18 Completed
26/04/2012 – Stage 17 Completed
24/04/2012 – Stage 16 Completed
23/04/2012 – Stage 15 Completed
21/04/2012 – Stage 14 Completed
20/04/2012 – Stage 13 Completed
17/04/2012 – Stage 12 Completed
15/04/2012 – Stage 11 Completed
14/04/2012 – Stage 9 & 10 Completed
13/04/2012 – Stage 8 Completed
11/04/2012 – Stage 7 Completed
10/04/2012 – Stage 6 Completed
09/04/2012 – Stage 5 Completed
08/04/2012 – Stage 3 & 4 Completed
07/04/2012 – Stage 1 & 2 Complated
06/04/2012 – Playthrough started, Prologue 1, 2, 3 Completed