One of the major criticisms of the Zoids Saga series is the overly large number of Zoids and Zoid variants available for the player to select. Many of these are repetitive, at the most changing one weapon system for another. Each major character from the various series 'visited' during the game will usually have a 'Special' version of the standard Zoid they pilot available. This was primarily a problem with the first game; the later releases removed most of the character-specific Zoids, along with some of the extraneous variations.
Another common complaint is that Zoids that feature heavily in the anime (such as the Blade Liger, Liger Zero, and Genosaurer) that are commonly considered 'all-powerful' by Western audiences because of their use as character shields, are far weaker in the game than they are portrayed to be in the anime. The majority of these complaints come from people in Western Zoids fandom, and have little or no familiarity with the Battle Story originally associated with the models. The Zoids in the games are accurate to the Battle Story's history and performance statistics, and as such reflect poorly when compared to the Zoids piloted by the main characters in the anime.
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