I love weird games, ones full of FMV cutscenes, mix-and-matched RPG battle systems, and nonsensical science fiction plots. Parasite Eve has given me all of those things, along with something I didn’t expect: great dialog.
Square wasn’t pulling punches when they developed their very first M-rated survival horror game, Parasite Eve. In the opening scene, the main character, Aya Brea, attends an opera where the entire audience spontaneously combusts. But what makes Parasite Eve so unique is that it shares more in common with Final Fantasy…
Pre-rendered graphics weren't only used in complex cinematic cutscenes back in the day when a game's own 3D engine couldn't do the job. Developers also used them as in-game backgrounds to bypass graphical limitations. And some of the games had really well-made, atmospheric pre-rendered backgrounds.
By the end of the 90s, the 16-bit era ended and 3D took over. With the PlayStation and 3D graphics cards out there allowing for new possibilities, narrative and gameplay, the 90s produced some of the most attractive characters in video game history.
Survival horror game The 3rd Birthday is heavy on fan service (tentacle anyone?). For example, there's an unlockable shower scene. And if you watch that, Square Enix just might know it.
Aya Brea, the heroine of PSP title The 3rd Birthday, doesn't have much of a wardrobe. Those ratty jeans? She can do better.
Forgive me for having played Battlefield 2: Modern Combat and not Parasite Eve. I cannot detail to you how the upcoming PSP game The 3rd Birthday builds upon the latter. But I can say how wonderfully it echoes the former.
We haven't seen much lately of The 3rd Birthday, the next game in the Parasite Eve series. Released on phones in Japan in 2007, it's coming to PSPs. As Ashcraft wrote, this game's all about Aya Brea and her guns.
Heroine Aya Brea returns in PSP game The 3rd Birthday, the latest installment in the Parasite Eve franchise. And it has some fantastic jean damage.
Parasite Eve: The Third Birthday did not start its life out as a PSP title. Oh, no. It began its existence as a Japanese cell phone game.