Parasite Eve PlayStation

User Score
8.9

Generally favorable reviews- based on 65 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 60 out of 65
  2. Negative: 0 out of 65

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  1. Mar 19, 2013
    5
    I was excited to play this game given my appreciation for survival horror as a genre and squaresoft as a producer. If you have played resident evil (1 or 2) and vagrant story this game is like a mashup of these two. However, the end result was not as good as either. Parasite Eve is not a bad game, but it's not particularly good either. I'll mention the things that I did not like aboutI was excited to play this game given my appreciation for survival horror as a genre and squaresoft as a producer. If you have played resident evil (1 or 2) and vagrant story this game is like a mashup of these two. However, the end result was not as good as either. Parasite Eve is not a bad game, but it's not particularly good either. I'll mention the things that I did not like about the game, and you can assume that the rest of it plays well. 1) The storyline seemed under-developed, and implausible (even for a sci-fi game). The characters were bland and uninteresting. 2) The inventory management system needs work. You can carry very few items, and it doesn't really matter what weapons and armor you equip in most (if not all) situations. You constantly have to discard consumables in favor of other items. 3) The combat is plain and doesn't seem to have been well-thought out. You wait your turn, shoot, wait your turn, heal, wait your turn, shoot. Most of the skills and magic are a waste of your time. 4) There was no element of "horror" at all in this survival horror. This is because you always have more than enough ammunition and firepower to kill all of your enemies. You never have to run or worry about what's around the next corner because you can just shoot it to death. That being said, the CG movies of monsters were pretty cool. Finally, The game is short (10-12 hours) but seemed to drag for me. The main character moves frustratingly slow and going back to previously explored areas to double-check for items seems like a chore. Like I said, the game isn't bad, but there are many better RPG's and survival horror games out there. Expand
  2. Jan 4, 2015
    5
    I did not enjoy this game all that much. Story is ok I guess. Graphics didn't look that good even for that time. No voice overs. Inventory is a bit small. Combat is f****** annoying. Unless you are standing right next to the enemies you are going to miss which is extremely stupid. Boss fights are frustrating. I couldn't beat the last boss that actually consists of 2 fights. First wasI did not enjoy this game all that much. Story is ok I guess. Graphics didn't look that good even for that time. No voice overs. Inventory is a bit small. Combat is f****** annoying. Unless you are standing right next to the enemies you are going to miss which is extremely stupid. Boss fights are frustrating. I couldn't beat the last boss that actually consists of 2 fights. First was against Eve where I used all of my helling items and although I got some after the fight it was not enough for the fight with "ultimate being". Absolutely ridiculous. Expand
Metascore
81

Generally favorable reviews - based on 17 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 17
  2. Negative: 0 out of 17
  1. Parasite Eve has been one of the only RPGs since Final Fantasy 7 to genuinely deserve any kind of hype, or at least anticipation.
  2. It was nice to play a RPG-type game that was set in a real-world environment instead of some faraway mystical land.