Parasite Eve PlayStation

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  • Summary: One of them is a police officer. The other is possessed by an ancient evil threatening all life on Earth. The horrifying bond between them will continue until something dies. A chilling adventure that could only come from the creators of Final Fantasy VII. An epic sci-fi tale told throughOne of them is a police officer. The other is possessed by an ancient evil threatening all life on Earth. The horrifying bond between them will continue until something dies. A chilling adventure that could only come from the creators of Final Fantasy VII. An epic sci-fi tale told through stunning 3D rendered sequences. Battle mutant monsters in real-time polygon combat. Customize weapons, armor, and character abilities. Expand
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  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. 90
    Parasite Eve will leave you thrilled, chilled, and a little hungry, but it’s well worth the price of admission.
  3. As an RPG there are very few characters in PE, however the lack of characters is more of a feature than a bug since it gives you a closer tie to the few main characters and more of a role in guiding their destiny.
  4. It's a full scale epic that completely engulfs you from the off and squeezes out so many different emotions that after a long stint, you're left wondering whether you really do like it or not. [JPN Import]
  5. Official U.S. Playstation Magazine
    80
  6. While the game isn't terrible, it is a bit of a let down. With all of the sci-fi qualities that could have been implemented, it is a shade disappointing to see that the story didn't go as far as it could have.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 19
  2. Negative: 0 out of 19
  1. ChrisH
    Aug 7, 2008
    10
    The reception that Parasite Eve was given when it was first released was hard to swallow, possibly because people expected more from the The reception that Parasite Eve was given when it was first released was hard to swallow, possibly because people expected more from the creators of Final Fantasy 7. Because both games did not receive the mediocre reviews, the series has been dead for a number of years until now it's finally getting a well deserved new game for the PSP and hopefully the PS3. it started to grow on those that criticized this most underappriecated game of all time. Parasite Eve is one of the most original RPG Survival Horror hybrid I had the pleasure of playing. The story, music and characters may not be of a fantasy world but they capture a mirror reflection between the reality of New York City to a world unexplored. Collapse
  2. Nov 26, 2015
    10
    Foi o melhor jogo da serie, melhor enredo, melhor história, muito envolvente e que me fez até querê lê o livro, fantástico. A mecânica de jogoFoi o melhor jogo da serie, melhor enredo, melhor história, muito envolvente e que me fez até querê lê o livro, fantástico. A mecânica de jogo dele trouxe um novo marco na história dos game, e foi bem recebido por isso, sem fala que ele não enjoa, quanto mais você joga mais você joga. Expand
  3. May 31, 2012
    10
    is the best RPG battle system taking into comparison with final fantasy but the most striking in this game is the story and the scenery muchis the best RPG battle system taking into comparison with final fantasy but the most striking in this game is the story and the scenery much like resident evil, the square could do what no one did, that is to join the features of a game from another company with a 1997 movie and even its battle system, it was perfect, square enix I look "parasite eve 3" with the same story and not the third birthday. Expand
  4. Dec 20, 2012
    8
    I'm not a fan of Survival Horrors, but I'm a huge RPG fan. Actually the game is pretty fun to play, the combat system is a bit chaotic atI'm not a fan of Survival Horrors, but I'm a huge RPG fan. Actually the game is pretty fun to play, the combat system is a bit chaotic at times, but pretty entertaining. I didn't like the storyline much, but the cinematics are great. The skill/inventory menus are not very convenient and at first it was not so clear how to tune weapons and distribute bonus points. Overall, the game is good even now, in 2012. Expand
  5. Aug 3, 2015
    8
    Let me say right off the bat that this has the strangest battle mechanics of any RPG I have played to date. At first, I wasn't entirely sureLet me say right off the bat that this has the strangest battle mechanics of any RPG I have played to date. At first, I wasn't entirely sure if I liked it, but I got used to it. Being an RPG, I was kind of surprised to find out how the short the game is. (Took me about 8 hours to beat). But that's ok, because the storyline was solid and while I did mention that the battle system was a little weird, it got pretty fun after a while. 8/10 Expand
  6. Nov 3, 2013
    8
    Parasite eve started being a Resident evil clone
    but i know why,i liked it
    it was a survivor horror and the gameplay was weird the story
    Parasite eve started being a Resident evil clone
    but i know why,i liked it
    it was a survivor horror and the gameplay was weird
    the story was bored and interesting at the same time
    it wasnt deep but I DONT KNOW HOW THIS LIKE ME
    i think is good,not excellent like resident evil
    but IT WAS SO AWESOME
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  7. 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 playedI 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

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#7 Most Discussed PS1 Game of 1998
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