Parasite Eve

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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: 24 out of 26
  2. Negative: 0 out of 26
  1. Mar 17, 2017
    10
    Aya Brea Best Snowy WaifuAya Brea Best Snowy Waifu . Expand
  2. Dec 7, 2016
    10
    Beats me why this franchise never got going. Parasite is a phenomenal and unique combination of RPG and survival horror, not to mention it wasBeats me why this franchise never got going. Parasite is a phenomenal and unique combination of RPG and survival horror, not to mention it was way ahead of it's time. What I wouldn't do to play a state of the art Parasite Eve game... Expand
  3. Apr 12, 2016
    10
    They just simply don't make games like this anymore, Everithing on this game is ahead of it's time, and i'm so glad i get to experience it,They just simply don't make games like this anymore, Everithing on this game is ahead of it's time, and i'm so glad i get to experience it, the sountrack, the battle system. i have no words to describe it. Expand
  4. XV_
    Aug 18, 2018
    9
    I had a blast with Parasite Eve, I didn't play it when it came out and I'm really glad, this game is an instant classic and deserves a lotI had a blast with Parasite Eve, I didn't play it when it came out and I'm really glad, this game is an instant classic and deserves a lot more attention, I think that it has aged better than Resident Evil. Even the cliche dialogue and characters didn't break my experience and I really like Aya as a protagonist and also the story was good and interesting, the music is amazing (Yoko Shimomura always delivers I guess) and the combat is what I really enjoyed the most. Is not brutally difficult but is also not that easy, it has a nice balance. My only issue is that at the very end you have to rely on luck in a crucial thing, and I wasn't lucky 2 times so... give yourself a favor and choose left and then up, you're welcome. Expand
  5. Sep 4, 2012
    8
    I didn't own that many PS1 games, but I was sure glad that this was one of them. I of course bought Parasite Eve being a huge fan of Square,I didn't own that many PS1 games, but I was sure glad that this was one of them. I of course bought Parasite Eve being a huge fan of Square, but I really didn't know what to expect. I was surprised, and positively, because Parasite Eve was overall a great game with an intense story and game-play. The controls and fighting take a bit to get used to, but once you've got it down your in for a real treat. There still are a few RPG elements to this game, mixed in with the shooter element, and done very well by Square. The plot takes place in N.Y.C., which makes for great scenery and truly blends well with the story. Parasite Eve also has many challenging parts, whether it's a puzzle or a battle, and progressing through different parts of the city is a thrilling experience that will have you hooked until the end. Expand
  6. May 18, 2015
    8
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. I do not have to say anything. But i need to write one hundred and fifty characters. i think my score can describe it................................. Expand
  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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