Excerpt: A sequel to the Parasite Eve series? “Great”, I thought. I was a huge fan of the first two games on the Playstation. Too bad the announcement was only for Japanese mobile phones… In 2008 the developer wanted to do more and decided to do further development on the PSP.
Excerpt: Long feared to be a dead series, the announcement of The 3rd Birthday caused no small amount of surprise and delight amongst fans of Parasite Eve . Unfortunately, the finished product cannot be said to have the same effect.
Excerpt: The 3rd Birthday (T3B) as you may have guessed is the third installment in the Parasite Eve (PE) series. For the longest time I had assumed that the Parasite Eve franchise was long and dead. Evidently Square had some other plans though for our good friend Aya Brea.
Summary: As a standalone game, The 3rd Birthday is an enjoyable shooter. But as part of the Parasite Eve series (even if there’s no Parasite Eve in the title, it’s still borrowing characters and concepts from there), it could have been better.
Excerpt: Wow. This is still a thing, huh? I have been hearing talk of The 3rd Birthday for years now and I was starting to get suspicious if it would ever come out. In what was supposed to be a sequel of sorts to the Parasite Eve franchise, The 3rd Birthday drops any mention of it's former franchise, but...
Summary: With its impressive visuals and compelling storytelling, The 3rd Birthday is an exciting new chapter in the Parasite Eve series. Too bad the game is marred by stiff controls, frustrating gameplay and cheap bosses. If you can get past these hiccups you'll discover another worthwhile PSP game!
Summary: Mysterious creatures called the Twisted are trying to take over and destroy New York, and the only one who can stop them is Aya Brea. Aya has an impressive selection of weaponry, so the game is chock-full of action.