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.
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: 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.
Excerpt: Am I playing this on the PlayStation 3? However silly and deranged that sounds, it was my first thought when I began 3rd Birthday . I'm not one to begin a critique raving about how gorgeous a game is, but it's stunning (not just Aya mind you) and-as I said-could rival some games available on the...
Summary: A note to anybody who lives in (or plans on visiting) New York City: If you ever find yourself standing next to Aya Brea while waiting for the subway, then it's time to catch the next ride out of there. When it comes to weird supernatural events taking down the most populous city in the U.S.
Conclusion: This is the calibre of game that you would expect to be coming out for the PSP at this point in time. With unique features, nail biting battle and an interesting story concept The Third Birthday is more than worth the purchase.
Conclusion: The 3rd Birthday seems to have a lot going for it. It's absolutely gorgeous on the platform, resurrects a dormant but loved franchise, offers significant customization, and boasts alluring combat mechanics, but the pleasure is ultimately short lived.