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- Retro STrife
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VideoGameCritic wrote:nesfan - Your description sounds so good that now I need to play it!
Yes! Highly recommended - Parasite Eve is a great game. It is an RPG at its core, but don't let that scare you away since it's very short by RPG standards (10-15 hours). It's also a survival-horror RPG, with guns as weapons, causing a lot of people to refer to it as a cross between Final Fantasy and Resident Evil.. And it's made by Squaresoft, the king of 32-bit RPGs, so you know it's a quality product with a solid story, CG scenes, and top-notch production values.
The sci-fi survival-horror story is pretty good - it follows rookie NYPD police officer Aya Brea over a six-day span in 1997 as she attempts to stop the Eve, a woman who plans to destroy the human race through spontaneous human combustion. As JRPGs go, it's short length and mainstream gameplay makes it a solid choice for gamers that aren't usually fans of the genre. Don't necessarily expect an all-time classic, but I think you'd appreciate and it's worth seeking out.
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As RetroSTrife said, I don't think the fact that it's an RPG should scare you off too much. I think it's different enough. It's got a battle system similar to Final Fantasy's ATB system. But you only control Aya so it gives you freedom of movement as well and there's a lot of dodging enemies that attack in patterns which usually aren't too hard to pick up on. Some of the later enemies and bosses in the EX game can be very hard to dodge, though. It does have the survival horror vibe too but I didn't find resource management to be too much of an issue. I mean, I never once found myself in a position where I needed to conserve ammo. The game is very generous with that. It's fairly short and even the EX game only took me around 22-23 hours and that involves the massive Chrysler building dungeon. One thing I neglected to mention in my original post that definitely needs mentioning. The music. The first thing that struck me about this game was the music. When I fired the game up for the first time, it did not take me long to say to myself "I need to find this soundtrack." I can't recommend it enough.VideoGameCritic wrote:nesfan - Your description sounds so good that now I need to play it!