It all began on December 24th, 1997. At Carnegie Hall, a massacre ensued, leaving only a lone New York police detective and a mysterious actress alive. For Aya Brea, the five days that ... See full summary »

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It all began on December 24th, 1997. At Carnegie Hall, a massacre ensued, leaving only a lone New York police detective and a mysterious actress alive. For Aya Brea, the five days that followed were a nightmare from which only she could awaken the world. Written by J Hoffman

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The worst foe lies within the self...


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Daniel: [after the Ultimate Being is born] What the HELL is THAT?
Aya: You've got to be kidding!
Maeda: THAT is the Ultimate Being... We didn't make it in time!
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Se Il Mio Amore Sta Vincino
Performed by Judith Siirila Paskowitz
Composed by YĆ“ko Shimomura
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Biological Thriller
25 October 2000 | by (University of Texas) – See all my reviews

"Parasite Eve" as a 'cinematic RPG' is highly successful in its bid for bridging the gap between movies and games, setting the standards for computer generated graphics and gameplay. While many advances have been made since Square's release of "Parasite Eve", this game still stands as a symbol of what technological innovation and professional, multi-million dollar productions can do for the games of tomorrow.

The story of "Parasite Eve" is basic - Aya Brea, a tough as nails NYPD officer, discovers that there is a strange link between herself and a series of unexplained, gruesome deaths around the city. These deaths are all linked to a strange mutation of mitochondrial DNA. The US Navy and NYPD decide to evacuate New York, only to discover, the horror is just beginning.

Set against the backdrop of Christmas and filled with icy synthesizer music ("Out Of Phase" is a great track) "Parasite Eve" comes across as a dark, chilling story. Excellent CGI sequences and intense use of symbolism make the first "Parasite Eve" story a must-have game. "Parasite Eve" is loaded with FMV action as any videogame worth its salt should have, ranging from gun battles in filthy sewers to helicopter air-to-air battles over New York. While there are some 'anomalies' in realism and military accuracy, all in all this is a great game.


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