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« Reply #15 on: June 25, 2010, 03:23:43 PM »

Parasite Eve 2 is basically Resident Evil +.
It has more weapons, more customization, more enemies, more skills, more environments, the like.
This sounds good on paper, but the problem with this is the "more enemies" part. Parasite Eve 2 uses the Resident Evil control scheme. In the earlier REs, enemies are easy to avoid and dodge, not so much in PE2, since they are faster and have a wider variety of attack types.  The best part is that the game is actually challenging, especially on the higher difficulty levels.

That said, I love PE2 despite its flaws, but I'm also a huge early-RE fan. This definitely doesn't look PE2-ish.  

As for why it's called The Third Birthday
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The ending you get at the end of Parasite Eve isn't the "canon" ending.  You need to reach the top of the Chrysler
building to get it.  At the end of the Chrysler building, Aya's Mitochondrial powers weaken and go partially dormant from
lack  of use, only to reawaken in PE2.  That's why there are scenes in PE2 with Aya causing spontaneous combustion,
something only Eve could do in PE1.  You'll notice during the scene before the game turns to "Night" that Aya goes into
her "Liberation" form,  the final skill in first Parasite Eve and what would also be the equivalent of her being overtaken like
Melissa Pierce, but controlling herself rather than letting it control her.

Movie related, what I'm talking about is at 2:20
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=923rCo5fCVU&feature=related
This one is better quality and doesn't glitch up like the above, but you have to wait until 9:00 or so to see it.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6TC1BGwEwyU

I'm assuming at the end of PE2 Aya's powers slowly go dormant again since she doesn't use them.
"The Third Birthday" means that they are going to be necessary for a third time.

Also, since someone asked yes, she is completely human.  It's her mtDNA that was altered.
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« Reply #16 on: June 25, 2010, 04:21:31 PM »

I haven't played this series yet but I'm looking forward to finding out if it's a good one to start with.
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« Reply #17 on: June 25, 2010, 05:00:27 PM »

Parasite Eve 2 is basically Resident Evil +.
It has more weapons, more customization, more enemies, more skills, more environments, the like.
This sounds good on paper, but the problem with this is the "more enemies" part. Parasite Eve 2 uses the Resident Evil control scheme. In the earlier REs, enemies are easy to avoid and dodge, not so much in PE2, since they are faster and have a wider variety of attack types.  The best part is that the game is actually challenging, especially on the higher difficulty levels.

That said, I love PE2 despite its flaws, but I'm also a huge early-RE fan. This definitely doesn't look PE2-ish.  

As for why it's called The Third Birthday
Code:
The ending you get at the end of Parasite Eve isn't the "canon" ending.  You need to reach the top of the Chrysler
building to get it.  At the end of the Chrysler building, Aya's Mitochondrial powers weaken and go partially dormant from
lack  of use, only to reawaken in PE2.  That's why there are scenes in PE2 with Aya causing spontaneous combustion,
something only Eve could do in PE1.  You'll notice during the scene before the game turns to "Night" that Aya goes into
her "Liberation" form,  the final skill in first Parasite Eve and what would also be the equivalent of her being overtaken like
Melissa Pierce, but controlling herself rather than letting it control her.

Movie related, what I'm talking about is at 2:20
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=923rCo5fCVU&feature=related
This one is better quality and doesn't glitch up like the above, but you have to wait until 9:00 or so to see it.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6TC1BGwEwyU

I'm assuming at the end of PE2 Aya's powers slowly go dormant again since she doesn't use them.
"The Third Birthday" means that they are going to be necessary for a third time.

Also, since someone asked yes, she is completely human.  It's her mtDNA that was altered.

Forgive me for taking this further than it needs to go, but that explanation still doesn't cover the "birthday" angle. Why couldn't they subtitle it something a bit more mature sounding, like what I said in my previous post. For a series that tends to play out on the darker side of things the name just sounds silly to me. Are they changing it for US release?
Granted, I don't even have a psp, so all this means nothing to me. I was just surprised that no had said anything about the stupid subtitle.
And No, Faded, the name would not affect my buying decision. If the game is good, I would buy it regardless.
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« Reply #18 on: June 25, 2010, 05:36:41 PM »

There is another reason why it may be called a "Third Birth," but without going into the details of the series it will be a bit hard to understand.  Just know that the first Parasite Eve game is, quite literally, about a woman giving birth, as well as hypothetically in mtDNA and idea of all mtDNA (inherited through Mothers) arising from some ~7 sources.  The second game has a similar theme, but it's more of a different type of "birth." Less literal.  As for the Third, well who can say?  Aya has definitely "evolved" to an extent compared to the last games, though.  That or we're actually going to play the girl ("Eve") from PE2 and SE is pulling a Kojima on us.

To me it makes sense why they would title it as they did, but I think I'd prefer "The Third Birth" over the "Third Birthday."
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« Reply #19 on: June 25, 2010, 06:17:11 PM »

looks like she has been getting fashion advice from Lune Zoldark....

i hope the re-release the original two games or at least put them on psn.
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« Reply #20 on: June 25, 2010, 08:02:19 PM »

i hope the re-release the original two games or at least put them on psn.

Well... Square Enix doesn't have the rights to the license anymore. The autor of the Novel/Book has all the rights of the Parasite Eve games on the PSone.

And better yet, Squaresoft (in it's time) has never made a reprint of the first game. Nowadays a physical copy of the original Parasite Eve is pretty much a "collector's item". Parasite Eve II had a re-release, But it remains doubtful whether we will see these games on the PSN.
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« Reply #21 on: June 25, 2010, 08:03:40 PM »

you learn something new every day! and here i thought parasite eve was an original creation of of squares.
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« Reply #22 on: June 25, 2010, 08:08:47 PM »

And better yet, Squaresoft (in it's time) has never made a reprint of the first game.



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« Reply #23 on: June 25, 2010, 08:25:13 PM »

^And I'm like: "What!?"
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« Reply #24 on: June 25, 2010, 11:56:48 PM »

looks like she has been getting fashion advice from Lune Zoldark....

i hope the re-release the original two games or at least put them on psn.

She still dresses better than most female characters. I love modern settings.
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« Reply #25 on: June 26, 2010, 12:00:34 AM »

looks like she has been getting fashion advice from Lune Zoldark....

i hope the re-release the original two games or at least put them on psn.

She still dresses better than most female characters. I love modern settings.

Even if it looks like she spent thousands of dollars purchasing those jeans from some high fashion designer line.
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« Reply #26 on: June 26, 2010, 08:24:14 AM »

i hope the re-release the original two games or at least put them on psn.

Well... Square Enix doesn't have the rights to the license anymore. The autor of the Novel/Book has all the rights of the Parasite Eve games on the PSone.

And better yet, Squaresoft (in it's time) has never made a reprint of the first game. Nowadays a physical copy of the original Parasite Eve is pretty much a "collector's item". Parasite Eve II had a re-release, But it remains doubtful whether we will see these games on the PSN.

Brand new it's a collectors item, but you can get it used off amazon for $17. Brand new, people are asking $130. Haha!
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« Reply #27 on: June 26, 2010, 09:24:38 AM »

I might have to start a new game of Parasite Eve if I can get around to it. I haven't played it since 2001. Third Birthday looks awesome.
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« Reply #28 on: June 28, 2010, 03:43:54 AM »

I lost my copy of Parasite Eve 1.Can I get a PSN download,Sony?
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« Reply #29 on: June 28, 2010, 08:14:42 PM »

http://www.rpgamer.com/news/Q2-2010/062810a.html

Some actual details about the game itself for once including gameplay screens.
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