a mixed bag then.....

#1 Posted by akeripper4 (153 posts) -

in some ways it might be awesome (combat) 
but i thought they had learnt something from the demon baby fight in the first one.......

#2 Posted by akeripper4 (153 posts) -

but the soundtrack is kick ass

#3 Posted by el_tajij (709 posts) -
@akeripper4: Thinking of picking this up some time soon, but never played any previous Parasite Eve games. How is it?
#4 Posted by MonetaryDread (2007 posts) -

I enjoy it. The game is a lot better than Parasite Eve 2. I may be a little biased though, I hated the second because they removed pretty much any sort of RPG mechanics, and they seem to be back in the 3rd Birthday. I am only about an hour in, but I enjoy it.
 
My only real concerns at the moment is the story isn't as interesting as the 1st Parasite Eve and the controls are alright for a PSP shooter, but not compared to a console game.

#5 Edited by KaosAngel (13765 posts) -

It's not Nomura's best work, but he is 100% focused on Versus XIII at the moment I wasn't surprised.  PE died after the first game.

#6 Posted by RampageAssassin (421 posts) -

Thinking about getting it but been put off by the mixed reviews. Should I get it ?

#7 Posted by KaosAngel (13765 posts) -
@RampageAssassin: I say no.  It has no connection to either the book or the two games.  Nomura wasn't in control of it, so it turned out shitty.  It's just a subpar action game with clothes breaking off.
#8 Posted by ssj4raditz (1125 posts) -
@KaosAngel: Oh man, the disintegrating clothing is ridiculous!
#9 Edited by PixelPrinny (1030 posts) -
@KaosAngel said:

" @RampageAssassin: I say no.  It has no connection to either the book or the two games.  Nomura wasn't in control of it, so it turned out shitty.  It's just a subpar action game with clothes breaking off. "

While I've decided to pass on it for now, would you say it's worth a bargain bin price of, say, $10 for a fan of the original game, just for shits and giggles or best to avoid it entirely?
#10 Posted by KaosAngel (13765 posts) -
@PixelPrinny: 10 bucks for a 5-10 hours of gameplay sounds good.  It's just so damn empty without any inspiration.  The first one was unique, the second was a RE clone but had magic...but this is just so dull.  It's better than what you'd pay for a movie, and hopefully if it sells enough at a low price Nomura gets an inspiration to make a proper one after V13 and KH3.  
#11 Posted by Aus_azn (2224 posts) -

This game is okay. It's not as "scary" as previous PE games was; it's a bit more like a portable TPS done right.
 
It's one of the few games that I've enjoyed on my PSP.

#12 Posted by ReyGitano (2467 posts) -

Mixed bags can be fine, as long as the pieces are greater than the sum of their parts... 
>_> 
<_<

#13 Posted by lead_farmer (1040 posts) -

It's alright so far.  I'm only a few missions in though.  Somebody please tell me the enemies become more varied as you get further in the game.

#14 Posted by KaosAngel (13765 posts) -
@SlashseveN303 In this game's case, some of the sum of the parts contain some greatness, some other parts of the sum do not. It just doesn't feel like PE.
#15 Posted by Aus_azn (2224 posts) -
@KaosAngel said:
" @SlashseveN303 In this game's case, some of the sum of the parts contain some greatness, some other parts of the sum do not. It just doesn't feel like PE. "
It's not meant to be. Should Wikipedia's plot outline be correct, it's basically eschewing all of PE and using the Aya connection on a tangential basis as a way of explaining the events in the story.
#16 Posted by akeripper4 (153 posts) -

my problem with it so far is that there are some annoying spikes in difficulty 
plus you some time run around confused as FFFFF SHOT WHAT FACEDESK 
also camera... kinda

#17 Posted by WinterSnowblind (7614 posts) -

Hearing that the story was done by the same writers as Crisis Core has really put me off, that was some of the worst stories that's ever been told in a game and from what I hear of this, it's very possibly a contender for absolute worst ever.  I also don't know if I could bring myself to play another mediocre third person shooter, especially if there's nothing special holding it together.. 
 
Disappointing.
#18 Posted by HakenBrowning (9 posts) -
@lead_farmer said:
" It's alright so far.  I'm only a few missions in though.  Somebody please tell me the enemies become more varied as you get further in the game. "
An average of about one and a half new species per episode tickle your fancy?

...but yeah, aside from some situational enemies, it's mostly Slackers and Wads. And Beans. If it's any consolation, you'll learn to hate the latter two on anything above Normal.

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