Good Game: Parasite Eve II (PS)

A Good Game a day for the rest of time perhaps?

Today it’s Parasite Eve II a 2000 action role-playing survival horror video game developed and published by Square for the PlayStation (PS). It is the sequel to Parasite Eve and the second game in the series of the same name.

Parasite Eve II is set several years after the events in the original game. The protagonist from the first game, Aya Brea, also features in this game as the playable character. She becomes involved with another outbreak of Mitochondrial creatures. Gameplay diverges from the previous game: battles take place in real-time and the area of action is less restrictive. The approach is more typical of traditional survival horror games, although some role-playing elements are retained.

The game was well received by critics, although it was criticized for using a control system that was seen as being outdated.

Watch the video I made below showing about the first 30 minutes of the game.


Parasite Eve II Gameplay.

Developer: Square.
Publisher: Square.
Platform: PlayStation.
Release : 16th December 1999 (JP), 25th August 2000 (EU), 12th September 2000 (NA).
Genre: Action role-playing and survival horror.