I’m excited for the Resident Evil 2 remake and everything, but you know what survival horror game really needs some love? Parasite Eve. At least as far as the first game’s concerned.
For those who’ve never had the pleasure, in Parasite Eve, you play as Aya Brea, a badass female New York cop fighting her way through mutilated wildlife and other monsters while hunting down the titular “Eve.” Eve, a mitochondria-based parasite residing in a former opera singer named Melissa, can alter the psychology of everything and everyone around her, although she prefers setting humans on fire more often than not. Aya’s immune, but Eve grows more and more powerful by the minute…
Bonus points, Aya changes into non-sexy practical gear as soon as she can after shit hits the fan, there’s no forced romance between her and any of the male characters, and female antagonist looks appropriately horrifying instead of sexy. The sequels… did not meet this low bar, sorry to say. :’D
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I’ll always support Aya Brea and Parasite Eve, and what it should be instead of what Squeenix turned it into before abandoning it.