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In this episode of Replay, we take a trek with the famed Aya Brea from Parasite Eve.
A PS1 horror/RPG hybrid, Parasite Eve made its mark with its strong female lead and backdrop of New York City. In the video below, we take a look at the opening. Yes, that includes the infamous opera scene. So sit back, relax, and join host Andrew Reiner, Ben Reeves, Dan Ryckert, and myself as we explore why operas aren't always boring.
Also, stick around to experience the first battles of our Super Replay Showdown tournament. If you're unfamiliar with Super Replay Showdown, or want to see the choices again, click here.
For this week, Bryan, Ben R. and Dan face-off, while Kyle and I showdown in a way we least expected. Who are the big winners? Watch the video already!
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ive been woundering when this game would pop up it was ne of my favorites
Oh yeah! Bring on the competition! I'm on Team Reiner, but my bet's on Jeff winning. He seems pretty iron-willed, but mainly I hope that Chibi-Robo gets a Replay.
Parasite Eve is a great game. Truly deserves a modern rendition that stays true to the formula.
Hopefully Dan gets back in for the revival round so we can see Trespasser!
Dan is an asswipe and has the attention span of a rodent. Example: He basically says Michael Bay movies are great. Also the fact that he calls plays the dumbest thing in the world and fails to understand the word verisimilitude only adds to his asswipery. Everyone is entitled to their own opinion but the way Dan expresses his own opinion is kind of terrible. You would think a professional reviewer of video games would have learned by now to not judge a game based on the first couple minutes of the intro. Guess that's not the case with the boy wonder known as Dan Ryckert. Also mocking Joe in the super replay showdown video was pretty harsh. Mocking eachother in the replay setting is normal and all in good fun but I feel like Dan took it too far by saying that Joe would never experience what he’s experienced in his “pathetic Joe Juba existence”. Last points: Dan enjoys animal cruelty. “Shooting a bird point blank in the face is pretty awesome.” Finally, my theory that Dan is a sexist might have been confirmed when I heard him say “go home and make a sandwich” (referring to Aya), “you fly into a club, you’re taking any girl home.”, and“If that’s how lady cops check for pulses then I would be faking my own death all the time.”
You know, this was going to be a simple comment but as the video went on, Dan just gave me more and more.
I've been looking for Parasite Eve 1 & 2 for cheap. I think might have to check McKays. You can find almost every book, v. game, or music from the past there.
The replay was very interesting. I never played this game before and seeing this got me interested in playing it later. Also, I will say congrats to the two winners in the showdown. You two did awesome although I considered an MVP to the second winner for toughening it out and prevailing through that challenge. Well done, indeed.
Ben Hanson - "You're not sparkling Kyle" could be the best thing ever said on any replay. You guys weren't bad singing. Good for you for doing that sober.
God I really wanna buy parasite eve and play it again. I believe its on PS3, but since I cant transfer my data to PS4 Im kinda reluctant to get any thing off there market place now.
i hate that it was a 3 way game
Oh god that showdown was fantastic.
I remember this game vaguely (the demo of Parasite Eve was on the PS1 demo disk that the Underground used to send to me in the late 1990's). Looks interesting, from what I have seen.
I had always heard of Parasite Eve but never actually had seen it in action. This replay made me feel like playing it--looks interesting. Also, gawd, I'm so glad Dan didn't win. The Kim and Kyle showdown was awesome!
That was awesome Kim!
great replay of a great game!
these competitions are great! you guys at GI need to do these way more often. They might even be your best product..imo
I love this game.. now I miss this
*** that the champion has to get doubleteamed in the first round.
I really want a Parasite Eve super replay. I've beaten this game like 10+ times and I can never get enough of it.