Retronauts Wishes You a Belated Merry Christmas 1997

Take an in-depth look back at Squaresoft's innovative, cinematic, horror RPG, Parasite Eve.

I mentioned a few weeks ago that Parasite Eve is my favorite holiday game, so over the holidays... I put together a podcast about Parasite Eve. How's that for being true to my word?

Replaying Parasite Eve for the first time in... uh, a while, I gained a much greater appreciation for everything Squaresoft tried to do with this game. It was a hybrid RPG/adventure game, produced by a hybrid East/West development team, sports a hybrid combat system that combined shooting and Chrono Trigger mechanics. It's really a shame we never saw a proper follow-up—no, Parasite Eve II and The 3rd Birthday don't constitute "proper follow-ups."

Parasite Eve only takes about 10 hours to complete, it's pretty inexpensive on PSN, and it runs on PSP, Vita, PS TV, and PlayStation 3... so I highly recommend everyone give it a spin. Even if the holidays have come to an end, you can relive the harrowing experience of Christmas 1997 with this odd but wonderful little RPG classic.

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Episode Description

End the holidays in the deserted streets of New York, fighting mutant rats and super-powered flying babies. Just like in the old days!

Music in this episode comes from Parasite Eve, of course. Or if you prefer visual media, you can also enjoy this Retronauts Micro as a video:

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