Parasite Eve 2 is a sequel to the 1998 Squaresoft title Parasite Eve. Continuing the misadventures of super-cop Aya Brea, as she joins the FBI to hunt grotesque monstrosities, Parasite Eve 2 is less a hybrid of JRPG and Survival Horror like its predecessor, and more of a Survival Horror game with a Magic system. Battles take place in real time, Aya moves via tank controls, and the game heavily employs Resident Evil style fixed camera angles, leading to many situations where you can hear an enemy, but can't necessarily see him.
Despite these changes, Parasite Eve 2 was quite well received, and for good reason. It is easily one of the most fun survival horror games on the PS1, and one of my personal favorites. The game focuses more on its protagonist, Aya, than anything else, and does a very good job of rounding out her personality and characterization. And it manages to do this while still being extremely fun to play. It also boasts tons of replay value, largely due to its huge number of unlockables.
But that's jumping ahead quite a bit. In the meantime, let's play some Parasite Eve 2!
By the way, if you're a bit lost on the backstory, you can read my LP of Parasite Eve 1 right HERE!
Table of Contents
- Episode 1: FBI Special Agent Aya York Brea
- Episode 2: Another Day at the Office
- Episode 3: Welcome to the Party
- Episode 4: Monkeying Around
- Episode 5: People Are Strange
- Episode 6: Here Be A Post About Book
- Episode 7: Friday the 14th
- Episode 8: Oh My God, JC!
- Episode 9: Crowe Lied, Aya Died
- Episode 10: Jason Takes LA
- Episode 11: Meet The New Boss, Same As The Old Boss
- Episode 12: I Hate Sand
- Episode 13: Police Brutality
- Episode 14: Dig Doug
- Episode 15: Motel 6
- Episode 16: Cougartown
- Episode 17: Product Placement
- Episode 18: TFR
- Episode 19: Invisible Dicks
- Episode 20: GIGABASS
- Episode 21: Criminal Negligence
- Episode 22: FF8
- Episode 23: Sick Burn
- Episode 24: Aflac
- Episode 25: Motel Poetry
- Episode 26: Gas Gas Gas
- Previously on Parasite Eve
- Episode 27: Dryfield After Dark
- Episode 28: Burninate
- Episode 29: Encyclopedia Brea
- Episode 30: Workin' in a Coal Mine
- Episode 31: Whistling in the Dark
- Episode 32: Still Whistling
- Episode 33: Gimme Shelter
- Episode 34: Bottom Hunter
- Episode 35: Locked and Loaded
- Episode 36: Dianoga
- Episode 37: Itchy // Tasty
- Episode 38: Aya Brea vs Diabetes
- Episode 39: The Return of the Great White Dope
- Episode 40: Cry for the Moon
- Episode 41: Walk It Off
- Episode 42: Old Spice
- Episode 43: They Got Lost
- Episode 44: Hack The World
- Episode 45: Dead Aim
- Episode 46: Spared No Expense
- Episode 47: Walk Like An Egyptian
- Episode 48: Shrine of the Silver Monkey
- Episode 49: Orca
- Episode 50: Darth Adorable
- Episode 51: Shit Gets Real
- Episode 52: Go Joe
- Episode 53: Girl Talk
- Episode 54: In Which I Go Mad With Power
- Episode 55: The Beginning of the End
- Episode 56: The End of The End Part 1
- Episode 57: The End of The End Part 2
- Episode 58: Bad End Bonus
- Bonus Update: Biology is Magic
- Bonus Update: Rat Chat <--- Minor spoilers
- Bonus Update: Golem Chat <--- Spoilers up ins
:Aya Brea. Our plucky, gun-toting protagonist. She has super mitochondria powers because she got a cornea transplant from her dead twin when she was a kid. It's...it's complicated. She likes leather jackets and firearms. She also killed a t-Rex one time. Seriously.
: Pierce Carradine. Pierce is Aya's bumbling sidekick. He's the tech guy at MIST, but mostly spends his time dressing like a hippie and being useless. Pierce is a B.
: Eric "Hal" Baldwin. Aya's boss at MIST. He is very straight-laced and very strict. Mostly sits at his desk and tells us to do things. Kinda looks like Colonel Campbell, but somehow less charming.
: Jodie Bouquet. The ditzy, bubbly gun expert at MIST. She talks like a valley girl from the 90's, but we put up with it because she sells us guns. She is more helpful than Pierce, so she has that going, at least.
: Rupert Broderick. A fellow NMC hunter, Rupert is a stone cold bad-ass and a snappy dresser. He, like Aya, prefers to work alone, presumably because he's way too cool to hang around people like Pierce. He became a NMC Hunter after one of the creatures killed his daughter.
: Gary Douglas. Owner of a scrap yard in Dryfield. A tough old sod who took it upon himself to protect his home from hideous monstrosities with nothing but a shotgun, some booby traps, and a whole lotta gumption. Possibly the most grizzled old bastard in a survival horror game.
: Kyle Madigan. A Private Investigator chasing down a case in Dryfield. He seems to know more than he lets on, but seems a capable companion against the NMCs. Relatively capable, at least. He does wear turtlenecks in the desert and has trouble telling the difference between predatory cats and horses. On the plus side, he remembered to bring a gun.
: Flint. Good dog. Best Friend.
RoeCocoa reveals the cover of the book we find in Ep. 8
And he also shows us why there are no Parasite Eve web comics
CJBurgandy gives us a look at Aya's new partner
Horrible Smutbeast shows us what it's like to work with Rattigan
Lunar Suite presents a look into the mind of Kyle Madigan
And reveals a secret hidden stat:
Serifina charts out the progression of Disc 2 for us with this handy meter!
Crosscontaminant reacts to the end of the game