My brothers and I got together last weekend to talk about something that’s been on our minds: The 3rd Birthday, the Parasite Eve series and what Square has been up to in general lately.
It was our first night together since Christmastime, so we were excited as hell to talk about this, and well, we started recording around 10 at night and we stopped around 2 in the morning.
So. We talk a lot! About a lot of things!
We cover the game with a fine-tooth comb from beginning to end, with plenty of (non-boring) tangents related to many other games (Resident Evil, Mass Effect, Illusion of Gaia, etc.) and ideas (sci-fi and art, etc.).
I was worried it’d be a rambling mess, but it’s kind of organic and coherent! Give it a listen why don’t you!
It’s in MP3 format, split apart into four segments (remaining two coming in the next few days) for palatable listening.
Some Parasite Eve 1 talk and a lot about 3rd Birthday‘s premise and setting.
Spoiler Level: Low
All the gameplay and the entire plot up to the ending dissected.
Spoiler Level: HUUUGE
The entire ending under the microscope.
Spoiler Level: Monumental, and not just for The 3rd Birthday. PE1, PE2 and even Chrono Cross get spoiled.
Final thoughts, a lot of talk about recent and past (and future) Square games.
Spoiler Level: Minimal.
Hit the jump for “BEST OF…” video clips.