The 3rd Birthday - PSP

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Viewed: 3D Third-person, over the shoulder Genre:
Adventure: Role Playing
Media: Custom optical disc Arcade origin:No
Developer: Square Enix Soft. Co.: Square Enix
Publishers: Square Enix (GB/GB)
Released: 1 Apr 2011 (GB)
2 Dec 2011 (GB)
Ratings: PEGI 18+
No Accessories: No Accessories


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Aya Brea is back, and after a long hiatus this entry in the Parasite Eve series focuses less on the scares and suspense in favour of a more action-oriented, third-person shooter.

That’s not to say the feeling of the past games is lost, however. With wonderfully crafted character models, flowing animation and believable lip sync, The 3rd Birthday is really pushing what the PSP hardware can cope with.

The game is set in New York City, a city which has been taken over by the Twisted. The phenomenon is to be explained during the course of the story but Aya must travel back in time and stop it before it’s too late.

Time travel? Well, more like soul travel. The 3rd Birthday's main feature is that Aya can travel between bodies on the battlefield, which has been dubbed the Overdive system. This allows you to gain tactical advantage over whatever enemy you are fighting, change your weapon set or even save Aya's life.

Overdive is used primarily to help Aya get from A to B in the fastest and safest way possible. Each soldier on the battlefield has a weapon set, health and tactical location and you can switch between these as you please.


 The 3rd Birthday - PSP Artwork

 The 3rd Birthday - PSP Artwork