Pixelated Geek: In the late 90s, with the popularity of the survival horror genre on the rise, RPG giant Square decided to throw its hat into the ring with its own take on the genre. The result was Parasite Eve, a survival horror/RPG hybrid based on the 1995 Japanese novel of the same name.
While the game had its flaws, Square’s inexperience with developing games outside of the RPG genre did not do much to hinder Parasite Eve’s success, proving to be a fairly competent attempt at an action game. Successfully blending together the RPG and survival horror genres, the end result was more of an RPG with survival horror elements thrown into the mix, as expected of Square, rather than a full-on action game, a la Resident Evil. And, to its credit, the game worked rather well for the most part.