The Parasite Eve series is one of Square's cult-classic-franchises, greatly loved for its unique story, setting and gameplay. With that being said, this writer must confess to never playing them. On the plus side, this means this review does not have nostalgia clouding the final verdict. The flip-side, of course, is that this review cannot gauge how badly Square-Enix mishandled the characterization of the heroine, Aya Brea. However, there are much bigger issues with The 3rd Birthday, and the characterization of Aya, sadly, is the least of the game's problems. Read on to learn more.