I sat down to do some work and after a while noticed that Geeketiquette was playing Parasite Eve. It was a game I beat after its release in 1998 and did not think much about afterwards, other than having a few fond memories about gross animal transformations. Looking back over it as she played though, it was obvious this title from Square deserved another more critical look. It was the company’s first M-rated title after all and made an attempt to meld two of my favorite genres, bringing survival horror into a set of action RPG mechanics. I had my own copy booted up before her next cutscene finished, ready to see if what looked like a perfect setup for me on paper would hold up, or if there was a reason I hadn’t thought about it in so long.