I got this for the PSP....I have PE and PE2 for the PS but haven't played them yet (well...played 10 mins of the first one...)
I do plan on playing the PE games....but I'm taking a trip to Nepal in a week....very long flight with long times at the airports. I will be bringing my PSP...wondering if I can pack this game to play. I also have Peace Walker and Castlevania X....so its not like I"ll be bored, but if it hit a hard spot I like to switch and come back....
Either this or Ys 7 as my 3rd game.
Currently playing: Max Payne 3(PC) Goldeneye (Wii) Uncharted 3(PS3) MGS: Peace Walker(PSP) Bring back PQ,KQ, and GK!!! Long live Sierra.
I believe playing this either before or after the first two Parasite Eve games won't make a blind bit of difference. The 3rd Birthday has no actual relevance to the story in the first two, so you won't be spoiling anything, except for seeing a few, albeit badly portrayed, characters from the first two games. Go ahead and blast some beasties in The 3rd Birthday whenever you like, but be sure to play Parasite Eve before Parasite Eve 2 - those two will make a bit more sense that way.