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Legault reviews Etrian Odyssey (DS)

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Legault said...

First of all you have to realize one thing:this game is meant to be hard. Moving on...
Etrian Odyssey brings us back to the golden days of dungeon crawls and biy... you'll notice that they just don't make games like this anymore :D
+ You fully build your own party. While this may not seem that special to most of you this does imply you can adept after finding out your doing it wrong. Sure, it'll involve some grinding and lots of cussing but hey... this game isn't meant for wussies :D
+ Difficulty. It's hard. You'll know it. Some aspects make it so hard you could cry yourself to sleep if you're not carefull and many players have nightmares about the dreaded F.O.E.s... they even made a youtube vid about their horror: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WM5MMqNgUzM
+ You might go down to a dungeon/forest filled with corpses of previously defeated guilds who were as foolish as you were to actually try and enter the forest... but you weren't smart enough to buy a darned map weren't you? No you weren't so now you'll have to draw it yourself! This function isn't only fun and interactive, it also immerses the player a lot... even though they will often find themselves making mistakes and getting killed for this foolishness >:D
- It gets repetitive going down the same passages over and over again...
- There are shortcuts to lake your life easier... too bad they're too often one-way only, hidden and trying to screw you over...
- A single session takes a long time and I understand their decision of no in-dungeon saving (they intended to make a hard game) but it's tedious losing over 2 hours of progress due to circumsances and a lack of saving... they could've included a save system that deletes the save upon loading... wouldn't be the first time they did that kind of thing...

Game Traits applied to Etrian Odyssey (DS) by Legault

  • The Setting:
     
  • Playing As:
    customized team
  • Playing Against:
    Whatever tries to kill me
  • How it's Played:
    Dungeon Crawling, drawing maps, Turn-based RPG
  • General Tone:
    hard
Etrian Odyssey

Etrian Odyssey (DS)

Genre/Style: Role-playing/First-Person RPG
Release Date: 15/MAY/07
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