Etrian Odyssey III: The Drowned City
My favorite game
I decided to get this game after hearing so much good stuff about the previous two games (which I may get some point soon) and I have to say, it's great! I can understand how some players wouldn't like this, it's difficult to play without strategy. Even when using an effecient strategy, it's still pretty hard. The dungeon exploring isn't like in most days now. You don't simply have to go through, fighting monsters along the way. You have to solve puzzles, like getting a FOE(super powered monsters that shouldn't be fought when you first run into them) into a cage so you can navigate the room freely. Another good puzzle would be getting through air currents which blow you in a different direction. Although, one of the best features would be the sea faring. Whenever I'm stuck in the game, I usually go out on the sea to make some money, get new equipment, do a few sea quests for exp, and I can get past it. Although, to admit it, I'm really far ahead dungeon vs. sea wise. In conclusion, Etrian Odyssey 3 is a really good game and I would reccomend it to everyone.
Having never played an Etrian Odyssey game before, I was a bit hesitant...however Atlus has an amazing track record and after a bit of research I figured I'd wait a few months for the newest entry Etrian Odyssey III to come out. It was TOTALLY worth the wait.
I havent had this much fun with an RPG in who knows how long!
It's like D+D mixed with old school FFVI style combat, amazing music, great item crafting and some cartography thrown into the mix. Its unbelievably refreshing to play something that doesnt have an emo protagonist with spiked hair and pleather pants on for once in this decade.
I can totally see how this game wouldnt be for everyone, it has a steep difficulty level and it doesnt throw rewards at you right off the bat...but for those of you who hail from the old school and are in your late 20's early 30's and who love a good challeneg and can remember what old school gaming is all about then this is for you.
brings me back
this looks exactly like old games such as deadly towers and zelda where making your own maps was key. great feature in the game. im gonna get it tomorrow. atlus always makes good games.
i cant wait for the new one any game that is truly do it your self works for me and this game will be just that. i played the first two already and they were awesome! so any one who is a true rpg freak and likes figuring stuff out on thier own this will be a game for you. so excited
best ds game
i think this is going to the best ds game with all the new features cant wait got it preordered
How RPGs should be.
I am a huge fan of RPGs, and have been since my parents got me the original "Pokemon." I haven't played either of the first Odysseys, but I can guarantee this game it going to be great. Ten classes, along with sub classes you can assign your character, ocean exploration, and my favorite, anti-cliche classes! I'm just plain tired of the standard Warrior, Rouge/Ranger, and Mage classes almost all games use. I think this will be a great game, and I'm definitely going to get it!
Might be the best of the series.
Etrian Odyssey III looks better than the previous two games. There are now three possible endings, and ocean travel has been added, along with multi-player. The available classes look more unique than the generic ones used in the previous games. There are also more colors available for each character portrait.
Finally the release date of the third game in this awesome series is coming! I live in Europe and I have already booked a copy. =) I do hope I will get that fancy looking art book, too!