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By Stark Wyvern On 13 Jan, 2018 At 08:35 AM | Categorized As Featured, NINTENDO, Nintendo 3DS, Portable/Mobile Gaming, Reviews | With 0 Comments

No GravatarThe Fifth installment of Etrian Odyssey is upon us, and it is certainly a brilliant RPG. This RPG is different from most in that you get to create your party and make them whatever you wish them to look like. While there are four core groups and each have their own job types, you get to design the rest.

This RPG is not the first of its kind that I have played, as I greatly enjoyed Persona Q which was of the same vein. Exploring the dungeon in a first person view makes for quite an exciting experience. Never knowing when monsters will appear is also quite magnificent.

Jumping into the game, I created my party, and decked them out as I saw fit. It was a little hard, figuring out what types of characters to bring to battle, but eventually I decided to pick one from each group. I found that each group had different powers that would aid me, though I had no idea if I had chosen right.

Etrian Odyssey V then tasks you with a quest and after some shopping and maybe a save, you are sent to the dungeons. With beautiful, yet, somewhat funky music blasting, you find yourself in a forest. This is where the fun begins, and you begin your dungeon trek. Exploring this forest you learn that you need to make a map of your surroundings. Quite a novel experience really. You need to place down markers, so that on subsequent journeys into the areas you will be able to get through them easier. It might be time consuming but it also makes you very aware of your surroundings.

The battle system is fairly simple in that you have three characters in the front and two in the back. Choosing the right characters and classes can break or make it for you. You’ll need to know where characters need to be to effectively fight these foes. There are also unison skills which can help your team as well as skill points to buy individual skills.

All in all Etrian Odyssey V Beyond Myth, is a good game. While, it might not be up everyone’s alley, it is certainly worth trying the demo. The sheer ability of customization is great, and the fact that you can give any character any voice is hilarious and actually quite nice. So, boot up your 3DS or 2DS, form a party, and get dungeoneering! This demo is available right now on the 3DS Family of Systems.

By Stark Wyvern On 8 Jun, 2017 At 08:53 PM | Categorized As News, NINTENDO, Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo DS, ROG News | With 0 Comments

No GravatarWith the rise of the Nintendo Switch some people assumed the 3DS had met its match, but this isn’t the case. The 3DS is going to continue a bit longer and with the release of games still coming this is a good thing. In fact, Atlus has just announced three new games are headed west! These three Anime inspired games are sure to scratch the RPG itch for owners of the 3DS family of systems. We have Etrian Odyssey V, Radiant Historia:Perfect Chronology, and Strange Journey Redux all headed to our shores in the next year or so!

First up is Etrian Odyssey V, players get to create a character from four different races and make them into what they want. A classic dungeon crawler where the point is to make it to through Yggdrasil’s Labyrinth and have their greatest wish granted. These games are certainly a solid addition to any RPG fan’s collection. Making your character, you can not only choose its race but also its voice and job classes which there are 10 of. This game is sure to fill a good gap of time for any willing to head into the game’s vicious labyrinth.

Next is Radiant Historia: Perfect Chronology is the perfect edition to an old Nintendo DS title called Radiant Historia. In this new remake you not only get more amazing artwork from Masaki Hirooka but also more music from Yoko Shimomura. A classic RPG with a new fresh coat of paint and even a new character named Nemesia plus even more. There are even more events for players to go through with different paths of sorts. There is the Standard History, the Alternate History and the brand new Sub-History. With a game as big as this, players will certainly enjoy either returning to this world or experiencing it fresh for the first time!

Strange Journey Redux is part of the Shin Megami Tensei family of games and was originally released on the Nintendo DS. In this game you follow your character into a demon filled realm in Antarctica. Traveling through dungeons to figure out what is going on. There is also brand new story, a whole new dungeon and even the chance to hit new endings. For any fan of the series this may be just the game for you.

Etrian Odyssey V is hitting our shores this year while, Radiant Historia:Perfect Chronology and Shin Megami Tensei are coming early 2018. If you are in need of a good handheld JRPG consider picking one of these up and settle into a brand new RPG world!