Summer break is in full force, and I am pretty sure most of you are either sick of the heat, sick of this lull in games, sick of the long traveling to Grandma’s house, or sick of your stupid summer camp cabin mates. You just want to sit back, relax, and play some video games, hopefully of the variety which will totally absorb your brain and distract you of the meddlesome outside world around you.
Atlus has two such games that are bound to shave off the impatience of a long plane ride across country or a sleepless night in your bunk. The Etrian Odyssey games will pull you into their gorgeous worlds and thoroughly engage your deepest character and team development desires. Everything about these games is fun, challenging, and absorbing, just the kind of stuff I wish I could have snuck into my Boy Scout tent back in the day.
You kids have it so good with your fancy-shmancy Nintendo 3DS handhelds. I couldn’t even see my Game Boy screen in the dark.
Anyway, both Etrian Odyssey 4: Legends of the Titan and Etrian Odyssey Untold: The Millennium Girl are great for those who are already fans of the series or are newcomers. Etrian Odyssey 4 provides a more pure RPG experience derived from the first three games, and Etrian Odyssey Untold focuses more on narrative with its predetermined characters.
Fear not, because it also has a “Classic Mode” which allows you create your own team and go about business like a good dungeon crawler should.
They are both easily worth the $15 Atlus is asking for, and they are two of the best games available on the platform. If you enjoy them, then be sure to keep checking information on the next game in the series, which Atlus is teasing right now.