|First Person Dungeon Crawler RPG; 3DS; Atlus; 2015|
|Hashire Kousoku no... Wait, I have to sing that everytime there are cherry blossoms.|
Like the previous Untold game, The Fafnir Knight contains a Story Mode that involves a collection of pre-determined characters; However, unlike The Millennium Girl, The Fafnir Knight has a stronger character focus. With the First game each of the main characters beside Frederica had very little to do with the actual plot and where more of a "We can't turn away from this" mentality, here each of the characters has a personal stake in the story. The main character, the usual Atlus Silent Protagonist, had some strange transformation, Arianna has a duty to preform, Flavio is there for his friend, and Chloe and Bertrand's involvement becomes kind of spoilerific. Now, while I prefer Millennium Girl's more light-hearted traditional story, I do like how Fafnir Knight made the focus on the characters and is by far the more detailed plot. Overall, it is a very good story that isn't as cliche as the previous title.
|Classic mode is still there for older fans.|
While in town the standard stuff of selling materials, buying new equipment, and accepting optional quests and story missions are still there, but now we have a restaurant to run and it involves finding ingredients from gather points within dungeons or as drops from monsters (Which don't take up inventory space) to create new recipes which provide your party with passive bonuses like stat buffs, elemental and ailment resistances, or restore HP at the end of every turn. You'll also have to worry about advertising your restaurant which gives you additional pocket change and with developing the town which can provide you with even more pocket change when advertising. This plus many small improvements to the map making system and for the first time in an Etrian title the ability to have MULTIPLE saves.
|That my dear is a FOE. Otherwise known as death.|
Etrian Odyssey is one of my favorite franchises from Atlus, and thus I am a huge mark for this sort of game. Now I've heard some negative things about the game before it's release namely revolving around it's DLC and an unbalanced Classic mode, but as of writing this review I haven't checked out the classic mode and I got most of the DLC for free during it's launch window, so I can't really say anything about that (also most of the DLC is recommended for levels that are in the Post game range). But from my experience with the game Etrian Odyssey 2 Untold is Highly Recommended. Especially for fans of old school RPGs.
Until Next Time.