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  • Summary: The next entry of the Etrian Odyssey Untold series is essentially two games in one - the first, a Nintendo 3DS update to Etrian Odyssey 2: Heroes of Laggard (released on Nintendo DS) with new dungeon layouts, new graphics, and system improvements from the recent Etrian Odyssey Untold. TheThe next entry of the Etrian Odyssey Untold series is essentially two games in one - the first, a Nintendo 3DS update to Etrian Odyssey 2: Heroes of Laggard (released on Nintendo DS) with new dungeon layouts, new graphics, and system improvements from the recent Etrian Odyssey Untold. The second is the Untold portion - a brand new story mode with a fixed party, voiced dialogue, and animated cut scenes that follows the bittersweet tale of the Fafnir Knight and Princess Arianna. Like Persona Q, the Untold portion of the game has a strong focus on characters and their interactions as the story about the Fafnir Knight and Princess Arianna unfolds as they adventure forth into the ruins of Ginnungagap and the Yggdrasil Labyrinth with the hero Flavio and the two mysterious adventurers, Bertrand and Chloe. Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 36 out of 41
  2. Negative: 0 out of 41
  1. Jul 30, 2015
    94
    We have a new champion in the Etrian Odyssey series.
  2. Jul 30, 2015
    90
    Etrian Odyssey 2 Untold is a hardcore dungeon crawler flaunting an old-school difficulty, yet imbued with modern sensibilities and accessibility. It’s a terrific addition to a beloved series, and it’s truly probably also the best entry to date.
  3. Aug 11, 2015
    90
    The latest, and greatest, refinement of Atlus' Etrian Odyssey series, Untold 2 really manages to weave a ridiculous number of options into and around the basics of the franchise.
  4. Jul 31, 2015
    85
    Etrian Odyssey 2 Untold: The Fafnir Knight brings the winning formula back once again, pleasing long-term fans and making changes to attract new players.
  5. Feb 1, 2016
    80
    A magnificent example of a classic game redone for a new device, 3DS in this very case. Masterful in a vast array of features, a must have for fans of the genre.
  6. Jul 31, 2015
    80
    Etrian Odyssey 2 Untold: The Fafnir Knight is a solid entry in a super-solid series, and it's actually a pretty good place for newcomers to jump in thanks to the accessible story mode, wealth of polish and adjustable difficulty.
  7. Jul 30, 2015
    70
    Etrian Odyssey Untold 2 has some flaws, certainly--the additions to the formula make it more accessible but don't ultimately enhance the game. On the other hand, it looks great, it retains the traditional Etrian Odyssey experience in Classic mode, and you still feel empowered after defeating a challenging FOE with only a sliver of health to your name.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 6
  2. Negative: 2 out of 6
  1. Sep 7, 2017
    9
    Wow this is much better than the first EO Untold. I love the abilities in this one much, much more, especially some of the Sovereign onesWow this is much better than the first EO Untold. I love the abilities in this one much, much more, especially some of the Sovereign ones (not to mention the fact this game actually *has* a Sovereign at all).

    I think the music is improved, too. It feels easier, but I can always bump up the difficulty if I'd like.
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  2. Nov 15, 2019
    9
    An incredible remake of a flawed game. Classes, skills, even maps are all remade and changed from the original release. Battles feel dramaticAn incredible remake of a flawed game. Classes, skills, even maps are all remade and changed from the original release. Battles feel dramatic due to the mechanics of the game. Force Boost grants powerful unique buffs for each class, making each character feel like a superhero for three turns. Force Break is a one use per excursion super attack that allows you to inflict blows with extremely powerful effects. However, on the opposite end, enemies hit incredibly hard, requiring you to think of your party synergy to its fullest and pushing every mechanic you can to its limits. This is especially true in boss fights where you need to manage your resources effectively instead of burning out quickly.

    The classes from the original game were rebalanced and given more skills that allows a lot more variety in party building. Classes left without a niche in 2 were given a second chance in Untold 2. The classes play in a more dynamic manner, where instead of focusing mainly on one or two attack skills, a variety of them is needed to succeed. Dungeons are standard Etrian fare, with a focus on avoiding boss-like enemies on the map known as FOE in order to advance. Of course, players can always opt to attack them as well and reap great rewards.

    If I had to complain, it'd be about the tutorials. Despite the game being difficult on Expert, they still feel the constant need to explain every little dungeon gimmick such as how enemies on the map move. Though handled much better than in Untold, there's still an amount of RNG handled in the Grimoire system which can be frustrating. Despite these flaws, it's hard not to recommend this game.
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  3. Aug 12, 2015
    8
    There's nothing new here, but that's fine. Its nice enough to get a "retelling" of the story of the original game with nice cut scenes everyThere's nothing new here, but that's fine. Its nice enough to get a "retelling" of the story of the original game with nice cut scenes every once in a while. The mapping is easier than ever, but you can adjust how much the game helps you on that, so you can go back to original "do it all yourself" mode if you want. The game is easier than the original release, even on expert mode, but that's fine. I'm finding it offer just enough of a challenge to allow me to enjoy it. Overall, as an Etrian longtimer that doesn't have entire days to devote to the game anymore, I'm pleased with it. Expand
  4. Oct 1, 2015
    6
    It makes a lot of small improvements but it makes too many steps backwards to be as good as its predecessors. Dumb story, spongey FOEs andIt makes a lot of small improvements but it makes too many steps backwards to be as good as its predecessors. Dumb story, spongey FOEs and bosses, horrid 5th stratum, unbalanced classes, and an updated soundtrack that disappoints in its remakes of FM songs. Expand
  5. Mar 26, 2020
    0
    Noiosissimo ...non ci sono posti...trama inesistente.. ganeplay pessimo....come tutto il resto della saga
  6. Sep 10, 2016
    0
    Typical overrated Atlus trash. A game i should have liked, since i am an oldtime hardcore PC RPG fan, but if you think this game has anythingTypical overrated Atlus trash. A game i should have liked, since i am an oldtime hardcore PC RPG fan, but if you think this game has anything to do with the classics, you need to change your hobby and begin stamp collections.

    There is no challenge in this game. The gameplay mechanics are very simple and boring, all you have to do is grind like your life is worth nothing and you can throw hours upon hours in the garbage bin. Grind=win type of game, like most of Atlus trash, with a nice anime/manga presentation to appeal to the kiddies.

    Just avoid if you value your time.
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