Conclusion: If you've ever had any interest in building, assembling and using maps, then Etrian Odyssey III: The Drowned City is the perfect game for you. This Nintendo DS sequel has you taking extensive notes to solve two dozen difficult dungeons. Old school RPG junkies will have a good time, even if it's marred by repetitive mechanics and an extreme difficulty!
NDS Review - 'Etrian Odyssey III: The Drowned City'
25 November 2010
Summary: The embodiment of adventure and discovery in the purest sense, Etrian Odyssey III transports gamers to a sparkling oceanic paradise filled with atmospheric dungeons to chart and survey, vast watery expanses to sail across, and rumors of a sunken city to investigate.
Review: Etrian Odyssey III: The Drowned City (Nintendo DS)
22 October 2010
Summary: : Etrian Odyssey III is basically a more finely tuned version of its predecessors, offering some added elements and depth for those who like the series, but between the expanded genre offerings on the DS in the past couple years and the lack of any significant innovations to the game, the game ends up being less impressive than its predecessors as a result.
Conclusion: Even as a handheld title, Etrian III likewise shows off that the DS can be a very capable system in the hands of the right developers. Armoroad, the town that serves as the hub you’ll frequent between dungeon bouts, is gorgeous, at least from the little you actually see of it. A bustling seaside town, you can engage with the locals at the bar, buy or sell goods, use the inn, and all the usual stuff you'd expect to see in a hub town.