Excerpt: On the Northern Continent lies the Grand Duchy of Lagaard, where a crisis is brewing. The specifics of this crisis are rather chilling when compared to the texts of the past, which tell tales of the entire continent sinking, save for a solitary floating castle. That castle has been lost to antiquity, but it may hold the secret to overcome the ill shadow that has been cast over the land.
NDS Review - 'Etrian Odyssey II: Heroes of Lagaard'
26 June 2008
Summary: Atlus U.S.A.'s Etrian Odyssey II: Heroes of Lagaard builds upon the original cult classic with more diverse areas to explore, new character classes, more fiendish FOEs, and an improved mapping system.
Summary: Does old-school, first-person, RPG goodness sound appealing to you? If so, read on.
Pros: Excellent music, Exceptional amount of control over party structure and character development, Frequently challenging in intelligent ways (FOEs), The draw-your-own-map feature is well implemented, Very long with generally good pacing and replay value
Cons: 3D graphics can get repetitive, Backtracking and normal fights can get a little tedious, Basic sound effects and minimal animation hinder audio/visual appeal, Difficulty goes beyond the bounds of reason at times
Excerpt: As technology improves and tastes change, genres fade in and out of the limelight. Even though the genre has been somewhat resurrected by Nintendo’s DS, side-scrollers are now a relatively endangered species; point-and-click adventures have all but disappeared (stop making Star Wars games for a second and make a new Monkey Island game, LucasArts); and turn-based RPGs, once the standard, have been replaced by games that use varied and randomly named battle systems.