I haven't seen this much grinding since Jet Set Radio Future. Ba-dum-TSSSSS.
Eric Hannum, 1UP
30 August 2008
Excerpt: Seriously though this game is a SLOG like no other. Well... maybe Evolution for the Dreamcast was more of a slog, Etrain Odyssey is more like a plod . The only thing that makes it worse than your average nondescript dungeon crawler is that you really really never feel like you're making progress in...
Summary: This game is a grind-fest with practically zero story. I felt like I was playing a primitive RPG. I will admit it is one of few RPGs I have played that is truly challenging. I am not sure why this is on the DS. Besides the draw your own map idea the game makes no use of its power.
Summary: Quel ennui, mais quel ennui ! Action répétitive, surtout face au besoin de devoir monter son personnage constamment avant d'explorer un étage supplémentaire du labyrinthe. Ce qui veut dire se farcir les mêmes ennemis et ajoute en monotonie.