Summary: For those who enjoyed the first game in the series, getting this is a no-brainer. It improves upon the original in certain ways, yet is still similar enough to appeal to fans. This isn't an easy RPG, but that's part of the appeal. The graphics are nice, first-person perspective nostalgic, and customization greater than before. One of the superior RPGs for the system.
Summary: Draw your own maps using several objects including doors, item boxes, etc. Drawing in walls requires the touch screen and is relatively fun. The floor spaces are generally drawn in for you as you walk, but that setting can be changed and there are 3 floor colors that you can use. There are no unlockable map drawing options. There is plenty of locked loot, and doors that will give you a sense of wonder that is missed in many other titles. Drew your map wrong?
Summary: If you're looking for a difficult dungeon crawler that will hold your attention for 40+ hours this is the title for you. The leveling up system was pretty well done, and its simple to customize your characters. Graphics are pretty good and the character portraits fit the classes well also.
Summary: A classic dungeon crawler with lots of equipment and items. Extremely difficult, several hours into the game I was forced to level up to continue, then again just a couple floors later. If you want a challenge, this will be worth it. Overall a great game, just a little steep of a learning curve.
Very Hard game that willl take a while to master if you are new to these type games.
kindred spirit, Amazon
6 December 2008
Summary: I am mainly a brain game person but I like to relax and just play also like Luxor or Clubhouse Games. I read the reviews on how difficult this game is and fun also. It will be a great brain challenge. Just getting your team formed is difficult and I have to admit my first run in the forrest we all got killed. So if you need a great game for a gamer or someone who just wants a challenge this is it. The rating is E 10+ I have seen nothing offensive yet.
Summary: I was a big fan of the first entry into the series, and this sequel doesn't disappoint. Besides adding 3 new classes, the new FOE behavior makes for a more challenging experience overall, the power curve is very much restructured. There is a wide variety of viability in party compositions now compared to the first game (anyone who played the first knows how necessary Protectors and Medics were).
Summary: EO is 1 of the hardest J-RPG I never seen...that difficulty... it's insane how this is tough, like you can be killed by the weakest enemy when lvl.1, even 3! time-consuming, great game! Use strategy! oh...and I forgot...F.O.E! dangerous I wouldn't compare to the others EO, because it's the first one!
Etrian Odyssey 2 is more of the same with some mapping and class improvements.
Digital Tiger, Amazon
28 August 2009
Summary: Etrian Odyssey 2 is a fun and additive game. Combat is simple turn based and you get to have up to 5 characters in your party. You also have to be sneaky to advance in some parts of the game which is fun, some special monsters called FOE's are so difficult to defeat that you have to sneak around them in order to advance. This can create lots of suspense since the FOE will chase you and will some times corner you in dead ends.
Summary: How many RPGs have you played recently where you were able to run through every section, explore every nook and cranny of every map and not once feel like you were truly in any danger? Truthfully, I play most RPGs these days for the stories... and hey, I enjoy them, I really do. But every once in a while I wish I would get my[...]more often, that the game would force me to be more tactical in my leveling up choices, in who I decide to bring along, and in who I level.