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Diehard GameFAN: 10 Thoughts on… the Etrian Odyssey Untold: The Millennium Girl Demo

DHGF:

I’ve made this point before, but while I love a good dungeon crawling RPG, I’ve never quite been able to embrace the Etrian Odyssey series. The Dark Spire, the first person Shin Megami Tensei games and the Wizardry series have always been more my speed, and while the Etrian Odyssey games had some of that challenge, the aesthetics never really worked for the sort of game it is. The franchise has always straddled this line between modern and old-school dungeon crawling in a way that appeals to new players to the genre but holds little appeal for someone with no genre appreciation or a long-standing history with them. The games aren’t bad by any means, but they just never resonated with me (and others on staff) to the extent that Atlus’ other offerings in the genre did, let alone other genre entries in general. Etrian Odyssey Untold: The Millennium Girl seems like it’s further attempting to expand the market for the franchise, however, by reimagining the first game with modern visuals, while also adding in a story mode for those who don’t want to deal with the grinding dungeon crawling aspects of the originals.

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