WTMG's Oliver Shellding: "Yes, I have many complaints about Etrian Odyssey HD, but I still continued to play it. It’s not an easy game to passively play. You really do need to focus on the map creation, and mislabeling an area can result in hours of backtracking to figure out where you accidentally labeled a wall that’s actually a door. But it’s got a flow to it, and the placement of storyline at bookends means you can get into a playstate and not worry about missing crucial moments of plot. It’s almost like a combat puzzle game, and I genuinely had fun and could enjoy myself, even if I felt like I was missing something. Fans of the original can celebrate this new version, and first time visitors just need to remember: the answer lies at the bottom of the Labyrinth."
CCG writes - "Etrian Odyssey HD is a solid remake of the original Nintendo DS classic, and is a ton of fun for those who enjoy classic dungeon crawlers. While future games (and even future ones in the Origins Collection) have more to them, I think there is a certain charm to the pure simplicity of the original. With that said, $39.99 is not cheap, but then again, you do get a whole lot of play time out of it. Personally, I would spring for the whole Origins Collection if you're interested in this series, as if you like one you'll probably love them all. Regardless, if you do decide to check out the mysteries of the Labyrinth, and love that classic tough-as-nails gameplay, then I think you'll love Etrian Odyssey HD."