The Etrian Odyssey IV: Legends of the Titan, released by Atlus in North America Feb. 26, 2013, marks the first entry in the series made specifically for the 3DS, which also happens to not be not face the problem with most Atlus games: limited availability. This game is available for download on Nintendo’s eShop as well as physical cartridge.
The Etrian Odyssey series originated on the DS in 2007 with a first person perspective used throughout the dungeons which can also be viewed on the map below with an overhead view. The map, however, is drawn by the player to provide a depict the dungeon to make sequential trips easier to navigate, including secret passages, treasure chests and FOEs (Formido Oppugnatura Exsequens).
Rhythm games have been around for quite awhile. With Final Fantasy Theatrhythm and Rhythm Thief released in 2012, what could possibly make this entry by the Pokémon creators, Game Freak, so special? With this digital download costing on the eShop hitting $14.99, potential players may be skeptical of buying a title other than the familiar Pokémon franchise.
The game uses the classic platformer format wherein Tempo, the hero wielding the staff, runs toward the goal while collecting notes, bashing enemies and background percussion instruments while dodging pitfalls and obstacles. Of course, a few other playable characters make appearances from time to time for a change of pace through some courses.
I’m currently playing through some RPGs (Role Playing Games) on the 3DS trying to make it to certain points before writing a review. The Etrian Odyssey IV: Legend of the Titan review is currently in progress, but I’m waiting until I have used more of the features of the game before publishing.
I did not expect the point I needed to reach would take as long as it has. Between the demo and the actual release, I’m already clocking around 60 hours and have yet to finish the third realm. It has definitely placed an emphasis on caring about the characters with ever skill point received for their customization.
The other RPGs currently in progress include Pokémon White 2 (EV training for tournaments from time to time), Magical Starsign (the touch-based RPG that needs an in depth review) and Legend of the River King GB (thanks to the recently translated Game Center CX episode covering a version on the Super Nintendo).
A new review should be available later this week for HarmoKnight released last week, as I have been able to progress through the main story lacking only the final area.