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Etrian Odyssey 2 Untold: The Fafnir Knight

By David Chapman, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

Expanded RPG remake encourages exploration, micromanagement.

Game Nintendo 3DS 2015
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As much a spin-off as it is a remake, this game adds an impressive amount of depth and content to what already was a fantastic dungeon crawler. The Fafnir Knight adds an intriguing new story, as well as unique new classes and even sub-games such as building and managing a restaurant in town to the tried-and-true RPG classic. Though the game's story mode substitutes pregenerated party members for the fully customizable blank-slate characters players created in the original, it's done for the sake of keeping the story on track. Plus, players who miss rolling their own characters can still play Classic mode, which is a more straightforward port of the original Etrian Odyssey 2 but with a couple of extra classes and enhanced graphics thrown into the mix.

As much as The Fafnir Knight has going for it, there's almost too much going on to take in. One minute you're organizing characters in the party by equipping them with armor, weapons, and the newly added grimoires while also keeping track of where you've been to maintain an accurate map. The next, you're trying to invest profits from your restaurant into rebuilding the town. Then, at least in Classic mode, you're busy crafting new adventurers from scratch and maintaining their skills in guilds. It's a lot of micromanagement to take in for a newcomer, but hardcore RPG fans likely will love the overabundance of details that can be tweaked.

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