Etrian Odyssey 2 Untold: The Fafnir Knight Review
Etrian Odyssey 2 Untold: The Fafnir Knight Box Art
System: 3DS
Dev: Atlus
Pub: Atlus
Release: August 4, 2015
Players: 1
Screen Resolution: N/A Alcohol Reference, Fantasy Violence, Mild Language, and Partial Nudity

Plus, that version doesn't offer Forest Cuisine. Etrian Odyssey 2 Untold takes a page from Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate, allowing people to eat a good meal before entering the labyrinth or ruins. Collecting ingredients from expeditions and mixing them together allows you to create recipes. If you have enough for something tasty, your party can pick from a variety of bonuses the next time the explore an area.

Etrian Odyssey 2 Untold: The Fafnir Knight Screenshot

Which is great, because you need as much help as you can get with an Etrian Odyssey game. Especially if you're a returning champion. There's an expert difficulty level, if you're feeling up to it, and having a good meal, more comprehensive mapping, and the Fafnir class on your side can help. Even the casual player can use that comforting backup when faced with an endgame boss or midgame F.O.E. encounter.

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Etrian Odyssey 2 Untold: The Fafnir Knight is a huge game. It's the game to point to when asked what a remake should be. The amount of improved and original content added to the title is extraordinary. It not only enhances the experience for everyone who's coming back to it, but opens it up to people who may have been afraid to play it until now. Whether you play for keeps as an expert or casually enjoy a picnic with the Fafnir Knight and his friends, Etrian Odyssey 2 Untold will make sure you have a challenge appropriate for your level.

By
Jenni Lada
Contributing Writer
Date: July 30, 2015

RATING OUT OF 5
RATING DESCRIPTION
4.0
Graphics
The 3D dungeons and opponents are quite appealing, but it isn’t a revolutionary installment in the series.
5.0
Control
Drawing maps is more natural than ever, with an assortment of icons and time-saving features to auto-draw.
4.0
Music / Sound FX / Voice Acting
The music makes the labyrinth comes alive, while also suggesting a sense of majesty to the ruins.
5.0
Play Value
You can easily spend 40 hours on a single playthrough, and the two game modes and difficulty levels will make you want to play again.
4.5
Overall Rating - Must Buy
Not an average. See Rating legend below for a final score breakdown.
Review Rating Legend
0.1 - 1.9 = Avoid 2.5 - 2.9 = Average 3.5 - 3.9 = Good 4.5 - 4.9 = Must Buy
2.0 - 2.4 = Poor 3.0 - 3.4 = Fair 4.0 - 4.4 = Great 5.0 = The Best

Game Features:

  • Creatures of Comfort: Etrian Odyssey 2 Untold has a level of refinement that could only come from seven iterations of the game.
  • Brand New Additions: Etrian Odyssey 2 Untold features a brand new character class called the Fafnir.
  • Bring a Blanket: Just as in Etrian Odyssey Untold and Persona Q, in addition to normal difficulty, players can choose Picnic mode for a low-difficulty experience, or the veterans amongst them can choose Expert mode for a punishing play-through.

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