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The complexities of dungeon crawlers, such as those of Atlus’ Etrian Odyssey series, while appealing to longtime fans, can often intimidate potential new players who become glassy-eyed and lost at the first mention of status attacks, debuffs, and skill trees. Finding a way to introduce a franchise to a new audience while still maintaining the challenge and strategy that hardcore devotees require is a tricky feat, but one that Etrian Odyssey 2 Untold: The Fafnir Knight seems to have pulled off fairly well, give or take some nasty bosses. Who would’ve thought that meticulous mapmaking, collecting rocks, and managing a restaurant could be so fun? Oh, and fighting monsters, of course. That’s cool too.
The inevitable video game iteration of one of the hottest anime series in recent times has finally made its way to the west. Attack on Titan is brought to the 3DS with Humanity in Chains, a game that promises to capture the action-packed essence of the anime all while failing at everything it attempts to do.
Let’s get right down to it. If you like strategy games, RPGs, and anything in between and have never played Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor 2, you should. If you have played SMT: DeSu 2 and you liked it, you should still pick up Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor 2 Record Breaker, the enhanced 3DS remake of the 2009 DS title. Despite being a sequel and a remake, DeSu 2 RB has a lot to offer old fans and new comers alike and is exceptionally approachable to those unfamiliar with the franchise or even the genre.
It has been recently announced that Atlus was developing an Attack on Titan title for the 3DS, and little tidbits just keep on coming. Just today Atlus released some startling new GIFs which show that their adaptation of the hit anime series will not shy away from the brutality and gore of its source material. The GIFs can be viewed here.