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    ‘Etrian Odyssey 2 Untold: The Fafnir Knight’ plots a mostly enjoyable course

    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. More

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    Be a map-making warrior in ‘Etrian Odyssey 2 Untold: The Fafnir Knight’

    Only one game this year has the nerve to blend a traditional first-person dungeon crawler RPG experience with the kind of fun that meticulous map-making, restaurant management, stone collecting, and town development can provide. Etrian Odyssey 2 Untold: The Fafnir Knight is making its way to the West, containing all the swordplay, spellcasting, and hardcore buffing and debuffing […] More

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    ‘Devil Survivor 2: Record Breaker’ is one hell of a remake

    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. More

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    The new ‘Persona 5’ trailer oozes style

    Persona 5 is the newest JRPG from the guys at Atlus who have made the legendary RPGs Persona 3 and Persona 4. In the Persona games, RPG and simulation elements are intertwined. Players go through various dungeons and level grind like a typical RPG, but Persona also added a lot of other wrinkles to the formula. Based on the connections made with other characters in the world, the characters would become more powerful. It was like mixing a dating sim with a RPG and was completely amazing. More

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    ‘Catherine’ serves as a Freudian relationship test

    It’s interesting to consider how for many of us, games have been growing up with us. Atlus’ Catherine serves as a prime example of this phenomenon. Having been developed by a team who grew and matured as games themselves did the same, it simultaneously reaches much of the gaming audience as they confront the very issues addressed within it. More