Read More about ‘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.