Etrian Odyssey V: Beyond the Myth

Rating Summary

Based on 32 critic reviews
Strong Man

OpenCritic Rating

81

Top Critic Average

72%

Critics Recommend

Based on 32 critic reviews
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7 / 10
Nov 2, 2017

One of the oddest sequels of all time, which removes one of the series' most interesting features and adds almost nothing in return.

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7.5 / 10.0
Oct 26, 2017

While the best moments come when your hand-crafted party combines to defeat a powerful foe, the patience and repetition required becomes frustrating

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8 / 10
Nov 11, 2017

Etrian Odyssey 5 further refines a winning dungeon-crawling formula while sticking closely to its roots.

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8.5 / 10.0
Oct 17, 2017

While Etrian Odyssey 5 may not be well-suited for genre novices or people who shy away from the combat side of RPGs, you'd be hard-pressed to find a stronger example of this particular slice of the genre. It offers enormous customization; fresh challenges both inside and out of combat; a setting rich with things to do besides simply fight; and best of all, that addictive mapping feature. Here's a game destined to appeal to the lizard brain of Type-A personalities, to people who love to line up details and see everything slowly take shape. With each line you draw on the in-game map, you bring a tiny bit more order to chaos and transform the unknown into the familiar. Etrian Odyssey 5 isn't simply the best game in its own franchise, it's easily the richest and most satisfying dungeon crawler to appear in the past decade.

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7.5 / 10.0
Oct 16, 2017

I'm torn on Etrian Odyssey V: Beyond the Myth. I sincerely believe it could be the best entry in the series, that it has refined the formula to near perfection. But in perfecting what is already there, it makes no strides to further advance the series.

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7.9 / 10.0
Oct 23, 2017

Etrian Odyssey V is a remarkable return to the origins of the saga: a complete, finished, and extremely long-lasting game. Developers have blunted many of the gameplay elements, setting aside each side activity and minimizing narration. The reversal of the medal of this operation is in the mighty sense of having already seen it assaulting old-time fans.

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7.5 / 10.0
Nov 2, 2017

Etrian Odyssey is a fun & very technical role-dungeon-crawler game in which we will need dozens of hours of intense dedication in order to train all our characters and to get to the top of the Yggdrasil.

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8.5 / 10.0
Oct 16, 2017

Etrian Odyssey V is a true successor to the original two Nintendo DS Etrian Odyssey games but one that has modern improvements to gameplay and a best in class customization system.

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79 / 100
Nov 4, 2017

Beyond the Myth is a game with the potential for obsessive investment.

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8.8 / 10.0
Nov 8, 2017

Etrian Odyssey V: Beyond the Myth is an excellent addition to the dungeon crawler RPG series from Atlus: players will find a lot of exploration, a huge variety of classes and races, and an intriguing - yet quite challenging - gameplay.

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