Etrian Odyssey V: Beyond the Myth

Rating Summary

Based on 32 critic reviews
Strong Man

OpenCritic Rating

81

Top Critic Average

72%

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8.5 / 10.0
Dec 1, 2017

Etrian Odyssey V: Beyond the Myth wants to kick your arse. It wants to beat you down. It wants to be ruthless. However that feeling when you finally nail that strategy; when you overcome a floor that was kicking you down for weeks; when you beat that FOE or that boss that stopped you dead in your tracks… …Well, there’s no better feeling, really.

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Nov 20, 2017

Won't entice those who've already dismissed the series.

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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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Nov 9, 2017

I'm sad for the end of the end of the franchise, but at least in Etrian Odyssey V it went out on a real high note.

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9 / 10
Nov 9, 2017

Whether it's your first foray into Yggdrasil or your fifth, playing Etrian Odyssey V is a true pleasure. Its addictive central gameplay loop combines engaging exploration, strategic combat and DIY cartography, all wrapped up in a charming presentation and a lush, organic aesthetic. It's gorgeous to look at it, beautifully balanced, and polished to a sheen, but perhaps best of all Etrian Odyssey V feels like the culmination of a concept that's uniquely tied to the 3DS. With its touchscreen mapping and masterful use of stereoscopic 3D, it feels utterly at home here, and while the little handheld may have plenty of life in it yet, we still can't imagine a more fitting swan song for this extraordinary era of dual-screened RPG wonder. A must for any aspiring adventurer.

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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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7.6 / 10.0
Nov 6, 2017

Etrian Odyssey V: Beyond the Myth is a typical continuation of the series, focusing on what it does best, from dungeons to exploration and of course the combat. The very rich mapping system and the secrets that fill the dungeons make the whole thing quite addictive, urging you to explore and find every nook and cranny. With its very complete class system, the game offers a wide panel in terms of customization and evolution, and will appeal to turn-based RPGs fans. However, I'm rather shocked that a clear storyline isn't present and that the execution of the game is just too simplistic with no drastic changes since the previous opus, but this doesn't prevent Etrian Odyssey V from being a solid adventure and great Dungeon-Crawler.

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8 / 10.0
Nov 6, 2017

Etrian Odyssey V is almost identical to its predecessors, it's completely lacking of a narrative and it's not that pretty to look at. Still, what we have here is a rock solid RPG akin to the ones back in the Dungeons&Dragons days, that will keep you busy for at least fifty to sixty hours.

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Julius007

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14 / 20
Nov 5, 2017

Etrian Odyssey V': Beyond the Myth clearly is for those who know the series well. However, they may be still confused, due to a very high difficulty along the game, even more than in the previous episodes. But the interest is still there, with new classes, and some welcome new features in game. Plus, the game will reward with its richness the most relentless players, but it may also leave the beginners behind.

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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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