Etrian Odyssey Nexus
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Nexus relies too heavily on the past, but it's ultimately a satisfying conclusion to the 3DS franchise of dungeon crawlers
Etrian Odyssey Nexus combines some the best elements of the long-running series into a meaty, challenging adventure that sucks you in and doesn't let go.
Not rocking the boat is actually a great way to sum up Etrian Odyssey Nexus. Atlus didn't set out to create a new, series-defining game with this entry, but rather a recap of the everything that's come before it. Being able to replay my favorite classes from the past is a treat, but it's really that spirit of adventure percolating through the entire package that has me hooked. That excitement, that sense of wonder, is why I gravitated towards the series nearly a decade ago and it's why I'll be there day one when it finally makes the jump to Switch.
Etrian Odyssey Nexus is a bittersweet farewell to the series as we know it. It does not add much content to the classic formula, but gives to the players the biggest Etrian Odyssey adventure up to date.
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Etrian Odyssey Nexus is the perfect send off for the best DRPG franchise that honestly won't be the same with a dual screen system.
Etrian Odyssey Nexus feels like the finale for the series. And it certainly is on the 3DS. I bet it’s the final game I play on that old Nintendo handheld. And for this dungeon-crawler’s swan-song, it’s a pretty good way to go out.
Etrian Odyssey Nexus is a nice farewell letter to the fans. The game is the best of the previous titles, and shows again a well-known game formula, but still pleasant with a mapping which is very good to draw. The game is like a party we would not leave. Until we figure out what the series will become, those who enjoy both dungeons-crawlers and mapping can certainly buy this new entry.
Etrian Odyssey Nexus brings a lot of what fans love from the previous series, both literally and figuratively. Admittedly, some parts of the game are starting to show their age and feel repetitive in some parts. Its class and subclass combinations in addition to party lineup possibilities, however, remain an incredibly fun part of the game. I mean, a farming team that includes an actual farmer? And a suicidal team that thrives on inflicting damage on themselves? Those are just a fraction of the crazy lineups that you can dream up in this crazy game that make it enjoyable. Now onward to Etrian Odyssey on the Switch!
Etrian Odyssey Nexus is the last Nintendo 3DS in the legendary dungeon crawling series, and the franchise goes out with a bang, by bringing old and new characters along for one epic, final journey.
Etrian Odyssey Nexus is Christmas morning for dungeon crawler lovers, thanks to its incredible party customization and abundant maps.