Etrian Odyssey 2 Untold: The Fafnir Knight Review

It’s hard to turn something old into something new, but developer Atlus makes a decent attempt with Etrian Odyssey 2 Untold: The Fafnir Knight. The remake of the 2008 Nintendo DS dungeon-crawler offers up copious amounts of gratifying dungeon exploration and fun, challenging enemies, all wrapped in an inoffensive JRPG story.

Things start off on the right foot with the option to play either Classic Mode (the original format) or Story Mode, which incorporates new characters and a new locale into the plot. Both choices are solid ones, but though I like how Classic Mode gives me the freedom to build and customize a team of explorers from scratch (a series staple), I prefer Story Mode’s predetermined team and their more meaningful relationships and better reasons for traversing the world.

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