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Spoony_Tech

@Quarth While I can't say for 100% sure you should be fine starting here. None of the stories connect to the previous games and the characters are basically all blank slates. You might as well start here with the latest game anyways as it will have more quality of life upgrades over the other games.

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If I was only ever able to have Monster Hunter and EO games in the future, I would be a happy man.

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RedderRugfish

@Quarth How should we know? The game isn't out until tomorrow.

But from what I've seen, it looks pretty similar to the others in the series. Go down into the dungeon, don't die, and spend a lot of time planning your characters' growth. So you'll probably be fine if you start here.

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Quarth

@Spoony_Tech Thanks! Will see if I can pick it up tomorrow!

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Ralizah

@Quarth I'll go ahead and recommend Etrian Odyssey IV. It frequently goes cheap in sales, is designed to be accessible to new players, and is one of the funnest games in the series.

You can start anywhere, though. They're all good games, and they're not really connected to one-another.

I guess this would be a good one to play if you only want to play one game in the series, as it takes classes and dungeons from every other game in the series.

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RedderRugfish

I didn't really miss the world map in V. Not that I disliked it before or anything, just wasn't really bothered by its removal.

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Quarth

@ReaderRagfihs Yeah, I know it releases today (5/2), but was thinking as it seems like some kind of "best of" that it could be a good starting point and easy to get hold of as it's new.

@Ralizah Thanks! I live in Sweden so these games aren't the easiest to find unless I import, but I think some Swedish web stores have IV.

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Spoony_Tech

I'm still shocked we got 3 new entries in the series for the 3ds. Crazy! I'm also surprised they haven't done untold 3 tbh. Why not just get them all on the 3ds but it's probably too late now.

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MERG said:

If I was only ever able to have Monster Hunter and EO games in the future, I would be a happy man.

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Ralizah

In fairness, Etrian 3 was the one least in need of a remake. It holds up much better than the first two DS games (even though I have a nostalgic love for the, by modern series standard, incredibly rough original game), and I don't think the Untold games were selling as well as the original entries.

Between EO IV, V, Nexus, Untold, Untold 2, Persona Q, PQ2, and Mystery Dungeon (two Mystery Dungeons, in fact, if you include the unlocalized sequel), Atlus did go pretty nuts with the EO games on 3DS. Actually, Atlus went nuts in general with the 3DS.

Speaking of PQ2, I'm surprised they're releasing it so close to Nexus.

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Spoony_Tech

@Delibheel You mean like the original game? I remember the first 2 games were hard and you had to fight a few enemies then run and heal till you leveled up a bit. IV felt like a breeze compared to the start of those 2.

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MERG said:

If I was only ever able to have Monster Hunter and EO games in the future, I would be a happy man.

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StableInvadeel

Well the early enemies seem to be a bit strong, and the dungeon hazards are just mean.

Never played the DS originals, so I can't compare to that.

I'm playing in basic, btw.

My current team consists of a protector, sovereign, gunner, arcanist and a farmer. I'm liking the group healing/buffing/binding/status effecting these characters can pull off. Specially the arcanist, so glad they're back.

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Ralizah

Delibheel wrote:

My current team consists of a protector, sovereign, gunner, arcanist and a farmer. I'm liking the group healing/buffing/binding/status effecting these characters can pull off. Specially the arcanist, so glad they're back.

Good luck with that. Unless they changed something, the farmer is a liability in any serious battle.

You really need to play on the harder difficulty if you want something approaching the DS original's level of difficulty. The first couple of games were notorious for having enemies viciously curb-stomp your squishy new party the moment you entered the labyrinth, and being filled with nasty environmental surprises even early in the games. That ever-present sense of danger added to the allure of adventuring, though. Modern Etrian games aren't nearly as brutal.

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StableInvadeel

Can't say I care much about difficult games. I'd rather just go at a pace I can enjoy.

About the farmer, again, I didn't play the original DS games so this is a brand new class for me.

I see some promising utility and support skills in her skill tree, and in the meantime she can shoot away safely with her gun from the back row. So she's fine for now. Time will tell if I replace her eventually.

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SMEXIZELDAMAN

Dang idk if I should get this now or wait for a price drop that will inevitably come, as I have like 4 unplayed 3DS games and am in the middle of EOU2 atm.

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Spoony_Tech

Going Expert here. Too many options to start with for difficulty lol. I remember when you just started a game. I'm glad though they made the games accessible to more people. I can see myself stuck on the characters select screen for a good hour as I'm not sure where to start. This feels like the Smash Bros of Etrian games. I sure hope I don't need a specific skill from someone I neglected like half way through the game.

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MERG said:

If I was only ever able to have Monster Hunter and EO games in the future, I would be a happy man.

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Ralizah

@SMEXIZELDAMAN Might as well wait for a price drop. It'll be $30 or less in a few months, most likely with the launch edition freebies as well.

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Spoony_Tech

@Ralizah My BB still has 3 copies of Alliance Alive as well but they were all full price still. Now EOV was at least $30.

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MERG said:

If I was only ever able to have Monster Hunter and EO games in the future, I would be a happy man.

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