Maybe slightly off topic, but are the other Etrian Odyssey games worth picking up with this new one coming out?
The first game is SUPER archaic and each game just improves mechanics and quality of life over the previous one. And the stories aren't connected either, so you're better off just re-playing the best/newest one rather than slogging through the earlier ones where they were still learning what works and what doesn't.
I can't agree.
I think you should play them in order- much like the rune factories, if I'm honest. 1 was awesome- and it was the only one released natively in our country, natch- and I also imported 3 and I'm playing through it when I get the time. If I'd have played them out of order (Well, I missed #2, but you can't really blame me there...) I would have been disappointed with #1.
I think you realise what this means for my chances of playing #4 for the time being (Atlus game, atlus are very anti-EU) so I would just suggest you play through the series.
All things considered, though, if you had to buy only one of the previous titles I'd advise you do #3. It's the most polished of the series so far, I have to agree as far as that goes.
Bullet Hell fan, Cave and Touhou lover. <3 Patchouli Knowledge. Playing: DeathSmiles, Fire Emblem 8, Rune Factory 3, Digimon World Dawn, Tales of Vesperia
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