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Etrian Odyssey III: The Drowned City (DS)

Etrian Odyssey III: The Drowned City (DS)
alaScore 88

22 reviews

Oct, 2014

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 22 reviews from magazines and websites. People really like the gameplay, whereas views about the multi player mode and story are different.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Nintendo DS Games the Etrian Odyssey III: The Drowned City (DS) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 88/100 = Very good quality.

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Etrian Odyssey III: The Drowned City

 

If you've ever had any interest in building, assembling and using maps, then Etrian Odyssey III: The Drowned City is the perfect game for you. This Nintendo DS sequel has you taking extensive notes to solve two dozen difficult dungeons. Old school...

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Etrian Odyssey III: The Drowned City

 

Map making has never been this hardcore. I'm sure everyone has heard of the term “hardcore.” It can describe many things. Basically, in gaming, it means something that either you...

Solid RPG game play ; Nice music ; Tons of options ; Huge skill trees ; Auto track movement is helpful

Relentless enemies ; No saving in dungeons ; You sometimes feel like you're not in control

I’m sure everyone has heard of the term “hardcore.” It can describe many things. Basically, in gaming, it means something that either you have a passion for, or how involved a game can really be. This is the best word to use when talking about Etrian...

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Etrian Odyssey III: The Drowned City on Nintendo DS

 

It is just not a Labyrinth without David Bowie

Etrian Odyssey III: The Drowned City is a huge step in the right direction of the series and it’s made me nothing but excited for the already announced forth game in the series that will be coming out on the 3DS. If you've never played the series...

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Etrian Odyssey III - The Drowned City Review

 

Only old-school explorers need apply

Incredibly flexible character customization, deep and challenging labyrinth to explore, brand new set of well-balanced character classes, new ocean exploration mode provides a great distraction

Still as hard as ever, progress is very slow

At this point you already know if you want to play EO3. If the first two games left you wanting more, more is exactly what the third game in the series offers. The labyrinth is deep, terrifying, and full of secrets and danger, while you're given an...

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Review: Etrian Odyssey III: The Drowned City (Nintendo DS)

 

Aurally, the music is still as solid as ever, what with each Stratum having its own appropriate ambient track that works well with the theme of the area, and the battle tracks are powerful, driving tunes that get you into combat nicely (which is to be...

Etrian Odyssey III is basically a more finely tuned version of its predecessors, offering some added elements and depth for those who like the series, but between the expanded genre offerings on the DS in the past couple years and the lack of any...

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Etrian Odyssey III: The Drowned City Review

 

The fierce foes and expansive dungeons of Etrian Odyssey III welcome all those with a love for a good old-fashioned challenge.

Provides a stiff challenge ; Exploration yields many rewards ; Sea voyages complement the dungeon crawling well

Steep learning curve ; Bare-bones storyline provides little impetus ; Lots of grinding, backtracking, and rude monsters

New character classes and ocean exploration serve to augment the standard formula, while keeping the soul of the experience intact. There's a lot of honest challenge here, and while the grinding and gathering can wear thin, there are enough moments of...

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Etrian Odyssey III: The Drowned City

 

Who needs a plot when there are monsters to slay?

The Drowned City part of the title is a tangential mini-game. Along with dungeon-delving, players can board a ship and explore the oceans, to draw maps, fish, and fight pirates. It's a decent way to earn some money to gear out your party, but overall,...

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Etrian Odyssey III (DS) Review

 

The third installment of Etrian Odyssey is here to test your mettle as an explorer and a junior cartographer.

Dungeon crawlers are a rare breed these days. With flashy graphics and 'gimme treasures', gamers have become spoiled with modern day RPGs and adventure games. Fear not old schoolers, Atlus has heeded your cries for a blast from your past and have...

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Etrian Odyssey III: The Drowned City

 

I've played games that love me and want to help me at every turn. And I've played games that hate me – I compare my repeated attempts to play Monster Hunter in single player to an abusive relationship that I just can't seem to leave behind. But playing...

If you haven't played the previous games, then your mileage will vary greatly depending on how you like your games. If you want something fast and full of action, this probably isn't the game for you. However, if you like turn-based games that reward...

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Gamertell Review: Etrian Odyssey III: The Drowned City for DS

 

The Etrian Odyssey games are a masochistic pleasure. They force you to invest lots of time and effort in the hopes of mastering what seems like an endless dungeon. While this does alienate many DS owners, it also makes it an unparalleled gem for RPG...

New character classes, character sub-classes, very challenging, many FOEs to take on, tricky bosses, many side quests, can forge equipment to add new effects, new map making options, can explore the labyrinth and the surrounding ocean and there are...

Incredibly difficult if you don’t handle situations strategically, which may turn off some players. Multiplayer is disappointing since it’s such a niche title

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