|Game Name||Etrian Odyssey II: Heroes of Lagaard|
Etrian Odyssey II: Heroes of Lagaard is a RPG video game published by Atlus released on June 13, 2008 for the Nintendo DS.
Review by LordZemus:
Etrian Odyssey II: Heroes of Lagaard is basically the same as the first, but unfortunately with a couple of drawbacks.
You are again a group of explorers that came to explore the labyrinth, but this time it was because of the orders of the Count of Lagaard and instead of going downwards, you go upwards through the hollow trunk of the Yggdrasil in Lagaard. If you finished the previous game, you should have a password in your possession, this will allow you to carry your guild name (not members) and people will make references of what you did back in Etria and maybe unlock a few quests; you will also get the Town Medal (finish the game) or the Town Crown (complete Etrian Odyssey with full Monster and Item Compendium) which will make things a bit easier (but not too easy).
1- Not much did improve since the last game: create your map, go through the labyrinth, fight monsters and uncover its secrets; but the difficulty is still high don’t worry.
2- F.O.E. will still appear and give you nightmares, but Atlus screwed up since they no longer drop XP, only monster drops.
3- All the classes from the previous game appear in this one (even the unlockable ones, and all of them with a much more fierce pissed off look, even the loli medic) with tweaked and improved skills and you get 2 additional ones from the very beginning: Gunner and War Magus. One of the downsides is that there is only 1 new class to unlock instead of 2.
The 2nd installment went like Dark Souls 2: some things got screwed up, others improved, but in the end it is still difficult and fun. If you liked the first one and want to continue the trend, pick this one up, and even if you didn’t it doesn’t matter: the EO games are not connected story-wise so there is no continuity between them. Graphics, music and some battle mechanics have been improved, but nothing out of the ordinary. Compared to the previous game, this one is O.K.