Sunday, July 11, 2010

Sweet mystery of life at last I've found you

If you've seen Young Frankenstein, you know which scene I'm referring to in the headline above. If not, may I suggest watching the following clip before continuing on?

So, which sweet mystery of life have I discovered? Why, Atlus' dungeon-crawling DS RPG, Etrian Odyssey. (The original, not the 2008 sequel.)

I bought this Kazuya Niinou-developed title (used, of course) ages ago but, as is all too often the case for me these days, I played it for a few minutes and then promptly put it away--until I returned from vacation early last week.

Well, I've been playing it ever since. Sure, it's not for everyone, but I can't get enough of item-and-loot-gathering grindfest.

Sadly, it's likely going to fall by the wayside again after my copy of Dragon Quest IX arrives in a few days. I won't leave it for long, though--it's too captivating and compelling for that.

See also: 'Two down, one to go' and 'I'm going to buy Etrian Odyssey III just so I can play as this character'


Viewtiful_Justin said...

I was on my way to buy DQ9 earlier today when I thought, "Wait. I don't think it's out yet."

Tuesday. Dang it.

I expect a full report. :-P

Bryan Ochalla said...

It's not out yet? I thought it was out today? Or is that just when the Nintendo Store in NYC is releasing it? Sorry about that.

I ordered mine through Amazon and won't get it until late in the week, so it doesn't really matter to me.

Oh, and of COURSE I'll 'report' on it here :)

Viewtiful_Justin said...

Apparently it WAS out on Sunday. I went to buy it yesterday and I got the LAST copy in our Gamestop. I asked him when it came out, and he said, "Sunday."

Dang. I could have had it on Sunday when I WANTEd it. Oh well. I have it now, and it's amazing.

Bryan Ochalla said...

Well, at least you have it now. I'm so jealous! Still waiting for my copy to show up...