PCs, handhelds, mobile, console, indies, triple A, free-to-play — the gaming scene gets more diverse and difficult to follow by the day, but thankfully, I’m here every week to guide you through what’s happening with games.
As always, I’ll rattle off five games I think you might want to check out this week. Keep in mind, these articles aren’t meant to be comprehensive lists of everything coming out that week so much as a nice rounded tasting menu. So, let’s get to it…
This Week’s Dungeon Hack RPG
Etrian Odyssey 2 Untold: The Fafnir Knight (3DS, Aug. 4)
The Etrian Odyssey games are super difficult, dry, but nevertheless satisfying dungeon hack RPGs. The Etrian Odyssey Untold spin-off series basically revisits the worlds of each Etrian Odyssey and re-uses them to tell a more character-driven story (usually Etrian Odyssey games feature generic, randomly-rolled characters). So yeah, the Etrian Odyssey Untold games are basically a niche spin-off of a series that was niche as hell to begin with, but they’re well-made and worth checking out if you like obscure handheld stuff.