About this game
Content Rating: Teen
A royal decree from Princess Persephone has prompted the gathering of the realm’s greatest explorers to the floating city of Maginia. Their goal—uncovering the mysteries of the archipelago of Lemuria, home to a great Yggdrasil Tree. Recruit explorers from 19 classes spanning the entire Etrian series, including the brand new “Hero” class, before setting out to Lemuria in search of treasure and glory!
Critic Reviews22 Reviews
Mitch Vogel — Feb 04, 2019
We’d recommend Etrian Odyssey Nexus to both longtime fans and newcomers looking to see what all the fuss is about; this is one of the deepest and most involved RPGs you’re likely to find on the 3DS, and it stands as a compelling reason to dust off Nintendo’s handheld once more.
Joshua Broadwell — Feb 04, 2019
Etrian Odyssey Nexus does a fantastic job weaving stand-out elements from the series into a compelling package. There's enough difference to keep fans interested throughout the lengthy, 50-ish hour campaign, but it's balanced enough to make it welcoming for newcomers as well. Nexus might stumble in a few places, but it's difficult to imagine a better send-off for the franchise on the 3DS.
A.J. Maciejewski — Feb 26, 2019
Although I prefer Beyond the Myth by a slight margin, Etrian Odyssey Nexus offers a familiar and rewarding dungeon crawling adventure that retro RPG fans will surely appreciate. Now that the series is done on 3DS, here's hoping we can play the next one on Switch!
Pramath — Feb 07, 2019
A culmination of most of the best things the series has done; great amount of options; great, player choice driven narrative; amazing dungeons. While some of its sense of celebration can feel dampened by sheer franchise fatigue, on the whole, Nexus does a great job of ushering out its series, as well as the hardware that it has been beholden to all this time.
CJ Andriessen — Feb 04, 2019
Not rocking the boat is actually a great way to sum up Etrian Odyssey Nexus. Atlus didn't set out to create a new, series-defining game with this entry, but rather a recap of the everything that's come before it. Being able to replay my favorite classes from the past is a treat, but it's really that spirit of adventure percolating through the entire package that has me hooked.
Adam Vitale — Feb 03, 2019
Etrian Odyssey Nexus embraces nearly everything that the series has established so far in one final farewell package. It doesn't do anything new or unexpected, but it's a nice nostalgic bow on what has been a standout series on the DS and 3DS, and the systems are as solid as ever. Now, we'll have to see how Atlus chooses to adapt the series for the future.
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Neal Ronaghan — Feb 04, 2019
For newcomers, the only barrier is the same barrier every game in the series has: it’s very hard. The references don’t hinder the fun and this game stands on its own strongly. Etrian Odyssey Nexus is an elegant farewell to a series and a system. If this is the last we see of the Etrian series, this is a high note to go out on.
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Jon Hueber — Feb 08, 2019
For the last few weeks, I’ve tried to figure out how this game can continue without a dual screen interface, and really, this is it folks. This series was intrinsically tied to Nintendo’s handheld, and if this is, in fact, the end of the series on the Nintendo 3DS, this game and franchise goes with it. Don’t miss your chance to play one of the best RPGs that the 3DS had to offer. One last time, gather your team, select your class, and explore, explore, explore. You won’t be sorry.
Heidi Kemps — Feb 04, 2019
This is definitely the last EO game on the 3DS, and it has an air of finality to it that makes it feel like it could be a closer for the series as a whole--which I hope isn't the case. I'm ready for many map-making expeditions in the future. But if this really is the end, then Etrian Odyssey goes out on a high note.
Kirstin Swalley — Feb 04, 2019
There’s something incredibly satisfying about creating a map and feeling as though the exploration is just as important as the combat when every little thing matters. It’s often difficult to overcome some of the monsters in the ruins, but it’s all a matter of trial and error to see what works best and how to conquer each challenge as it comes. Etrian Odyssey Nexus is a great time for those who want a long journey that will always keep them on their toes.
Daniel Tack — Feb 04, 2019
Etrian Odyssey Nexus has a ton of things to do, but I’ve done them all before. While this shouldn’t shake off fans of the series from diving in to its last handheld entry, the love letter to the franchise can feel uninspired with its recreations of the past. Even for a series built on a classic and time-tested formula for dungeon crawling, Nexus relies too heavily on the substance of its predecessors.
Chris Mc — Feb 05, 2019
Despite this, Etrian Odyssey Nexus is an excellent dungeon crawler, overland locations and all. It’s not only the perfect antidote to grimmer adventures but it’s an addictive, creative, appealing outing that will have you coming back for more and rarely regretting your return.
Dave Aubrey — Feb 05, 2019
It's a long game, and incredibly satisfying, but the problem is plain and simple: if you're an Etrian Odyssey fan, you already know you'll enjoy Nexus; if you're brand new to the series, then a different game might give you a better introduction.
Drew Hurley — Feb 18, 2019
Atlus has already hinted at a future for the series, and if it can reach anything close to what has come before, it will be something truly special. While this entry is clearly made for long-time fans, and they will get the most out of it, this is also completely viable for people to enter right here and find a new series to get obsessed over. This is wonderfully old-school, in all the right ways, insanely addictive, and a perfect swan song.
Preston Dozsa — Feb 04, 2019
Etrian Odyssey Nexus is the densest entry in the series to date. The sheer number of things to do, quests to complete, and party compositions to experiment with means that people like me will have a blast crafting a squad and watching as it climbs increasingly higher walls with each new labyrinth explored. From the vast number of customization options for classes, the variety of challenges to overcome on each floor, and the ever-present cartography mechanic, this is a game that is perfectly suited and developed with longtime fans in mind.
John Friscia — Feb 04, 2019
Etrian Odyssey Nexus is Christmas morning for dungeon crawler lovers, thanks to its incredible party customization and abundant maps. The difficulty will keep you on your toes but not sweating too badly, except in the brutal and lengthy boss fights. And the exceptional soundtrack will keep you in a great mood to go exploring.
Israel Mallén — Feb 24, 2019
Nexus no es una excepción, si bien permite reducir la dificultad y automapear los escenarios para que los jugadores noveles encuentren una cálida acogida en Lemuria. Sea cual sea tu experiencia en la saga, en Nexus hallarás la entrega más completa hasta la fecha. Una forma perfecta de despedirse de 3DS y de soñar con lo que puede deparar el futuro en Switch.
Sergio Martín — Feb 11, 2019
La saga de Atlus se despide de Nintendo 3DS (aunque espero verla pronto en otros sistemas) con Etrian Odyssey Nexus, una entrega bastante especial que combina aspectos y material aparecido en pasadas ediciones con la adición de algunos elementos inéditos. El resultado es una aventura tan profunda y especial como cabía esperar de un capítulo de esta saga, un dungeon crawler de los pies a la cabeza que sabe atrapar a aquellos que disfrutan con este tipo de experiencias.
Carlos Leiva — Feb 13, 2019
Quizá su apuesta por seguir la tradición juega a veces un poco en su contra y se echa de menos alguna novedad más, ya que la sensación que transmite constantemente es la de "esto ya lo he jugado antes", aunque también sabe apañárselas para seguir siendo una experiencia muy divertida y recomendable para cualquier aficionado a esto de los combates por turnos y la exploración de mazmorras. Si te gusta el género, no dudes en darle una oportunidad.
Christian Colli — Feb 07, 2019
È impossibile consigliare Etrian Odyssey Nexus a chi non ha mai apprezzato la serie: è un capitolo rappresentativo che non mira a sconvolgere le meccaniche collaudate, né a far cambiare idea ai suoi detrattori. Al contrario, è un titolo che non possiamo fare a meno di suggerire a chi ha amato i precedenti episodi e soprattutto adora le vere sfide e la personalizzazione pressoché totale.
DottorKillex — Feb 05, 2019
Etrian Odyssey Nexus rappresenta una summa di quanto di buono il franchise ha fatto nei suoi dodici anni di esistenza, tra labirinti dal level design diabolico, mostri ferali e un livello di personalizzazione incredibile. Certo, chi si aspettava novità potrebbe rimanere deluso, ma non era dall’episodio con cui Atlus si congeda da 3DS che ci si doveva aspettare stravolgimenti alla formula: siamo dinanzi ad un gioco cosiddetto “hardcore”.
DIEGO CINELLI — Feb 05, 2019
Etrian Odyssey Nexus è stata una piacevole scoperta. Un viaggio fatto di incontri micidiali, con battaglie con i boss in grado di andare avanti per molto tempo e di far abbassare la cresta ai giocatori arrivati impreparati (come il sottoscritto). Le risorse limitate richiedono al giocatore una pianificazione attenta dei viaggi, mantenendo interessanti le fasi di esplorazione.
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