Etrian Odyssey V: Beyond the Myth

released on Aug 04, 2016

"Etrian Odyssey V: Beyond the Myth – The fifth main installment of the long-running Etrian Odyssey series is finally arriving!

Etrian Odyssey V: Beyond the Myth chronicles the quest of a new adventurer (hey, that’s you!) as he or she attempts to reach the top of the towering Yggdrasil Tree. For it is said that whoever braves the dangers of the dreaded Yggdrasil Labyrinth and reaches the summit will have their greatest wish fulfilled…"

"With four unique races, 10 distinct classes, more customization options than any previous game in the franchise, and a streamlined skill tree/class advancement, you can shape a party to whatever your heart desires."

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this game is peak basic rpg and it rules
shame the artist is a creep because a lot of the character designs whip ass (not all, some are clearly... yea)

Like every game in the Etrian Odyssey series, it's a challenging and Hardcode game! it's a game for a niche audience but it's been growing in recent years, I started playing on December 28, 2021 only on April 6, 2023 I completed the entire game at 100% and conquered iggdrasil! it's not easy! you due to some mistake or haste, can end up with hours of gameplay, even experience points that will be lost, since Game Over is returning to the initial screen and the only thing that will be possible to save is your map! , Etrian Odyssey 5 focuses on a simple narrative but with an intriguing story but without long dialogues the myth on the Iggdrasil and the place where you live everything will be told during the advancement of the stratum, the bosses are unique some will give you pain head to head the super boss are very challenging and the real ending awaits a surprise! A tip is always to use guides on the internet for some bosses, especially if you want to do 100% since you get good items and rewards by cataloging what you collect in iggdrasil.
Something I have to highlight is the beautiful illustrations by Yuji Himukai for the characters, the maps of that world show everything is very well done and neat! and of course I can't forget the divine soundtrack composed by Yuzo Koshirowhich was very beautiful there was no song that I can say that I didn't like all of them are pleasant to hear I'm happy to be able to beat this game I give full marks with much praise!

The final stratum and postgame stratum are heavy contenders for peak of the series aesthetically and presentation wise. If you don't want to have an easy mode clear but suck at these games just use Impact Brawler

very fun but i think the artist is a creep so that knocks it down a few points

Got to the start of the third stratum and stopped.

Definitely the best game in the main series; interesting dungeon design + a large variety of classes and the best OST in the series. Redshift corridor FM is the most wild piece of music Koshiro has ever composed. The union mechanic sucks at the start but quickly turns into one of the most engaging mechanics in the entire series.