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Great, old-school RPG that'll put hair on your chest

Etrian Odyssey 2: Heroes of Lagaard is awesome, to put it simply. It's an old-school turn-based RPG, and quite a punishing one at that. The premise of the game is that you're one of numerous explorers travelling to the city of Lagaard, which is built around the base of a giant tree that's referred to as the Yggdrasil Labyrinth. When you start out, you'll create end organize characters in your own guild, and then place those characters in a party to explore the labyrinth at the heart of tne city. Gameplay is very level-grinding, which is a nice throwback from today's all-too-forgiving cinematic rpg's in my opinion. Storyline here is minimal: make it to the top of the labyrinth, and gain wealth and power. If you're a fan of games like Orcs and Elves, Doom RPG, Ultima, or the Elder Scrolls series, here is the masochistic whipping you've been longing for.

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