History VideoGame / EtrianOdyssey

27th Jul '16 5:32:27 AM Perseus
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Also iconic are the infamous "F.O.E.s" ([[AltumVidetur Formido Oppugnatura Exsequens]] or, in the Japanese version, [[FunWithAcronyms Field-On Enemy]]) -- [[DemonicSpiders ridiculously overpowered]] PreExistingEncounters that roam the dungeons. If the player collides with an F.O.E., combat begins with a monster that is usually immensely [[BeefGate more powerful than everything else on the level, and meant to be avoided until the player is much stronger]]. When there's a message to the effect of "you suddenly sense the presence of a powerful monster that will eat your face, maybe you should run," unlike other [=RPGs=], ''Etrian Odyssey'' '''means''' it. It's worth noting that each round of combat counts as a step for F.O.E. movement, so taking too long will allow them to sneak up on you and join in the fight. All of this is on top of the [[NintendoHard already significant difficulty]] of the rest of the game.

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Also iconic are the infamous "F.O.E.s" ([[AltumVidetur Formido Oppugnatura Exsequens]] or, in the Japanese version, [[FunWithAcronyms Field-On Enemy]]) -- [[DemonicSpiders ridiculously overpowered]] PreExistingEncounters that roam the dungeons. If the player collides with an F.O.E., combat begins with a monster that is usually immensely [[BeefGate more powerful than everything else on the level, and meant to be avoided until the player is much stronger]]. When there's a message to the effect of "you suddenly sense the presence of a powerful monster that will eat your face, maybe you should run," unlike other [=RPGs=], ''Etrian Odyssey'' '''means''' it. It's worth noting that each round of combat counts as a step for F.O.E. movement, so taking too long will allow them to sneak up on you and join in the fight. All of this is on top of the [[NintendoHard already significant difficulty]] of the rest of the game.


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* ShopliftAndDie: Like any good roguelike shopkeeper, Lizley in ''Etrian Mystery Dungeon'' will have her pet Red Lions tear you a new one if you try stealing from her.
23rd May '16 5:48:27 PM talewind
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* RecurringRiff: ''Scatter About'', the theme of the [[BonusBoss Elemental Dragons]], appears in every installment of the series. ''The End of The Raging Waves'' from the third game is remixed to ''The End of The Raging Winds'' in the fourth game and is set to return again in the fifth.

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* RecurringRiff: ''Scatter About'', the theme of the [[BonusBoss Elemental Dragons]], appears in every installment of the series. ''The End of The Raging Waves'' from the third game is remixed to ''The End of The Raging Winds'' in the fourth game game, returns with a new arrangement in ''Mystery Dungeon'', and is set to return again in the fifth.[=EO5=].
23rd May '16 5:43:14 PM talewind
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* ArtifactTitle: Only the first game and the remake takes place in Etria. The second, third, and fourth take place in Lagaard, Armoroad, and Tharsis, respectively. The Japanese titles are different (''Yggdrasil's Labyrinth'' or ''Labyrinth of the WorldTree''), which makes sense even though the eponymous tree in each game is completely unrelated to the others.

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* ArtifactTitle: Only the first game and the remake takes place in Etria. The second, third, and fourth take Every other game takes place in Lagaard, Armoroad, and Tharsis, respectively.a different country. The Japanese titles are different (''Yggdrasil's Labyrinth'' or ''Labyrinth of the WorldTree''), which makes sense even though the eponymous tree in each game is completely unrelated to the others.
23rd May '16 5:40:43 PM talewind
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* BadassPrincess: The Prince(ss) character class in ''The Drowned City'' as well as one of the main characters of Knight of Fafnir.

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* BadassPrincess: The Prince(ss) character class in ''The Drowned City'' as well as one of the main characters of Knight of Fafnir.''The Fafnir Knight''.



* DualBoss: [[spoiler:Ren and Tlachtga]] in ''Etrian Odyssey'' and ''The Millennium Girl'', [[spoiler:Artelinde and Wilhelm]] in ''Heroes of Lagaard'', and [[spoiler:Seyfried and Olympia]] in ''The Drowned City''.

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* DualBoss: [[spoiler:Ren and Tlachtga]] in ''Etrian Odyssey'' and ''The Millennium Girl'', [[spoiler:Artelinde and Wilhelm]] in ''Heroes of Lagaard'', Lagaard'' and ''The Fafnir Knight'', and [[spoiler:Seyfried and Olympia]] in ''The Drowned City''.



* EleventhHourSuperpower: In ''The Millennium Girl'''s Story Mode, [[spoiler:Kupala of the forest folk pulls a HeroicSacrifice]] in order for the party to have their weapons become strong enough to defeat it. That said, it does not make the boss easy for the unprepared.

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* EleventhHourSuperpower: In ''The Millennium Girl'''s Story Mode, [[spoiler:Kupala of the forest folk Forest Folk pulls a HeroicSacrifice]] in order for the party to have their weapons become strong enough to defeat it. That said, it does not make the boss easy for the unprepared.



* EncounterRepellant

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* EncounterRepellantEncounterRepellant: The Warding Bell item, and a few different class skills.



* EscapeBattleTechnique: Present in three games. In the first two, the Protector can learn the Flee skill, which always escapes the party from any battle where they aren't trapped, and has a chance of dropping them at the last staircase they used. In the third game, the Ninja's "Tonsou Jutsu" skill does the same, but it's no longer a guaranteed escape (merely an increased chance), while the Shogun's [[ExactlyWhatItsaysOnTheTin "Retreat"]] skill simply takes you out of the battle. It shows up as an early Burst Skill in ''Legend of the Titan''.
* EveryoneLovesBlondes: Sort of. There are no real main characters for any of the games (Untold remakes notwithstanding), however promotional materials and assorted artwork for soundtracks, artbooks, etc. for the first three games heavily feature and highlight: for [=EO1=]- the blonde female protector, for [=EO2=]- the blonde female gunner (she actually shares heavy spotlight with the blonde Protector, as her class returns in [=EO2=]), and for [=E03=]- the blonde female Princess. This is averted in [=EO4=] which opts to heavily feature the bob-cut dark-haired female Landsknecht instead of any of the available blondes.

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* EscapeBattleTechnique: Present in three games. In the first two, two games, the Protector can learn the Flee skill, which always escapes the party from any battle where they aren't trapped, and has a chance of dropping them at the last staircase they used. In the third game, the Ninja's "Tonsou Jutsu" skill does the same, but it's no longer a guaranteed escape (merely an increased chance), while the Shogun's [[ExactlyWhatItsaysOnTheTin "Retreat"]] skill simply takes you out of the battle. It shows up as an early Burst Skill in ''Legend of the Titan''.
* EveryoneLovesBlondes: Sort of. There are no real main characters for any of the games (Untold remakes notwithstanding), however promotional materials and assorted artwork for soundtracks, artbooks, etc. for the first three games heavily feature and highlight: for [=EO1=]- the blonde female protector, for [=EO2=]- the blonde female gunner (she actually shares heavy spotlight with the blonde Protector, as her class returns in [=EO2=]), and for [=E03=]- the blonde female Princess. This is averted in [=EO4=] which opts to heavily feature the bob-cut dark-haired female Landsknecht instead of any of the available blondes. [=EO5=] brings this back with the blonde Fencer, though.



** ''Knight of Fafnir'' has a Princess in its Story Mode, and Princes/ses as a class in Classic Mode.

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** ''Knight of Fafnir'' ''The Fafnir Knight'' has a Princess Sovereign in its Story Mode, and Princes/ses Sovereign as a class in Classic Mode.



** Averted with the Story Mode in ''The Millennium Girl'' and ''Knight of Fafnir'', where the plotline of the original is expanded upon and spread out over the course of the entire game.

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** Averted with the Story Mode in ''The Millennium Girl'' and ''Knight of Fafnir'', ''The Fafnir Knight'', where the plotline of the original is expanded upon and spread out over the course of the entire game.



** ''Knight of Fafnir'' has a [[HotSpringsEpisode hot springs]] [[DownloadableContent quest DLC]], which includes special portraits for Arianna and Chloe. They're exactly what you'd expect.

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** ''Knight of Fafnir'' ''The Fafnir Knight'' has a [[HotSpringsEpisode hot springs]] [[DownloadableContent quest DLC]], which includes special portraits for Arianna and Chloe. They're exactly what you'd expect.



** Ye gods, the Necromancer class in ''The End of the Long Myth''. All four portraits wear as little clothing as possible while still being able to claim being clothed.



* FeaturelessProtagonist: Your characters are blank slates. You get the [[ExcusePlot implied backstory]] that you're a guildmaster signing up recruits, which presumably means they're all wannabe-adventurers looking for work. Each class has four portraits, two per gender, though it's [[DudeLooksLikeALady not always obvious which is which]] (1 and 3 are male, 2 and 4 are female). That's all the game gives you, and none of it effects the gameplay. [[HelloInsertNameHere There isn't even a default suggestion for their names.]] The tutorial invites you to imagine that your guildmaster/you as one of the adventurers, but that isn't followed up upon.

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* FeaturelessProtagonist: Your characters are blank slates. You get the [[ExcusePlot implied backstory]] that you're a guildmaster signing up recruits, which presumably means they're all wannabe-adventurers looking for work. Each class has four portraits, two per gender, though it's [[DudeLooksLikeALady not always obvious which is which]] (1 and 3 are male, 2 and 4 are female). That's all the game gives you, and none of it effects affects the gameplay. [[HelloInsertNameHere There isn't even a default suggestion for their names.]] The tutorial invites you to imagine that your guildmaster/you as one of the adventurers, but that isn't followed up upon.



** Averted with the Story Mode main characters in ''The Millennium Girl'' and ''Knight of Fafnir''.

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** Averted with the Story Mode main characters in ''The Millennium Girl'' and ''Knight of Fafnir''.''The Fafnir Knight''.



** ''Knight of Fafnir'' has:

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** ''Knight of Fafnir'' ''The Fafnir Knight'' has:



* GlassCannon: The Ronin and the Combat Medic from ''Etrian Odyssey'' and ''Heroes of Lagaard''. The Shogun from ''The Drowned City'' is an extreme example, toting skills further sacrificing defense for attack on top of their already weak armor. The Bushi in ''Legends of the Titan'' and the Highlander in ''The Millennium Girl'', while not particularly fragile, have a penchant for [[CastFromHitPoints losing HP every turn]].
* GoOutWithASmile: [[spoiler:Visil]] in ''The Millennium Girl''.

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* GlassCannon: The Ronin and the Combat Medic from ''Etrian Odyssey'' and ''Heroes of Lagaard''. The Shogun from ''The Drowned City'' is an extreme example, toting skills further sacrificing defense for attack on top of their already weak armor. The Bushi in ''Legends of the Titan'' and the Highlander in ''The Millennium Girl'', while not particularly fragile, have a penchant for [[CastFromHitPoints losing HP every turn]].
turn]]. ''The End of the Long Myth'' takes it UpToEleven with the Masurao, who can use ''all four'' of their equipment slots for swords, foregoing armor entirely.
* GoOutWithASmile: [[spoiler:Visil]] in ''The Millennium Girl''.Girl'' and [[spoiler:Violetta]] in ''The Fafnir Knight''.



* GreatBigLibraryOfEverything: The Midgard Library, the common thread between the Untold games. Simon, Arthur and Raquna investigate Gladsheim in ''The Millennium Girl'' on its orders. Arianna and ''The Fafnir Knight'''s protagonist come to Ginnungagap, causing the latter to become the titular creature.

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* GreatBigLibraryOfEverything: The Midgard Library, the common thread between the Untold games. Simon, Arthur and Raquna investigate Gladsheim in ''The Millennium Girl'' on its orders. Arianna Flavio and ''The Fafnir Knight'''s protagonist come are sent to Lagaard to accompany Arianna to Ginnungagap, causing the latter protagonist to become the titular creature.



** ''Heroes of Lagaard'' replaces Boost with Force abilities, powerful class-specific moves more reminiscent of the classic Limit Break. ''Knight of Fafnir'' modified this system by having two forms of Force abilities. There is Force Boost, a class-specific buff that lasts for three turns (this includes the protagonist's transformed state), and Force Break, a single powerful move that renders Force abilities unusable until the party goes back to Lagaard.

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** ''Heroes of Lagaard'' replaces Boost with Force abilities, powerful class-specific moves more reminiscent of the classic Limit Break. ''Knight of Fafnir'' ''The Fafnir Knight'' modified this system by having two forms of Force abilities. There is Force Boost, a class-specific buff that lasts for three turns (this includes the protagonist's transformed state), and Force Break, a single powerful move that renders Force abilities unusable until the party goes back to Lagaard.



*** Sure enough, in ''The Knight of Fafnir'', [[spoiler:[[TheCameo old characters can show up to offer you a grimoire stone]]]].

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*** Sure enough, in ''The Knight of Fafnir'', Fafnir Knight'', [[spoiler:[[TheCameo old characters can show up to offer you a grimoire stone]]]].



* PowerCopying: Grimoires in ''The Millennium Girl'' and ''Knight of Fafnir'' allow a character to use an enemy's skill.

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* PowerCopying: Grimoires in ''The Millennium Girl'' and ''Knight of Fafnir'' ''The Fafnir Knight'' allow a character to use an enemy's skill.



** In ''Knight of Fafnir'', the minister complains that some newbie adventurers will just plagiarize the maps of veterans for their starter quest, which may be a nod to new players looking up maps online.

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** In ''Knight of Fafnir'', ''The Fafnir Knight'', the minister complains that some newbie adventurers will just plagiarize the maps of veterans for their starter quest, which may be a nod to new players looking up maps online.



** This is the entire point of the main character in ''Knight of Fafnir''. It's entirely possible for him to kill the ''bonus boss'' in one turn.

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** This is the entire point of the main character in ''Knight of Fafnir''.''The Fafnir Knight''. It's entirely possible for him to kill the ''bonus boss'' in one turn.



* TransformationIsAFreeAction: The hero in ''The Knight of Fafnir'' appears to be able to transform using Force Boost instantaneously during battle and during cutscenes.

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* TransformationIsAFreeAction: The hero in ''The Knight of Fafnir'' Fafnir Knight'' appears to be able to transform using Force Boost instantaneously during battle and during cutscenes.
23rd May '16 3:24:36 PM talewind
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** ''The End of the Long Myth'' uses the blonde Fencer.
21st May '16 9:30:29 PM nombretomado
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** Also in ''The Drowned City'', hit Y to bring up the "alternate colors" for the Buccaneers. One of them [[VideoGame/TheCurseOfMonkeyIsland looks rather like he has the surname Threepwood]], and another [[VideoGame/TalesOfVesperia looks suspiciously like a certain Ms. Fleur]].[[note]]Sadly a lot of fans will miss out on the second one since the PS3 version won't be coming to America.[[/note]]

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** Also in ''The Drowned City'', hit Y to bring up the "alternate colors" for the Buccaneers. One of them [[VideoGame/TheCurseOfMonkeyIsland looks rather like he has the surname Threepwood]], and another [[VideoGame/TalesOfVesperia looks suspiciously like a certain Ms. Fleur]].[[note]]Sadly a lot of fans will miss out on the second one since the PS3 [=PS3=] version won't be coming to America.[[/note]]
21st May '16 10:07:29 AM AzureSeas
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* LimitBreak: Present in all four games in different forms. Limits in the third and fourth games don't eat up a character's action phase, meaning you can toss one out and have your character perform a regular action in the same turn.
** In the first game and its remake, activating [[SuperMode Boost]] strengthens any action you take, effectively buffing any skill by 5 levels (i.e. level 5 Immunize becomes a level 10 Immunize while boosted).
** ''Heroes of Lagaard'' replaces Boost with Force abilities, powerful class-specific moves more reminiscent of the classic Limit Break. ''Knight of Fafnir'' modified this system by having two forms of Force abilities. There is Force Boost, in which a skill's effects last for three turns (this includes the protagonist's transformed state), and Force Break, which uses up the entire Force gauge to perform a single powerful move and renders it unusable until the party goes back to Lagaard.

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* LimitBreak: Present in all four games in different forms. Limits in the third and fourth games don't eat up a character's action phase, meaning you can toss one out and have your character perform a regular action in the same turn.
** In the first game and its remake, activating [[SuperMode Boost]] strengthens any action you take, effectively buffing any skill by 5 levels (i.e.(e.g. level 5 Immunize becomes a level 10 Immunize while boosted).
** ''Heroes of Lagaard'' replaces Boost with Force abilities, powerful class-specific moves more reminiscent of the classic Limit Break. ''Knight of Fafnir'' modified this system by having two forms of Force abilities. There is Force Boost, in which a skill's effects last class-specific buff that lasts for three turns (this includes the protagonist's transformed state), and Force Break, which uses up the entire Force gauge to perform a single powerful move and that renders it Force abilities unusable until the party goes back to Lagaard.
11th May '16 2:11:44 PM DapperEntity
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** And more an encapsulated Wham Moment from ''Legends of the Titan'': you are following a certain someone after events at the end of the third land. You enter the fourth. Yggdrasil looms overhead, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MHOgJfZcc3U this music starts playing]]... and the camera pans down to show that you're being confronted by [[spoiler:three heavily-armed sky-battleships, which were previously thought to be an impossibility]], and the lead ship greets you with a heavily-armored figure saying, paraphrased: [[spoiler:"Bring your city's leader here. The Empire will explain its actions."]] This is when you know things have gotten ''real''.

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** And more an encapsulated Wham Moment from ''Legends of the Titan'': you are following a certain someone after events at the end of the third land. You enter the fourth. Yggdrasil looms overhead, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MHOgJfZcc3U this music starts playing]]... and the camera pans down to show that you're being confronted by [[spoiler:three heavily-armed sky-battleships, which were previously thought to be an impossibility]], impossibility, and the lead ship greets you with a heavily-armored figure saying, paraphrased: [[spoiler:"Bring "Bring your city's leader here. The Empire will explain its actions."]] This is when you know things have gotten ''real''.
11th May '16 3:07:19 AM Perseus
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* RecurringRiff: ''Scatter About'', the theme of the [[BonusBoss Elemental Dragons]], appears in every installment of the series. ''The End of The Raging Waves'' from the third game is remixed to ''The End of The Raging Winds'' in the fourth game and is set to return in the fifth.

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* RecurringRiff: ''Scatter About'', the theme of the [[BonusBoss Elemental Dragons]], appears in every installment of the series. ''The End of The Raging Waves'' from the third game is remixed to ''The End of The Raging Winds'' in the fourth game and is set to return again in the fifth.
11th May '16 3:06:52 AM Perseus
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* RecurringRiff: ''Scatter About'', the theme of the [[BonusBoss Elemental Dragons]], appears in every installment of the series. ''The End of The Raging Waves'' from the third game is remixed to ''The End of The Raging Winds'' in the fourth game.

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* RecurringRiff: ''Scatter About'', the theme of the [[BonusBoss Elemental Dragons]], appears in every installment of the series. ''The End of The Raging Waves'' from the third game is remixed to ''The End of The Raging Winds'' in the fourth game.game and is set to return in the fifth.
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