It's been half a year or more since I lost my copy of Etrian Odyssey 2. I got all the way to the Boss of the 5th stratum, but never got the chance to beat him... I think. Yeah, I lost on his/its final form. That game was awesome. I was starting to retire my original guys for superior stats and stuff, but man, I lost it somewhere and I doubt I'll ever find it.
It pains me to think that if I ever want to enjoy it again, I'll have to go through the entire thing again. The beginning is so incredibly brutal, but it makes all that work you put into getting a respectable team that much more rewarding. The first time you can OHKO an FOE is like achieving godhood ...until you go to the next stratum and get slaughtered. There's so much luck involved, it seems impossible that I could ever get back to the state I left off on.
The musical score is incredible and addicting too. The remixes/rearranges/reorchestrations/re-whatevers are awesome, too, especially since IOSYS does some of them too. and I can't get Petal Bridge's and whatever the 5th stratum was called's songs out of my head.
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