This game is long and hard
When I'm old, I'll look back fondly at stretches of days like these past few. I've done this so many times.
Since last Friday I've done nothing but play Etrian Odyssey IV. I played for 14 hours yesterday, for example. My 3DS has been with me non-stop; the 3DS power cord has tethered me to my home, connected to my person like some kind of IV drip. I probably need some kind of real intravenous drip as my personal food log app shows that my dietary intake this past weekend is at 81% carbohydrates. I look shrunken and gross, and I really need to shave.
Here's the deal: For reasons beyond Atlus' control, review copies for Etrian Odyssey IV just went out this past Friday. Anyone that has played any of these series games knows that they're all long and very difficult, and that a three-day turnaround is insanely unrealistic. Etrian Odyssey IV is available in stores today, but because of this we will not have our review ready for launch.
Please bear with us. I don't review RPGs until I've played them to completion, so please wait a bit longer. It shouldn't be too long, though. I'm pretty far into the game, and my party, the Corgis Guild, are beefed up to unrivaled levels. I'm currently in my airship, the SkyCorgi, exploring the final land section.
Wish me luck!