I've been debating on whether or not to upgrade to a N3Ds' and trying to find a copy of Etrian Odysse, so is it worth it?
i dont know exactly what you're talking about so im gonna guess
2ds is kinda butts in the form factor but otherwise you don't miss too much when you take away 3d (imo.) n3ds is a little snappier compared to an o3ds, you do need it for ... one game so far ... and i hear the 3d is much easier to use. the little nub / circle pad pro replacement is alright. the folding probably still causes those shitty dust marks with the little nubs if your pockets are tighter. i leave a glass cloth in just in case.
o3ds is easier to mod if you want homebrew and free games. as for eterian oddysey, not my type of game, so no help there!
If you're wanting to play new-gen games, you are going to have to upgrade to one of the 3DS models at some point anyway.
That being said, you'll want to go for a N3DS imo because they'll probably end up doing more exclusive games for it (just like XC3D).
I think the New 3DS is worth it, for sure. I had a DS Lite and skipped the original 3DS. New 3DS has a number of good games for it and it's pretty fun to play. I enjoyed Persona Q as well as Super Mario 3D Land, but I have a bunch of other good games on there like Zero Escape Virtue's Last Reward and uh... yeah!! MORE GAMES, OMG ALL THE GAMES...
In case you (OP) don't know, the Untold series of games are remakes of the first installments with huge improvements so get Etrian Odyssey Untold - The Millenium Girl if you plan on playing an EO game and feel like starting at the "first" of the series.
The newest entry is Etrian Odyssey 2 Untold - The Fafnir Knight.
Which is a good one to start with for newcomers to the franchise; to be honest I'm kinda bored of how easy modern day Nintendo games are now.
I'd say "Etrian Odyssey Untold - The Millenium Girl" is the best game for a newcomer to the franchise. (you can change difficulty anytime in town). The modes are :
- Picnic: 30% damage taken, 2x damage dealt, 1 retry per trip to the labyrinth.
- Standard: 100% damage taken, you might get a small increase to damage dealt and you get 1 retry per trip to the labyrinth.
- Expert: 160% damage taken, no retries so game over means game over.
Picnic is too easy period. Standard is challenging. Expert is hard !