Character design and art styles in both modes are soft and anime like, while the floor and maze designs are crisp and beautiful, add in a nostalgic and adventurous soundtrack and they all complement each other perfectly. One thing this game brings in from previous Etrian titles is the mapping feature. It is the ultimate tool for every explorer to have whether new or old. Essentially, as you explore each dungeon, you map out you’re path as you go, using mapping tools and icons to do so. While it is not necessary to use the mapping feature, aside from at the beginning of the game, it IS highly recommended to do so, as exploring the twisting labyrinths can throw off your sense of direction easily and cause you to lose sight of your exits, cursing you to wander the maze forever more.