I'm really impressed with this package. I never did get a chance to play much of Etrian Odyssey II, and what I did play was incredibly difficult. I played Etrian Odyssey Untold, which was an interesting remake of the first game, but the grimoire stones stuff didn't feel like a great addition. The story was also fine, but generic, and there was only one save spot, so I had to pick up front if I wanted the story or "classic" mode and would have to delete my save if I wanted to switch.
EO2U adds a stack of save slots, refines the grimoire stones, makes the learning curve completely manageable, and adds some really cool cooking/recipe mechanics, along with town building elements that were in Etrian Mystery Dungeon. If this is the track they're on, I'm curious to see how they're going to approach Etrian Odyssey III with the Untold series. Also, really pumped about EOV, whenever that comes out.
I know the grid-based dungeon crawlers aren't super popular 'round these parts, but anyone else check this out? I can't really find much chatter.