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Two years after the death of his father, Overlord Krichevskoy, the demon prince Laharl awakens to discover that the Netherworld is in turmoil. With unlikely allies, his devious vassal Etna and the angel trainee Flonne, he must battle his way to supremacy to retake the throne and become the next Overlord. Experience the SRPG classic, now on PC!
An SRPG from the most prolific SRPG creators in the world, Nippon Ichi Software
Choose from over 40 unique character types
Even with a max level of 9999, use Transmigration to start all over again, but your characters will be even stronger per level!
Delve into the Item World, a randomly generated dungeon world, to level up your items!
With max level characters and leveled-up items, dish out millions of points of damage!
Over-the-top battle animations
Geo Panels - A puzzle game within a Strategy RPG
Lift & Throw - Throw your allies up ledges to reach enemies in hard-to-reach spots, or toss your enemies around instead!
A zany story set in the Netherworld, where the notions of good and evil are reversed
New to Disgaea PC (It's not just a port!):
Updated UI and textures
Keyboard/Mouse and controller support
Includes all content from Disgaea: Afternoon of Darkness
New Steam features, such as Achievements, Cloud Saves, Badges, and trading cards
Learn about the long and prestigious history of the Disgaea series @ http://disgaea.us/
Apparently the PC port is based on the PSP version which is (surprisingly) inferior to the original (PS2) in terms of quality of life features. NISAmerica, despite of being masters at creating incredible strategy games, is a lazy company. The buttons are remapped to PSP so you don't have L2/R2, instead you have to use combinations like square + L/R to perform what should be assigned to L2/R2 (and this can't be changed). You can't choose resolution (the game will snap to full-screen at 16:9, which is very strange and as I said, lazy). They didn't add the option for text and walk speed, the game feels incredibly sluggish. this is unacceptable for a 2017 remake. Still, the game is a mandatory introduction to the series. I recommend playing it first if you plan on playing other games of the series, because it will feel very slow in comparison, but even so it is a classic and should be experienced by everyone in my opinion.
For those of you who have no idea what I am talking about, there was an awesome song in the original PS2 version that sadly isn't in this one, or any since I'm pretty sure because of licensing issues I believe. Does the lack of the song detract from the game? Heck no! This is still an awesome game worth every penny. Just sad that my blood won't get pumping the moment I hear the song starting in the stage. Sp no matter if this game is on sale or not, I suggest you get it and keep a look out for other Disgaea games to come. (The second is already out for PC, with hopes of more to follow!)
Disgaea has a large amount of replay value because there are a lot of different characters or classes, different weapon types and all weapon drops have different stats. The combat is turn based but unfortunately does get repetitive because some of the spells or abilities that you can use have a very long animation. If you ever want to create another character to join your party then you have to go out of your way to level them because experience is not shared with your party members unless you manage to do a double team attack as the killing blow to an enemy. The story is good and there is a lot of funny moments and characters in the game. Overall if you don't mind some repetitive combat then the game is amazing.
Disgaea is a comedic turn based strategy game. The game has amusing characters and a lot of content. While the strategic gameplay itself isn't as interesting as some other titles you can make use of a large roster of character types. One of the more interesting features of the game is an assembly that you can call in an attempt to pass laws that will change some of the rules of the game, get stores to sell better items, give you access to certain features, etc. These assemblies include a lot of very strong characters that will either by for, against, or might appear neutral to your motion, the stronger character's votes are worth more and characters can be influenced by bribing them with items or fighting the ones that disagree with you. Content from the PSP remake Disgaea Afternoon of Darkness was also included in the game. When the game released on the PC it had some issues but patches seem to have taken care of the problems for most people.
Disgaea is easily one of the best tactical RPGs released in the past decade and a half. It easily sits up there with Final Fantasy Tactics: War of the Lions, Valkyria Chronicles and Fire Emblem: Awakening. It initially launched for the PS2 and saw a port on the PSP. You’d think that porting it over to the PC via Steam with a few enhancements would be amazing. Unfortunately, it’s not and it’s all another case of a studio doing a lazy job. Tales of Symphonia saw the same problem. The game was ported over to the PC but there are still menu commands using PS3 prompts and nothing was optimized for a PC experience. Disgaea PC suffers the same issues and it makes one think if JRPG studios are just tossing PC ports out the junkyard because apparently none of them are doing a good job in pouring their games to the Steam marketplace. Most of the problems are caused by the enhancements. You’ll encounter visual glitches, framerate slowdown, blurry images, input lag and even entire game crashes just because you’ve got V-Sync, screen-end blur, depth of field, character filtering and SSAO options turned on. It really hurts me to say all this about the game because Disgaea is easily one of my favorite tactical games, along with Front Mission 3 and Arc the Lad II. The story is its own beast as it lets you play Prince Laharl after he awakes and finds the depths of his Hellish kingdom in turmoil. You’ll be teaming up with an angel-in-training, a seductive demon and a myriad of quirky monsters to take things back and become the next Overlord of demons. Gameplay-wise, Disgaea easily takes the cake as the most varied SRPG in the market. The level cap is at 9,999 – yes, you read that right – and there’s an endless dungeon to help you max out character and item levels. You also get all the extra content from the PSP port too. Disgaea PC had the potential to be one of the best SRPGs on the PC but a lackluster job from the developers turns it into a pile of goo, a waste of money and time. Poorly done ports of JRPGs is starting to become a scary trend and this needs to stop.
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