Excerpt: Disgaea DS tells the story of Laharl, demon prince of the Netherworld. After waking from an extended nap he discovers that the overlord, his father, has died from choking on a black pretzel. Without anyone to lead the throngs of demons who make the land of the wicked dead their home, what little order once existed has given way to outright rebellion.
Excerpt: Après avoir investi la Playstation 2 et s'être installé par la suite sur PSP, Disgaea prend maintenant possession de la Nintendo DS. Mais que ce soit bien clair d'entrée, on se trouve ici devant le premier épisode, avec certes quelques différences par rapport aux moutures des consoles Sony, mais plus de 95% du jeu original n'a pas changé. Les possesseurs des précédentes versions n'auront donc pas vraiment de raisons de craquer pour celle-ci.
Excerpt: Done well, RPGs can be extremely gripping experiences. It’s always a nice feeling when you come across one you really enjoy, getting involved in the story, upgrading your characters then watching ingenious strategies you’ve spent ages conducting come to fruition and wipe out enemies before your very eyes. Done badly, however, and the opposite is true.
Summary: Disgaea DS is a grid-based strategy RPG, and is mostly a straight port of Disgaea for the PS2. As with the original, players guide Laharl, the demon prince of the Netherworld, through a ridiculous plot to reclaim the throne of the Netherworld in the face of his father’s death. After a two-year nap, the prince is a little rusty, but with some help from his loyal vassals—silly, demonic penguins with knives, known as "prinnies"—he plans to make great strides, and even...
Conclusion: It’s arguable that the PSP version is still the definitive PAL release, but the DS version doesn’t lag far behind. Such a niche title is a rare treasure on Nintendo’s handheld, serving as a meticulously hardcore game on a device where such games are becoming increasingly scarce. It’s a testament to the quality of Disgaea itself that I’ve now played it extensively – and will continue to play it – on three platforms without feeling much in the way of boredom.
Summary: Disgaea DS offers a deep strategy RPG experience with an exceptional story, a fantastic script, and a host of loveable characters and settings. An all-new story focus means a completely different experience for the player, not to mention a brand new ending.