Excerpt: The PlayStation Vita hasn't exactly had a splashy start, coming out of the gate with a decent lineup of launch titles, though still having failed to deliver the kind of killer app that sells consoles. So while we're still waiting for the title which will help justify our expensive portable devices, me and the other Vita owners of the world have been content to bide our time with solid ports of already beloved titles, with Disgaea 3: Absence of Detention helping flesh out...
Conclusion: Should you have the fortitude to stick with Disgaea 3, you’ll find a game that is deeply rewarding with bags of charm. Those expecting something in the same vein as a Square Enix production however, can consider themselves forewarned – they’re like chalk and cheese. Strategy RPG fans and fans of the Disgaea series will be in hog heaven with Absence of Justice, as it stays faithful to the franchise traditions.
Excerpt: Welcome to the Netherworld's "Evil Academy," where demons are trained to become evil! ...sort of. The third game in the Disgaea series introduces us to a new cast of characters, a number of new gameplay elements, and a quirky story that easily rivals that of its predecessors. The game delivers on nearly all fronts, but let's start with the weaknesses.
Excerpt: Holy crap, Disgaea 3 is here! There goes the weekend, the week, probably even the next month. Hours upon hours of strategy goodness await players in the latest entry into the Nippon Ichi stable of games. It has been a few years since a proper game was introduced into the Disgaea universe, but it was worth the wait for fans of strategy RPG's . One of the things that makes the Disgaea series so recognizable is its unique visual style.
Excerpt: Those with top of the line set ups for their PS3 may get excited when they realise Disgaea 3 uses the highest graphical definition available! This won’t last! Disgaea 3 is set in the Maritsu Evil Academy and you play Mao, son of the overlord. Mao wants to be a hero and since comic books keep telling him heroes kill overlords, it looks like a little patricide is in order. There’s a definite ‘them and us’ feel to this game.
Conclusion: Dark Assembly’s out, Homeroom is in, and The Nether Institute Dark Academy is now in session. As much as I thought I’d miss Laharl and that he’d be impossible to replace, my separation anxiety lasted all of 5 minutes. Laharl hated his father the Overlord like a good boy, and might even have punched his card, or at least had the Prinny’s do it; but he got off easy when Dad choked on a pastry.
Excerpt: Have you ever stopped and wondered what the world we live in would be like if everything was flipped right on its axis? Imagine a world where being a royal bastard was socially accepted, encouraged even, or getting to class on time is seen as heresy to everything you and your peers stand for. Imagine a world where the hero is the enemy, a manifestation of everything demons fear and misconceive – love, faith and courage. Only such a thing could be conceived as fantasy.
Excerpt: Grinding, grinding, grinding and grinding - this is a Disgaea game, no doubt, and if you're a fan of the series then there's no point in reading this review. In fact, it's hard to believe you've got the time to spare between bouts of eating, sometimes sleeping and grinding the hell out of your team of demon schoolkids to even look at this block of text.