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Disgaea 4: A Promise Unforgotten
2 September 2013
Summary: Despite my lovely knack for sinking my teeth into 100-hour-long JRPGs when I find myself wanting some time to game, the Disgaea series is one that managed to intimidate me, largely after hearing firsthand accounts from fans who have managed to literally put thousands of hours into the games.
Excerpt: It's back, dood! The SRPG that never fails to mess with our minds and constantly challenges us to reach levels over 9000 has returned. With a level cap of 9999, we're talking about Disgaea, the Prinny-infested series that can't help but make us feel like hanging out in the Netherworld. The fourth entry ups the ante: there's a whole new story focus on political corruption, more difficult and outrageous levels than ever before (better exploit those Geo Blocks!
Pros: The satisfying challenge, The great online modes, The offbeat humor
Cons: The grind, How overwhelming the endless options can be, Some of the awful jokes
Excerpt: When Disgaea 4 was announced, the second question everybody asked themselves was “Isthis game going to be different from the last three?” The first question had naturally been, “Are there better graphics now?”, the answer to which is”Yes.” Disgaea 4 isn’t actually all that different from the previous games in the series, but it still shows that the Disgaea series can grow up and continue to refine itself, while preserving the things that made the others lovable.
Review: Disgaea 4: A Promise Unforgotten - Premium Figure Set Edition (Sony PS3)
16 November 2011
Summary: Disgaea 4 is easily the best RPG released in 2011 so far and a definite “game of the year” contender. The story is both hilarious and a biting satire on the current political climate across the globe. The soundtrack and voice acting are top-notch, the characters are memorable and the game is visually stunning -especially for a SRPG. In a nutshell, Disgaea 3 pretty much answers every complaint JRPG detractors have been espousing for years and then some.
Excerpt: As a long-time fan of the Disgaea series, I was predisposed to like Disgaea 4: A Promise Unforgotten . That's not to say it is a perfect offering - as always, there are problems - though the game has an undeniable charm and hundreds of hours of strategic depth, making it a must play for fans of Strategy RPGs. Disgaea 4 's biggest upgrade is the visuals. The low-res sprites have been completely replaced with hi-res sprites.
Summary: There’s almost nothing bad to say about
outside of the fact that it’s not for everybody. But if you long for more games like
, you owe it to yourself to check this out. The game features a fun story, memorable characters, a ridiculously deep battle system, hundreds of hours of gameplay, and so many little quirks and nuisances that I can’t do anything
recommend this game.
Conclusion: Four games into the series, Disgaea hasn't changed. In some ways this is great, why fix what isn't broken right? The battle system gets better with age for instance, one of the most impressive seen in an RPG of this kind. And the world is even more intriguing than ever, in part due to the move from a school theme to a political one. All of this said, this game could just as easily be a PS2 game, or more likely a PSP title.