Conclusion: This is one of the safest Disgaea games I've played, which isn't a bad thing -- it's a ton of fun. But after ten years of this stuff maybe the subtitle for Disgaea D2 should have been "Now That's What I Call Disgaea!
Conclusion: If you aren't already a fan of this franchise Disgaea D2 won't draw you in to its weird world. Series fans will find the familiar here and NIS went out of their way to provide plenty of jokes just for the real fans.
Summary: " Disgaea D2: A Brighter Darkness " is a safe and satisfying return to Disgaea's always excellent standard, and for the most part is as fun and addictive as its always been. The comeback of the series' best characters and storyline is also a treat diehard fans have been waiting for. Whilst Disgaea D2 doesn't push itself or really offer anything notably new , it still offers a massive amount to do with an unparalleled level of depth flawlessly.
Excerpt: was a runaway hit when it first launched over a decade ago. I still remember having to wait for the local GameStop to get restocked before I could get my copy. Since that time, numerous sequels and spinoffs have come to all PlayStation platforms and each one (with the exception of those crazy Prinny-based action/platformers) presented players with a massive amount of depth.
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22 October 2013
Conclusion: While Disgaea isn’t nearly as well-known as say Final Fantasy Tactics , it has long been prized by fans for its anime-style graphics, oddball story and characters, hilariously random dialogue, and most importantly the obscene amount of customization available. Disgaea D2: A Brighter Darkness continues to live up to this fan’s expectations and is well worth the money, despite the periodic freezing.
Excerpt: I first saw Disgaea shortly after the first one was released many years ago. At the time, I thought that it was way too complex and I wasn’t looking for that much strategy. However, the beauty of the Disgaea series is that you can avoid some of that major strategy if you want. It is possible to get a lot more out of the game than it seems on the surface.
Conclusion: Disgaea D2: A Brighter Darkness is rated T for Teen with ESRB descriptors of Alcohol Reference, Fantasy Violence, Language, Partial Nudity, and Suggestive Themes. While you do fight monsters with weapons and magic attacks, the overhead view of the action negates a lot of the violence. The characters do curse a bit in the text with spoken voice as well.
Summary: I've been playing tactical games since the NES, but there was something about the Disgaea franchise that really resonates with me. Offering up a ridiculous level of customization and refinement, Disgaea sat upon a pedestal in the strategy pantheon, with hardly any competition in terms of how hardcore the experience was.