Reviews and Problems with Disgaea D2: A Brighter Darkness
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One More Shining Moment
9 November 2013
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: If you’re a fan of the Disgaea series or of strategy RPGs in general, look no further than Disgaea D2: A Brighter Darkness . It’s the most refined and aesthetically pleasing Disgaea title to date. Nippon Ichi Software has handled this game very well, which perhaps shouldn’t come as a surprise since it’s the fifth game in the series (though the first to function as a direct sequel to the first title, Disgaea: Hour of Darkness ).
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.
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.
Excerpt: The first Disgaea game, 2003's Disgaea: Hour of Darkness for the PlayStation 2, with its virtually endless playability, memorable cast of eccentric characters, and complexity of strategies both in and out of combat zones, breathed new life into the somewhat floundering tactical role-playing genre, as well as established Nippon Ichi Software as a developer to watch going forward.
Excerpt: Overlord! More people here think you're unworthy! Time to dig some graves! Laharl's still hard-headed. Flonne is still sweet and angelic. Etna still looks more prepubescent than she'd prefer. With everything else (mostly) the same, welcome back to the underworld and welcome back to the world of Disgaea D2 ! If you've never played a Disgaea title before, the barrier to entry is firm.