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Disgaea D2: A Brighter Darkness

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Overall 8
7.5

One More Shining Moment

TotalPlayStation.com
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.
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Overall 9
8.5

Disgaea D2: A Brighter Darkness Review

PlayDevil
7 November 2013
  • 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.
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Overall 8
8.2
Gameplay 9
8.5
Graphics 8
7.8
Sound 8
7.9
Control 8
8.0
Addiction 9
9.0

Expert Review

PSX Extreme
22 October 2013
  • 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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Overall 7
7.2

Disgaea D2: A Brighter Darkness

Playstation Illustrated
14 October 2013
  • 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.
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Overall 8
8.0

Disgaea D2: A Brighter Darkness

Destructoid
12 October 2013
  • 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.
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Overall 8
7.5

Disgaea D2: A Brighter Darkness Review (PS3)

PlayStation LifeStyle
7 October 2013
  • Summary: To have cookies, or to be the Overlord…?
  • Pros: Deep and complex battle system., Accessible to newcomers..., ...Yet more than enough content for veterans., Beautiful sprites for each of the characters.
  • Cons: Some of the narrative simply doesn't culturally translate., Graphically uninspired and boring environments., Tedium of the crowded battles can test your patience levels.
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Overall 7
6.8
Gameplay 8
7.8
Graphics 8
8.0
Sound 6
5.6
Storyline 6
6.0
Control 9
9.0

Expert Review

RPGFan
5 October 2013
  • Conclusion: Great combat dragged down by almost everything around it.
  • Pros: Great core combat, crisp sprites, an absurd amount of content.
  • Cons: Voice acting, too high of a reliance on grinding, mounting is a pointless addition.
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Overall 8
7.5

Reuniting With Old Favorites Isn’t The Same

Game Informer
3 October 2013
  • Conclusion: Concept: Bring back the first game’s beloved cast for another attempt at dominating the Netherworld’s strategy gameplay Graphics: Sprites look better than before in HD, but the whole presentation still looks low-budget Sound: Voices match the characters well, and the music fits the world Playability: A Brighter Darkness caters to the hardcore; those unfamiliar may find themselves grinding and/or lost in the systems Entertainment: Creative and tricky maps fuel the desire...
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Overall 8
8.2

Disgaea D2: A Brighter Darkness

Game Over Online
1 October 2013
  • Excerpt: Disgaea D2 follows up on the original Disgaea by putting the focus back on Laharl, Flonne, and Etna – its trio of fan-favorite characters. In the decade since then, the franchise has focused on other characters for sequels, but that original grouping always had great chemistry together so bringing them back is something fans have always wanted. Beyond the character shift, gameplay has also been brought back to basics – or as close to that as you can get with this series.
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Overall 8
8.0
Gameplay 9
9.0
Graphics 7
7.0
Sound 7
7.0
Longevity 10
10

Disgaea D2: A Brighter Darkness Review

NowGamer
23 September 2013
  • Summary: Ten years on can this sequel recapture the magic of the series brightest gem, Disgaea: Hour of Darkness? Find out in our Disgaea D2: A Brighter Darkness review.
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