Summary: I don't have the heart to give this a three star or below review. I want the developers to revisit Laharl and co. This isn't nearly as good as the original. Largely because the insane difficulty is largely absent. Little, if any, grinding is required. Mr. Genji Hands are given out at the beginning of every item level, so that big sense of risk is gone.
Good game, decent story but doesn't live up to the original
Christina S., Amazon
21 January 2014
Summary: My biggest complaint about this game is that it only took 30 hours to beat the main story. For a disgaea game, it seems rather short. I wasn't enamored enough with the characters to powerlevel much. The combat overall is much improved from previous games. My overall feeling of it is that the story felt a bit flat, but the combat is solid enough that I was interested in completing it.
Summary: I have been a die-hard fan of Disgaea since the very first installment and was thrilled when informed that D2 would be a direct sequel to the original game that I fell in love with so many years ago. With the return of the well-loved original cast I felt that this would be a true-to-form Disgaea experience, perhaps more so than any of the other installments. Thankfully, after completing my run through, I found that D2 held up quite well.
Summary: If you've played any of the Disgaea games previously this will feel very familiar. The game is a direct sequel to the first Disgaea game, which is slighty confusing since there is already a Disgaea 2 that follows different charcters. In this one you play Larhal and have assumed the title of Overlord, but it seems your subjects haven't quite accepted you. So with the help of the Demon Etna and the Angel Flonne, you set out crush the opposition to you newly acquired roll.
Summary: While I still am not convinced that this is the best Disgaea game, it is definately not the worst. It does little to move turn based strategy games forward, but it is leaps and bounds easier to use. Small improvements have made large ease of gameplay improvements. Being able to look at groups of items instead of one large bag of items, innocent management improvements, and skill transfer updates save a lot of hassle that was present in previous Disgaea games.
Summary: When the original Disgaea came out in 2003 on the Playstation 2, it stood out because it was just so... different. A complete satire of the genre. Instead of saving the world, your goal was to conquer it. There were exaggerated stat values, damage values and just all around absurd systems in play. Over the years Disgaea has maintained a cult status among SRPG players. But more than a decade later it's hard for Disgaea to have the same impact outside of its fanbase.
Enjoyable experience, but lacking a bit in the story department
Blake Murdock, Amazon
7 December 2013
Summary: I've been a fan of the Disgaea series since the first game came out for the PS2. This entry in the series was fun, and I loved the customization aspects, but the storyline hasn't really done anything for me. I enjoyed the first game alot more in that aspect. I also really wish they had gotten the original voice actors to voice the characters, they all sound strange to me now haha. Overall, its a fun experience, and I think any fan of the series will enjoy it.