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.
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.
Summary: Following along in the footsteps of all the previous Disgaea games. The only reason I didn't give this one 5 stars is because there were several times that the game froze. I've never had this happen before. So, I suggest you save as often as possible. There were some improved features I really liked. The ability to throw people in any direction without having to push your button and hope they went diagonally like in previous games was really nice.
Excerpt: An excellent entry into the Disgaea series. It follows on from the story of Disgaea 1, and tells of Laharl's struggles to be recognised as Overlord. The story is nothing special, but as with any Disgaea game, the main content comes from the postgame challenges. This aspect of the game is vastly improved by the cheat shop. It is now incredibly easy to increase of decrease enemy levels, and LoC and Rasetsu mode are there to provide more of a challenge.
Pros: Comes With Baal Dlc, Core Mechanics Improved, English Japanese Audio, Grinding Made Easier, High Quality Graphics, Lots of content
Cons: Some Spelling Mistakes, Somewhat Weak Storyline