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Disgaea 3: Absence of Detention Review
26 June 2012
Summary: " Disgaea 3: Absence of Detention " is a fantastic game and a good port of the original, which works well as a portable game. Where is struggles though is that even with the few extras NIS America had added to this new release it is still hard to find a compelling reason to purchase this new handheld version over the now far cheaper original.
Excerpt: The Evil Academy's doors are open once again, promising the zany antics and complex strategic gameplay that NIS has always been known for. For this bout, they're letting Mao and friends take the Vita hostage, but is Disgaea 3 a game that’s just as good on the go? In some ways, absolutely; in others, some growing (or shrinking) pains show.
Pros: Mapping out strategies, New gameplay tweaks, Building up your characters
Cons: The colorless cast and story, The grind fest, The awkward rear touchscreen
Excerpt: The first crop of games available for any system launch usually need the requisite RPG, and with Sony’s launch of the PSVita handheld, Disgaea 3: Absence of Detention was the available choice. Technically, the game is a port of the PlayStation 3 title released four years ago, with several enhancements and all of the downloadable content baked right in. So, as a launch title, is Disgaea 3 worth the time and money one may set aside for an RPG on their Vita?
Excerpt: Disgaea 3 is one of those games that just make you ask "why?" After all, it's a port of a PlayStation 3 game on the Vita, a system veritably deluged in ports. It's a port that doesn't really add anything that wasn't already in the PlayStation 3 version, and even the original game looked like a PS2 game despite being released for its newer sibling. So, why should you get Disgaea 3 ?
Review: Disgaea 3: Absence of Detention (Sony PS Vita)
2 June 2012
Summary: Disgaea 3: Absence of Detention isn’t just a remake of 2008′s PS3 title, it contains all the DLC made for the console version and many, many hours of new content to boot! Considering the bare bones PS3 version could take several hundred hours to do everything, you are getting more content in this one game than in all the other titles for the PS Vita – COMBINED.
Conclusion: I know there are many players out there who haven’t touched a game like this whose eyes would be opened by a game as deep and challenging as this one. Unless you’re willing to spend a bunch of time reading FAQs and other external sources of information, though, I’m not sure that Disgaea 3 will be that game. Possible, absolutely, but unlikely. I’m also mixed up about who the audience for this game is.
Conclusion: The only fault of the game is that if you've played it on PS3, there isn't much reason to come back. Otherwise this is one of the deepest tactical RPGs available and the Vita version is the definitive release.