Reviews and Problems with Disgaea: Hour of Darkness
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18 October 2007
Summary: Disgaea delivers fun and chaotic gameplay with interesting quirks around every corner. The characters are lively and charming, and the story simple yet entertaining. Indeed you can skim along and ''complete'' this game fairly easily, but, you're going to want to dive into its near endless depths and see what's lurking beneath the surface.
Excerpt: Nippon Ichi and Atlus took a risk in bringing a game with the look and gameplay of Disgaea into North America, where the mainstream gamers have different tastes than their Japanese counterparts. It must have paid off, because a second printing of the US version was needed to meet the demand. Even now, over a year after the game’s release, a used copy sells for nearly the same price the new ones did. So what makes a game good enough to earn such treatment? Let’s find out.
Conclusion: For those familiar with any of the strategy-RPG titles listed in the beginning of this review, the game plays similarly. You can control a maximum of 10 characters, for deployment on the battle field. You take turns moving them on the game board, where you can use your skills, items, defend, or conduct melee attacks against your foes. There's an added twist to the board.
Excerpt: Disgaea: Hour of Darkness review Game Over Online - http://www.game-over.com Plenty of awesome RPGs have been released this year, nearly every one of them exclusively for the PS2, and plenty more are to come before the year’s end. With that in mind, it’s no secret that role-playing enthusiasts have been getting plenty of love as of late. But what about the fans of that oft-overlooked RPG sub-genre, the tactical-tastic “strategy” RPG?
Excerpt: Most console role-playing games these days appeal primarily to those who've already been playing these types of games for years. By offering a twist on the genre's conventional turn-based combat or a twist on the genre's conventional hero-saves-the-world storyline, recent RPGs such as Xenosaga and Arc the Lad: Twilight of the Spirits are well suited for fans, but probably aren't doing much to help new players get into this style of gaming. But so what?