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Disgaea: Hour of Darkness

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Disgaea: Hour of Darkness

Into Liquid Sky
18 November 2004
  • Excerpt: I never really imagined that a Strategy RPG can be this fun. Heck, I was even surprised that I spent over 40 hours into this game the first week I bought it. I did lose at least 15 hours of sleep but I was able to unlock a new class and that alone is very satisfying but sort of useless. I guess what really drawn me into this little cult-classic was it's amazing soundtrack featuring Tsunami Bomb .
  • Pros: Great sound track, voice acting, and spell effects, It takes you about five to ten minutes to get used to everything, A lot of replay value
  • Cons: Graphics are very outdated, No save options in Item World
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Overall 10
9.5

Disgaea: Hour of Darkness

Playstation Illustrated
4 November 2004
  • Excerpt: Take one part Precious Moments , add in some anime and just a touch of one of those over-the-top 'Devil Worshiping' 80s metal bands (you know, big hair and odd costumes), and you've got a good idea of the visuals found in Disgaea: Hour of Darkness . At first glance, Disgaea 's low-res, 2D sprites don't exactly scream 'next gen'. In fact, I'd be willing to bet these visuals could be done on the PSX and not lose much of their luster.
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10

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GamesAreFun
30 September 2004
  • Excerpt: Laharl has just awoken from his 10 day nap. He is quickly surprised to learn that it lasted two years instead and on top of that, his father, Overlord of the Netherworld, has passed on while he slept. That's more bad news than most want to wake up to (he probably had a nasty case of morning breath after two years as well). His friend Etna explains to him what has happened, including many fellow demons fighting each other to claim the crown as Overlord.
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10

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GamesAreFun
30 September 2004
  • Excerpt: Laharl has just awoken from his 10 day nap. He is quickly surprised to learn that it lasted two years instead and on top of that, his father, Overlord of the Netherworld, has passed on while he slept. That's more bad news than most want to wake up to (he probably had a nasty case of morning breath after two years as well). His friend Etna explains to him what has happened, including many fellow demons fighting each other to claim the crown as Overlord.
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10

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GamesAreFun
30 September 2004
  • Excerpt: Laharl has just awoken from his 10 day nap. He is quickly surprised to learn that it lasted two years instead and on top of that, his father, Overlord of the Netherworld, has passed on while he slept. That's more bad news than most want to wake up to (he probably had a nasty case of morning breath after two years as well). His friend Etna explains to him what has happened, including many fellow demons fighting each other to claim the crown as Overlord.
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9.6

Disgaea: Hour of Darkness

Just RPG
28 July 2004
  • Excerpt: When a game claims that “Strategy RPGs are about to get a serious kick in the ass!”, either the game will be a big disappointment, or in Disgaea ’s case, it delivers what it promised. Disgaea is easily one of the top RPGs of the year, and one of my new favorite games. After awaking from his two year slumber, Prince Laharl finds that his father King Krichevskoy, ruler of the Netherworld, has died.
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Overall 9
9.0

Disgaea: Hour of Darkness review (PS2)

HonestGamers
25 May 2004
  • Excerpt: belongs firmly in the first camp of superior tactical roleplaying games, although it should be noted that it’s hanging by its fingernails off the edge of the cliff.
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10

Disgaea: Hour of Darkness review (PS2)

HonestGamers
18 October 2003
  • Excerpt: is the sequel that might have happened if Square weren't developing for the Game Boy Advance at the time. Then again, it may not have. You see, the game has all kinds of personality that we haven't seen from Square in, well... forever.
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9.0
Gameplay 9
9.4
Graphics 8
7.5
Sound 8
8.0

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Kikizo
17 October 2003
  • Conclusion: THE VERDICT: If you're looking for this kind of entertainment, look no further. If you were on the fence about it, I seriously wouldn't bother. Fans of the turn-based strategy genre will rejoice and know immediately in reading this review (and others) that this is something they're going to cherish, and if you're not in this group, it may be a complete waste of time.
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Overall 10
9.5
Gameplay 10
10
Graphics 8
8.0
Sound 8
8.1
Control 9
9.0
Addiction 10
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PSX Extreme
10 September 2003
  • Excerpt: Gaming has been gaining more and more ground in general popularity. One would think that with the rising popularity that all facets of games would get much more exposure than before the boom. On the contrary, several genres have received a boost that's rather miniscule in comparison to more popular genres here in the United States. Role-Playing games are an example of one of these genres.
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