Reviews and Problems with Disgaea: Hour of Darkness
Showing 1-10 of 18
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.
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Cons: Graphics are very outdated, No save options in Item World
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 .
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.
Excerpt: The list of immersive games that manage to combine tactical strategies with roleplaying elements is a small one. At the top of that list lurks Final Fantasy Tactics , one of the genre’s few that successfully combines statistical formulas and a macabre storyline without the feeling of overbearing...
Excerpt: One of my fellow game critics described Nippon Ichi's strategy RPG Disgaea best -- he called it an evil game. I must wholeheartedly concur with that assessment. Sure, Disgaea: Hour of Darkness isn't evil in that horror film way -- there are no monsters that pop out of your TV set like in The Ring or...
Excerpt: I have this theory that any company will eventually produce a masterpiece, given enough resources and the right developers, armed with just the right idea at just the right time. For Square it was arguably Final Fantasy VII , the game that has done more to define that company than any other.
Summary: Strategy RPG fans are treated in quick succession to a pair of strategy RPGs this fall, Final Fantasy Tactics Advance, and Disgaea: Hour of Darkness. I’ve picked up both and must say that I am feelin’ Disgaea a hell of a lot more than Final Fantasy Tactics Advance.
Conclusion: Disgaea: Hour of Darkness is one game that once started, will take awhile to finish, and take even longer to put down. There are tons and tons of options available, especially because of the Dark Assembly, Item World, class management, character creation, and the quest in itself.
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.