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7.7 out of 10

Disgaea: Hour of Darkness

The Netherworld - a realm darker than the deepest abyss, located Read more

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Overall 8
8.0

Good Start to the Series

J. Michael Gallen "J. Michael Gallen", Amazon
19 July 2014
  • Summary: King Krichevskoy, Overlord of the Netherworld, has died. However, his son, Prince Laharl, has been sleeping for two years for mysterious reasons, during which chaos has erupted in the Netherworld. When he finally awakens, he hears the news of his father’s death and then rounds up his vassals, including Etna, to secure his throne from possible contenders.
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Overall 8
8.0

Fun Game

AnArtist "Meh", Amazon
9 July 2011
  • Summary: Disgaea is a lot of fun if your into strategy games like Final Fantasy Tactics. Though the game play is not as in depth as tactics it is enjoyable. But like most games the game play can be monotonous, though the combinations of job classes and weapons that can be used adds to it a bit. I liked the game mainly for its story and characters. Though I must say the sweetness of the story can give cavities.
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Overall 8
8.0
Gameplay 4
4.0
Graphics 5
5.0
Sound 5
5.0

Not a bad game

Shanina Rice , GameStop
5 April 2009
  • Summary: I've had this game for a while and enjoyed it a lot. The main character Laharl is a great level-uper, and the customized party option really makes it fun. The little motion pictured scenes for the plot are cute and fun for all ages I think. Laharl is a bit immature for his age, though you get used to it, you don't even realize it after the first hour of playing.Some people may say it is a very short game, it all depends on how you play.
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Overall 8
8.0

Awesome title for strategy gamers and anime/manga fans!

Shinugaii, Amazon
28 March 2008
  • Summary: Disgaea what can I say? Well it is a great game with a variety of characters to choose and little by little raise his/her stats to achieve ultimate control. What I like is the characters design along with the original Japanese audio with the option of subtitles something very rare in today's games, but important for Japanese games' followers like me.
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Overall 8
8.0

Demonic fun

Deb 'n' Flo, Amazon
4 December 2007
  • Summary: I enjoy the game play. The in-game music can get a little repetitive. The character personalities are interesting and the character by-play is enjoyable. The storyline is very well written and draws you in. The only parts that keep me from giving it a five out of five are the execution of the item world and the sheer amount of time it takes to power-up the characters you choose to use.
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Overall 8
8.0

Worth the money

Judah, Amazon
20 April 2006
  • Summary: Personally, I didn't think was the best Nippon Ichi game. I liked Phantom Brave's story more, La Pucelle's character design is better, and Makai Kingdom's levelling system is better. That said, it's an awesome game. Out of all the Nippon Ichi games, you can play this one the longest. Your characters will be challenged way up to about level 5000 (more if you count resurrections).
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Overall 8
8.0

Good fun strategy action, just too demanding.....

Crono "Mega RPG gamer", Amazon
31 May 2005
  • Summary: Disgaea is a good strategy game. The graphics are outdated, but they are still very decent. The soundtrack is good, and the gameplay is fun. The best things about the game are the voice acting and storyline which are both excellent, and the game takes pride in poking fun at the traditional genre with its own twist of humor. The only problem with the game is the immense amount of commitment required. This isn't the kind of game you can beat quickly.
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Overall 8
8.0

disgaea: hour of darkness

justin sts "justin sts", Amazon
12 April 2005
  • Summary: The first thing I'd like to say is that Disgaea: Hour of Darkness for the Playstation 2 is not for everyone. It's a single player strategy role-playing game (SRPG), a genre that many people find boring. The gameplay in Disgaea focuses on turn-based tactical decision making, and for this reason, the game can be slow-paced, difficult, and time consuming.
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Overall 8
8.0

The Deeper You Go, the More There Is

Marc Ruby™ "The Noh Hare™", Amazon
6 December 2004
  • Summary: This is the first 'strategy' RPG I've purchased for the PS2. I generally prefer the more traditional RPG's, whether they be pure hack and slash, or heavily story based like the Final Fantasy series. I've never much cared for strategy style games when I used my PC as a gaming machine, so I stayed clear of Disgaea despite its tremendous reviews. But with my back acting up I grabbed the game as entertainment during a long bed rest - and that's more than enough about me.
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Overall 8
8.0

Raw Japanese Insanity

Matthew Warner, Amazon
24 November 2003
  • Summary: Disgaea is going to be a love-it-or-hate-it game for nearly everyone who picks it up, and it's not hard to see which side of the fence you'll fall on. Chances are, if this game is indeed going to be up your alley, you've already heard of it, and probably own it. If you're not sure, however, or maybe if you're a vanilla gamer who's out to try something new, then this might just be the next big thing. The plot of Disgaea looks relatively simple from a distance.
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