Excerpt: Initially, I worried that I wouldn't have much to say about Disgaea: Infinite .In truth, it doesn't really play like anything I've ever encountered. From a traditional standpoint, Infinite is lacking nearly all of the elements that make a game-character development, free-roam, battle systems, inventory. It is even missing that oh-so-important formula of breaking away from dialogue and allowing the player to explore his surroundings.
Conclusion: Limited control and depth, coupled with a high price, retract somewhat from this title. However, this campy visual novel plays directly at Disgaea fans and works the crowd like no other. It fits perfectly on the PSP and is a fun way to veg out.
Excerpt: You will agree with me if I say that Disgaea is a niche franchise with a hardcore following. Yet the SRPG series has made quite a name for itself thanks to extremely deep gameplay and amusingly ridiculous storyline. Disgaea Infinite is a new spin-off that completely abandons the tactical role playing genre for a story based adventure with interaction comparable to the Phoenix Wright games.
Summary: The Disgaea series has grown from being a beloved SRPG series with incredibly funny, well-acted dialogue into an anime and manga series, an excellent PSP side-scrolling platformer with Prinny: Can I Really Be the Hero? , and now, an amusing, but flawed visual novel. As one of the tormented Prinnies threatened with having their wages severed by Lord Laharl, you’re given the task of finding out who would dare try to assassinate him and stop the event from occurring with a...
Excerpt: Disgaea Infinite is a different sort of game. It may very well skirt the definition of what a game is... but that's a discussion for another time. Disgaea Infinite is a graphic adventure novel, or "visual novel." Rather than play through an adventure with a few cut scenes tossed in between battles, it's a series of cut scenes with a few choices tossed it. Disgaea Infinite has a lot of personality, which is good considering the entire game is one giant story sequence.
Summary: Disgaea Infinite is exactly what I look for in an adventure game. It features a great cast of characters, some excellent voice acting and the controls are simple and fun, allowing the story to take center stage. The only downside with the game is that it’s not very friendly to gamers new to the Disgaea world, which will leave them unsure of what is going on and why.
Excerpt: Look out, he's on the hunt for pudding, dood! Prinnies, unite to save yourselves... and your salaries, dood! Disgaea Infinite trails one particular Prinny as he adventures through Laharl's castle trying to make sure the Overlord doesn't find out that you fell asleep on the job and to stop Lord Laharl from being assassinated (well, not really, but don't tell HIM that, dood!). It's intense, and scary, and very explodey, dood!
Pros: Some good voice acting, Some funny situations, Very nice/clean animations, Very, Very, Short in every regard