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The Netherworld - a place darker than a pitch-black cave, located deeper than the depth of the seas. It is a cursed land where evil reigns and foul beings dwell. Nobody knows its whereabouts, but everybody fears its existance...

The story takes place two years after the death of King Krichevskoy, the ruler of the Netherworld. His son Laharl slept for two full years, unaware of his father's death, while demons fought for supremacy over the Netherworld.

With the help of his subordinate Etna and her underlings, the egocentric, megalomaniac Prince Laharl fights his way to become the next king.

This game is also known as Makai Senki Disgaea: Makai no Ouji to Akai Tsuki in Japan.

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Oct 03, 09 1:34pm

Winner of the 46th round of Articles of Excellence. Having already sampled the SRPG waters of the DS with Luminous Arc I opted to play this PS2 upgraded port after hearing some rather good things. It's a good game too, but some odd design choices weaken the final experience.

 Disgaea DS     Score: 3.8/5
 Genre: Strategy

 The campaign mode itself is quite large, and then throw in the bonus Etna mode and the multiplayer
 battle system and you have a worthy game in your hands.

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I'd already heard a fair bit about Disgaea DS before I picked up the game. It has been praised for being a witty excellent take on the SRPG genre, with various gameplay features cited as defining factors that separate it from the crowd. So my expectations were put a bit high when I slipped the game card into the DS and turned the power on. My conclusion? It's good but not as great as I had hoped, as the game does have problems holding it back.

Graphically, the game makes extensive use of 2D sprites in 3D environments. Despite the small size the characters show a fair amount of detail that makes each one easily recognisable. With the wealth of classes comes as wealth of different appearances and wonderful designs, although it's worth noting that created characters always take up the same appearance based on their chosen class. More than just an aesthetic issue, this can actually become a little confusing when the enemy is using units of the same classes, as enemies don't appear onscreen any different to your own units outside of the map screen.

Speaking of which, the second screen is used very effectively in this game. Sometimes an object on the map might obscure your view, which is an issue in any isometric game. Not only does this game let you rotate the camera in 90 degree increments but the top screen also displays a map showing a grid, coloured squares and character placements. Allied and enemy units are also signified by different icons, letting you know if you're about to unleash your ultimate spell of destruction on your own partner...
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Release Dates
  • North America: Sep 23, 2008
  • Japan: Jun 26, 2008
  • Europe: Apr 3, 2009
  • Australia: Apr 2, 2009
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