Disgaea DS User Reviews


The greatest Strategy game....with the same greatest weaknesses.

The good:

It has a great plot. Also has bonuses only avaliable on this version. Time consuming.

The bad:

Has very sketchy in-battle graphics. Has little to no voice-acting. New "Etna Mode" story is mediocre in execution.


Disgaea DS is another port of Disgaea: Hour of Darkness crammed with even more bonus content. The premise of the game is as the cover suggests: You are in control of Prince Laharl (Or his Vassal Etna if conditions are met, which are explained later.....)who is attempting to take control of his Netherworld by any means while dealing with ambitious demons and behind-the-scenes plotting. The plot is great and easy to follow, as long as you don't mind a lack of voice-acting. The new "Etna Mode" is also a great act of fan service for those who love Etna, Disgaea's most popular character. Her sto...


Good SRPG With a Few Demons


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 ma...


Disgaea DS - The game for S-RPG lovers, and casual gamers alike.

The good:

Includes the extra content from the PSP version and then some.
Extra grid map display comes in handy.
Still the same addictive game originally released on the PS2, only you can take it with you.

The bad:

Graphics are a step down from the PSP version
Is missing even more cutscene voice overs than the PSP version (and has lower audio quality in general).
Doesn't play as smoothly as the PS2/PSP versions (somewhat jumpy).


Introduction and History lesson:

Disgaea: Hour of Darkness on the PS2 was a niche title developed by NIS (Nippon Ichi Software), and cult fans rejoiced upon finding the the characters and story amusing, and the gameplay engaging and addictive.

Fast forward several years and news of a PSP version reaches their ears, and they rejoice once again upon hearing of extra content and additional modes. People who had never gotten the PS2 version now had another way of snagging this game, and with extra features to boot.

At first, it seemed like the DS was going to be left out in the cold, but some tim...

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