Disgaea 3 can be pretty hard to grasp initially when you first start to play (it has a bit of learning curve). But it is well worth it for its indepth story line as well as its fighting scene in the games. Let’s take a closer look at it.
- Deep, involving turn-based tactical battles
- Funny story with lots of great characters
- Enough content to keep you happily occupied for a long time.
- Does a poor job explaining its mechanics
- Minor camera frustrations.
Disgaea 3 is a sequel to Disgaea, a hardcore, turn-based strategy RPG. The game follows the exploits of Mao, the most honored student at Evil Academy, a school where the tardiest, laziest, and rudest demons receive the highest marks. The son of the school chairman, Mao has never once attended class nor opened a textbook. He longs to overthrow his father and assume the title of Overlord, which he decides he must become a hero to achieve. Join him on his zany adventure filled with witty dialogue, exciting events, and thrilling strategy battles.
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Lets talk a bit about the story line of the Disgaea 3…
Mao, son of the Overlord, has not once attended class since the beginning of school. His ambition is to overthrow his father and claim his title (along with claiming revenge for having his gaming systems destroyed). After reading a few volumes in his manga about the Super Hero, Mao resolves to become a hero, convinced that it is the only way to gain enough power.
Eventually, Raspberyl, Mao’s childhood rival, learns about his goal, and realizes that if Mao became a Hero, it would endanger her position as the Academy’s top delinquent. She makes up her mind to follow Mao, stop his plan, and once again secure her title. However, since Raspberyl is a demon delinquent, she tries to solve the problem without violence and talk him out of it instead. Almaz, a meek hero from Earth on a mission to protect princess Sapphire by defeating the overlord who he believes is targeting her, misunderstands the situation and tries to save the day. Mao accepts the challenge and defeats him, stealing Almaz’s title and giving him the title of “Demon”. Almaz slowly starts becoming a demon, but he sticks with Mao in hopes that Mao will tire of the hero title and give it back.
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Watch the short video of Disgaea 3 below and you should have a better understanding why I said it has a beautiful battle scene.
Yes, despite being spiffed up with a new subtitle and containing all the downloadable content made available for the PS3 version, this is essentially the same game that was released on the PS3 nearly four years ago. It certainly isn’t any more accommodating to new players. A series of tutorials introduces you to the basics of Disgaea’s turn-based combat, and the fundamentals are standard and easy to grasp. On each turn, you can move your characters around the field of play, attacking enemies, casting spells, using items, and so on. You need to take position into account; attacking enemies from the side or rear is more effective than attacking them head-on, and if you attack from an adjacent tile, your target may respond with a counterattack. (Spears let you attack from two tiles away, sparing you this danger.) By having several of your characters attack a foe in succession, you perform a combo in which the attacks become much more effective together than they would be individually.
But to get the most out of Disgaea’s battle system, you need to go beyond the basics and start exploiting the system to your advantage. (After all, nobody ever said demons fight fair.) This means, for instance, moving a character next to another to aid with a powerful team attack, then retracting the character’s movement and moving him again to perform an attack of his own.
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So, is Disgaea 3 suitable for you as a casual gamer or hardcore gamer?
I would not say it is for hardcore gamer but it is definitely not for people who are looking to play causal games either since it requires some kinds of learning curves and the battle scene isn’t the normal ones that you have played before.
If you are at all weak against Japanese turn-based strategy games like Final Fantasy Tactics or Ogre Battle, you’ll become happily lost within Disgaea 3′s seemingly endless dungeons. With a small army of your own design at your disposal, you assign actions one at a time with the simple goal of defeating all enemies on the grid. The environments themselves play big roles in battle, as “geo blocks” dot the horizon and attach statistical benefits or detriments to certain squares beneath characters’ feet. For instance, if a geo block provides “50% exp,” any character standing on the affected area receives bonus experience points.
These environmental effects are one of the features that make Disgaea cleverly unique and allow you to approach battles in creative ways. Do you try to position your forces on positive geo symbols? Throw enemies onto negative symbols? Try to destroy all the symbols for bonus loot and cash? All of this complexity will be a turnoff for some and a delight for others.
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Well, if I would rate this game as 6/10 stars but it is still worth your attention and time to play. Let me know your comments and ideas by leaving a comment below. =)