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  • Summary: Darkness is back. Overlord Zenon has cursed the land, and now, Veldime is transforming into a nasty Netherworld. Memories are sterlized, bodies demonized, the world is falling into chaos. The only one unaffected is a young man, Adell. He stands up to fight the curse, but things never go asDarkness is back. Overlord Zenon has cursed the land, and now, Veldime is transforming into a nasty Netherworld. Memories are sterlized, bodies demonized, the world is falling into chaos. The only one unaffected is a young man, Adell. He stands up to fight the curse, but things never go as planned. The haughty daughter of Zenon, a filthy little frog, lovable demon siblings and a washed-up rock star!? No one can ever predict what goes on in the world of Disgaea. And of course, other Overlords refuse to sit still watching. [NIS America] Expand
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  1. Positive: 47 out of 54
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  1. There is no better value for your buck than getting a game that supports HUNDREDS of hours of play time, and Disgaea 2 does that. The sheer amount of character building and fantastic humor all make for a game that you WANT to play for that long too.
  2. It is proven that if you give Disgaea 2 a bit of your time, it can swallow your life. Submit to its will.
  3. Nippon Ichi's games are good but Disgaea is undeniably the best. While some might begrudge the ostensible dumbing down with the return to grids and more tightly controlled play (there's no chucking enemies off the maps into oblivion or picking up map furniture as impromptu weaponry here) in reality this makes the game more accessible, more easily understood and ultimately more fun.
  4. Like America's own Blizzard Entertainment, Nippon Ichi Software is a developer that takes what other people first thought of and makes it so polished, so addictive and so fun that there's no way any fan of the tactical RPG genre won't enjoy what they have to offer.
  5. The stylish look and off-the-wall story certainly make up for a lack of hardcore role-playing depth.
  6. Disgaea 2: Cursed Memories is a fun trip for anyone who enjoys a light-hearted RPG that utilizes a lovely dose of deviant humor.
  7. 65
    Disgaea 2 adds only one significant new feature to its gameplay: the ability of stacked characters to attack.

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Score distribution:
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  1. LuisL.
    Oct 10, 2006
    10
    You can't deny it, it's awesome.
  2. TylerR.
    Sep 6, 2006
    10
    The game is a fleshed out more polished version of the hit Disgaea: Hour of Darkness. It'll provide hundreds of hours of gameplay, The game is a fleshed out more polished version of the hit Disgaea: Hour of Darkness. It'll provide hundreds of hours of gameplay, multiple endings and a lot of features that weren't included in the first. Some of which are: The dark sun, new character animations, friendlier interface, more fleshed out and useful item world with many more surprises, many different creatures and classes, a more solid dark assembly system that gets extremely interesting and deep once you start befriending certain parties and becoming the enemies of others. Don't let anyone that hasn't played deep enough to see past the 'stacking' attack fool you. There are so many features in this game that going through it the first time simply isn't enough to see them all, even just the new ones. And you can expect an adult themed humurous and deep storyline, capable of competing with the first, on top of all that. Expand
  3. SladeW.
    Sep 14, 2006
    10
    This game rocks just like the first.
  4. [Anonymous]
    Mar 14, 2008
    9
    The humor, character creation, strategy, and complete disregard for logic during combat (you can stack your men on top of each other until The humor, character creation, strategy, and complete disregard for logic during combat (you can stack your men on top of each other until you are tall enough to fight the sun) score big points, however the amount of time spent re-leveling characters or leveling better versions of an existing character, or the item world, just generally drag things to a halt. The item world is a dungeon where you can enter a dimension inside an item you own. You can find the element that makes your chewing gum strong, beat it up until it obeys, and force to to move into your sword. The item world is also under attack by space pirates for some reason too. However the item world completely lacks an ongoing story to keep you motivated, and since it's levels are randomly generated it can result in some obnoxious camera difficulties. Overall I felt that the game's pluses were pretty refreshing in this industry, and none of it's faults bring the game to a stop, so I felt like it was a very good overall experience. Expand
  5. Hugh
    Apr 28, 2007
    8
    Gameplay is incredible, the story is pretty boring, the graphic is lousy. The game takes hundreds of hours. Value for the money.
  6. DesmondL.
    Sep 22, 2009
    6
    I consider average. The story and gameplay is not bad. But the graphics well... NIS never update the because they thought retro RPG game is I consider average. The story and gameplay is not bad. But the graphics well... NIS never update the because they thought retro RPG game is best than today RPG modern game. 3D graphics is just like a PS1 and the spirtes look like super nitendo. NIS sound actors is reconsider the best. Buy the Disgaea 2 Dark Hero Days instead. Expand