Metascore
80

Generally favorable reviews - based on 39 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 33 out of 39
  2. Negative: 0 out of 39
Buy On
  1. If you were already in, you'll stay in. But if you want to join the club, it's only worth it if you're going to put in the hard yards to get your member's card.
  2. Oct 27, 2011
    70
    But there were times within Disgaea 4, more than ever before, when the grind seemed more prominent than the obsession. Disgaea always does unexpected things with numbers, and 4 feels like its most polished and feature-packed entry yet - and it also feels like the point of diminishing returns.
  3. Sep 10, 2011
    70
    Disgaea 4: A Promise Unforgotten is definitely a step up from Disgaea 3, at least as far as appearances go. It captures the beloved gameplay elements from previous entries and provides an astounding amount of content. Disgaea 4 can be a little cumbersome at times, and it hasn't streamlined its presentation much since the original, but the fun combat mechanics and interesting cast of characters help differentiate it from its competitors. I wish the humor had resonated with me a tad more, but I definitely had fun with Disgaea 4.
  4. Sep 9, 2011
    67
    It's kind of disappointing that a sequel that finally upgrades its character sprites would at the same time not move anything else up a level. And I would like more people to play and enjoy Disgaea games, because the fact is everyone is getting the best sequel until "Disgaea 5" comes out (probably). But it's a step forward that could have, for once, been a leap.
  5. Sep 19, 2011
    60
    Politics and mythical creatures are unorthodox ingredients that make an old formula taste brand new.
  6. 50
    The many layers of mechanics are simply too obscure if you haven't played the predecessors to death. Possibly the most complex game in the tactical RPG genre to date, but we just wish the developers had spent as much energy on introducing and explaining the mechanics as they did tailoring the game to existing fans.
User Score
7.8

Generally favorable reviews- based on 127 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 17
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 17
  3. Negative: 1 out of 17
  1. Sep 8, 2011
    10
    Such a great game, far better than the previous chapters. Disgaea 4 has new, high definition sprites, a revised gameplay, more depth and greatSuch a great game, far better than the previous chapters. Disgaea 4 has new, high definition sprites, a revised gameplay, more depth and great value since you could easily play it for hundreds of hours. Definitely the best srpg on ps3 along with Valkyria Chronicles. Full Review »
  2. Sep 6, 2011
    10
    ok this is definilly the best entry in the disgaea series ever made by NIS
    whit one of the most change in graphics i ever seen in a
    ok this is definilly the best entry in the disgaea series ever made by NIS
    whit one of the most change in graphics i ever seen in a videogame,disgaea 4 comes up whit the same formula that never gonna pass away:more than 300 hour of gameplay.solid gameplay,good voices for englighs,very great history and humour on it. its probably the best game of september
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  3. Sep 8, 2011
    10
    Whats with all the Hating on this game? Xbots Jealous that they dont have a decent RPG? Grow up!

    Disgaea 4 is definatley a milestone in the
    Whats with all the Hating on this game? Xbots Jealous that they dont have a decent RPG? Grow up!

    Disgaea 4 is definatley a milestone in the dosgaea series, the 2D HD art is spectular! The old school still remains with a awesome HD makeover! Seriously you get 300 hours PLUS with this game, this game is the one of the best Disgaea game yet! Comes with JP/ENG voice work, both are very well done! The story is ridiculous as always, but the gameplay is where Disgaea 4 shines! Crazy Numbers, Crazy Special Moves, Crazy Leveling, yes any character can be leveled up to 9999, its a game with endless replay value, pick it up NOW RPG FANS!
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