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  • Summary: Disgaea 4 is a sequel to Disgaea, a hardcore, turn-based, strategy RPG. In Disgaea, character units have a limit to their movement and attack ranges, based on level and weapons equipped. There are other special game factors that let you take advantage of the 3D battle map, many of which are unique to Disgaea. As the 4th installment in the series Disgaea 4 adopts an all new graphic engine with a much more emphasis on a anime style graphics and also adopts many new game system for an exciting battle adventure. Expand
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  1. Positive: 28 out of 32
  2. Negative: 0 out of 32
  1. Sep 18, 2014
    The perfect excuse to return to a franchise that seemed to have reached it's highest point on it's first entry. The gameplay changes are great for experienced players, while the new episodes offer great value for the novices.
  2. 90
    This isn’t just a simple port, it is a great new way to enjoy a game on a new platform for gamers that may have missed it on PS3, and it is full of new fun to be had for those that have already played it.
  3. Aug 31, 2014
    It has everything the original had, plus more content to expend 100 hour leveling, taking political decisions or creating characters. More stories, elements from other Disgaea titles and a vivid and crispy visual aspect thanks to Vita's wonderful screen, A Promise Revisited is a must have for fans of the Strategy JRPG, and for all those fans of the first version that want to tale those Prinnies everywhere.
  4. Aug 12, 2014
    Disgaea 4: A Promise Revisited crams one of the best Disgaea games ever into a tiny package. The entire PlayStation 3 game comes along for the ride, with all of the levels, all of the graphics, and all of the content. There's some framerate issues here and there, but nothing that completely ruins the experience. A must-have for Disgaea fans who own a Vita.
  5. Sep 10, 2014
    A Promise Revisited is a great port of the original, bringing old and new contents while improving and tweaking the experience on Vita.
  6. 80
    Still the funniest and best-looking entry in the series, even if it’s the least innovative. And despite a few graphical flaws the PS Version is the definitive edition.
  7. Aug 20, 2014
    Disgaea 4 is the best game I’ve ever hated.

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  1. Aug 19, 2014
    This game is Amazing
    every thing about it is amazing
    its time consuming to maximize everything but it gives you abnormal challenges that
    makes it worthwhile. Expand
  2. Oct 14, 2014
    This game is the reason why I bought PS Vita. Was not disappointed and after 100 hours of gameplay I finally felt a need to take a break but there is still more stuff to do in the game. It has some issues like FPS dropdown in Item World and Chara World as well as crash with certain monster personality sounds but it is not gamebreaking. Best game in the series gameplay-wise too, perfect for hand held console. Expand
  3. Sep 28, 2014
    Fantastic strategy game, every psv owner should buy this!
    It will take more than 100 hours to finish this game with many game features.
    you are a streategy fan, then get this one and you will not regret. Expand
  4. Aug 15, 2014
    Disgaea 4 is a brilliant strategy rpg that fits perfectly for the vita. Party, weapon, and armor customization is very high in this game, satisfying those who want to wish to alter strategies in order to beat tough maps. Combat is turn based grid combat that is addicting and enjoyable. Those who may be apprehensive about this kind of rpg may find a wealth of fun and creativity in the battle system. The combat is tedious, so those looking for a quick win aren't going to be happy with this. The story is quirky and humorous, with great characters carried by excellent voice acting. The challenge is great in this game, forcing you to restart the entire story if you fail (unless you reload). Even failure leads to extra cutscenes and dialogue describing your failure and it's consequences. The art is charming and smooth, as well as adding a nice flare to the typical Japanese animation with unique looking characters. the game features a wealth of post game content that is sure to keep players busy for hundreds of hours. Grinding is made more appealing by leveling items and attacks along the way, though do to difficulty spikes you may find yourself doing this more often that you anticipate. Overall this is an enjoyable and deep srpg that is a must for Disgaea fans and a gem amongst the vita rpg collecton, though it is not best suited to those new to the rpg genre. Expand
  5. Aug 17, 2014
    It's a must have if you're into Disgaea. If you like turn-based SRPG's, like Final Fantasy Tactics, then you should also definitely get this; the humor is light, and the characters are cooky. The only thing is is that this game involves heavy grinding if you want to complete everything beyond the story.

    TL;DR - Like turn-based SRPG's? Buy this.