Metascore
82

Generally favorable reviews - based on 30 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 26 out of 30
  2. Negative: 0 out of 30
  1. Sep 18, 2014
    90
    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. Sep 14, 2014
    90
    The definitive version of Disgaea 4. If you haven't played it before, do so on Vita.
  3. 90
    Disgaea 4: A Promise Revisited is the kind of game that can ruin sleep patterns and kill productivity. But it's all worth it because it'll keep you chuckling right up to when that favourite Prinny hits level 9999, dood.
  4. Aug 21, 2014
    90
    Thanks to the strongest story since the original Disgaea, a battle system that is easy to pick up but has plenty of complexity, and the crazy amount of fun extra activities that can extend playtime, Disgaea 4 is a must-have turn-based strategy RPG.
  5. 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.
  6. Aug 12, 2014
    90
    This is most certainly the definitive version of Disgaea 4 and a worthy addition to any JRPG fan’s collection.
  7. Aug 11, 2014
    90
    With enough combat goodness to satisfy even the most truculent warmongers, a variable Marianas Trench of depth in its customization and laughs aplenty, A Promise Rewritten isn’t only the Vitas latest proof-of-worth, it’s also its strongest.
  8. Aug 23, 2014
    87
    NIS and Disgaea never disappoint, and this is yet another game RPG fans shouldn't miss. If you've played the original game, you'll find many new things here, even though the core experience is pretty much the same.
  9. Aug 31, 2014
    86
    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.
  10. Aug 27, 2014
    85
    A redone Tactical RPG for PS Vita of one of the best cult games released so far for PS3. Hundreds of hours of adventures awaits you.
  11. Aug 27, 2014
    85
    Two things will never change with Disgaea: The visuals are outdated. And the intertwined mechanics and systems are among the best you will ever see in tactical role-playing games.
  12. 85
    An ultimate edition of the original PS3 version. The added free goodies rewards fans and those who skipped it on the PS3. Disgaea and RPG fans will be in love, but the extra trinkets won't be enough to win over non-fans of the long running series.
  13. Aug 14, 2014
    85
    Disgaea 4: A Promise Revisited is easily one of the best buys you can make as an RPG fan on the Vita. It's a well-designed, deep and fun game that is brimming with content.
  14. Sep 19, 2014
    80
    This is undoubtedly the finest handheld version of the Disgaea-verse that you could possibly wish to own.
  15. Sep 10, 2014
    80
    A Promise Revisited is a great port of the original, bringing old and new contents while improving and tweaking the experience on Vita.
  16. 80
    Even though the series as a whole could arguably do with an overhaul by now, Disgaea 4 still is one of the best tactical role-playing games around.
  17. Sep 3, 2014
    80
    I'm really glad I decided to take on Disgaea 4: A Promise Revisited despite the steep, steep learning curve and the "fend for yourself" approach. I'm guessing that its audience will likely be fervent series fans and very few newcomers (like me!) but it has a lot to offer to any fan of SRPGs.
  18. Sep 3, 2014
    80
    Disgaea 4: A Promise Revisited is a nice porting of the already awesome Disgaea 4: A Promise Unforgotten published for PS3 in 2011. The game is still great, and works perfectly on the Sony's handheld.
  19. 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.
  20. Sep 1, 2014
    80
    A demanding tactical RPG with a unique and zany ambiance, in its best version.
  21. Sep 1, 2014
    80
    Addictive, deep, and just a little bit crazy, Disgaea 4: A Promise Revisited is the perfect companion for someone looking for some on-the-move RPG greatness.
  22. Aug 24, 2014
    80
    Disgaea 4: A Promise Revisited is an entertaining game that is an ideal fit for the Vita, but one for fans of the genre, rather than the casual audience.
  23. Aug 12, 2014
    80
    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.
  24. Aug 12, 2014
    80
    Addictive and satisfying, Disgaea 4 is an amazing game if you're willing to commit a lot of time to it.
  25. Aug 12, 2014
    80
    Disgaea 4 is charming and light-hearted with a fun battle system with depth that is less on the surface than some might be looking for. If you’ve never played it before, the price and content packed in make the Vita version the right choice for those looking to try it out.
  26. Aug 18, 2014
    75
    If you don't want to spend every waking hour of the next few months grinding and grinding and grinding, then you may want to look into something less demanding. If, however, you're already a fan of the series, then you'll soon find Disgaea 4 has everything you've come to know and love of Disgaea: it's long, it's deep, and it's funny. If that's you (and I have to admit, it's certainly not me), then grab it now, and empty your calendar for the foreseeable future.
  27. Sep 19, 2014
    72
    Battle is as addictive as ever. [Nov 2014, p.80]
  28. Sep 4, 2014
    70
    A Promise Revisited adds to the Disgaea 4 structure some of the improvements already seen in Disgaea D2. The game that came out is surely more complete and deep, but is designed for old fans and won't convince new players.
  29. Aug 22, 2014
    70
    Games like Disgaea 4 are what the Vita was built for.
  30. Aug 20, 2014
    60
    Disgaea 4 is the best game I’ve ever hated.
User Score
9.4

Universal acclaim- based on 28 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
  3. Negative: 0 out of 3
  1. Aug 17, 2014
    9
    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.
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  2. Aug 15, 2014
    9
    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. Full Review »
  3. Aug 19, 2014
    10
    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. Full Review »