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  • Summary: Knife-wielding penguin henchmen that double as grenades. A rotten adolescent prince of darkness determined to rule the netherworld by hook or by crook. An open-ended structure that encourages players to keep playing the game and developing their characters long after the main storyline is finished.
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  1. Positive: 35 out of 37
  2. Negative: 0 out of 37
  1. 100
    Part of what distinguishes Disgaea from more run-of-the-mill SRPGs is its wicked sense of humor, which makes just unveiling the story a treat.
  2. Overall, I was very very pleased with Afternoon of Darkness. Welcome back to the front of the Strategy RPG pack, Disgaea. We missed you.
  3. Disgaea: Afternoon of Darkness stands side by side with the likes of Final Fantasy Tactics and Jeanne D'Arc as one of the best PSP games to hit the system in 2007.
  4. 90
    Those who’ve never experienced the story and fun on offer should take a look and owners of the original game still owe it to themselves to buy this game.
  5. Arguably the greatest and most substantial strategy RPG you'll get on PSP. [Jan 2007, p.69]
  6. For portable role playing on the go you can't do much better...okay, "Jeanne de Arc", but that's it. [Oct 2007, p.94]
  7. The game really is a niche title that is going to appeal to only a small group. I'm certainly a part of it, but even I feel like the extreme customization gets to be a bit much.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 16
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 16
  3. Negative: 0 out of 16
  1. JacobP.
    Dec 16, 2007
    10
    I haven't played the original, but I've went and got this game, Jeanne D'Arc and the remake of Final Fantasy Tactics for the I haven't played the original, but I've went and got this game, Jeanne D'Arc and the remake of Final Fantasy Tactics for the PSP. I honestly say-- this game is the better deal. If you're stuck between the three, choose this one, hands down. It's extremely open and funner to play than FFT and has much more character than Jeanne D'Arc. Everyone says Disgaea is a laugh riot which I don't find, but the story is both light and compelling, so it just sweetens the deal. This is the very best SRPG on the PSP right now. Expand
  2. LowellF.
    Nov 10, 2007
    10
    A really excellent adaptation of this game. This is the perfect platform for playing this-- allowing you to do quick missions, level up A really excellent adaptation of this game. This is the perfect platform for playing this-- allowing you to do quick missions, level up characters and delve into all of the vast side material for the game. Expand
  3. Jan 12, 2012
    10
    I began to play this game only in 2012, and i think it's one of the best on PSP. I loved Jeanne d'Arc but Disgaea is much deeper in terms ofI began to play this game only in 2012, and i think it's one of the best on PSP. I loved Jeanne d'Arc but Disgaea is much deeper in terms of gameplay and more attractive because of outstanding humor, character design etc. Expand
  4. ChrisR.
    Jan 17, 2008
    10
    Just about a perfect SRPG... the only thing that would make it better would be the ability to save within battles... otherwise, the dialogue Just about a perfect SRPG... the only thing that would make it better would be the ability to save within battles... otherwise, the dialogue and delivery is laugh out loud quality. Expand
  5. BP
    May 22, 2009
    10
    Finished Jeanne & FFT, both great in their ways, different flavors, but Disgaea:AoD may never be removed from my PSP. The tactics are perfect Finished Jeanne & FFT, both great in their ways, different flavors, but Disgaea:AoD may never be removed from my PSP. The tactics are perfect for portable SRPG'ers...if you have a 'completionist' in your life and want to drive them over the edge, this is the perfect game with which to do it. The learning curve may be a bit steep for some. Expand
  6. SteveP
    Aug 10, 2009
    10
    This game is absolutely flawless, and I don't even like SRPGs. The only problem I had with it was that some of the sounds became This game is absolutely flawless, and I don't even like SRPGs. The only problem I had with it was that some of the sounds became repetitive after awhile, but I would expect that after putting 150 hours into the game. Expand
  7. May 2, 2014
    9
    Weird f*cking game, but in a good way. I like the turn-based strategy games, and this series delivers it longer, wetter and deeper than anyWeird f*cking game, but in a good way. I like the turn-based strategy games, and this series delivers it longer, wetter and deeper than any other on the market. There are many areas to get lost in or completely neglect. Customization options are staggering. This game can be very intimidating to the new guy, but very fun and rewarding to anyone willing to invest some time in it. Expand

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