Another great entry in the franchise. It has the basic strengths of the Disgaea series with lovable quirky characters, an immersive story with a lot of dark humor and gameplay for easily hundred hours. To be fair the characters took a bit longer to win me over but then completely succeeded. The story uses complete new characters and is set in another demon realm with countless worlds or neatherrealms. Each is ruled by an overlord. The overlord Void Dark is conquering world after world with his army called Lost. He seems unstoppable. Our team of former overlords is forming an army to stop him. Sounds on first glance generic but is far more interesting and has a lot of dark humor. The characters are great but it took longer than the other games to amaze me. There is Killia who is a force to be recognized that flees from his past and wants to destroy Void Dark. There is Serpahina a princess that wants to charm all males to serve her. Red Magus is more muscles than brains and wants to become the strongest overlord. Christo became a favorite and you will see why when you uncover his story. Usalia is another favorite and has Naruto or better said Kurama vibes (meant positive by the way). Zeroken is a self proclaimed martial arts master but good hearten. Those work excellent. Together with the story we get a great experience. This would not be an amazing game if the gameplay was not good. As per franchise standard we get a lot. While other RPGs cap at level 99 here you can reach level 9999 (no typo) and even reincarnate to increase you stats further. You can improve items in the item world and characters in something that I consider a board mini game. I really enjoyed the last a lot and I would like to see this mechanic return in the next games. You can also throw teammates (do this carefully with Prinnies). There are colored Geo panels with pyramids given effects. Destroying them can cause chain reactions that damage all characters on them. The game has a lot of depth and you can easily get 100 hours of playtime out of it in a single playthrough. As in every Disgaea game there is a lot of content you can unlock after beating the main story. New for this game is a revenge mode. Think of it as limit breaks like in Final Fantasy 7. Receiving damage fills the gauge and when it is full you enter the revenge mode. Here you get a bit of damage resistance and abilities just cost 1 skill point to use. Beware this is also valid for enemies and you enter it automatically. There is a side quest shop where you can take side quests (Limited number!). Some are just “get this item” or “defeat x enemies” while other unlock new stuff. Another addition are squads. Characters get some bonuses in these and the more you improve these the more useful those get. There is now the ability to farm and change innocents to improve your items (Great addition). Lastly there is the curry shop. Curries improve your skills before battle and some are really useful. Graphically you see the increased power of the hardware. It looks more beautiful than ever and the unique style of the series was unchanged. The soundtrack works as well as in the other games. Overall this is again a strong entry in the franchise and worth playing. It has the strengths of the franchise with great characters, dark humor and lots of good gameplay.
Disgaea 5: Alliance of Vengeance implements some of the smartest choices the series has seen since its debut in 2003, making this not only the best Disgaea game to date, but one of the best Strategy-RPGs available.
This game is an undiluted delight, lovingly crafted and intricately detailed. And the depth! Dear God, the depth is overwhelming. Once I realized you could actually go into your magic item with your party to explore a randomly generated dungeon just to power up that magic item, I had an out-of-body experience. This is the kind of creativity and unexpected pleasure that the best of JRPGs . The character design, the story, the finesse—everything about this game is stellar.
People who work at Electronic Arts and are responsible for inflicting Dragon Age: Inquisition upon the world should be locked in a prison with nothing but a PlayStation 4 and this game and if at the end of their sentence they still want to talk about market research and 3D action adventure then you need to take those people and shackle them together and make them pick up trash on the side of the highway for the rest of their natural lives because they will never, ever, ever understand what it means to make a game. I am so bloody tired of corporate crap-fests puked up by committees of soul-less hipster robots.
This game is the absolute antithesis of Electronic Arts. This game is a refutation of focus groups, branding, iPhones, touch screen, and Facebook integration.
This is a game. This is a novel. This is art.
I am impressed. excellent combat system, beautiful graphics, nice music. a lot of skills, recruits have level up, many weapons. Good idea implementation.Very like a combination of 2-3 characters. that's cool.
Just to make sure, I'm at a bias here because Disgaea series always my favorite games since ps2 era. This game is simply improvement of the previous. The complexity is the vocal of my interest of this game. The battle system offers you so much at how to beat enemy group and the environment hazard add fun to this a lot. The story is a hit and miss like usual though.
Stopped playing after 5 minutes.. the display system is poorly-implemented orthogonal and the sprites look like they're from a terrible indie game. Not up to the production quality I expect from PS4 games. Sprites don't pop off the background so it's hard to distinguish them. Voice acting is absolutely awful. Tutorial does the actions for you, which is always annoying because you have no control and are just watching a video at that point. More JRPG tropes, this is why the genre is dying.
SummaryThe sixth home console entry to the Disgaea series tells a tale of revenge, and of rebellion. As a new and terrible Overlord named Void Dark seeks to enslave the countless Netherworlds, one young demon has stood to end his reign—Killia. In Disgaea 5, lead Killia and his tenacious army of rebels on their dark and dangerous path to vengean...