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  • Summary: Completely remade to take advantage of Nintendo DS, Disgaea DS offers a deep strategy RPG experience with an exceptional story, a fantastic script, and a host of loveable characters and settings. An all-new story focus means a completely different experience for the player, not to mention aCompletely remade to take advantage of Nintendo DS, Disgaea DS offers a deep strategy RPG experience with an exceptional story, a fantastic script, and a host of loveable characters and settings. An all-new story focus means a completely different experience for the player, not to mention a brand new ending. Geo Cubes add special effects to the battlefield, completely shifting the balance in the blink of an eye. Using local wireless multiplayer support, take your friends on in grand battles of strategy and wit – or try different modes like Defeat the Leader and Capture the Flag. With support for touch screen control and excellent of use of the two Nintendo DS screens, Disgaea has never played better. [NIS America] Expand
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  1. Positive: 30 out of 32
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  1. This really, truly is Disgaea, stripped of its stationary roots and shoved onto a tiny cartridge without missing a step. Everything about this title will appeal to the gamer who's been intrigued by the strategy genre, but been too put off by how dire and dramatic it can be.
  2. Disgaea DS is one of the finest strategy titles in existence - strategy role-playing fans should snap it up immediately.
  3. Disgaea is one of the most original and fun tactical role-playing games ever released; and now Nintendo DS owners get a chance to experience the joy of Disgaea that made it a cult hit.
  4. Disgaea DS is a delightfully evil strategy RPG with enough depth (and prinnies) to entertain you for ages.
  5. 80
    The amount of content included in Disgaea DS is staggering. Not only are the game's core mechanics solid, innovative, and insanely addictive, but there's enough post-game content to consume hundreds of hours of your life if you so desire.
  6. 58
    Unfortunately, such a light-hearted plot doesn't seem like a suitable reward for the grueling strategic depth of the combat.

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  1. Feb 26, 2014
    10
    DISGAEA DS perfectly replicates the orignal in just about everyway, from graphics, to gameplay, to its humor, and adds even MORE content thanDISGAEA DS perfectly replicates the orignal in just about everyway, from graphics, to gameplay, to its humor, and adds even MORE content than the orginal, including previously un-recruitable characters, pushing the Nintendo DS beyond its capabilities like we never imagined. DISGAEA DS is without a doubt proof that NIPPON ICHI SOFTWARE should make more DISGAEA games for Nintendo consoles. This version of DISGAEA HOUR OF DARKNESS for the DS (and its direct, three years later sequel, DISGAEA D2 A Brighter Darkness) is the best games of the series and is a must have-must buy game. This also proof that everyone's favorite Overlord, King Laharl SHOULD be the main protagonist more often. Expand
  2. ChristianB
    Aug 15, 2009
    10
    As a fan of tactical games such as Advance Wars, Fire Emblem and Final Fantasy Tactics, I saw this in the shops and thought "why not" andAs a fan of tactical games such as Advance Wars, Fire Emblem and Final Fantasy Tactics, I saw this in the shops and thought "why not" and bought this game on spur of the moment. And it's now one of my favourite games of all time. I'll definitely be playing the previously released titles. Expand
  3. May 25, 2013
    10
    Disgaea DS is one of the most amazing games you will ever play. Disgaea DS is also the most feature rich version of them all. Disgaea DS isDisgaea DS is one of the most amazing games you will ever play. Disgaea DS is also the most feature rich version of them all. Disgaea DS is packed with hundreds or even thousands hours of gameplay, great stories and huge amount of customization. Simply put, Disgaea DS is must buy for all Nintendo DS owners. Expand
  4. BartoszB.
    Oct 5, 2008
    9
    Just to be short: addictive game-play, great plot, awesome sense of humor (a scene where Etna made Prinnies work, made my heart cry), feel of Just to be short: addictive game-play, great plot, awesome sense of humor (a scene where Etna made Prinnies work, made my heart cry), feel of being EVIL and the only quirk is the video/sound lower quality, but still it doesn't ruin the game. Buy it, if you don't own it (yet)! Expand
  5. Nov 6, 2010
    9
    http://noodleblog-noodle.blogspot.com/2010/01/disgaea-ds-while-back-very-strange-game.html Read my full review here. Also check out my othershttp://noodleblog-noodle.blogspot.com/2010/01/disgaea-ds-while-back-very-strange-game.html Read my full review here. Also check out my others posts for more tantilising stuff! Expand
  6. AnonymousMC
    Jan 3, 2009
    9
    Still solid, still funny after a few years. It's a sign of a game that's made well in the first place. It's overlyStill solid, still funny after a few years. It's a sign of a game that's made well in the first place. It's overly complicated at times, but you don't need to know everything. Plus, you can throw exploding penguins and stack people to throw further. It's cheap, too, so get it NOW. Expand
  7. [Anonymous]
    Feb 26, 2009
    7
    Disgaea feels out of place on the DS. The core game is there, and its still fun, however the limitations of the DS show. Having played both Disgaea feels out of place on the DS. The core game is there, and its still fun, however the limitations of the DS show. Having played both the PSP and the DS versions I have to recommend Disgaea PSP. The visuals and sound are much higher quality, and to be honest, the touch controls (while functional) don't really work well enough for my tastes. PSP also offers faster load times (somehow) and the actual suspend mode which can keep your charge for weeks if you're not playing (very nice for when you're away from home and don't have your charger, your battery goes to playing the game rather than the halfway suspend.) That said, the bonus features of the DS version have me a little envious. I'd love to see it show up as DLC for the PSP. I'd also kill for cross-platform multiplayer. Bottom line: Get Disgaea DS if you don't have a PSP or if you plan on playing with friends that only have a DS. Getting both will only make you lament the missing parts of the other. Expand

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