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  • Summary: The Netherworld - a realm darker than the deepest abyss, located far beneath where mortals tread. It is a cursed land where evil reigns and foul beings dwell. Nobody knows its whereabouts, but everybody fears its existence... The story takes place two years after the death of KingThe Netherworld - a realm darker than the deepest abyss, located far beneath where mortals tread. It is a cursed land where evil reigns and foul beings dwell. Nobody knows its whereabouts, but everybody fears its existence... The story takes place two years after the death of King Krichevskoy, the ruler of the Netherworld. His son Laharl awakens from a long sleep, unaware of his father's death. Meanwhile, scheming demons vie for supremacy over the Netherworld. With the help of his subordinate Etna and her underlings, the egocentric, self-absorbed Prince Laharl must fight to regain the throne and claim his birthright. [Atlus] Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 40 out of 42
  2. Negative: 0 out of 42
  1. Pure immature fun with a story. You will like the comic mischief and the spell effects along with the sound track and voice acting. I simply cannot think of anything wrong with this game other than the visuals.
  2. Both complex, yet brilliantly simple, deep but immediately playable, and long-term habit forming whilst retaining the ability to kill you in seconds. It makes heroin look like sherbet dip.
  3. The game is funny. REALLY funny. It makes fun of itself, of typical Japanese RPG conventions, even of Heaven and Hell. Disgaea is the best game of its type to come along in a long while.
  4. The near limitless play potential makes this game a godsend for obsessive, compulsive fans of this style of play, and the ocean deep gameplay ensures that there is always something new to do.
  5. A great strategy game. The game will appeal instantly to anyone who has played "Final Fantasy Tactics," the "Ogre Battle" series, or other strategy games for the Playstation 1.
  6. Perhaps if it had the graphical accompaniment, and the in depth storyline that it deserves, we could be looking at a game that will be remembered as fondly as "Final Fantasy VII."
  7. I’ll briefly abandon my objective viewpoint and daringly say that I love Disgaea. But I can find very little to strongly recommend about it.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 28 out of 33
  2. Negative: 2 out of 33
  1. IanM.
    Aug 15, 2003
    10
    An incredibly deep strategy RPG with the most interesting battle system I've ever seen in a game, period. Hilarious plot, great music An incredibly deep strategy RPG with the most interesting battle system I've ever seen in a game, period. Hilarious plot, great music and voice acting. If you enjoyed FFT or any of the "Ogre" strategy RPGs, you must have Disgaea! Expand
  2. Feb 25, 2018
    10
    Jogo muito nostálgico, trilha sonora encantadora, gráficos e estilo artístico simplista e confortante, uma verdadeira obra de arte. MecânicasJogo muito nostálgico, trilha sonora encantadora, gráficos e estilo artístico simplista e confortante, uma verdadeira obra de arte. Mecânicas do item world e evolução das armas, imersão de história, progressão de dificuldade e infinidade de aprendizado de skills e itens, são tantas coisas que eu só posso dizer "10...nota 10". Expand
  3. BobL.
    Sep 5, 2003
    10
    I say that 10000 level is realy cool and near 700000 hp is the way to cool.
  4. MarceloG.
    Dec 9, 2003
    10
    hell of a game, i never played a game this addicting... I've played hundreds of RPG's but this one takes the applauses.
  5. TitaW.
    Aug 7, 2005
    10
    Nice storyline!!! Anime graphics and.. and.. I think I'm gonna cry.. This game is perfect!!!
  6. TitaniumDragon
    May 25, 2008
    9
    This is the best tactical RPG I've ever played. The storyline is excellent, the humor is great, the voice acting is pretty solid (if a This is the best tactical RPG I've ever played. The storyline is excellent, the humor is great, the voice acting is pretty solid (if a bit cheesy, though the game works well anyway as the game certainly doesn't take itself too seriously), the combat system is fun and challenging enough to be quite interesting, the class system is pretty solid, and the game overall works quite well and has a decent level of replay value, impressive for an RPG. The only real flaw of the game is the difficulty of the very end of it; its certainly doable, but at some point in the game you're going to have to level grind. I see this as a flaw, as I believe the main part of a TRPG (or of an RPG in general) should never require level grinding, as many people (myself included) find it highly unfun. Overall, the best TRPG I've ever played. You'll enjoy it, TRPG fan or no, because it is just that good. Expand
  7. Apr 11, 2017
    0
    D'un humour douteux très infantile, Disgaea ne fera sourire que les enfants de Forrest, Forrest Gump. En outre c'est tout en anglais.D'un humour douteux très infantile, Disgaea ne fera sourire que les enfants de Forrest, Forrest Gump. En outre c'est tout en anglais. Techniquement c'est une atrocité sans nom dont même une Gameboy aurait honte et les combats en tour par tour sont aussi lourds que pénibles et affreusement lents, le tout desservi par une interface à revoir. Je suis au désespoir : même la poubelle n'en veut pas. Expand

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