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  • Summary: The 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 ofThe 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 vengeance. Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 35 out of 43
  2. Negative: 0 out of 43
  1. 100
    This is by far the best Disgaea game we’ve seen, and it is a strong contender to be the best tactics RPG ever created.
  2. Sep 23, 2015
    90
    In terms of game mechanics, Disgaea 5: Alliance of Vengeance is possibly the strongest entry in the franchise. Almost every change it makes is for the better, and the core gameplay has been polished and refined in countless ways.
  3. Oct 6, 2015
    87
    Few franchises can get away with feeling this similar from version to version, but Disgaea is just that deep, requiring you to understand and exploit character stats, equipment attributes, and class abilities at a level most modern RPGs have abandoned in the name of accessibility.
  4. Sep 22, 2015
    80
    Disgaea 5: Alliance of Vengeance is arguably the most complete package in the series. Despite an unnecessarily long campaign that's home to some surprising difficulty spikes, it's still an excellent strategy venture that will give you plenty of bang for your buck.
  5. 80
    Disgaea 5 is an excellent title for any gamer, but the interesting mechanics, impressive visuals, and expansive universe make it a must-play for tactical RPG enthusiasts.
  6. Sep 22, 2015
    80
    The game and its numerous systems are a complete time sink that allows you to spend dozens of hours building your perfect character, and then tempt you to do it again a few more dozen times. Disgaea 5 is the biggest and most satisfying installment in the series to date, and It could easily be the last one you ever need to buy.
  7. Jan 14, 2016
    50
    When it isn't being a frustrating game, Disgaea 5 can be a lot of fun. Once things slow down to grind, however, the story may be the only thing that will keep players going.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 18
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 18
  3. Negative: 1 out of 18
  1. Oct 6, 2015
    10
    Regarding an issue that seems to be bothering some: don't give the game a negative rating because it crashed on you-- it's not the game'sRegarding an issue that seems to be bothering some: don't give the game a negative rating because it crashed on you-- it's not the game's fault it's the fault of PSN/NISA. Give them a few days to fix the issue before you condemn the game to a bad rating.

    For poorer folks like me who have very little money to go around Disgaea 5 is a godsend. With the wide selection of characters, and the numerous variations with classes, and the fact that they can all go to level 9999; this game lasts a very very long time. You never run out of places to battle either since the Item World randomly generates itself, with each randomly crafted stage providing a new selection of strategic ways to tackle it. It takes a while to get the basics down and expand on the overwhelmingly massive amount of selections to choose from but you'll have plenty of time to prefect your playstyle since this game can support itself for hundreds of hours. You can quite literally build your own army from scratch and use them to conquer every obstacle in your path. Customizing every aspect of each individual soldier along the way, from colors, to voices, to stats and weapons, there are an endless number of combinations for you to experiment with. For those willing to put in the time you'll find yourself beaming with pride at the army you've raised from rags to riches.
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  2. Oct 24, 2015
    10
    I am impressed. excellent combat system, beautiful graphics, nice music. a lot of skills, recruits have level up, many weapons. Good ideaI 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. Expand
  3. Oct 7, 2015
    10
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    One of the best Disgaea's out there, and has a lot of new features that will make you spend over 200+ hrs. Some of the new
    (No Spoilers)

    One of the best Disgaea's out there, and has a lot of new features that will make you spend over 200+ hrs. Some of the new features are, you can send units to explore netherworlds to get items and prisoners, give classes a sub weapon, go beyond a characters natural evilities, an Innocent Farm that allows you to store and grow your innocents, and many more. Like many other Disgaea games out there, this one is focused on revenge, with a somewhat more mature story. Without spoiling the game, the story follows Killia and teammates on getting revenge on Lord Dark. I would say this is a must buy if you like tatical games that also require a little grinding.
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  4. May 14, 2017
    9
    I first tried on the demo, I wasn't attracted to this game so much really.
    But recently I got the chance to try this game again and it change
    I first tried on the demo, I wasn't attracted to this game so much really.
    But recently I got the chance to try this game again and it change my first perception on this game.

    It is exceptionally fun and relaxing. It is sort of like phantom brave from PS2 ( if anyone loves phantom brave, you would definitely love this one)

    Story line - good (story was told in a cute and humorous way), minimum violence.
    Game pace - Moderate and relax, suitable for leisure play
    Intensity of farming - minimum to moderate, but if you enjoy and love RPQ, I am sure you will spend more time in this game.
    Explorable area - huge, a lot of secrets or hidden content (not related to story)available to explore, you might need to search online for clues sometimes
    Music - relax and calming, I actually started enjoying the background music at base
    Loading time - short, shorter than (WoFF)

    RPG lovers - there are a lot of things you can grind in this game, class proficiency, character level, skill level, mastery level, equipment level, equipment skills level, duplicate legendary equipment.

    Overall, the game is good and i would recommend this game to players and friends who enjoy playing a slow to moderate pace game, not recommended for players who likes slash and run. This game requires FARMING.
    Solid 9.
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  5. Dec 4, 2015
    9
    Another year, another instalment in Disgaea but this time there's a few mechanics that really add a new dimension - squads in particular are aAnother year, another instalment in Disgaea but this time there's a few mechanics that really add a new dimension - squads in particular are a great idea. Yeah, the graphics aren't a quantum leap forward from PS2 but it's never been about graphics with Disgaea and all about the gameplay which still delivers in depth and volume. I never usually buy DLC but felt somewhat compelled in D5 just to get Laharl and co in my team. Expand
  6. Nov 30, 2015
    8
    Being my first Disgaea game, I was a little unsure what to expect. As a long time fan of the Fire Emblem series, I was looking for a newBeing my first Disgaea game, I was a little unsure what to expect. As a long time fan of the Fire Emblem series, I was looking for a new strategy RPG to delve into. What I got was a gorgeous looking game with fantastic music and character choices. The dialogue is funny, albeit annoying at times but don't let that take away from the overall package.

    As a newer player, I felt the need to grind problematic. Because there is so much to learn about this series, veterans should have no problem breezing through this game(and by breezing I mean 30+ hours), but if you're new to this genre(or game in particular) prepare to spend a few hours in dungeons alone killing the same enemies over and over again to level up. If you enjoy the grind though, you will absolutely love this game!

    My recommendation? Buy it.
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  7. Oct 16, 2015
    0
    Stopped playing after 5 minutes.. the display system is poorly-implemented orthogonal and the sprites look like they're from a terrible indieStopped 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. Expand

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