After having missed the original as well as the PSP remake, I’m finally getting around to playing the DS version of Disgaea. I’m familiar with the game world, and I played the everlovin’ heck out of the Prinny games on the PSP, so I pretty much knew what to expect from a style point of view…but even still, this is one crazy fun game.
Offering up more challenging fare than Final Fantasy Tactics or Valkeryie Profile, the variety and depth of Disgaea is only outdone by its amusing narrative and surprisingly deep characters. The visuals are great, and having a simple map displayed on the top screen of the DS makes movement much easier on crowded maps with a lot of varied terrain heights.
From what I’ve read, seen, and heard, there’s the potential for hundreds of hours worth of gameplay, depending on how much of a completionist you feel like being. With only a handful of hours under my belt, I know I’ve barely scratched the surface of what Disgaea has to offer, but I get the feeling I’m going to try to take this one all the way to the end. I really dig what it has to offer, and I highly recommend you check it out on any of the systems it has been released for. If you play it on the DS though, just make sure you turn off the spoken dialogue…the English voices are absolutely horrid, and unlike other versions of the game, there’s no way to switch it over to Japanese.