I don’t know when this happened or how it happened – but I was introduced to Disgaea somehow. It was after this that I realised I am kind of a 3 type of genre type of person: Mindless games (usually, at most, some sort of pattern is involved), MMORPG or JRPG. It all seems to lead to one conclusion – I really don’t mind mindless, dreadful grinding (cue the “Chinese Farmer!!!” cries from everyone)
While waiting for the release of Disgaea 3, I started playing with the first Disgaea. The completely random and crazy storyline bowled me over. The sheer number of characters I could make also excited me!!! (so terrible, lol), but it was all still a learning process
I love the Disgaea franchise just from that one game, and now, that’s the third game too. I am tempted to get the fourth one for the PS3, but that would be sort of pushing my luck since I am barely home all the time, what with work, work, sleep and now the impending uni.
Disgaea 3 has a very cute and crazy sound track to go with it as well. It might not make much sense, besides being all funny, cute, gory and random hahahaha! but it definitely was worth the wait.
GamePlay: It’s a turn based game. You are limited to a number of characters to play with for each chapter of the story, forcing you to build a full team that works together, rather than solely relying on the characters that the game gives to you or, in my case, picking only the characters who looks like cats (lol =.=)
All characters comes with different “generations” or “reincarnations”. I am not sure if there’s a max, I am currently at the fourth reincarnation. Reincarnating opens up some spell options that wasn’t previously available. The problem is that, there comes to a point where you can’t bear to bring your character to level 1 just to level up all over again for just that one or 2 spells – the difference in power isn’t that great in my opinion.
Humanoid characters eventually reincarnates with awesome powers at a huge price (of inefficiency). That said, I am often intrigued by the possibilities of what the said powers might look like graphically.
Demon characters has 2 forms of developments, both includes a reincarnation spell. Being demons, they can also change into weapons when combined with humanoid characters. the drawback into using their transformed self is that due to the limitations on characters, you had better be damn sure that you’re going to kill the enemies with less than your full team. Once used as weapons, they can’t be re-summoned.
But this was so worth it.
Pros: hilarious random storyline, ditto with characters and drawings
cons: the grind
Frankly, I am cool with the grind. I am really ok with it. every now and then I take a break and play a completely new game (of which, I have plenty to get started with, and most are JRPG, lol!), but I seem to waltz back to this one every now and then. My main characters are about level 300 each, so I am a long way from level 500.
Do I love it?
But it’s definitely not for everyone