Excerpt: If you suspect that you might be what the games industry has affectionately labelled a 'casual gamer', stop reading; I'm afraid this game just isn't for you. A frightening combination of statistics, attributes and menu screens glued together with anime visuals and a ludicrous narrative make the...
Excerpt: Like Disgaea: Afternoon of Darkness , Disgaea 2: Dark Hero Days is a re-release of the PS2 version with a few new additions. If you're not a fan of the series or genre, new features won't win you over, but they may be enough to entice fans into a repurchase.
Excerpt: In 2007 Nippon Ichi released a very well done port of the original Disgaea for the PSP with bonus extras. Now Nippon Ichi is using the same tactic again for Disgaea 2 . Its PSP release, Disgaea 2: Dark Hero Days, also comes with added content.
Excerpt: Released in 2003, the original Disgaea for the PlayStation 2 was received with open arms by RPGamers and critics alike. It boasted a strategic, turn based combat model with highly unusual methods for levelling up characters, weapons, armor and statistics, as well as a quirky, humorous, anime style...
Conclusion: That the amends have been accompanied by ever-weaker surrounding storylines means that, despite the on-paper improvements in this release, the first Disgaea remains Nippon Ichi's best. All the same, Disgaea 2 is a deep and flexible game and should it get its hooks in you will lose your mind to it.
Excerpt: When Disgaea: Afternoon of Darkness hit consoles in North America in 2003, Nippon Ichi Software’ (NIS) quirky, anime-inspired title quickly became the game of choice for hardcore strategy RPG followers.
Excerpt: Disgaea 2: Dark Hero Days on the PSP is a port of Disgaea 2: Cursed Memories , a PlayStation 2 title released way back in 2006. Despite the age of its core content, the title is one of the deepest strategy experiences available on the PSP.