This is the third game in the Disgaea series. As with its predecessors, Disgaea 3 takes a less than serious approach to the game....yet offers the gamer that rare sense of purpose missing in games today.
Being light-hearted, you can expect jokes in the gameplay....and while, the jokes aren't frequent, they are funny and well-placed. The game also plays the serious and mature game with plot twists and a drama filled story as the relationship between Mao and his father is revealed. Like all games by NIS, Disgaea 3 offers a rich and diverse cast of characters which add to the storyline.
There are three key areas that the gamers must become accustomed to:
- The Hub - This is the area you'll find all the NPCs, the shops, game tutorials, portals to the battle maps and the Homeroom.
- The Homeroom - This is where you modify and create characters from hundreds of choices. You will also pass bills that greatly enhance aspects of the game. You will also be introduced to a rare feature in Homeroom....depending on where you seat your characters and next to whom, you'll develop bonds that will enhance combos in battle.
- Battle Maps - Battles take place on a grid where you send out ten characters to battle the enemy units. The battles are turn based and move along smoothly by allowing the gamer an extraordinary amount of options. There is one downside to having all this freedom: Once your characters reach a certain level, they become so overwhelmingly powerful that there is no need for strategy.
Graphics and sound:
This is where the game loses points. For a next gen title, the graphics aren't all that impressive and are only a slight upgrade from the PS2 predesecors and with a lack of cut scenes, this really hurts the overall score for the game.
Every action in the game leads to one of two possible endings as you advance the storyline and develop extremmly powerful characters, along with the game's other features should keep you busy for up to 100 hours. There is a lot of fun to be had with Disgaea 3 Absence of Justice and with expansion to be available soon on the PSN this game will only get better.
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