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Disgaea 3 Absence of Justice

A Video Game by NIS America

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  • May 13, 2009
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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.

Final thoughts:

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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review by . February 21, 2011
posted in Siliconera Bounce
Before I begin I would like to start by saying that I picked up Disgaea 3: Absence of Justice the day of its release on August 26, 2008. There have been numerous updates to the game since then and I shall detail them first. (DLC=downloadable content from the playstation store)      1. Trophy Support added as of July 30, 2009   2. DLC of Characters from previous Disgaea Titles ($1.99 each)   3. DLC of modes to share states online   4. DLC of chapters …
Quick Tip by . April 26, 2011
posted in Siliconera Bounce
Lengthy, the most refined of the battle systems and map format, amazing cast of characters (Almaz FTW), memorable, and huge post game (PTA and the Diez Gentlemen). Great for fans of statistics focused RPGs. My favorite RPG.
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The third American release in theDisgaeaseries by Japanese game developer and publisher Nippon Ishi,Disgaea 3: Absence of Justicemarks the arrival of this acclaimed and beloved strategic RPG franchise into the Next-Gen gaming era. A PlayStation 3 exclusive,Absence of Justicefeatures high-definition graphics, including beautiful high-res 2-D sprite character art and stunning spell effects. And although it is the third in a series of games, its story and gameplay stand on their own, allowing players both new to and experienced with the humor, zany characters, thrilling action, and unmatched excitement of theDisgaeauniverse to jump right into the battle.

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Search out clues and advice through conversation
Search for clues and advice in conversations.
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Enjoy 3-D play across Disgaea 3's geo blocks
Enjoy 3-D play across geo blocks.
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Level up weapons and gear with Disgaea 3's 'item world'
Level up weapons and gear with 'item world'.
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Wield characters as weapons with the Disgaea 3's 'Magichange' feature
'Magichange' makes weapons of characters.
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Inflict damage with Disgaea 3's 'stack attack' feature
Inflict damage with the 'Stack Attack'.
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The Story of Mao, a Demon Gone Bad
Set in and around the ‘Nether Institute, Evil Academy,’ the demon version of the preppiest of prep schools,Disgaea 3: Absence of Justicefollows the puzzling decision of Mao, son of the Overlord of the Netherworld, who after reading a manga comic book decides to forsake his proper demonic upbringing, become a hero and attempt to overthrow his father. But in the backwards world of demon scholastics where good is bad and bad is good, Mao is a top honor ...
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Number of Players: NIS America
Publisher: NIS America
Developer: Teen
Console: Playstation 3
Genre: RPG
Release Date: August 26, 2008
Price: $29.99
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