Disgaea 4: A Promise Unforgotten
The gameplay hasn't really changed. The game is basically the same as Disgaea 3, However -- the story in D4 is 100% better. The voiceovers are 100x better than previous games (with exception of D2, d2 was ok) I'm a Disgaea fan so i decided to get it. I figured it wouldn't have changed much but even the slightest change was plenty. They allow you to change sprite colors in this one, there were a few changes for the better from previous games... such as having level 50 mages hitting characters at level 100 for 9000 damage when their only buff was 50% more stats. They made a few balancing changes that are definitely for the better. i like the ability to create my own stages. All in all if you have played Disgaea before you'll definitely enjoy it. especially how much cooler the main character is in D4 in comparison to D3. i think they did very well with their meaningful characterizations.
A lesson in hardcore gaming
A lot of the reviews on this site seem to be coming from people who just weren't prepared for the game they were purchasing. This is not a game for fans of easy games or who like to finish their games in a couple sittings. Disgaea is more of a lifestyle game. You'll be playing this game a year from now and still finding out amazing things you didn't know about the franchise if you play it correctly. The game is by no means easy. It throws you in head first and you really have to figure out things for yourself. But there is an amazing online community and you'll be one of the many who go nuts for anything Disgaea. Take your typical strategy game like Final Fantasy tactics. Throw in some hardcore grinding, endless levels within items that increase the overall efficiency of said item, crazy dialogue and awesome music and you have Disgaea 4 - the best Disgaea yet. This game is not for the weak at heart, but if you can stomach some difficulty and like strategy games, welcome aboard. It's going to be an awesome trip.
New to the Disgaea franchise.
I picked this up when I went on a game hunting spree. I know pretty much nothing about the Disgaea franchise and haven't seen any gameplay at all. After getting home, I was disappointed that you'll need to do a mandatory download of decent size to start playing. After that was out of the way, I got into it and suddenly realized this is definitely one of those games that you need the time investment to truly enjoy. If you're a casual gamer (I get a few hours at most a day, being a stay-at-home dad), this is a much harder game to really sink your teeth into. The story is great and the characters are delightfully evil and fun, but to be immersed in the strategic principles and individual character and item growth is a lot micromanagement. Otherwise, I don't see anything about it I don't particularly like. I would compare this to FF Tactics in the gameplay structure and protocol, but with a very Anime feel and more in-depth battle system.
Great for $50
This game is a must have for any playstation 3 gamer that likes to play RPG's. This is a very in-depth game. The geo-block feature is cool and so is item world. I have played for about 15 hours and i am still level gringing and item grinding. The worlds are vast and different. The characters are unforgetable and the combat is just amazing. I pulled off a x5 chain attack and that was freaking awesome! The damage is insanely high but it works out. LEVEL GRINDING AND ITEM GRINDING ARE A MUST IF YOU WANT TO SURVIVE THIS GAME! I highly recommend this game to anybody who is a harcore gamer and enjoys anime.
LOOK FORWARD TO IT DISGAEA FANS
LISTEN TO ME FANS OF DISGAEA this game is going to be a great one everyone knows that disgaea 3 was ok in its owe way but it should of been way better since it was on the PS3 but i believe disgaea 4 will fix that with it's new looks, characters, and the ablility to make your own maps and fight aganist people online if your new to the disgaea series .........buy it ............ PRE-ORDER IT NOW trust me it will be good for first time disgaea players.
This is Disgaea 4
I honestly can't say enough good things about Disgaea 4. The game is a fantastic RPG that can be as deep as any other, yet as simple as the player wants it to be. You can easily sink 60 hours into the main story itself. It never gets too difficult, and with the visceral combat in place, there is always more than one way to take on a battle.
Best game I've played in a while.
Disgaea 4 has seriously grown on me. I've never played the other games but I feel like I should go back and try them out. The game isn't all about flashy graphics but instead it's about strategy and lots of it! With a level cap of 9999, an item-growth/random item generator/tons of character and game possibilities, Disgaea 4 should be on everyone's gaming shelf. Oh, and brand new it's $49.99....I honestly can't say a bad thing about this game. If anyone is into strategy type games then buy this immediately.
LOVE DISGAEA 4
i love this game just so good i played the 3rd one it was sweet
Best RPG i've played so far
The game is Flawless except the only problem is why didn't they add more characters??? other than that its great although they could had added some cutscenes! i mean its a PS3 not a PSP which can also emulate in game cutscenes! instead of reading the text (which im cool with) they could had added some more cutscenes to the story either way the game winning formula remains the same (Whats there to improve?) There a few new additions like Giant Monsters (Gaint Prinny at your command) the boss battles are better and the gameplay tends to stick with strategy more than it did with disgaea 3, The multiplayer is flawless and adds more value, so far i got 40 hours since i bought it in november, the story is longer and somewhat better but i still like Mao and Laharl better than Val. Still overall its worth the money (thanks to the multiplayer).
Offers humorous/Unique gameplay experience
I actually have not played a game from this series up until this one. I understand now what I was missing out on. I was really surprised by the witty humor the game had to offer along with the phenomenal/unique strategy game-play. Off the top of my head, I can't recall a game with this style of game-play that I have personally played. It's a grid base combat system with unique level progress. If you want a good laugh along with a fair challenge, I would recommend this game to you.