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The battle system is on the outside the same as Disgaea's, but there are some interesting and important improvements. Here are a few:
One, there is a lift+attack move (lifting a character and then attacking, like in Makai Kingdoms.)
Two: A character who was assigned to attack, but was unable to because the target they were going to attack was eliminated by another character before they could attack no longer loses their move. Instead, they get to move again instead.
Three: guns operate in a significantly different way than bows (a problem with Disgaea 1) giving them a great utility.
Four: Speed down, Def down, and other effects occur more often as a result of weapon usage, and are easier to see.
Five: Treasure chests are now a part of battle!
Six: The item bag (I'm pretty sure) is larger.
Seven: Additional battle items are available, one of them being cellular phones. (You'll have to find out what they do..)
Eight: Team attacks have become more ridiculous. (This is a good thing!)
Nine: Battle maps are much improved, and more interesting.
The game now has a really spiffy intro, (hi-res!) and maintains the same irreverent humor of the previous games. The quality, however, is on par with (actually, better than) Disgaea: Hour of Darkness.
Voice acting manages to not be annoying (in many cases its very good!) And it is refreshing to play a good guy again.Read more ›
The game begins in the land of Veldime, an alternate world from that of the first game, where an evil Overlord named Zenon has hidden from well, everyone. When he came into Veldime however, he placed a curse on the land that changed all humans into demons. The effects weren't all immediate as some still have several human qualities but if the curse is not reversed soon, there will be no turning back. Thus the hero Adell (oddly enough the only person unaffected by Zenon's curse) sets out to defeat the Overlord. In the opening there is an attempt to summon Zenon to Adell so he can fight him, but it goes awry and Zenon's daughter accidentally gets summoned instead. Bound to Adell by the summoning pact she has no choice but to accompany him to the castle where he intends to kill her father (albeit not without scheming a bit herself). In a nutshell, the story is good. Nothing amazing but with ample opportunity for the humor most have come to love about the original.
The only really new additions to the battles are the ability to do Stack Attacks and, if you are quick enough, throw diagnally. The basis of stack attacks are that after building the tower of aliies using the lift command, the person on the bottom of the tower still has the ability to attack. In doing so they begin passing the enemy up the tower with everyone taking a shot at him and then spiking him back to the ground. Essentially, a team attack of up to 10 characters. There have been updates to the Dark Assembly with 6 factions of Senators being introduced.Read more ›
You build up a party of characters, including fighters, healers, and pretty much any monster type you defeat in battle. As you wander through the lands, you often find monsters to conquer. During these battles, you end up on a grid. Each character can move a certain distance per turn, to get around and behind your enemy.
In some ways the game is like a typical RPG. There is an evil main boss to conquer. There are various smaller enemies along the way. There are power-ups to collect and weapons to buy.
The graphics are not meant to be realistic or cutting edge. They are casual, cute, and fun.
Disgaea really shines in its humor. It's not meant for the really little - its characters joke about looking up girls' skirts and there are swears such as "kick their ass". Still, the game is generally very family friendly and has a ton of fun in it. Most of the villagers have been turned into demons and have quite wild personality changes. The main character - Adell - is still human. When you go around talking to the other people, one muses why Adell is still human. "Is it because he's the main character"? Rozalin, Zenon's daughter, is a very spoiled, stuck-up teen girl and her dialogue is quite funny.
Many flaws of other games have been taken care of here. When you go into shops, they have new items each time, giving you a selection to choose from that you will find interesting. You can customize new characters, creating a party that is just perfect for your gaming style.
The voices are cutesy in the traditional anime style, and the sounds fit in well with the world.Read more ›
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I loved the first Disgaea, but I put off playing part two for a many years. Did I enjoy part two, yes. Did I enjoy it as much as the first? Nope. I have a hard time explaining why. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Carlito
There is months worth of content in this game. This isn't even an exaggeration. The main story I believe took me 12 hours but I messed around a lot... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Nick
After playing the first Disgaea game and logging in around 100 hours into it, I can't help but pick up its sequel, Disgaea 2. Read morePublished 10 months ago by The Onyx Viper
I love strategy RPGs and the depths of Disgaea really allow you to get into the game. I've decided I wanted to play through each game in the series and I'm looking forward to how... Read morePublished 10 months ago by Hecksport
This review is very late coming (at least 2-4 years), but I saw this while looking through my reviews, and had to comment. Read morePublished 12 months ago by Jason Caternolo
I like so much the characters and the game play!
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