Disgaea 3: Absence of Justice May 16, 2011 21:42:59 GMT -5
Post by Bytor on May 16, 2011 21:42:59 GMT -5
Disgaea 3: Absence of Justice (魔界戦記ディスガイア3 Makai Senki Disugaia Surī the third in the Disgaea series was released for the PlayStation 3 by Nippon Ichi in Japan on January 31, 2008, in North America on August 26, 2008 and in Europe on February 20, 2009. The game was developed and produced by Nippon Ichi and the music was composed by Tenpei Sato. The game received somewhat mixed reviews. While many felt the game was a perfect introduction to the series (as many have felt that Disgaea in general is a relatively hard game to master) others felt the game was dated graphically and introduced very little new to previous incarnations.
The story focuses on Mao and his attempts to overthrow the current Overlord of the Netherworld, who happens to be his father (who he is mad at for destroying his gaming systems and video games). The coup takes the form of Mao attempting to become a super-hero and his fellow classmates attempting to both help and hinder.
The game is typical of the previous installments in the fact that it is a tactical RPG. Battles take places in various environments upon a grid where movement and attacks are limited by the characters and enemies various attributes. The game is every bit as complex as previous entries in the series although it is a tad more accessible than previous games (once the initial learning curve is past). As in previous versions customization is extremely varied in scope and leveling up is every bit as important a standard as previous games in the series. There are a couple of slight changes to the battle mechanics however. One change involves the transformation of monsters into specific weapons while the other change involves attributes bought and assigned to weapons. Other than that the game is easily recognizable to fans of the series.
The game has sold well among fans but seemed to have not done a lot to add to the series. Critics have complained about stagnation and non-originality while other series in general have somewhat eclipsed the genre in general among next-gen consoles. Still the die hard fans continue to support the series and ensure it's continued longevity.