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I enjoyed this game from start to finish.First I'd like to say I was new
to the Disgaea series when I first played this game,but I had no
trouble learning how to play it and it's not as difficult for newcomers
to get into as the Gamespot reviewer said it is.
story/characters are funny and charming but don't expect a deep or meaningful storyline.To be honest,it took
a while for the characters to grow on me(it was the gameplay that kept
me interested in the game),but eventually the story and characters grew
on me. The story is set in a humorous version of hell referred
to as the netherverse.The main character is a juvenile demon named
''Mao'' and his father actually controls the netherworld,but Mao wants
control of it for himself and will do anything to gain control of
it,even if it means turning against his own father or doing mean things
to other people.Mao doesn't turn up for school,he doesn't do his
homework,he sexually harasses females and is proud of it.
There is other people who want to take control of the netherverse,which
causes conflicts with Mao and other plot twists happen in the story,and
there's a touch of emotion and romance in the story. The
gameplay involves you and the CPU exchanging turn phases against
eac hother and trying to dispose of each other's characters.Each turn
phase will give each one of your characters one turn to move and
attack.If you select to move,you can move your characters over a
certain number of squares on the environment.A character doesn't have to
attack immediately after they move,but each character can only attack
once. Your characters can also select defend,skill and throw
functions.Skills are like special attacks/spells which require SP(which
each character has a limited amount of),but the skills can be quite
powerful.You can throw your party members or enemies over a certain
number of squares,so your party member will get a chance to dispose of
an enemy before they can attack your party members.Sometimes you will
need to use the throw command for puzzle elements. Also,when
you place 2 or 3 characters on squares next to each other,they can
perform team attacks which are quite powerful and don't require any SP.
The Geoblocks are another interesting feature of this game,because
geoblocks will affect the stats of characters(such as making them
stronger or weaker) when they are inside the geoblock's range.
You can level up your characters main level and you can level up their
skills.You can level up your characters to an insane level of 9999!
But,you can beat the final boss without much trouble if your characters
are over level 90.You can use potions to restore HP and SP.You can do
sidequests.You can interact with NPCs.You can buy new armor and
weapons(which increase your attack power and armor).So the game is
similar to an RPG. You can also create your own characters. The cast of characters are enjoyable. I've explained about Mao. Almaz is learning to be a demon,but he is caring. Geoffery is an old demon and a butler for Mao and taught Mao alot of what he knows. Mr Champloo is a home economics teacher and many of Mr Champloo's attack skills are related to cooking techniques. Sapphire is a princess from the human world. Raspberyl is a childhood friend of Mao with her own personality Asuka is a female ninja and her agility gives her special advantages in combat and she's also a bodyguard. There is quite a few other characters,but I'll let you discover them for yourself.
The graphics IMO are poor for PS3 standards.I love anime style
graphics but the graphics for Disgaea 3 look dated and too simplistic for a full-priced PS3 game and look like PS2 graphics. The music can be charming at times,and sometimes
you'll hear an enjoyable Japanese song sung by a female singer.For the
more deeper or emotional story moments,the music can have a more
deeper,sensitive feeling. The voice acting matches the
characters well,and they speak with good expression.Mao is so adorable
and funny because he is so small but he tries to talk like he's so
tough. Overall,it's a fun turn based strategy game/RPG for the PS3 but nothing special and it's a good game but not a great game.
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