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Parents' Guide to

Disgaea PC

By Sarah Van Boerum, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

Complex strategy game has mild violence, repetitive play.

Game Windows 2016
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Once you learn how this deep and complex strategy role-playing game works and how to navigate the characters, it's pretty straightforward to explore and fight your way through. But while it's easy to go along and kill enemies at each stage, it's not always clear where you're supposed to go, and navigating the never-ending Netherworld can be confusing. There also have been some obvious and well-known glitches in the speed of the game since the original release, and they've carried over to this version as well. At least the developers are aware of this problem and suggest that players disable VSync and turn off all the image filters to get the best gameplay experience.

The colorful anime artwork shows off the characters and helps tie in the storyline. Although the game is known for being zany and over the top, Laharl and Etna both grate on the nerves as they whine and complain about the situations at hand. While the dialogue can be entertaining at times, it mostly comes across as annoying childish banter. Attacks and battle scenes are repetitive, and while it's fun to see your points climb like crazy, gameplay becomes stale after a while. But players can literally play for hundreds of hours since there are so many things to do, bonuses to score, and enemies to defeat on each level. If you like strategy, crazy characters, and a plot that keeps on going, then you can easily get lost in the world of Disgaea. Just know that you will have to deal with some repetition, confusing play, and annoying dialogue to explore it fully.

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