Disgaea 1 Complete
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Developer: Nippon Ichi Software
Content Rating: Teen
The Overlord is dead. The Netherworld is in turmoil. Time to kick some ass! Netherworld Prince Laharl awakens to fight for his throne and it's up to him and some unlikely allies to defend what is rightfully his. Together with his devious vassal Etna, the angel trainee Flonne, and a whole cavalcade of explosive characters, Laharl will slash, shoot, and punch his way to the top. Build your squad to level 9999 and unleash crazy special skills, team attacks, and spells to deal millions of points of damage in this zany high-definition remake of an RPG classic.
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If your tastes aren’t yet accustomed to the complexity of tactical RPG titles, it’s unlikely Disgaea 1 Complete will take your fancy. In harnessing all the staple features of the genre and bringing an assortment of new elements to the table, it’s more of a game for tactical RPG veterans as opposed to curious newcomers that may find the game overwhelming and otherwise daunting.
It’s less remarkable now that anime is just a normal part of everyday geek culture now, but what you’re looking at here is history, from when being weird was in the middle of starting to be cool, and Persona was still a grungy PS1 game nobody had heard of. Disgaea 1 Complete is a celebration of that legacy, of the game that put NIS on the map. Disgaea is so familiar to me that I’m not blown away by this release in particular, but I’m glad it exists, so that someone new can.
I want to like Disgaea 1 Complete more than I do, but it just didn’t grab me. It’s like a nice glass of water. It does its job, but it’s not overly enjoyable, and I would definitely understand someone picking something else. I wouldn’t put Disgaea 1 Complete down as a recommendation for newcomers, despite it being the first game.