About this game
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.
Critic Reviews12 Reviews
Jordan Boyd — Oct 18, 2018
If you have played the first title before, this may not be a valuable purchase to you as many of the new additions in Complete are minor outside of the visual quality. I think Switch owners will find this title to be the most ideal as grinding when you have some free time is a lot of fun. Overall, I’m happy I got a chance to see this longrunning series’ early history with Disgaea 1 Complete, and I look forward to seeing where the games go next.
Richard Seagrave — Oct 17, 2018
If you’ve never found the series appealing then this release isn’t going to change your mind, but as far as Disgaea goes, the original is still the best, and Disgaea 1 Complete is the best of the best. The only thing that lets it down is its steep price. It’s a hell of a lot more expensive than Disgaea PC, yet there’s little difference aside from the upgraded visuals.
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Bryan Rose — Oct 09, 2018
I very much enjoyed Disgaea 1 Complete, but I don’t feel it’s for everybody. On the surface, there’s a great strategy game full of interesting and unique takes on the genre. But it’s also grind-heavy, with a learning curve that can be extremely daunting. If you have a lot of time to spare, this is easily one of the better strategy RPGs released on the Switch thus far.
Adam Beck — Oct 02, 2018
Disgaea 1 Complete is a remaster of a classic Strategy-RPG that might have been better left in our memories. It’s a reminder of how far the series has come in the last fifteen years, at least in terms of streamlining a number of combat mechanics. Unfortunately, it has gotten to a degree where I wished Disgaea 1 Complete was a full-on remake and not just a nice coat of paint as all through my lengthy adventure I wanted to go back to Disgaea 5, even with how overly complicated it was.
A.J. Maciejewski — Oct 05, 2018
If you're an existing fan or want to get into the series then Disgaea 1 Complete is a must-buy remake. Its gameplay, humour, and vast amount of content hold up impressively well 15 years after its debut and it looks better than ever, too.
Gavin Lane — Oct 02, 2018
Disgaea 1 Complete blows raspberries at po-faced, self-serious strategy games by mixing complex systems with comedy to delightful effect. This remaster is a great introduction for series newcomers, provided you can forgive the odd mismatching texture and an inflexible camera. Veteran fans who have assimilated years of iterative refinements and additions may have a tougher time, but an abundance of charm helps paper over any quality-of-life deficiencies.
Az Elias — Oct 02, 2018
With great strategic gameplay full of crazily exaggerated moves and all sorts of options and content to unlock, though, there is plenty of reason to stick with it and spend countless hours in the Netherworld. Aside from some major crash bugs and a couple of other niggling faults, portable Disgaea is right at home on Switch.
GameCentral — Oct 09, 2018
Since they generally don’t rely on graphics, strategy games do tend to age better than most but it’s still great to see that Disgaea is just about as much fun as it’s always been. This is a great introduction to the franchise and the genre, but it’s also a reminder there’s no need for even the most complicated game to take itself seriously.
Ramón Varela — Oct 09, 2018
Si dispones de él en pasadas plataformas o lo has jugado recientemente -por ejemplo con Disgaea PC-, Disgaea 1 Complete apenas te aportará un acabado gráfico más pulido y algunos personajes nuevos en el modo Etna. En cualquier caso, siempre es bueno ver que este género todavía tiene hueco en el mercado, y puede ser un buen aperitivo antes de una auténtica secuela.
Valthiel — Oct 10, 2018
Disgaea 1 Complete approda su Switch (e PS4) sull’onda del successo del quinto capitolo, il quale ha spinto NIS ha riproporre il capostipite a chi all’epoca non aveva avuto modo di provarlo. Nonostante sia passato parecchio tempo e l’opera non sia proprio invecchiata benissimo, risulta ancora essere uno dei titoli più significativi del genere. Chi invece lo possiede già, non avrà validi motivi per riavvicinarsi, soprattutto considerando che nulla di rilevante è cambiato rispetto alla versione PC.
Christian Colli — Oct 02, 2018
E soprattutto è il gameplay a sentire tutti i suoi quindici anni. Dopo aver giocato Disgaea 5 Complete, è difficile tornare al capostipite senza avvertire una certa pesantezza, ma se vi siete appassionati al franchise e non avete mai giocato il primissimo Disgaea, si tratta sicuramente di un acquisto da prendere comunque in considerazione.
Salvatore Riggio — Oct 02, 2018
A discapito di qualche segno del tempo che sta iniziando a emergere e nonostante possa essere un'esperienza un po' datata (relazionandola ai capitoli successivi) Disgaea 1 Complete sa ancora competere col panorama odierno degli SJRPG. Non sarà lucidata a dovere e splendente come ci ricordavamo ma rimane pur sempre una piccola gemma preziosa e non facciamo molta fatica a consigliare di recuperarla, anche oggi.