this game i have to say was probably the hardest game for me to send back to gamefly because it was made soooo well. the story was well done characters were really thought out well,and the comedy who could forget about the comedy. all in all the game is solid and if anyone likes srpg's such as growlancer or la pucelle(great game btw)should definatly get this as a rental or to own the game can still get to around $30 for a used and the original Disgaea is actually a rarety to come by and could sell for as much as $80.
Problems with the game: 1.some"comedic" parts were out of place or just terrible jokes 2.looks like a ps1 game 3.voice acting while good for some characters was lackluster for some others(axel)
First off, let me say that if you liked Disgaea, you'll probably love this game. In some ways, I even liked it more. One of the perks of this game is that the story is pretty easy to get into, and the game is not very hard to learn. You can get by on the basic controls pretty easily. This is good, but some of the more advanced mechanics tend to have little practical purpose in the story, just because if you play through it, you'll probably be able to beat it without extra work.
For those hardcore gamers, there is a ton to do in this game. Stealing legendary gear, getting secret characters, making your guys godly, it's all there. Maxing weapon skills, getting lotsa felonies, if you are a completionist, you'll be busy for a while. If not, well you might just put the game down after the story. Casual gamers might not get as much out of this game.
The PS2 is a vast land of RPGs .Disgaea was the start of a trend of qwerky and humorous style to roleplaying on the PS2. While many try to seem like Disgaea, Nippon Ichi mastered the tried and true formula, making it FF Tactics meets sitcom. After quite a few years, Nippon Ichi is back with a sequel, Disgaea 2, and it doesn't seem like its the newest of them all. Are story starts off in Netherworld that has just been taken over by Lord Zenon, and everyone has been turned to monsters. Adell, the last human in the world, and his family try to summon Zenon, but end up with his daughter, Rozalin, and Adell is off on a quest to kill Zenon. The story has a few twist and turns, but its a bit to linear to its predecessor. Just like the voice acting in the original, it is spot on. Just MGS and GTA, they didn't just hire people with accent off the street, which many games fail to do.On to gameplay, which is a bit of a flavor you've had to many times already. unlike the original, the learning curve is less steep, probably because of Atlus stepping down from this one. But the combat system is absolutely the same, sharing its pros and cons. Its good, and fun, but to be a sequel to a game that defined this idea of gameplay, they could of (and definetly should of) done more with the game. In the end, Disgaea 2 is not a bad game at all, but in all ends, it seems like the same game with a new story slapped on. those who played the original will (and should) definitely try it out, but if you were expecting a whole new game, get ready for disappointment.