A Promise Unforgotten
Following its successful launch on the PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch in 2019, Disgaea 4 Complete+ now comes to the PC (via Steam). Fans of the series who game on PC will be thrilled at the latest installment. Those who have wanted to try out a Disgaea game should start with this entry (or the fifth game). Regardless, this is going to be one of those games that you will enjoy for hours.
A remastered version of Disgaea 4: A Promise Unforgotten (originally released for the PlayStation 3 in 2011), it has all the hallmarks that have defined the series. From its colorful characters and its sense of humor to the gameplay, its still a true Disgaea game at heart.
Welcome to the Netherword Dood
Players take on the role of Lord Valvatorez, a once feared vampire who is now responsible for training the Prinnies after vowing to never drink blood. After learning that the Corrupternment have ordered the extermination of the Prinnies, he organizes an uprising. Valvatorez must unite the Netherworld to overthrow Netherworld President Hugo. A roster of new and familiar colorful characters.
Disgaea 4 Complete+ gameplay is the standard gird based JRPG. Players will have a party that they could send into battle while plotting each move. The mechanics and setup are easy to learn. Those new to the series will be happy to learn that it does have a very informative tutorial that blends well with the story. Also like previous titles, the battle requires a lot of planning but it’s very rewarding. So be prepared and make sure you take the time to work with everyone in your party so they can be ready for a major battle.
From a storytelling perspective, it has the same sense of humor and colorful characters. The series has always had its own sense of humor in regards to death and the afterlife (this entry is no exception). Its sense of humor. A roster of new and familiar colorful characters. Plus there are plenty of Prinnies dood.
Help us Out Dood
My only real problem with the game are the pay to win mechanics and the performance issues. This is a single player game and yet it has pay to win gimmicks. The game is not too grindy and you really don’t need them (nor are they really promoted) but its presence in such a game is a slippery sloop that should not be tolerated. Regarding the performance issues, there are times when the game experience performance issues during the combat. It won’t ruin the experience, it does become annoying at times.
Hook it up With the Sardines
With all the trademarks that have defined the series, Disgaea 4 Complete+ allows PC gamers to once again venture across the Netherworld. From its colorful characters and its sense of humor to the gameplay, it has everything that makes the series iconic. Also, there are plenty of Prinnies to encounter.
Disclaimer: Evolve PR provided the game used for this review.
This review is the critique and thoughts of one writer. If you want to see how other critics felt then check it out on OpenCritic.
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