Disgaea 2 PC Review

Posted on Jan 26 2017 - 2:57pm by Jordan Cundiff
RATING
  • Gameplay
  • Display
  • Content
  • Fun Factor

Much like the original Disgaea, Disgaea 2 finally makes it to PC!


The Disgaea series is one filled with dark humor, incredible gameplay, and enough content to keep you playing for a very long time. Disgaea 2 continued this trend in 2006 by building upon the series successful formula, and adding an interesting new story with enough content to keep you occupied for quite a while. Fast forward to 2017, and Disgaea 2 comes to PC bringing the same incredible game from the PS2 with the additional content included in the Playstation Portable version of the game released in 2009.

Disgaea 2 PC follows Adell, a strong-willed hero, on his quest to defeat the Powerful Overlord Zenon who has cursed the inhabitants of Veldime. Adell looks to defeat Zenon to break the cursed that turned the people of Veldime, including his family, into twisted demons. In an effort to bring summon Zenon to face him in combat, Adell and his family accidently summon the Overlord’s daughter Rozalin. Now bound by a summoning contract, Adell and Rozalin travel in search of Zenon; each with their own reasoning for finding the Overlord.

Throughout the game’s story players will encounter a slew of hilarious enemies and allies alike ranging from the deranged Prinny groups, washed up rock stars, and strange demons. As you progress through the story, you can recruit a variety of different characters to help you by creating them through the Dark Assembly, and completing Summoning Experiments to summon allies with incredible power. The Summoning Experiments range from simple dialogue, to full out battles to get the new characters to join you. These missions were originally set as an unlockable for completing the game, but are now available early in the game; and includes characters that were originally exclusive to Japan.

While Disgaea 2 PC was originally released on the PS2, many aspects of the game have been up-scaled. Though cut scenes look much better than they did on the PSP and PS2 versions of the game, the game does look a little outdated. While this should in no way take away from the incredibly fun gaming experience, it would be nice to see a little upscaling in game as well.

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Disgaea 2 PC brings back everything you could want from the original Disgaea games, and new content that never reached the west before. Whether you’ve never played Disgaea before, or haven’t played it in a while, Disgaea 2 PC is definitely one to pick up on Steam.

THE BREAKDOWN

PROS

  • Hours of gameplay that could take away your social life.
  • New content that never saw the west gives even more reason to play Disgaea 2 PC; whether you’ve beaten the game, or never played it.
  • The game’s dark humor will have you laughing non-stop throughout.

CONS

  • While some area’s of the game have been up-scaled, the areas that weren’t definitely look very dated in higher resolutions.
  • Keyboard and mouse support feel clunky. 

*Complementary copy of the game was provided by the developer for review purposes.

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