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Disgaea 3: Absence of Detention (PS Vita)

by NIS America
PlayStation Vita
 Ages 12 and Over
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (23 customer reviews)
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  • Platform:   PlayStation Vita
  • PEGI Rating: Ages 12 and Over Suitable for 12 years and over. Not for sale to persons under age 12. By placing an order for this product, you declare that you are 12 years of age or over.
  • Media: Video Game
  • Item Quantity: 1

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  • Release Date: 20 April 2012
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (23 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 3,563 in PC & Video Games (See Top 100 in PC & Video Games)

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Please Note: PlayStation Vita titles are not compatible with standard Sony PSP consoles

The award-winning fan favorite Disgaea 3 is set to join the HD handheld revolution with Absence of Detention, an expanded, enhanced special release for PlayStation Vita, slated to land this spring. With all of the console release's DLC, plus new characters, story chapters, quests, bosses, touch controls, and more, Absence of Detention promises to be one of the biggest Disgaea games yet-and you can carry it in the palm of your hand!

  • New PlayStation Vita exclusive content and features: Two new characters and story chapters, new quests and bosses, new skills specific to each job and character class, new moves, and new GPS positioning functionality take full advantage of the of PlayStation Vita!
  • Advanced item customization: In previous Disgaea games, new items could be created based on the stats of something else, but the customization stopped there
  • Compete with your friends using the Record Shop: View other players' game stats and rankings on PlayStation Network to determine who the most hardcore Disgaea player is!

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4.7 out of 5 stars
4.7 out of 5 stars
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26 of 27 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Grindfest lovers' dream. 4 May 2012
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Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
I've been playing games in the Disgaea series since picking up Disgaea : Hour of Darkness for PS2 about 6 years back, and the games have gotten progressively better and better with each re-release. If you have this game already for PS3, don't let the fact it's a port put you off. This improves on MANY issues with the PS3 version, and adds some entirely new features and improvements not seen in any existing Disgaea games yet.

For those that have played the PS3 version, this game includes all of the Raspberyl mode DLC from that version, all character DLC, and various new DLC-esque expansions. The entirely new content in this game is the addition of two new chapters for characters Rutile (a Half human, half nekomata delinquent), and Stellar Grossenburg (A Majin in training). The replacement of voice actors and the lack of emotions displayed by said actors makes these new chapters somewhat lackluster, but the experience overall is nice, and adds some fun new content to the game. In terms of minor additions, the "Skip animations" setting will no longer skip animations for attacks you haven't seen yet. They also added a new "Absorb" function in the class, so once you have created a character, you can completely absorb them to take all of their skills, evilities, and a portion of their levels. Finally, characters Fuka and Desco from Disgaea 4 have been added as an "End game" treat, once you have completed all extra scenarios.

For those who have never played a Disgaea game. Are you a fan of RPGs? Strategy games? Have you played Final Fantasy Tactics, or Tactics Ogre, but been left feeling like there just wasn't enough content? Disgaea is a great series to get in to.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I'm a newbie....but love it! 20 May 2012
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Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
Ok...I will be honest...I almost gave up on this straight away as it seems like there is a lot to learn (I have never encountered the series before). I love Final Fantasy etc so the genre is familiar, but wow this game is pretty out there and really different. It has great humour, though, and once you kinda embrace the madness, it is a brilliant game. I have been on it today for around 8 hours and have barely scratched the surface. It's the kind of thing I was looking for, having invested in a Vita I wanted an immersive/addictive game.

All I would say is GIVE IT A GOOD CHANCE before you make your mind up. It is certainly different, there is quite a lot to learn, but it is so worth it and for me is a definite must have for the Vita.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing value. 11 April 2014
By Rudi
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Disgaea 3: Absence of Detention not only brings you every DLC that was available in the PS3 version, it tweaks the game with several improvements that were only present in Disgaea 4 AND adds a bunch of new stuff that even Disgaea 4 didn't have. The game is less expensive than the combined cost of all the DLC for the PS3 version and the new features will make sure this monster consumes hundreds of hours of your time, again.
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7 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Tons of fun and amazing value for money!! 17 May 2012
By Rahul
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Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
First of all I should say that i'm a veteran of the series having played the previous two titles. If you are completely new to the series then you may find it slightly overwhelming as you play on, but please don't stop reading now because once you get your head around the game mechanics it is well worth your time!

The main story is fairly short but it is well written and is downright zany! It likes to poke fun at most cliches in RPG games and does so very well. It doesn't take itself too seriously. It also has an equally zany cast of characters which make this game absolutely brilliant! Once the main story is completed you are left with tons of sidequests to complete, which take up the majority of the game. It could take you 100+ hours to finish everything and see everything. Also for fans of the series most of your favourite characters from previous games make an appearance so there some great fan service (as expected from NIS America).

I should probably elabourate slightly. In this game you can level your characters to lv9999. There are over 50 classes of character each with their own sets of special moves which can be upgraded separately. There are a large selection of items, which (surprise, surprise) can be leveled seperately in an interesting fashion. Each item has its own little world which is a randomly generated dungeon. Battling through this will level your item up. If this wasn't enough there are also multiple ending to unlock and things like 'pirating' and the 'Land of Carnage' to get acquainted with.

Also if you already own the ps3 version of this it is worth noting that the Vita version actually contains all DLC as part of the standard game.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars 13 July 2014
By chris
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars 11 July 2014
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5.0 out of 5 stars more chaos from the Disgaea universe 5 April 2014
By Gary
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Being the son of the overlord of hell is to live in the shadow of greatness, but what if the said son plotted the downfall of his father?

Back are the favourites from the universe such as the prinnys, explosive bad tempered penguins and the geo battle squares.
You take on the role of the protagonist as you recruit more followers to your cause [mostly the become enslaved to you after being beaten in combat] as you nearer you goal - to become the overlord of hell.

You will quickly realise that defeating the overlord is not going to be a straight forward fight as the first encounter with him results in you assaulting his hand, which takes up the entire battlefield..!

As well as the usual `missions` that make up the storyline, you can take a break and jump into the item world, each and every item in the game can be played as a battlefield against the residents that `live` inside the item, each floor you complete increases the items power, so the deeper you delve the more useful and powerful the item is going to be for you.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
3.0 out of 5 stars Too much useles in-game conversations
Only for fans of this game and this type of game.
Game story is slow, full of useless dialogs.
I am not fan of this type of game. Read more
Published 7 months ago by Dragan Galic
5.0 out of 5 stars disgaea 3 : Abence of Detention
If you like disgaea games this is one for you! disgaea 3 : Abence of Detention on ps vita is the same as the PS3 one but with extras & you pay on the go.
Published 11 months ago by Mr Richard Borg
5.0 out of 5 stars top game
8/10 game i recommend this for any good gamer full of action great graphics give it a try and smile
Published 12 months ago by Mr. Sw Howell
5.0 out of 5 stars Very good
Really enjoying this game. Owned it on ps3 and with all the dlc thrown in its even better on the ps vita. Game looks very good on the smaller screen as well.
Published 13 months ago by Jason
5.0 out of 5 stars Best game out on the PS vita
An excellent game, takes what was great about previous entrys in the series and improves upon them. In the vita edition you get all DLC which is great value for money. Read more
Published 15 months ago by Mr G
4.0 out of 5 stars Very good game, but a tired genre
This game is a lot of fun, but uses a very popular engine, that's starting to get annoying.

Firstly: the game. Read more
Published 17 months ago by Scott Tancock
4.0 out of 5 stars I'm a fan
I like the Disgaea games this one was not as good as the Psp version sadly and the graphics are pretty much the same. Read more
Published 18 months ago by J. O. Akpobaro
4.0 out of 5 stars Enjoyable game play but a terrible story line
I found the gameplay very fun a great little turn based strategy game but the story line is terrible with annoying bits of dialogue throughout. Still a definite purchase though.
Published 21 months ago by frazer
4.0 out of 5 stars Absence of bordum.
Great game for those that like tactical turn based RPG's. It pretty much what it sets out to be. Visuals are relatively poor for a Vita title, but the game is the same on PS3 with... Read more
Published 22 months ago by Bibi Maghoo
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