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Disgaea: Afternoon of Darkness (PSP)
Disgaea: Afternoon of Darkness (PSP)

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5.0 out of 5 stars Great game, funny and absorbing!, 17 Jun 2008
= Fun:5.0 out of 5 stars 
First off, if youre familiar with tactics games such as final fantasy tactics, onimusha tactics, front mission etc you will be well at home with this game.

So far ive got about 12hrs gameplay and im on chapter 4 (out of 14!) but i have spent alot of time other than following the main story. The story itself is a breath of fresh air. You play Laharl a young demon price vying for control of the throne of the underworld after his farthers death.

The graphics are of a nice anime quality and with good special effects. Characters are great even from the start, Prinnys are amazing (basically penguins with knifes!) and in a way similar to FF tactics you can hire other units for use in battle ranging from healers, thiefs, mages, warriors and even gun users (striders).

The game plays as you would expect with Laharls castle being you envoy to the different missions. One of the things i found most unique is that there is a world inside every item in the game! the maps are randomly generated and the idea is to keep progressing further into the item in order to make is stronger which i think is a great idea.

There is a hell of alot to this game, you can even lift and throw your characters to unreacable parts of the map, this adds again to the stratergy of the battles as you really do have to put some serious thought in.

The only downsides i can think of as with most TBS games is that if you only follow the story missions the game wont take long to complete and on the spin side could get boring for some gamers not used to the genre is doing alot of side missions.

All in all, with varied classes that all feel very different and an assortment of 'hero' characters, this game really shines of in the TBS stratergy genre, a definate must have for any fan of the genre and also a great game for PSP owners lokking for something a little different!


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