Thursday, June 11, 2015
SNEAK PEEK - Disgaea 5: Alliance of Vengeance (PS4)
Out of all the game releases scheduled by NISA to release in 2015 (Aside from the new Danganronpa ^_^), "Disgaea 5: Alliance of Vengeance" is the one I'm most excited for. It'll be the sixth installment in the series, but the first to make the leap to new generation consoles, namely the PS4. After reading the press release I'm excited to see the new, and seemingly more dark conflict play out between Netherworld savior 'Killia', and the newly introduced threat that is 'Void Dark'. From the cover image, or box art it looks like the characters may have taken on a more mature visual design this time around. Possibly something akin to 'The Guided Fate Paradox', and 'The Guided Fate Ultimatum'. Along with the art comes a descriptive hint that the usual Disgaea humor will also be making a return, thankfully. It's going to be very interesting to see how the mixture of revenge, and humor will pan out in the plot that is given though.
If you've never played a Disgaea game you'll be glad to know that it is a series rich in content. While some DLC is usually offered up after the initial release the main game offers the player more bang for their buck, and does so without taking from the game's intended experience. In fact you'll find much more bang for your buck with any Disgaea game. As far as the structure, and focus of the game series goes it is what an RPG enthusiast would call an SRPG, or Strategy RPG. It is filled with character classes similar to Square Enix's 'Final Fantasy Tactics' games which help in the quest to build you an army worthy of defeating some of the Netherworld's most monstrous monsters. While there are some similarities like those found in 'Final Fantasy Tactics' Disgaea is still it's own unique SRPG in that it incorporates various unique mechanics to the series that both enhance, and build upon the core campaign gameplay. There's in-depth item management, and boosting as well as explorable Item worlds that act as separate battlefields for enhancing your characters' gear, and weapons. You'll even find a voting system geared towards passing bills which will change certain aspects of gameplay as well as build upon the things offered in-game.