Disgaea 5: Alliance of Vengeance

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8.7 / 10.0
Oct 6, 2015

Though it still feels a little familiar, Disgaea 5 freshens up its excellent gameplay with some fun new features.

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Metro GameCentral

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7 / 10
Oct 12, 2015

The least funny Disgaea yet, but arguably the best in terms of the actual gameplay – even if there is a lack of genuinely new ideas.

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Daniella Lucas

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Oct 8, 2015

If you turn the volume down and skip through the story you'll find yourself with a neat strategic battler that seemingly goes on forever, but it's hard to get by with just that part of a game when you're paying for the full package.

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8.5 / 10.0
Sep 22, 2015

If you're looking for a meaty, turn-based, tactical RPG, Disgaea 5 won't steer you wrong. It has a ton of content to explore, classes and characters to master, and a robust post-game that provides hours of entertainment

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8 / 10
Sep 22, 2015

Disgaea 5 is the biggest and most satisfying installment in the series to date, and It could easily be the last one you ever need to buy.

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Sep 22, 2015

Disgaea 5 is a Disgaea game for better or for worse. This means solid tactical combat, over-the-top attacks, and more game systems than you can shake a stick at. The cast isn't as good as Disgaea 4, but the game itself is undeniably bigger and more robust. Veterans will be happy and new players have a lot to digest. Prepare yourself.

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Oct 2, 2015

Despite a few gripes, I still really enjoy playing Disgaea 5: Alliance of Vengeance, and I plan on playing the "post game" for quite a while.

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8 / 10.0
Sep 22, 2015

Disgaea 5: Alliance of Vengeance may not have the best story or cast in the series, but it gets the job done, and brings a ton of advancements with it in the process. I'll probably be playing this one for years to come, and I sincerely hope NIS is able to continue this series. It's still one of the best SRPG franchises in the business.

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8 / 10
Oct 10, 2015

By making some smart efficiency decisions, it's easy to recommend Disgaea 5: Alliance of Vengeance to newcomers and veterans of the franchise, with some excellent new mechanics and tweaks to old favourites. You can literally sink hundreds of hours into this should you feel the urge. While I didn't really engage with the characters and narrative as much this time around, the action and sheer wealth of content more than made up for it, dood!

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7.5 / 10.0
Sep 22, 2015

An enjoyable strategy RPG that refuses to become po-faced, Disgaea 5 is let-down only by a so-so narrative and an over-reliance on XP farming.

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Sep 22, 2015

Beneath its lackluster story, Disgaea 5 is crawling with stuff to do and, thanks to its great gameplay, you'll always find yourself itching to come back for more.

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70 / 100
Sep 29, 2015

If you enjoy grinding numbers, goofy anime antics, and over-the-top style, Disgaea 5: Alliance of Vengeance will give you hundreds of hours of replayability. If you don't like the idea of spending hours and hours replaying levels and building up characters, then you might want to look somewhere else.

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8 / 10.0
Oct 6, 2015

Disgaea 5 is an excellent title for any gamer, but the interesting mechanics, impressive visuals, and expansive universe make it a must-play for tactical RPG enthusiasts.

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ZTGD

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8 / 10.0
Sep 22, 2015

Disgaea 5 could have easily been one of the best games in the series if it wasn't for the missteps in the post-game content, but even with those faults, the solid SRPG foundation along with a few exciting new tweaks/additions makes it a worthwhile experience all the same.

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8 / 10
Sep 22, 2015

Disgaea 5: Alliance of Vengeance is arguably the most complete package in the series. Despite an unnecessarily long campaign that's home to some surprising difficulty spikes, it's still an excellent strategy venture that will give you plenty of bang for your buck.

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4 / 5.0
Nov 5, 2015

Disgaea 5: Alliance of Vengeance is another solid entry in a series known for its kooky humor and deep tactical chops. Even with its additions to the core system, the game likely won't change the minds of folks who have fallen out of love with the series in general. For folks looking for a filling and satisfying tactical JRPG, however, Disgaea 5 will be just what the demon lord ordered.

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8.5 / 10.0
Nov 16, 2015

Overall, for those looking for their Strategy RPG fix, especially on the PS4, should definitely pick up Disgaea 5. The new features make the gameplay experience even better. Of course, the over the top humorous setting of the game, including the story and the characters never ceases to entertain.

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9 / 10.0
Oct 1, 2015

If you're a fan of the genre and you've been holding off on Sony's latest console, here's your excuse to move into the next generation of JRPGs.

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Sep 22, 2015

Disgaea 5: Alliance of Vengeance manages to be the best game in NIS America's beloved series. Not only does it add additional complexity, it's also the most newcomer friendly entry.

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8 / 10
Oct 30, 2015

If you liked previous Disgaea games, you would be right at home with Disgaea 5. The gameplay works, and Nippon Ichi Software should be accommodated for not meddling with what was, and still is, solid. That said, I can see how the same experience could be tiresome for returning players. But if you are a newcomer to the series or still can't get enough Prinnys, give Disgaea 5 a chance. An enjoyable adventure awaits you with gameplay that represents the best of the TRPG genre and characters you will remember, long after the credits role.

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