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