Disgaea: First Impressions

nosoup4crr

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Disgaea: First Impressions

Well...I want to thank anyone who suggested I buy this game. I love it. The story line isn't too cumbersome, and is actually pretty entertaining. It helps to keep the experience light. Secondly, I can tell I will be addicted. In my first 4 days, I've already put in about 28 hours, haha. I'm on a binge. I hope I don't burn out. I love how everything levels. EVERYTHING is interconnected. It's tons of fun. I've only just scratched the surface, though. Laharl is level 50 right now. I've done some leveling, but I'mr eady to start to get up there in the levels, so I can venture deep into the Item world. One thing I wasn't expecting was that every map is basically a puzzle along w/ a fight. It keeps it fresh. Once again, thanks for suggesting this game. I'll let you know when I think I've got the grasp of it all.
 

Stevinator

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nrabbit said:
never heard of that game. sounds fun though. is it new?
I don't think so, I had never heard of it until a thread a week or so ago like everyone else suggested it. I'm kinda interested now.

few things though. is is console or PC? is the fighting more like zelda or *crowbar swings* or more like final fanatasy? I am not a big fan of the turn based stuff. Would I like it?
 

Ash Housewares

Diabloii.Net Member
awesome, glad you got it, it's a fantastic game, not new, 2003 I believe, strategy rpg

if you need any aid, ask garbad or me

ps2 only
 

Ash Housewares

Diabloii.Net Member
Stevinator said:
I don't think so, I had never heard of it until a thread a week or so ago like everyone else suggested it. I'm kinda interested now.

few things though. is is console or PC? is the fighting more like zelda or *crowbar swings* or more like final fanatasy? I am not a big fan of the turn based stuff. Would I like it?
it's turn based grid-system

here is a comic

it's PA so it has one bad word, but it's about Disgaea, I can get rid of it if need be, but hopefully it's ok
 

asdf

Diabloii.Net Member
where did you manage to find it? i've been looking everywhere for it... but every single place doesn't carry it, or is out of stock, or doesn't ship to canada...
 

Garbad_the_Weak

Diabloii.Net Member
Like I said, if anyone wants the strategy guide I have it in PDF.

Btw, before you think about getting super powerful, play through the game a few cycles and get all the endings. Boost monsters as needed. Once you master the basics and get a few endings, I will teach you how to PL and how to Mf. Let me warn you tho, the difficulty scales up dramatically once you beat the game.

I am in the process of kicking a Item Gods ass who has over 2.5 million hps atm. He is being greedy tho, I can't quite steal his weapon -_-

Garbad

P.S. Woot! I just got my first ultimate weapon. 44 hours of game time, level 1899 Laharl.
 

Damotta

Diabloii.Net Member
No, it's not a new game. It's about a year old or so in America, maybe a lil more. It's for the PS2.

Usually the price is pretty high. We're talking $60-$70. You can find em on amazon.com and pay the high price, or you can look on eBay and wait for a deal. I just recently bought a copy from eBay that came with Phantom Brave all for $56 (S+H included). A pretty good deal if you ask me. Just wait for the right sale to come along. There's a good number of the games being auctioned off.
 

DuncanID

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I have Disgaea, and while it is a great game, doesn't it ever seem to get a little stale? Admittedly I am not hugely into it yet (beaten once, and leveling sporadicly), but thus far all the characters seem pretty much the same. I hate to bring up the obvious comparison, but I loved Final Fantasy Tactics because each character served a different purpose, and the job changing allowed all sorts of customization.

Don't get me wrong, I still very much like Disgaea, but I find I get pretty bored with it pretty quickly, due to how similar to each other the characters seem.
 

nosoup4crr

Diabloii.Net Member
Damotta said:
No, it's not a new game. It's about a year old or so in America, maybe a lil more. It's for the PS2.

Usually the price is pretty high. We're talking $60-$70. You can find em on amazon.com and pay the high price, or you can look on eBay and wait for a deal. I just recently bought a copy from eBay that came with Phantom Brave all for $56 (S+H included). A pretty good deal if you ask me. Just wait for the right sale to come along. There's a good number of the games being auctioned off.
yeah. I paid 70 for it on Amazon, only because hearing the explanation of it had me jonesing.

As far as the comment goes about all the characters being similar: I haven't been playing that long, but it seems to me that the differentiation comes from your own customization. If someone's specialty is the spear/lance, I think I would find myself bypassing defensive items for speed items, and choose a strategy to genearlly keep them at long distance range. Furthermore, you could have specialty characters, like say a cleric who's wearing equipment loaded w/ 200 wind resistance specialists, as to protect from that gigawind.

Along with that is the appeal that matches what I had for Diablo, which is its random map/item generator. I want the best weapons--pure and simple. That's what will keep me coming back.

I'm just now working on my understanding of stealing, which is pretty good now. I'm waiting, however, for a good point to speed level a rogue. I'm thinking either episode 12/3 or the cave. We'll see. My latest project is a dragon. And it seems to me that this thing will be insanely powerful if made correctly.

I do have a question, though, for Ash or Garbad. Could you explain to me the exact beneifts of transmigration? I mean...Should I sacrifice 3 of my top 4 characters(both warriors), just to make a better one? I know that you level more quickly and it can be stronger, but how long do I have to wait for the benefits?
 

Garbad_the_Weak

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Transmigration is definately worth it. The question is when. I even transmigrate Prier and Majorly.

Transmigration gives your chars more stat gain per level. When you are level 100 or less, you will never notice. When you are level 4000+, it is huge.

During the story, its not worth it. In early game (where you are), it is probably not worth it, maybe for Laharl. I transmigrate Laharl as soon as I get 5000 mana to go expert. Laharl will always be your primary killer, so as soon as you can, do it.

During early game, don't focus on levels too much. You will eventually transmigrate into experts of the highest form anyhow, so focus on skill levels, weapon mastery, unlocking the higher forms you like, and items. In specific, you want your 5 primary support chars to all know espoir, omega heal, and braveheart. Your 3 primary killers should have a strong enough weapon to do around 10,000 damage per spot to a 3x3 grid.

You also want to focus on harvesting enough specialists to create one char who is immune to all 3 elements, all stats effects, and has a 300 statistician and 1800 weapon mastery in each item. Once you construct those items and get a weapon strong enough to clear cave 3 with triple experience, you can go from 1-500 in less than 15 minutes.

Once you get that out of the way, you will begin to gear up for finding godly items, powering them up, and power leveling.

Click here to download the guide btw:
http://s25.yousendit.com/d.aspx?id=3BF58MPYHX4WA38YDQCY4EANE4

Garbad

P.S. Also, don't forget to mass bribe the dark assembly at every opportunity. Once you start to PL it is nice to have them friendly.
 
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