Have you had your daily dose of arrogance yet?
“Now where have I heard that whiny demon prince before?” you ask. Perhaps you heard it in the first Disgaea game, Disgaea: Hour of Darkness, for the PS2. Or more recently, you may have heard it in the PSP port (with extras!), Disgaea: Afternoon of Darkness.
Well, as of today – February 24th – you can listen to this hilarious, arrogant upstart all over again!
For those who are unfamiliar with the first Disgaea game, Disgaea PC covers the story of the aforementioned arrogant upstart demon prince Laharl, who wakes up to discover that during his two year nap his father has died and the Netherworld is now a chaotic mess of demons trying to claim the Netherworld throne. Naturally Laharl isn’t super fond of this idea – it’s his kingdom, by rights – so he, his vassal Etna and a Pollyanna-esque angel trainee named Flonne set out to get the demon prince his crown back!
Don’t let the super cute anime-style fool you, this isn’t your typical JRPG grind – it’s actually an SRPG. Not only that, but it’s a Nippon Ichi Software (NIS) SRPG, so you can expect lots of character classes to create your team with (over 40 unique character types in this installment) and stupidly huge numbers (you can level up to Level 9999 and attack for well over 9999 damage). You’ll spend most of your time in the Item World, which is a randomly generated dungeon world where you can level up your items, armour and weapons. Raise those stats, get a sword that does damage in the millions – pretty sweet deal, right? You can also expect super excessive battle animations, a ridiculous story, and wacky colour puzzles courtesy of the Geo Blocks scattered about the battlefield. However, this isn’t just a port of a port of a game! Disgaea PC offers updated UI and textures, keyboard/mouse and controller support and new Steam features such as Achievements, Cloud Saves, Badges, and trading cards.
Don’t all those 9s give you the warm fuzzies?
Regardless of whether you’re familiar with Demon Prince Laharl, Etna, Flonne, and the rest of the gang or you’re completely new to Disgaea, you now have the chance to experience all of Disgaea: Afternoon of Darkness from the comfort of your PC. The game runs at $19.99 (USD) and contains all the extras included in the PSP port of the game, including Etna Mode, extra boss battles such as Overlord Zetta from Makai Kingdom, and Rozalin and Adell from Disgaea 2. Minor fun features include a music shop, which gives you the ability to change the Item World theme and a record keeper to track important stats like how many allies you’ve killed (you monster). Disgaea PC will also have a dual language option and the ability to turn off battle animations, so feel free to speed up the carnage and enjoy Flonne’s sugary sweet Japanese voice!
Check out the trailer and make your mind up – hours and hours (and hours and hours and hours and hours…) of fun are right there waiting for you!