With only 3 months left of the year, you might think that one of this summer’s blockbusters will have snagged the title of “Most Played Game This Year.” After all, they’ve had months of lead time. Well, you’d be wrong.
Disgaea 5: Alliance of Vengeance is out today exclusively for PS4, and I hope you saved up your sick days; you’re gonna need ’em with how long these will keep you playing.
1.) Serious Strategy. Seriously.
Everybody jokes about the jokes in Disgaea. The horse unmentionables. The sardines. Those poor, poor Prinny souls. But those jokes only hold on because underneath the trappings of humor, and silliness, sits one of the most robust, and serious strategy games around.
Think you have a mind for tactics and strategy? See how you do on a stage full of geo panels, with 50 enemies against your team of 10 unlikely heroes. This game takes time to master, but when you do, you’ll feel like a god… or an Overlord, as it were.
2.) Millions of Levels. Literally.
Okay, math is hard. I’ll admit it. But I’m pretty sure that if you’re leveling a bunch of characters up to 9,999, and a bunch of items to 9,999, and then you reincarnate to get that sweet, sweet stat boost, that you’ll be hitting millions of levels. That math works out, right? No? Well, I can at least guarantee that you’ll be doing millions of points of damage in one attack by that time.
And how good does that feel? Really good. Trust me, you’ll want to get on my level for that damage.
3.) A Longer Disgaea than Ever. Dood.
You don’t care about getting everything? About being the greatest Overlord there ever was and hitting level 9,999 then reincarnating and doing it again? Well. Okay then. I guess you’ll just have to get by with spending an insane amount of time getting just a taste of all the features.
A 40+ hour story, the Prinny Research Squad, and the ability to visit your friends’ Netherworld, a brand new Item World system, building your team with the Recruiter, and so much more. Heck, a fellow posted his screenshot on our Facebook page with over 200 hours in just the demo! A demo! (A demo that you can grab right now on PlayStation Store.) Good thing his save file transfers to the full game, eh?
4.) More Game Through the Holidays. Merry Disgaea-mas.
We squeezed all the awesome DLC into our post-development schedule that we could, because when you’ve got a game with hundreds of hours of gameplay, what else do you do but add even more scenarios and characters?
We’re rushing on a tight schedule, but all the DLC should be out by November 10th, and that means you’ll be able to make your holiday season disappear into the sweet time-sink that is Disgaea. And because we like you guys, we set up a Season Pass that you’ll be able to pick up on PlayStation Store October 13th to save some dough and make sure you don’t miss any of the 8 bonus scenarios and 6 throwback characters.
5.) Your Parents’ Expectations.
My parents always told me to be the best. And the only way to be the best is to hit level 9,999 and show everyone just how great I am… right? Right? I dunno about you, but that’ll keep me playing…
Anyway! We’re super excited to see how much playtime you guys get out of the game, so go grab the full game or demo right now, and make sure you tweet out your screenshots to us with #Disgaea5!
We’d also love to hang out with you on our Twitch channel at 5:30 PM Pacific today as we stream the game and have a Prinny good time. Happy gaming, dood!