By: Spencer Breland

Disgaea 5 Complete is the first Disgaea game on a Nintendo console since 2008, when Disgaea graced the Nintendo DS.  For those unfamiliar with the Disgaea series, Disgaea is a tactical role-playing series similar to the Fire Emblem games.  The Nintendo Switch version of the game that originally released on PlayStation 4 includes everything in that version plus all the scenarios, characters, classes, and other DLC.

Story Dood…..

Disgaea 5 Complete tells a tale of revenge, and of rebellion. As a new and terrible Overlord named Void Dark seeks to enslave the countless Netherworlds, one young demon has stood to end his reign-Killia.  In Disgaea 5 , players lead Killia and his tenacious army of rebels on their dark and dangerous path to vengeance. Filled with more over-the-top action and hilarious writing than ever before, Disgaea 5’s damage numbers are surely headed for the record books.  For a 100+ hour game, it has a story that kept me coming back for more.  The gameplay however, is what really kept me up at night.

Blissful Tactical Role-Playing Gameplay

Disgaea 5 doesn’t necessarily take any risks with the gameplay, compared to previous Disgaea titles.  Although, I’m still having a ton of fun grinding late into the night to create the perfect team of demon misfits.  Disgaea 5 has many new branches that succeed in keeping the formula fresh and making it stand out over previous Disgaea titles.

When it comes to your team of party members, you can tweak  their gear in a huge amount of ways.  Just when I’d thought I was happy with how a specific party member was, I’d decide to reincarnate them in order to boost their leveling progress, level some new gear, and give them some new passive abilities.  There is an endless amount of ways to customize the characters, that you will easily spend a good chunk of time doing just that.  Disgaea 5 expands these possibilities even further with some new monster types and character classes, that adds a nice mixture of character creation and monsters you face.

Dood It’s Good!

Even though Disgaea 5 doesn’t take any risks with the series, the fact that it has made it’s way back to a Nintendo console makes it all the worth while.  Being able to take this game with me on the go, especially with what a huge time sink the game is, is the best feeling.  For those looking for a great tactical role-playing game for the Nintendo Switch, NIS America has provided exactly that.


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