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Disgaea 2: Cursed Memories

Developer: Nippon Ichi Software | Publisher: NIS America
Players: 1 Player Game | Genre: Strategy RPG

Release Date: 08/29/06

disgaea2_2.jpgNippon Ichi’s Disgaea: Hour of Darkness was one of the PS2’s best surprises. The game came from out of nowhere and stole our hearts with its lovable characters, hilarious dialogue and classic strategy gameplay. Fans of the game have undoubtedly been looking forward to a sequel, and we’re pleased to bring you all the latest info on Disgaea 2: Cursed Memories.

First and foremost, if you played the first game, you’re probably wondering if any of the original characters will be back for the new game. The answer is a resounding yes. In fact, the majority of the characters from the first game will, at the very least, make an appearance. Expect to see Etna, Flonne and Laharl back in action and yes, the prinnies are back as well! Some characters may be sporting new getups, but the game has kept the same anime look that gives it its charm.

When it comes to gameplay, Disgaea 2 plays very similarly to the first and keeps an identical interface. However, there have been several additions to the combat system with new combination attacks and skills to make it even more intricate and addictive than ever before. The devs have also packed in a ton of new character classes from you which you can amass your own army. They’ve also juiced up the item world arenas and even added new elements to the Dark Assembly element.

You can expect another zany storyline, though it does differ from the first. This time around things center around a human named Adell. Adell’s family crossed the powerful Overlord Zenon who in turn cursed Adell’s world. Things spiral even further out of control from there and hilarity ensues. If you lost a good portion of your waking hours to the first game in the series, be prepared to do the same with the sequel. You’ll be spending an equal amount of time, if not more, with Adell and friends in this comical new adventure. Thankfully, there’s not too long of a wait left; Disgaea 2 is set to release in August of this year. If you’ve got anything important to do, I’d suggest getting it done before this game hits the shelves.

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By Ryan Schaefer - 05/14/06
ESRB Details: Language, Mild Fantasy Violence, Mild Suggestive Themes
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