Seventh wrote:Well, I'm hoping the Defenders of Earth will get a DLC scenario, so I haven't counted them out yet.
As for Disgaea 3 though? In my case, it's more like what is there NOT to like so much? I loved the cast, and the way they handled the relationships between all of them and how they developed the characters and relationships I felt was done excellently. I really enjoyed the setting and found it especially fun and unique, and thoroughly enjoyed the "outside" plot that we were presented with in the beginning as well as the deeper parts of the plot with Mao's father and Geoffrey and such. I also don't feel like any of the other games, except perhaps the first, blend humor and drama together nearly as well (I particularly dislike how towards the end, 4 almost disregards humor entirely in favor of trying much too hard with the drama).
Mao and Almaz are two of my favorite characters in the franchise as a whole, and getting back to relationships, theirs with each other as well as Beryl and Sapphire respectively I found particularly entertaining. I loved Champloo's silliness and Salvatore's straight faces overthetopness, and Master Bigster was fun as well. Even though they were just class recolors, I even grew to really like Kyoko and Asuka.
In terms of visual and audio stuff, the game visually had a lot of memorable stages and definitely character designs. It has my third favorite N1 soundtrack after ZHP and Makai Kingdom, and the seiyuu cast is damn near perfect - though N1 casts usually are, I will admit.
Honestly, I could go on and on and on about why it's my favorite, but I think if I do any more I'll simply be gushing at that point.
I loved the beginning of Disgaea 3's story with Mao trying to kill his father for destroying his game data on the 'slaystation portable', but after that it just seems like the story goes nowhere with multiple trips to the heart bank, to the quest for the egg, and on and on.
I liked the characters in Disgaea 4 a lot more, but I agree with you about the weak attempts at humor in that game, and I particularly disliked Emizel's slang and cussing(I hated Emizel pretty much) because it really didn't seem like it fit when Laharl and rest of the teenage demons never really talked like that.