ZekeFreek wrote:Part of the reason I didn't like Disgaea D2 was because they reverted back to gameplay mechanics I didn't like and the story was too thin to back it up. That's not to say it was poorly written or anything, it just felt quick and not very substantial. Cutscenes were shorter and more infrequent than they had ever been before and the plot was so bare-bones that the first half is literally nothing but screwing around to pad things out.
So yeah, it's a lot of both. I'm hoping they don't pull a stunt like that again because I'm really big into the NIS-verse and I thought Disgaea D2 was kind of missed potential.
Then again, TGFP came right after it and it was quite substantial. So maybe it was just DD2 being a side project.
Screwing around to pad things out means it is badly written. A story shouldn't waste time.