While the basic formula for SRPGs or tactical RPGs hasn’t changed much, Disgaea 3 does all it can to add new wrinkles. Where the Disgaea series struggles is the story. Disgaea 3 has the most compelling story of the series with some great twists near the end. Unfortunately, except for a few of the characters you meet throughout the adventure your party members and obviously those you create are fairly generic. Earlier SRPGs like Shining Force introduced your team one or two at time throughout the story and created more of a sense of attachment.
Disgaea 3: Absence of Detention is one of the best offerings on the Playstation Vita to date. The easy pause and resume features and music playing advantages of the Vita make it the perfect platform for the SRPG. Being able to play your own music will come in handy for many. While the voicing and sound effects are more than acceptable the music is something else. The additional content NIS included will keep many gamers occupied for quite awhile particularly for commuters playing in short periods each day and considering the GameStop’s used price for the out of print original Playstation 3 game, Absence of Detention is quite a bargain.
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