Friday, July 6, 2007

Disgaea 2: Cursed Memories

Recently I've been playing Disgaea 2: Cursed Memories. Presented by Nippon Ichi Software, the game play is very similar to its predecessor Disgaea: Hour of Darkness. Both not only being a tactical-RPG(SLG?), I would say the battles are coded in exactly the same way without any notable differences (perhaps only the character classes). Disgaea 2 revolves around the story of Adell, the only human left in the human world (as all other humans were cursed by a powerful Overlord and became demons), who strives to defeat Overlord Zenon to release the humans of the curse. He is joined by Rozalin, the daughter of Zenon whom were accidentally summoned by Adell's mother. Rozalin journeys with Adell to return to her home, where in the journey she tries mischievously to kill/defeat Adell before Adell could meet with her father. However, she slowly finds good in Adell and changed her perceptions towards him.

The game would actually be a bit childish, however, I still enjoy playing it as it is really entertaining and I love tactical-RPGS (starting from Final Fantasy Tactics, Front Mission, Hoshigami, etc). I forgot why I stopped the first Disgaea, but it is definitely not because I didn't like it. In fact, I actually prefer playing Laharl than Adell. The game although looks simple, it can actually be very expansive, leveling up to 9999 levels (no kidding), multiple endings for replayability sake and the "item world" - a series of battle stages to upgrade your items (the more stages you clear, the more upgrade the item gets). I would recommend this to all Disgaea fans (If you haven't already finished playing it ;) !!)

Since I didn't finish the first Disgaea, I was thinking of watching the anime, Makai Senki Disgaea, instead... Or maybe just replay the whole game, but I'm a bit lazy now :p

I've dropped Dawn of Mana, despite being developed by SquareEnix. Action RPGs really aren't my type. The only one I've ever finished is Brave Fencer Musashi (Yes, I didn't finish both Kingdom Hearts I and II and/or .//Hack (only finished 2/4 part) for that matter).
I actually looked forward to Suikoden V, but I couldn't find it in the shelves of any shops I went to. Guess I was out of luck.

Can anyone recommend me any good games that came out recently on the PS2?

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1 comment:

Cryorazor said...

Never know there's an RPG Musashi, I only know Musashi: Samurai Legend. Maybe you should try to finish Kingdom Hearts. It is actually quite a good game although it was my first and only action RPG as well as the weird combination of FF and Disney. I hope I can play KHII.