Disgaea as a series is one that you can take your time and enjoy the story which is always light hearted with funny writing and amusing characters. The gameplay is a turn based strat RPG and as usual with more mechanics than the previous version, but what makes this different from the likes of Disgaea 3 is the added mechanics don't slow down or make battles more tedious.They build on the gameplay of D2, some things make battles more difficult like geo stones but some things limited to item world such as item fish, level spheres and other items like that can help make leveling items easier than before.Maps now have their own quirks, one has water that's tainted with poison that upon entering will poison a character, another map has mushrooms that spawn that when thrown have a area of effect that alters your characters.Character leveling is also streamlined, you can hire new characters and pay (in game) money to not only choose how good they are but you can also buy levels! You can also really choose how a character grows with Evilties which can buff stats or give bonus abilities to characters, if that isn't enough? You can choose how to level certain moves by buying enhancements.Right, you hire characters and there's a lot of classes, more since the last game I played (I played D1,2,3,D2 and D5:Complete).This sounds like a lot if you're new to RPGs, but the game is very simple if you stick to just story mode and the game does a good job at introducing you to mechanics. But if you want deep....well you can level characters to 9,999, eventually do millions or billions worth of damage per hit, throw exploding penguins (dood) or go into an item and battle through hundreds of floors as they get more and more difficult and the item gets more and more strong.Why this version is the best one to get:The game comes with all the DLC of the PS4 version and possibly more (I can't say for sure with this I haven't played the PS4 version). If you are looking to play this game though the DLC isn't the only reason to get this one. Disgaea is a game made to be played portable, I had the most fun with the games on PSP and it's the same on the Switch. Battles can take a while, especially in item world so standby mode works great in allowing you to drop in and out of the game as you please and with it portable you can play it in bed or whatever. It makes the game easier to push through if you're trying to dive deeper into the game.If you have the PS4 version already and you played that a lot, this doesn't have enough extra to warrant you buying again. But if you didn't get too far and you'd like to see more of the game ...I say disgaea portable is the only way to do it.How it runs:It runs really well on the swtich, the only issue I've seen is some slowdown when I passed a bill at the senate that filled the hub world with probably 100+ characters. It wasn't constant and it only cropped up for a bit. Otherwise it runs great in portable or docked mode and is solid.If you're new to the series, I don't think you're missing much by starting here. Disgaea 1 is a fine game with a good story but has many flawed mechanics that make the game harder to play, 2 refined it, 3 tripped and D2 and now 5 pulled it back and made the series great.
Mike G - June 1, 2017
I had already owned this game for PS4, but I never bothered to finish it, nor did I buy any of the tons of DLC pieces released. Now that it's on Switch with all the extra content, AND I can take it with me anywhere, I'm already finding myself spending way more time on it than I did the original. Great anime-style graphics, hilarious dialogue, tons of characters and hours upon hours of strategy rpg gameplay make this worth every penny. It's the perfect game after Zelda if youre looking for a new experience to sink countless hours into!
Dvazquez5138 - May 26, 2017
Best game ! The switch really feels like the perfect console for this game. A heads up ! Don't forget to turn your switch off occasionally !! You have to hold the power button and go into the settings to actually get it to turn OFF, and not just put it in sleep mode. The switch seems to get an error where it closes the game if you don't let it actually stay off. I played this game obsessively and I guess that put a lot of stress on my switch !
Tom - June 24, 2017
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