Have you ever played a game, thinking it was the best thing since Stacy Keibler lovely 42" legs? Did you ever pick up that game a couple of months ago and realize that it wasn't all that it was cracked up to be, or perhaps you thought "wow, this game is just as good as when I bought it a couple of months ago!" It's happened to many people, be it because of the hype surrounding the game or because of some newly discovered glitch. You buy into a game for whatever reason, but reflecting on it afterwards may yield a totally different opinion than what you initially had. Replay! seeks to find out just that.
· · · The Next Level
I'm sitting here typing this, as I'm between writing an outline for a Biology report, throwing together stuff for a Stress and Coping course (make your jokes now, please), and I just missed a Japanese quiz. Such is the life of a college student.
What does this have to do with Disgaea, you ask? It's simple; as much as I gushed over it, sang praises, turned cartwheels, and begged for more, I fear I will never, ever finish the blasted thing. It's the curse of the RPG - the more and more crap there is to do in one, the less time I have to spend on it. Which means Disgaea slowly slips to the back of obscurity, gathering dust on my already messy shelf.
It's still an admirable game, no matter how you slice it. The characters, even in the 11th episode, are still funny, cute, and charming. The battles are still fast-paced and invigorating. The only thing that starts to irritate is knowing that here I am, episode 11 out of 14, and I'm crawling at a snail's pace thanks to other obligations. People 'round these parts call it "a life" but I don't find anything lively about dealing with work, school, schedules, and projects. Not to mention that lethargic process is further stunted by my inability to commit. Honestly, to have not only the best RPG this year to release right when school starts, but alongside Soul Calibur 2 and F-Zero GX? Then sandwich that with Virtua Fighter 4: Evolution and Viewtiful Joe. I would say good-bye to a social life - make a quip or two about games being social suicide - but as of now, not only do I not have a life, but playing all these games is close to impossible. And poor Disgaea, the one game I absolutely had to have, is too long to finish and there's always something new that this compulsive buyer jumps into.
Disgaea is still a blast to play (when there's the chance), but the length and depth and incredible amount of playtime makes for one long ride. If time and commitment are on your side, it'll be as fun to play today as it was the first day you bought it.
And for those of you who still don't have it - what the hell are you waiting for?! Go get it!
Read our Disgaea: Hour of Darkness review here!
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