Review: Disgaea Triple Play Collection (PS3)

Disgaea Triple Play collection (28)

This incredible Disgaea Triple Play collection contains Disgaea 3: Absense of Justice, Disgaea 4: A Promise Unforgotten, and Disgaea D2: A Brighter Darkness, all on one glorious disc.

Disgaea Triple Play collection (15)

Pros:

  • Included in the bundle is: Disgaea 3: Absense of Justice, Disgaea 4: A Promise Unforgotten, and Disgaea D2: A Brighter Darkness.
  • All 3 games show up as separate games on the XMB.
  • Three separate trophy lists so Three Platinum trophies can be earned.
  • Opening tutorial in each game with continued support in regards to new items, mechanics etc. You can also re read any previous tutorial messages.
  • Awesome anime cut scenes.
  • Options allow you to change things like cursor speed, combat speed, system/ally effects.
  • English/Japanese language options.
  • Lush HD anime influenced graphics.
  • Main hub world where you can shop/upgrade,do tutorials,select levels and much more. More options open up as you play the game.
  • Turn based combat game. You get a grid in which you can move around, attack enemies and more.
  • Line characters up together to perform stronger team based attacks. You build up friendships between your characters making the attacks stronger.
  • Earn exp and level up.
  • Customer rank. The more you shop/sell the higher your rank which in turn makes items cheaper, Selling gets you more money.
  • Item world is a place where you can go into an item and enter a series of dungeons. Every few levels you can exit and make the item stronger. The deeper you go the stronger the effect and of course enemies get stronger.
  • Well over 200 hours of play. I mean you can easily get 80 hours out of one game! Thats a lot of game.
  • Value for money.
  • Humorous yet engrossing story for all three games.
  • Auto saves option.
  • Can replay levels.
  • Get to experience the evolution of the series.
  • Huge massive boss areas.
  • Simple easy to learn controls.
  • All three games remain intact and on the whole remain unchanged form there previous releases.

Cons:

  • No all in one UI system, Instead you have to exit game and select the other game.
  • A lot to take in.
  • Steep learning curve.
  • Difficulty spikes throughout.
  • Possible to ruin your game. By this I mean you can enter item world, run out of health items and never be able to win fights as an example.
  • All trophies are hidden/secret.
  • Long loading times.
  • When auto saving you cannot move.
  • D4 has a whopping 2.768GB update.
  • D3 has a 599MB update.
  • D3 version 1 saves will not work with version 2 patch.
  • Menu layout can be confusing.
  • A lot of grinding.

In Summary, Where to begin? I mean you get three top games but being top means they bring the hours of play with them! You get so much game for your money its ridiculous. This collection is perfect for people new to the series and want to get in on the ground floor as they await the arrival of the new game. If you have played them before then there is little reason to jump back in. I mean for Disgaea 3 for instance you run the chance of your save not working at all. Disgaea has always been a game I like to jump into every now and then more due to its sheer size and how much fights can take it out of you. Trophy hunters will love the addition of three Platinum trophies but man its a long road. I still play 3 and 4 daily but still prefer to play them on my Vita instead as I feel the game suits the small screen much more. That aside what you get here is 3 awesome yet complicated games in one package. Its not for the faint-hearted but it will reward perseverance and determination. The story is actually top notch. In short, So much bang for your buck!

Jim Smale

Gaming since the Atari 2600, I enjoy the weirdness in games counting Densha De Go and RC De Go as my favourite titles of all time. I prefer gaming of old where buying games from a shop was a thing, Being social in person was a thing. Join me as I attempt to adapt to this new digital age!

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