- System: Nintendo Switch
- Publisher: Nis America, inc.
- Developer: Nippon Ichi
- Release Date: JP- March 3, 2017, NA- May 23,2017, PAL- May 26,2017
- Price:$59.99 - Standard edition
- Rating: T
- Genre: RPG, SRPG, Tactical RPG
- Players: Single-Player
- Official Website: http://www.disgaea.us/d5-complete/
Disgaea 5 Complete — Announcement Trailer (Nintendo Switch)
Who it Caters to
For those who haven't played a Disgaea game yet, don't worry, you can jump directly into Disgaea 5 without playing any previous versions of the game because each story is unique to each game, and Disgaea 5: Complete is no exception. For those who have played all of the Disgaea so far, you have never played Disgaea 5 on the go and that alone is a game changer.
What to Expect
Aside from the improvements in the fighting/combo animation —making everything more dynamic and exciting— you can now select languages like French and Japanese, aside from English. Sadly, aside all the DLCs included, the game does not offer any new content; which is a shame, but at least being able to take the game with you on the Nintendo Switch version is an amazing improvement for those gamers that prefer handheld consoles.
Seraphina: The overlord of Gorgeous. She’s a rich demon which claims that all men exist only to serve and kneel before her. Her father arranged a marriage between her and Void Dark, but it was not to her liking, therefore, ran away. This arranged marriage is the main reason of her taking revenge on Void Dark. Seraphina’s character design reminds us also of Etna, which was the main character in Disgaea 1 and 2.
Red Magnus: The Overlord of Scorching Flame. Red Magnus is a knucklehead that likes to pick fights to prove his strength, the stronger the opponent the more excited he gets, therefore he wants to fight Void Dark to prove he is the strongest of all the Overlords. Overall nice guy, he sounds like a “bro” type of person or demon in his case.
Usalia: Cursed by one of Void Dark’s minions, she has to eat the food she most hates — curry— in order to keep her normal body, otherwise she would turn into a beast. She dislikes fighting, but her yellow prinny (basically a yellow penguin) helps her during combat.
Christo: With victory on his mind, he will do everything necessary to win a fight. Brilliant strategist, he sees Killia's magic potential to be of benefit to him in the coming fight against Void Dark. He is the overlord of a mysterious place of a certain giant Netherworld.
Zeroken: A very cocky kid that was a former member of the “the lost army” as a jailer. He left the army after his mentor Goldion was brainwashed to serve Void Dark. Upon meeting Killia he realises that Killia was Goldion’s former apprentice because Killia has similar fighting techniques as himself.
Last and most important are customization, which is a key feature for all Disgaea games. You can customize every single status detail of every single character, from their weapons to their skills; this customization gives you the chance to play the game however you feel like it, so if the main character is a fighter but you are more of a mage person, you can easily incline for this by modifying the stats to your liking.
Honey's Gameplay Consensus:
- It’s fun and addictive
- The game includes all the DLC content
- Great character design
- Over 60 hours of gameplay
- Full character stat customisation
- Huge amount of stages and levels
- The Switch version doesn't offer new content
- Can’t use the touch screen
- No multiplayer mode
- No new content will be available, ever
Honey's Final Verdict:
Now for those people that play story driven games, you might wanna hold onto your cash; all Disgaea games have different stories yet they are not the most interesting nor complex stories in the world, they are usually really simple stories with some humor. For those who enjoy fast paced games, you might also wanna hang onto your money; Disgaea games are literally like a turn based board game which the speed of the game is determined on how fast you can analyze your moves, which in some cases could take up a lot of time. But if you would like to play a turn based game with anime characters killing each other with crazy animations, all sorts of weapons and magic, this is probably a game you should add to your collection.
If you bought the PS4 version of the game and liked it, just imagine playing it on the train or during your break from work, that was enough motivation for us to get it! We hope you have an amazing journey if you get this game, if not we hope this review was helpful to your decision of getting it or not, whichever it might be.