Getting Schooled by Disgaea 3: Absence of Detention [Review]


Disgaea 3: Absence of Detention is the revamped PS Vita version of PlayStation 3′s Disgaea 3: Absence of Justice. Nippon Ichi Computer software produced certain this wasn’t a lackluster port to a new method, and that players familiar with the original would appear forward to this re-release. All of the previously released added content material: 20 additional characters, 3 new gameplay systems, 40 a lot more background music selections, and a new storyline with Raspberyl have been added. Other attributes, such as touchscreen functionality, two new characters, cutscene animations,and much more have been included particularly for the Vita.

The Vita’s front touchscreen tends to make the characters jump on screen, although both the front and rear screens can control the camera. Tapping on the screen will swap amongst a player’s allies on the map, which becomes useful as the maps turn out to be larger and more intricate. Absence of Detention is also a prettier game than Absence of Justice, which is owed in element to tiny graphical improvements. The cutscenes now have added a lot more animations to better show off the characters’ emotions. The game’s sprites haven’t been touched up, but look greater on the Vita’s display than they do blown up on a massive screen Tv.

Now, for these that haven’t played any of the games in the Disgaea series: be ready to get your grind on. I’m speaking R&ampB-slow jam-until the candles burn out-till the sun rises, sets, and rises once more grinding. Not getting played much of the games, I was not conscious of this. In the beginning I utilized only three characters it wasn’t until I neared the finish of the second chapter that I realized I was going to require a lot much more help than my trio could provide. The upside to all the grinding players will have to do is that this re-release can go anywhere! It is a best game to want to place almost 9999 hours into.


The story of Absence of Detention follows Lord Mao, Evil Academy’s quantity a single honor student. To be an honor student as a demon, “one shall not adhere to the school regulations.” Mao’s journey begins with a quest for vengeance… for his SlayStation Transportable. All simply because his overload father crushed his game system with giant monster feet. Certain the overlord provided to purchase Mao another, but it wouldn’t replace the four million hours he place into the game. It’s fairly ridiculous, but it takes the smallest issue to send a demon youngster off the deep finish.

As the story progresses, Mao and his team fight by way of levels of distinct characters obtaining in Mao’s way of defeating his overlord father. When someone’s in the way, it is time to fight. The Disgaea series has always been a grid-based, tactical function-playing game Absence of Detention does not stray.

In the starting Mao is given a team hand-picked by his quite capable and surprisingly creepy butler, Geoffrey. Players can stick with these selected ones or eventually generate their personal. Diverse kinds of characters to create will turn out to be accessible as characters level up, and in particular circumstances right after Mao and his team defeat others in battle. The only dilemma with creating these new characters later down the line is that they will be level one – a large element of the need to have for grinding.


Players can go into the classroom and rearrange exactly where the characters sit to get the most out of the battle method. When in battle, if one particular character is lined up with another who sits next to them and attacks an enemy, a combo attack has a larger likelihood to be launched. The only problem I located with this set up was I kept forgetting which characters sat close to every single other. I would waste a handful of turns simply because I set up the attack wrong and then would waste a special attack on the enemy trying to make up for lost time.

Unique moves can range from magic to brute force attacks. Players can even stack on every other in order to be thrown to another tile, or to full the “Tower Swing” unique attack. Characters can discover “Evilities,” which are passive abilities that aid increase an aspect of a character. New to Absence of Detention are the “Tera-level spells.” “Tera-level spells” enable players to increase their learned spells and wreck someone’s life.

The web site says there is also content material that hasn’t been revealed yet. Whether that implies DLC, or players unlocking some thing new following a set time is unclear. In my time with the game and sitting down to write this, I really feel like I haven’t made a dent in the game. It baffles me late at night to know that such a massive game is on such a little technique. Seeking by means of the Absence of Justice method guide I see there are at least eight chapters, which for Detention indicates the further content material and whatever is to come.

For those that have played the original version on PS3, you’ll know what’s to be expected in the transportable version. For these that are new to the game and series, it doesn’t take itself too seriously. If you can’t manage the sass, snark and ridiculousness Disgaea 3 provides, skip this title. If you are hunting for a thing that will supply you several playthroughs and hours of demon-filled goodness, the Absence of Detention is the a single for you.

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