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Disgaea 4 (and Asagi) hit common sense with massive damage [US Summer 2011!]

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  • XagarathXagarath Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    Actually doesn't look like a PS2 game.

  • Unco-ordinatedUnco-ordinated Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    Looks pretty sweet. Also looks like the real Dante ditched Capcom, grew his hair a bit and decided to pay a visit to Disgaea.

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  • blaze_zeroblaze_zero Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    Looks awesome. I'm really digging the ridiculous-ness level of everything.

    Also, I would like all that extra stuff shown at the end of the trailer.

  • MarikirMarikir Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    Okay...I need translations of that trailer. Stat.


    At first, I was thinking "Oh, okay, so it's like 3...that's okay. Wish they would have added some stuff."

    And then they started showing the new stuff.

    They have my attention. I wasn't sure, but I thought I was looking at war stages, with you fighting over large fields, with discrete areas you fight the actual battles in, in an attempt to control the entire battle. Kind of like Risk, with Disgaea battles. If that's the case, oh so delicious.

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  • KirbithKirbith Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    It definitely looks like prinnies can be turned into items including armor and weapons, which would be fantastic.

    I am extremely excited, it looks like they are considering the fact that they need to update the graphics at least a bit for this one haha.

    Edit: Also, heres an article up with details from the TGS about Disgaea 4. http://ps3.ign.com/articles/112/1121565p1.html

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  • NailbunnyPDNailbunnyPD Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    That looks nice. I noticed that sort of overworld map, too. Interesting.

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  • BlitzAce1981BlitzAce1981 Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    *Tries translating the character names*

    Okay, I get "Valuvato-ze" for the main guy... basing my guess on the IGN article saying Valvatorez, I'm going with Valvatoz.
    White hair is "Huenrihi", so I'd guess Henry. IGN says Phenlif... which explains the extra 'hi' at the end, but I thought it was 'hu' that gets swapped with 'f'...
    Person in green is "Emi-zeru"... Amy-something?
    Prinny girl is "Hu-ka". Which makes me think Hook. (Or maybe Houk. :))

    Also, I guess Axel's getting a big role à la Etna in D2.

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  • cj iwakuracj iwakura The Rhythm Rogue Coral Springs, FLRegistered User regular
    edited September 2010
    Wow, they're finally bringing back the crazy in spades.

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  • Mostlyjoe13Mostlyjoe13 Thanks Gort! The Dream RealmRegistered User regular
    edited September 2010
    I am very happy about Axel being the returning guest star. I think they should do that with all the games. 1 returning star.

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  • KyouguKyougu Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    So we finally getting PS2 level graphics?

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  • PataPata Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    Wow those sprites look good.

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  • MorninglordMorninglord Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    ah you guys found that trailer already. I was planning on linking it last night but forgot and went to bed.

    The prinny girls special attack is just D:

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  • KitsunaKitsuna Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    For all that I only played the main storyline of it, I enjoyed Disgaea 3. I absolutely loved the sense of humour it had and the VA was top-notch. I am definitely interested in this.

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  • BlitzAce1981BlitzAce1981 Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    I just noticed one of the character classes shown at the start of the vid looks similar to the Professor class from Makai Kingdom. There also seems to be at least one more humanoid class, and what looks like a robotic spacesuit.

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  • cj iwakuracj iwakura The Rhythm Rogue Coral Springs, FLRegistered User regular
    edited September 2010
    Disgaea 4 will allow online invasions of friends' worlds. Plus, Nippon Ichi is giving the series a serious makeover.

    Disgaea's Souls, anyone? :lol:

    More details:
    First, the game uses Takehito Harada's illustrations in their original form, rather than converting them first into sprites. He said to expect smoother animation as a result. Fans of Nippon Ichi's sprite work will also be pleased to know that the game also includes sprite versions of the art, and you'll be able to switch to them if you please.

    The next sales point is "yarikomi" elements. "Yarikomi" is the Japanese word that encompasses all the extra crap that extends gameplay time -- things like collecting items, aiming for the high score, and building up your characters. Disgaea is known for such elements. For part 4, Nippon Ichi is implementing a system where players will be able to show off to other players just how much "yarikomi" they've gotten out of the game. When connected online, you'll be able to attack other players. They'll also be able to attack you.

    So what happens if a player who's raised his characters to top levels attacks a beginner player? Niikawa cited two possibilities for dealing with this. First, they're considering allowing players to set it up so players at certain levels will be abel to attack in this way. Additionally, it's possible for players to come into your Disgaea world not just to attack, but to assist as well.

    The final element was one of the big focuses of the trailer: a political theme. This replaces the school theme of part 3. You'll be able to manage internal factions in a government.
    You want images? You got a image!
    Spoiler:

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  • MarikirMarikir Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    .....

    Attack another player's world?



    oh me oh my...

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  • Mostlyjoe13Mostlyjoe13 Thanks Gort! The Dream RealmRegistered User regular
    edited September 2010
    Wait, wait. You can go into another players game...to help?


    Multiplayer Disgaea just got infinity times awesomer!

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  • BlitzAce1981BlitzAce1981 Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    Wait, wait. You can go into another players game...to help?


    Multiplayer Disgaea just got infinity times awesomer!

    Not enough lime in the world.

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  • The WolfmanThe Wolfman Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    I don't know what's more crazy. That to appease the HD gods, they just made sprite versions of the character art...

    Or that it actually works. They look 100x better than the standard pixally stuff.

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  • cj iwakuracj iwakura The Rhythm Rogue Coral Springs, FLRegistered User regular
    edited September 2010
    I can't believe I didn't notice that Axel is part of the main cast.

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  • TheGerbilTheGerbil Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    Well dang. I own the first three... Now to wait till the NA release.

  • cj iwakuracj iwakura The Rhythm Rogue Coral Springs, FLRegistered User regular
    edited September 2010
    Wha wha whaaaaaaat?

    http://www.siliconera.com/2010/09/17/disgaea-4-comes-to-north-america-next-summer/
    NIS America wasted no time announcing Disgaea 4. The publisher confirmed it for a North American release and it’ll be here next summer. That’s not too far from the February 24, 2011 launch date in Japan, right?

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  • GlalGlal Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    What do they mean by sprite version of the art? Pretty sure none of those characters are 3d models, so I figure they're just misusing the term somehow. Old pixelated versions?

  • PataPata Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    Most likely that.

    So if you really want your Disgaea 4 to look like a PS2 game it still can.

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  • GlalGlal Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    Good god why. D:

    [edit] New sprites are lovely.

  • The WolfmanThe Wolfman Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    Glal wrote: »
    What do they mean by sprite version of the art? Pretty sure none of those characters are 3d models, so I figure they're just misusing the term somehow. Old pixelated versions?

    If you look at the pictures above, they look exactly like the art as pictured in the art books and manual, rather than the conventional spritework that they are in-game.

    To put it short, if and when Laharl shows up, instead of looking like this on the map:
    Spoiler:

    He'll look like this:
    Spoiler:

    It's such a simple yet effective change. And they don't have to do much, since they already have the art just lying around.

    edit: Found a better example for the second pic.

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  • MorninglordMorninglord Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    I can't load your specific example. :(

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  • NinjabearNinjabear Lvl 5 Daggerman Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    I wish NIS developed games for systems I actually owned.

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  • cj iwakuracj iwakura The Rhythm Rogue Coral Springs, FLRegistered User regular
    edited September 2010
    It's sensible business, really. JRPGs sell better on the PS3 than they do the 360. The 360 is still kind of a red headed stepchild in Japan.

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  • gunwarriorgunwarrior Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    Axel is back (yessss) and multiplayer assists sound awesome. I'm looking forward to taking my super high level character freelancing through hundreds of worlds

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  • BlitzAce1981BlitzAce1981 Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    gunwarrior wrote: »
    Axel is back (yessss) and multiplayer assists sound awesome. I'm looking forward to taking my super high level character freelancing through hundreds of worlds

    Dammit, now I can't get the idea of taking a level 9999 character into other people's worlds, helping them through higher level Item Worlds, and intercepting any particularly nasty pirates, out of my head.

    Obviously, I'll expect a fee.

    Just a measly 10 million HL + 40% of the bonuses.

    Per floor. :D

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  • AroducAroduc regular
    edited September 2010
    cj iwakura wrote: »
    It's sensible business, really. JRPGs sell better on the PS3 than they do the 360. The 360 is still kind of a red headed stepchild in Japan.

    A couple weeks ago, 360 consoles outsold 360 games in Japan.

    Yeah.

  • DrascinDrascin Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    What the fuck.

    Axel what the hell are you doing there, you're supposed to be a wacky antagonist, you're not a protagonist, you don't even win.

    Also, man, the trailer looks absolutely crazy. I actually went "what" out loud at a few moments right there - the people-column acrboatics, the beyond ridiculous weapons (did you see the sword that warrior was packing? It was taller than the stage!), the awesomely absurd attacks... and then to top it all, motherfucking Axel. And now I'm sad I don't have a PS3...

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  • AntihippyAntihippy Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    Glal wrote: »
    Good god why. D:

    [edit] New sprites are lovely.

    Some people even play without the sprites. Just pure numbers.

    Anyway, gladly going to buy this.

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  • MorninglordMorninglord Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    My gf is going to go halvsies on this one. She's the one with the greater addiction in this household. She's finished 1 and 2. She bought 2 twice. Ps2 then psp.

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  • RanadielRanadiel Registered User
    edited September 2010
  • gunwarriorgunwarrior Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    Drascin wrote: »
    What the fuck.

    Axel what the hell are you doing there, you're supposed to be a wacky antagonist, you're not a protagonist, you don't even win.

    I will fight you

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  • Ah_PookAh_Pook Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    oh man, the new sprites look so good. i though i might have been done with the series after 3, but man. the new sprites and whatever crazy online stuff has me pretty excited for this already.

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  • AutomaticzenAutomaticzen Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    cj iwakura wrote: »
    Spoiler:

    Who's the Vyers lookin' guy?

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  • BedlamBedlam Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    Ive only played 1 but it was easily the best turn based strategy game Ive ever played.

    And is that a Disgea CCG I see? Color me interested.

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