Disgaea 6 Complete – Review
Follow Genre: Turn-based strategy, RPG
Developer: Nippon Ichi Software
Publisher: NIS America
Platform: PC, PS4, PS5
Tested on: PS5

Disgaea 6 Complete – Review

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8.5
Good: Story, Strategic components
Bad: A lot of grinding, Camera
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10.0
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Back in June 2021, we took a closer look at Disgaea 6: Defiance of Destiny, which proved to be another fun entry in the Disgaea series. In Disgaea 6 it was all about Zed, a zombie inhabitant of the Netherworld who was the only one able to best the God of Destruction. This being wreaked havoc and there was seemingly no one that could stop it. In comes Zed, a zombie who gets more powerful each time he dies and gets ‘super’ reincarnated. Now with the Complete edition, we once again found ourselves grinding and dying, over and over again. As we have already reviewed the original game in-depth, we will only be discussing the relevancy and quality of the Complete edition below.

Once again we found ourselves in the Netherworld, defeating the God of Destruction. This proved to be an arduous task, as to accomplish this, our main character, Zed, had to die over and over again. With each reincarnation, he would return stronger, getting closer to his goal of defeating the malevolent God. This is actually also the main mechanic of Disgaea 6, as you’ll have to die from time to time, in order to increase your base stats, and then start from level 1 once again. Of course, no actual story or game progress will be lost when dying, as this is the idea behind the game. Disgaea 6 also came with a new graphical style, and we loved this change in appearance as it made the series feel a bit more modern. Many fans have been quite vocal about disliking this change, but we quite enjoyed it. Nonetheless, the game could still use a bit more polish. The same can be said about the music and overall sound design, which is top-notch, but we would have liked for all dialogues to be voiced, rather than the few story snippets here and there.

The overall mechanics prove to be solid, and it will take you some time to actually master the gameplay of Disgaea 6 as a whole. Combat is done on grid-based maps, and you’ll follow a turn-based format. The game is, however, a lot more than just moving around and performing a single attack each turn, as you’ll have to keep formations in mind, as well as many special abilities. Maps can also have dangers, such as modifiers for your opponents or high and low terrain. This makes the game quite interesting for strategy fanatics, but even so, as you’ll have to constantly grind to level up (and ultimately die), you’ll notice that combat can get a bit tedious as well. This is probably the reason the game has an Auto-Battle feature, which, when turned on, will have the PC battle in your stead. On normal maps, this Auto-Battle feature works okay, but in maps with the aforementioned modifiers or different terrains, you’ll notice that the AI isn’t optimizing the moves of your party. This means that you will sometimes have to do an effort to win certain battles. Many may argue that the Auto-Battle feature turns this game into a casual mobile-like game, but this feature is actually very pleasant for gamers who don’t have that much time on their hands. It’s basically a bonus for certain gamers, and if you don’t like it, you can always opt not to use it.

The biggest selling point of the Complete edition is, of course, the fact that it comes with all previously released DLC. Fans of the series who are perfectly content playing through the base game will probably not miss the short extra DLC missions and the characters they unlock, while gamers who played the old games and want to experience everything on offer may want to consider looking into this version. The DLC adds a fair few characters and some fun story content that revolves around introducing said characters. For all characters, this basically means you’ll be able to play through one mission per character to unlock it. Of course, the battles are more of the same, but it’s the fun short story segments that come with these missions that make the additional content fun and enjoyable.

Conclusion

Disgaea 6 Complete is a great game if you haven’t played the original game yet and want to experience all this title has to offer. The additional content is divided into small bite-sized story segments and battles, but they do add quite a bit of fun to the mix. That being said, if you already own the game on Switch when it was initially released, there is not that much point in buying the game again simply to play through the DLC. In short, if you’re a fan of the genre or the series, you’ll probably end up liking this one as well.

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