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Disgaea 5 Complete (Nintendo Switch) Entry #5 | GAME JOURNAL

ENTRY #5


PLAY TIME: 26h 00m

WEBSITE: www.nintendo.com/games/detail/disgaea-5-complete-switch

So, everyone went curry crazy during Episode 4: Yellow, rabbit, and Curry.

It all started when an intruder was spotted in our Netherworld base and Killia’s curry went missing.

The intruder was more of an afterthought while everyone’s undying love for Killia’s curry came out into the open. The Prinny were especially mad.

A WILD PRINNY APPEARS

After a bit of searching, I was able to find a suspicious looking yellow Prinny hanging out at a computer in the lobby. The Yellow Prinny ran away upon approach, but I would not let that curry stealing thief get away.

I gathered Killia and the rest and traveled through the Netherworlds to chase after the Yellow Prinny but not before “The Other Killia” made Killia feel bad.

After that uncomfortable exchange, we traveled to a new Netherworld called Demunshroom.

MUSHROOM POWER

Get it? Demun; demon; because everyone is a demon in this game? Yeah.

Puns aside, the levels inside Demunshroom all contained the same battle gimmick: Randomly sprouting giant mushrooms that could be thrown at enemies and cause status ailments.

I never used this tactic as my team was strong enough to defeat foes by themselves. I did, however, destroy plenty of giant mushrooms with glee.

Any who, I chased after the Yellow Prinny from stage to stage until I reached the last level of Episode 4 . . .

. . . and here is where I did my usual thing and began an epic grind-fest. Yay!

GRINDING AWAY FOR THAT SAGE PAYDAY

I heard there was a character class in Disgaea 5 that was awesome and overpowered: The magic using Sage class with her decimating abilities.

Rumors of this class spread across the internet, and by rumors I mean I found tons of videos and articles detailing it from the PlayStation 4 release years ago.

A friend of mine told me I would not unlock it until late in the game.

I took that as a challenge.

After work one fine Friday, I played Disgaea 5 for nearly five hours to do what I thought was possible: To level up my Sage—Jinx is her name—from level 50 to level 150 and gain the powerful Land Decimator attack. And I knew just the way to do so.

HOW I LEVELD-UP LIKE A PRO

In my last Game Journal, I outlined an approach I took to increase the levels of my team members from 20 to their 50s. It involved going to Stage 2-1 to utilize the stage’s 50% experience boost along with increasing experience earned via the Cheat Shop. This is the same set-up I used once more to propel my Sage from a scrub to a somebody.

I also unlocked and equipped an ability to Jinx that gave her an additional 10% experience boost. No we are talking!

THE UNOPENED SODA TRICK

With everything in place, I went to the Item Shop and purchased hundreds of Unopened Sodas. This is a trick I learned online. If I remember correctly, a character gains one level with every eight items that are used. The Unopened Soda item is recommended because it is inexpensive and supplies two uses.

Once used, the item becomes an Opened Soda in the inventory that can be consumed an additional time. The idea is to use an Unopened soda, end the turn, use an Opened Soda, end the turn, and repeat until eight items are used by a single character. Level up. Easy as that.

But, there is more! All of the experience boosts I pooled together made it possible to level-up faster and required less Soda usage. I only had to use about two or three Sodas per level gained instead. This allowed me to increase Jinx’s levels really fast.

It also helped that my Maid class, Thigh Highs, had learned an ability that allowed her to give Jinx a second action every turn which meant my Sage was leveling up every other turn. Bingo, I got it.

Challenge passed and completed. Within an hour or so, my Sage was level 150 with the mighty Land Decimator attack in her possession. Just look at it . . .

SAD DECIMATOR

I quickly found out that the attack was weak and needed a lot of tweaking by applying the correct equipment and abilities to make it truly strong. This will be something I will research, and talk to my friend about, in the coming days.

I might not have the strength of the Land Decimator in my possession, yet, but I now know how to strengthen the rest of my team relatively fast. This is a good thing since I would like to get all of them closer to Jinx’s level. I’ll probably do a bit of level grinding as soon as I am done typing this journal entry. I can’t wait!

My Sage had reached level 150 and with that I returned to the final level of Episode 4.

YELLOW PRINNY EXPLAINS IT ALL

The Yellow Prinny was cornered but quickly explained what it was up to.

Its master, a demon Overlord, had transformed into a gigantic bunny creature and the Yellow Prinny stole the curry because curry was the only thing that could turn its master back into human form. Killia and the rest helped the Yellow Prinny to kill the opposing monsters nearby before subduing the crazed Overlord.

The Yellow Prinny screwed up the curry delivery, but luckily, Killia had one last plate hiding in his back pocket.

The Overlord Usalia gobbled up the food and returned back into the humanoid form she was meant to be then joined us on our quest to stop Lord Void Dark.

I also opened up a new shop called the Curry Shop. Who would have thought, right? I haven’t tinkered with it yet and I wonder what it does. Got to find out.

Success! Another fine Episode came to a close with great humor and funny character interactions.

UNTIL NEXT TIME, DEMON OVERLORDS

The game is as fun as ever and it continues to be so as new items, levels, characters, shops, and skills are unlocked.

Thanks for reading, and see you next time!

–Walapie Gamer


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