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PRESS START | First 18 Minutes of DISGAEA 5 COMPLETE (Nintendo Switch)

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Disgaea 5 Complete (Nintendo Switch) FINAL ENTRY | GAME JOURNAL

ENTRY #6


PLAY TIME: 50h 00m

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

IT ALL ENDS HERE

Well, everyone, our Disgaea 5 Complete Game Journal has come to an end.

I was able play another nine hours or so of this meaty tactical role playing game and came out the victor.

That is correct. I beat Disgaea 5 Complete *party time* Yay!!!

Killia, Seraphina, Zeroken, Red Magnus, Usalia, and Christo finally confronted Void Dark in an epic end battle. It was glorious.

FINAL TEAM

By the end of the game, however, I was only really using Killia and sometimes Seraphina from the core six main characters. I’m curious as to what everyone else out there used in their first playthrough (comment here or on my Twitter to let me know).

My go-to team mainly consisted of “generic” characters. These are characters one can obtain by talking to The Recruiter shop. They’re generic characters because they are not the main characters of the story such as Killia, Seraphina, and company.

MY MVP

Essentially, my party consisted of generic classes such as the Maid, a Thief, and a Sage. I used the Thief to toss my Sage and Maid into enemy quarters while my Sage blasted away foes with her powerful spells (for your information, my Land Decimator still sucked in the latter portion of the campaign). My Maid, though, was the most valuable person to me the entire game.

Her ability to use two items in one turn, or to attack and then use an item in a single turn, allowed me to win battles quickly while leveling her up. Yes, Thigh Highs–the auto-generated name of my awesome Maid class–won almost every battle for me.

THE RIGHT SET-SUP

I used her tactically to my advantage. Before battle, I equipped her with an ability that made objects thrown by her do more damage. In battle, I would toss her towards a group of enemies with my Thief then use the Maid to toss “Throwing Knives” and “Medal” items at enemies for massive damage. Rinse and repeat my way through the final chapters of the game.

It did not hurt that Thigh Highs was also hundreds of experience levels stronger than the rest of my team and the enemies I encountered. She topped out at about Level 530 while Void Dark’s stage supplied me with foes around Level 100. Let’s just say I was beating Void Dark’s cronies with relative ease with a smile across my face.

DISGAEA 5 COMPLETE IS A BUCKET LIST GAME

I had so much was fun playing this game from the very start to the closing credits. I enjoyed the anime tropes, cliche character story progression, humor, and hilarious character moments and interactions. Seraphina–the richest demon around–accepted being poor and grew as a person because of it. Red Magnus talks like Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson. And everything in between.

COMES TO AN END

But all good things must come to an end. Well, really, I will come back to Disgaea 5 Complete often to continue on with post-game content such as completing the downloadable content and trying to level up my team to the elusive Level 9999.

There are also more character classes for me to unlock as well as the Item and Chara Worlds to explore. Hundreds of hours of play time awaits.

THANK YOU!

So, thank you all for reading my Disgaea 5 Game Journal every week until its conclusion. If you haven’t already decided to get the game, what are you waiting for? Go out and buy it. Go. I’ll wait.

Thanks for reading!

–Walapie Gamer


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Disgaea 5 Complete (Nintendo Switch) Entry #4 | GAME JOURNAL

ENTRY #4


PLAY TIME: 20h 05m

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

Welcome to another entry in my Disgaea 5 Complete gamethrough blog!

It is where I, Walapie Gamer, take you through my chronicles of playing Disgaea 5 Complete for the Nintendo Switch.

Disgaea 5 consumed my life this past week.

I was able to clock in over ten hours, and I want to do more. An interesting character appeared. His name? Gale Force Overlord Zeroken, to be precise. He’s a ninja type who constantly tries hard to show how awesome and worthy he is but ultimately fails at doing so. Very entertaining.

I enjoyed watching him interact with Killia who he has seemingly deemed his rival. While Zeroken is being introduced and doing Zeroken things, Red Magnus continued to be his big, clueless self. Don’t ever change, Red.

Moving on from the Prinny-Knife-Gun party and onto my next stop: The Poison world, Poisondise.

These demons are too cute. I could not wait to battle . . . oh, what? Zeroken?! Again? I should have expected this since the episode was named after him. Let’s see what he’s up to.

I laughed out loud at Seraphina’s response. The party was not having any of Zeroken’s overproduced and theatrical antics.

Zeroken quickly told us his motivation. But he decided not to give us the reason behind said motivation. The party agreed to let him fight alongside us as long as he didn’t get in the way. Killia, like always, didn’t even care. As long as he found Lord Void Dark, Killia was fine with Zeroken either way.

I was particularly glad the overzealous ninja was there to fight alongside us. I opened up the Cheat Shop earlier which allowed me to alter enemy strength among other things. I had increased enemy levels and had forgotten to lower them before stepping into battle. Silly me. I decided to try and beat the stage without having to exit the fight just to lower the enemy difficulty. Laziness won out, yet I was also up for the challenge.

With Zeroken at my side, I thought it was possible.

The battles in Poisondise, however, made it even more daunting due to the purple poison that surrounded us from all sides.

With careful, tactical play, I managed to snag a victory in the land of poison. I found out crossing the poison was much easier when I stacked all of my characters on top of each other to form a Tower. Then, I would toss the Tower onto safe land on the other side of the poison where the enemies were. It was easy goings–battling baddies–after that. I even unlocked a few monsters for myself by completing quests. Yup!

I unlocked an Undead as well as a Sludge monster to add to my party. I have yet to add either to my group, but I am glad the option to recruit monsters exists.

Before moving the story forward, I decided to do heavy level grinding on stage 2-1. It is a level with few enemies that and a 50% increase in experience. On top of this boost, the Cheat Shop allowed me to alter values until I had an additional 50% experience boost. I had to momentarily lower the amount of money and skill points I earned to do this but it was worth it.

Why grind levels? All of my characters were beginning to have level gaps before grinding and I always like to close that gap as much as I can. Additionally, their levels were also in the late teens to mid twenties, and I felt like they were not as powerful as I wanted them to be. Especially in Poisondise in which being poisoned meant taking damage every turn. Higher levels meant more health points which meant surviving longer in the poisonous demon world. My goal was to lower the gap in levels between party members and increase survival in Poisondise. And I completed both objectives.

All of my characters are now overpowered for the story portion, and all sit within the level forty to fifty plus range. I don’t feel god-like yet, but I am getting there.

I enjoy being challenged so whenever I want to be tested, I simply raise enemy strength at the Cheat Shop and my level fifty characters feel like level one characters in comparison. And since I can do this without penalty or cost–at any time–I always have the exact gaming experience I want. Thank you, Disgaea.

Eight to ten hours passed due to grinding levels for fun. Then, the Item World was introduced to me. A dream come true. I have a feeling I’ll be writing plenty more about this place in a future journal. It is an infinite world inside of each item in my inventory, full of power-ups and creatures. The deeper I went, the more powerful the item became as it leveled up. Yeah. Even items can gain levels; I can see myself grinding important items in the late game for hours on end.

Somebody take this game away from me . . . too late.

My introduction with the Item World was fairly quick. I was tasked at leveling up a Gate Key to Level 10. Then, I would be bale to open the Dimension Gate in order to get to the next area. This did not take long. Before I knew it, a Prinny was congratulating me on making the Gate Key strong enough to unlock the portal.

Of course, the Gate Key led us to a short fight with monsters and a new Overlord. Hedler, a giant moth Overlord of Poisondise, was easy to enough to defeat. Well, maybe that’s because I was in a hurry to leave the poison world so I lowered the enemy difficulty back to normal. The normal difficulty baddies did not stand a chance to my overpowered group.

And with that, I said goodbye to Poisondise and Episode 3.

Whatever happens, I will be sure to update you here of my ongoing adventures.

Thanks for reading, and I will see you next time.

Happy gaming, everyone!

–Walapie Gamer


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Disgaea 5 Complete (Nintendo Switch) Entry #3 | GAME JOURNAL

ENTRY #3


PLAY TIME: 8h 57m

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

Welcome to another entry in my Disgaea 5 Complete gamethrough blog!

It is where I, Walapie Gamer, take you through my chronicles of playing Disgaea 5 Complete for the Nintendo Switch.

I have successfully completed Episode 2 of the over-the-top tactical role playing game, and I am just loving it more and more.

I honestly laughed out loud when a mysterious new character showed up, and he actually said a “mysterious man suddenly” appeared. I know there are those out there who are not fond of this game’s story telling, but I have enjoyed both the writing and the character interactions so far.

Speaking of character interactions, a new female necromancer of sorts summoned an undead zombie to fight me. She, of course, did not even waste her time fighting my team and trotted away while I had my very first boss fight.

Status conditions were introduced in this battle and my characters were constantly being bogged down by health reducing poison. But thankfully, I set my team up with a Maid class character—who can use two items in one turn—and a healer class. I used the Maid’s unique ability to use two items in a turn to my advantage, curing multiple team members of their poison before healing my team’s health with my Cleric.

It felt really good being up against my first real challenge. Don’t get me wrong. Everything I have played so far has been fun, and squashing low level baddies to a pulp created its own form of satisfaction for me. But taking on a challenge and being forced to make chess-like decisions and succeeding felt invigorating. Tactics in a nut shell.

Any who, back to the boss fight.

I decided to stack my team members to form a Tower unit in order to take out a lot of the boss’ flunkies as I found it did the most damage. I started the battle trying to use individual characters in order to level each of their skills, but I quickly abandoned that tactic when it became apparent the flunkies were stronger than I had anticipated. With a couple of Tower attacks here and there, along with my healer and Maid classes acting as support, I managed to finish off the zombie hoard with every team member left living.

But the zombie menace had scarred my team. Members were left poisoned and near death with low amounts of health. The zombie boss waited at the top of a slope at far end of the stage, its presence an intimidating reminder of what I faced next. Additionally, the space he rested on boosted his level by ten!

So, I healed, created a strategy, and sent my most powerful team members to do battle. The zombie boss got a few good hits in, whittling Red (my Martial Artist class character who looks like Ken from the Street Fighter series) down to a few health points. I quickly healed, cornered the giant zombie thingy, and beat it with multiple gun shots, arrows, and back attacks.

The battle was won, and now I had my first boss battle under my belt. It felt good.

I spent a little time gaining experience points and leveling up at Stage 2-1. It has a unique set-up that allows for relatively quick leveling which allowed me to get my six team members to Level 10. It also helped me become more familiarized with Geo Effects—destructible items (known as geo Symbols) placed on the battle field that effect one or more grids. The zombie boss I fought? Yeah. He was standing on a Geo Effected square that increased his level, making him harder to beat. Stage 2-1 has three Geo Symbols that can be thrown, destroyed, and played with.

After about nine hours into my first playthrough, I can safely safe I am feeling very comfortable where I am. I have created a nice flow of completing quests for money and items, leveling up my characters and their skills, then moving the story forward ever so slightly. It is a rewarding cycle that has allowed me to grow stronger and advance without feeling as though any one thing is absolutely necessary. I stay on one self-made goal just long enough before jumping to something else. There is just so much to do in this game that it is never a chore, or a bore,  to play.

Episode 2 was quite entertaining, indeed.

The more I play, the more I learn, the more I go on YouTube to watch videos for tips and tricks, the more I love this game. The story is just starting to come together as the first cut scene of Overlord Void Dark (the main person every character wants to kill; I presume he is the ultimate boss of the game) played. I can’t wait to see where the narrative goes and what other play mechanics are introduced in the following episodes.

Whatever happens, I will be sure to update you here of my ongoing adventures.

Thanks for reading, and I will see you next time.

Happy gaming, everyone!

–Walapie Gamer


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