Ever wondered what a demon-school is like? No, I’m not discussing the state of East London public education! I mean an actual school, attended by demon children, who are praised for forgetting their homework and condemned for arriving early. If this piques your interest, Disgaea 3: Absence of Justice can be bought from Zavvi for just £14.95!
According to a suitable demonic price-comparison, the offer from Zavvi for Disgaea 3: Absence of Justice is the cheapest around, with a three-pound reduction! The Disgaea series is considered a hardcore Japanese RPG, and so isn’t recommended for newcomers. Fans of the genre, however, should hop aboard, as it’s widely considered a modern classic, averaging a 78/100 on MetaCritic. The Official Playstation Magazine dubbed it the “PS3’s essential RPG”.
Set in a demonic school that praises the wicked and punishes the devout, Disgaea 3: Absence of Justice follows a pupil, Mao, who seeks to become an Overlord, just like his father. Mao, a serial absentee and thus a fine student, realises to become an Overlord, or hero, he must defeat ‘devils’, and so decides to become a worse – but better - student.
Disgaea 3: Absence of Justice is a Tactical Role-Playing Game. Battles are held on grids, with characters occupying squares and moving around to defeat enemies. Your group can combine to form ‘Towers’ and throw their enemies or objects in the environment.
As mentioned, Disgaea is hardcore. It’s also old-school. The graphics are pseudo-3D, hand-drawn sprites interacting with static backdrops. What it lacks in cutting-edge, it more than atones for in charm and style.