Michibiku's Jenni Lada writes, "Installments in a series are going to have a lot in common. This is especially true when each game is centered around people who would probably be perfect villains in other properties. Lines between entries may blur at the edges. This is especially true with Disgaea 5: Alliance of Vengeance. Someone might come into this strategic JRPG after playing Disgaea 4: A Promise Unforgotten and swear they’re experiencing deja vu.
Don’t worry. It’s not you, it’s the games."