Five months ago Joystiq asked NIS America why its forthcoming turn-based strategy game, Disgaea 3: Absence of Justice, would make the next-gen leap to the PS3."It's simply because PS2 lacks the processing power and memory capacity to support Disgaea 3," commented marketing coordinator Jack Niida at the time, a response we didn't buy entirely back then and after pouring over the game in recent days we're even less convinced.
Not that the game isn't fun. The fact that this article is being penned at 4am after 9 hours spent playing and losing track of time should be a testament to Disgaea 3's addictive nature, a trait that the series has had in spades since its freshman effort.
The problem, if you can call it that, is that Disgaea is a series that refuses to evolve, graphically or otherwise. Niida told us in that same interview that the sprites in Disgaea 3 "take 3~4 times the amount of labor to create compared to Disgaea 2," and that the artists were working to improve the quality of the sprites for this latest sequel.