Ben Philpott, Thunderbolt Games: "Have you ever stopped and wondered what the world we live in would be like if everything was flipped right on its axis? Imagine a world where being a royal bastard was socially accepted, encouraged even, or getting to class on time is seen as heresy to everything you and your peers stand for. Imagine a world where the hero is the enemy, a manifestation of everything demons fear and misconceive – love, faith and courage.
Only such a thing could be conceived as fantasy. Well then - welcome to Disgaea, a place so confused and alien that even its own ideologies don't make much sense. That's not even the beginning of it; nobody does strange quite like the folks in the land of the rising sun and both they and their fans know it. Being the third entry into a now cult established series, there are no doubt some expectations to be had not only in terms of quality but also humour - rest easy, the game is hilarious. 8/10