Andriasang: A retailer leaked out first word on Disgaea 4 yesterday. Today, Nippon Ichi one-upped the retailer by opening an official teaser site for the PS3 game.
Why wont they make a 3D Disgaea game?
I don't think they can afford to. They are a small company making niche games.
It's not exactly that they can't afford to. It's that 3d doesn't suit the Disgaea series. Most SRPG's are sprite based and it's because it's what has worked best for that genre. Most other franchises moved to Hand held platforms to avoid people complaining about that. Final Fantasy Tactics for example started on console but every game in the series since has been on a hand held. It just doesn't work in 3d. The only one I can think that was in 3d that worked was Valkyria and that as because it had a big twist in the game play and wasen't like a normal SRPG. Also the sprites are part of Disgaea's charm. If they were to do 3d they would not be able to capture that look and feel the sprites have and it would more then likely turn off alot of fans. And for a company already having problems with money at this point that's not exactly a smart move.
I'm watching this on my iPhone, so the detail isn't the greatest, but it seems as if they scaled them better this time. JRPGs aren't about graphics (unless you're FF). I will be picking this up.
Look at the 720p video when you get a chance. It looks like this game *finally* has HD Sprites! The animation frames also seem a bit more detailed, which is a definite plus.
What a difference (720p). I don't see why people are complaining about the graphics. The HD sprites are beautiful. Nicest I've seen since Odin Sphere/ Muramasa. The environments are much cleaner and larger too. A couple of NISA's more recent games have been in 1080p too. I suspect that's on account of them not using graphically intensive engines. So this could potentially look even nicer when released. Those graphics were slick and full of cuteness! If you disagree, you're just an angry person! :)
Natsu, ura douche, but I agree with you on this.
Because Sprites are better. C'mon you're named after an anime character. Surely you appreciate the 2D sprite. Or, are you just trolling?
@Natsu Because it would lose all the charm of the 2D sprites; massively inflate the budget and dev time; and probably mean a stripping down of features.
T'was late on my attempt to post it up. =3 Good on you.
And this time round....We'll have TROPHIES!!!
Disgaea 3 has trophies? They were added like a year later but it does have trophies...
in EU we needed to wait much longer to get a trophy patch than in the US ^^ It was almost uncertain if we ever get a patch! XD
Right, I forgot about that, but wasn't there something about restarting the game if you wanted trophies? I didn't go hunting trophies in Disgaea 3 anyway
No, the trophies were retroactive.
As a huge Disgaea fan, I'm kinda let down. They said we would be "wowed" by the graphics, but all they did was up the res on character sprites, which is what they should have done for Disgaea 3. But the new main character designs look sweet! I'm ready for another wacky adventure!!
Disagrees? Really? NIS said the future of the company is riding on this game, I'm sorry but it's silly to assume that bringing graphics to a merely acceptable level will not turn things around for them. This game will still be niche, but thats fine with me cause I love Disgaea just the way it is.
this not awesome but really better than D3
YEHAAA LOOKING forward to D4 still need to play D3 only 25% Trophies
what is axel doing with them. this is going to be crazy. bring it
After watching it 5 times, I just noticed the Dark Hero was with them near the end too. This is gonna be crazy.
All these rpgs will help balance out all the shooters of 2011. Im glad I got variety next year and also disgaea3 takes a while to get all the trophies.
Looking forward to it.
is that dante with the white hair? D1B for me.
One of my all time favorite series, right behind SMT: DDS 1 & 2 :)
I would love to see the DarkStalkers characters in Disgaea at some point.
Look like its a nice improvement over the third game... wonder if Mao it gonna show up xD
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