Edge: "This is without doubt the most comprehensive entry in Nippon Ichi’s once-trailblazing series, packaging its accumulated ideas alongside a clutch of innovations of its own. And yet repetition has dulled the appeal, with the complexities acting as a tall barrier to newcomers while the innovations are simultaneously too meagre to sate any but the most eager devotee.
Sad, then, that a series born from explosive creativity and an eagerness to dodge the straitjacket of convention should have become a slave to its own winning formula. Disgaea 4 may not have settled into the genre stagnation that its forebear sought to do away with, but there is a growing necessity for reinvention." 8/10