1UP writes: "But while Dark Hero Days has its share of shortcomings, it's still Disgaea -- and even a "bad" Disgaea can be an enjoyable experience. So, that leaves me with a dilemma. Do I recommend the game to series newcomers, knowing that it's far from the optimal introduction to the franchise? Do I recommend the game to Disgaea devotees, knowing that it features minimal improvements over a game they've likely already played to death? In the end, I'd say Dark Hero Days is mildly recommendable, but with a huge caveat: It's a decent Disgaea... just not anywhere close to the best Disgaea".