Disgaea 3: Absence of Detention (PS Vita) Page 2

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  • TheMightyRose 18 Apr 2012 15:51:55 174 posts
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    Thanks for the advice santashi. I hate watching videos of games on youtube but in this case it would make sense.
  • Gregolution 18 Apr 2012 18:54:39 4,001 posts
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    Wtf is going on. Penguins with American surfer dude accents speaking to some kid talking about being a hero pure of heart without any irony?! This is completely and utterly bonkers.

    Resolution is good for the text but I haven't got a clue what I'm supposed to do.

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  • PazJohnMitch 18 Apr 2012 19:25:54 8,750 posts
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    Doooooooooodddddd!

    Does the camera have rotational (90') options, zoom and overhead like the PS3 one?

    Those options pretty much relieved the scenery obscuring complaints. (Except in the student world or whatever the new companion to the item world is called).

    Tempted to buy this but would much rather have Disgaea 4 Vita.
  • Gregolution 18 Apr 2012 19:37:28 4,001 posts
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    Yeah they have all that.

    Have to say this is the weirdest game I've played but so far I'm intrigued....

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  • PazJohnMitch 18 Apr 2012 20:04:10 8,750 posts
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    Hope you enjoy it!
  • Murbs 19 Apr 2012 10:54:15 22,595 posts
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    You can also use your Prinnies like grenades. Just toss 'em.
  • santashi 19 Apr 2012 10:59:12 5,167 posts
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    But remember killing your allies doesn't always lead to a great ending. ;) Although that's what New Game+ is for, really.

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  • Darren 19 Apr 2012 12:47:49 9,081 posts
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    Having never played a Disgaea game before, I am enjoying Absence of Detention on my PSV, although the plot is absolutely bonkers. I'm a little confused over the gameplay and all the terminology used (Residents, Items that can be transferred to Residents/Warehouses... like, what?) but I'm gradually picking up the actual gameplay and enjoying it. It's rock-hard in places too (I think I'm on chapter 2). I've reached the map where you have to attack five giant fingers (supposedly the hand of the main demon character's Overlord dad) but I got massacred with the fireball attacks it used after 5 turns. Very unfair. I actually saw my first Game Over screen.

    I really like the game as its very different and perfectly suited to the PSV, particularly the colourful anime visuals and sprites, but I want to play it on a lower difficulty really. I'm pretty sure I'm not playing the game correctly though as I've seen attacks which involve two or more characters in gameplay videos and I've yet to find out how to do that (it that what the Ally thing is?).

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  • Darren 19 Apr 2012 12:50:47 9,081 posts
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    PazJohnMitch wrote:
    Tempted to buy this but would much rather have Disgaea 4 Vita.
    It's only 17 at ShopTo.net: http://www.shopto.net/PS3/VIDEO%20GAMES/PS3DI11-Disgaea%204%20A%20Promise%20Unforgotten.html

    I ordered a copy yesterday when I found out that Disgaea 3 wasn't the latest game in the series.

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  • Murbs 19 Apr 2012 12:57:41 22,595 posts
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    @Darren a resident lives in an item giving it a boost of particular stat. At certain stages you can move these about to give greater stat boosts up to the maximum number of residents that item can hold. The resident type will give you a clue as to the stat it will boost.

    Warehouse is where you stock all your equipment and items that you don't take into the levels/item world with you in your bag.
  • Gregolution 19 Apr 2012 13:00:22 4,001 posts
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    Darren wrote:
    I'm pretty sure I'm not playing the game correctly though as I've seen attacks which involve two or more characters in gameplay videos and I've yet to find out how to do that (it that what the Ally thing is?).
    I've never played a Disgaea game either but this stuff is all covered in the first 3 tutorials. there's also a detailed help in game that's explained most of my questions. (triangle menu, help).

    There should be a separate help system for the bloody bonkers story though!

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  • Murbs 19 Apr 2012 13:06:27 22,595 posts
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    Basically if a character is stood behind or alongside the attacking character there's a chance for a team attack. The cheeky move is to bring a character out to stand behind your attacker, let them take part in the team attack (where they'll earn xp) then undo their move sending back to the base panel - like they hadn't even come out! Useful for buffing some underpowered units who would get caned if they stuck around on the map.

    Sorry, but I've been suffering for years from Verbal Disgaearhea.
  • PazJohnMitch 19 Apr 2012 13:13:55 8,750 posts
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    The chance of getting a combo attack is improved by positioning people next to each other in the classroom.

    Having the same weapon also helped on earlier games but not sure about on 3.

    If you get stuck on a story level then go into the item world!!!
  • Gregolution 19 Apr 2012 18:46:59 4,001 posts
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    So I died in a fight that I was hugely underpowered for, saw credits come up and then the game restarted, I'm back at tutorial 1. Never saw a game over screen but I did skip the credits as they were going in for ages.

    Wtf happened?

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  • PazJohnMitch 19 Apr 2012 19:04:09 8,750 posts
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    Disgaea games do odd things.

    You were probably not meant to win. Although on a NG++++ with superpowered characters you might...

    Carry on playing and see what happens.
  • Gregolution 19 Apr 2012 19:29:09 4,001 posts
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    Really? So I was supposed to die the first time I fight rasberyl? Seems weird that im doing exactly the same tutorial levels, yet a couple of things are now unlocked like item world.

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  • michaelius 19 Apr 2012 20:01:38 809 posts
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    You definitly are not required to lose a fight against Rasberyl iirc from ps3 gameplay (at least not in 20 first hours).

    Load savagame and perhaps grind a few levels.
  • PazJohnMitch 19 Apr 2012 20:13:19 8,750 posts
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    From memory it is the fight with the fingers that can be impossible but only on the second attempt? If you return to it after defeating it once all of them are level 2000 or something. Making it impossible to win again.

    Generally unlikely to get a game over screen if a fight is intentionally impossible.

    You must have got the Rasberyl ending by losing to her in a fight you should have won.
  • santashi 19 Apr 2012 21:03:24 5,167 posts
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    Yeah, if you lose to characters like Midboss, Axel and Rasberyl you tend to get an early finish to the game, an extra daft ending and a restart. I always get so in to it I forget to get their endings. :p

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  • Murbs 20 Apr 2012 09:32:02 22,595 posts
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    So ordered from ShopTo at 4.45 on Wednesday, naturally it was sat at home waiting for me yesterday \o/
  • santashi 20 Apr 2012 11:03:18 5,167 posts
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    Murbal wrote:
    So ordered from ShopTo at 4.45 on Wednesday, naturally it was sat at home waiting for me yesterday \o/
    Haha, I'm always impressed at how fast Shopto gets games to other people. ;)

    My Disgaea 3 is downloading at the moment, yay! About 2.1GB so the localisation adds another half GB on if anyone's interested in that.

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  • Murbs 20 Apr 2012 11:08:44 22,595 posts
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    @santashi downloading from where?
  • santashi 20 Apr 2012 11:10:50 5,167 posts
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    Murbal wrote:
    @santashi downloading from where?
    PSN.

    Edit: I did post a comment that it was up, but in the PSN Vita Updates thread. ;)

    Edited by santashi at 11:11:24 20-04-2012

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  • Murbs 20 Apr 2012 11:11:56 22,595 posts
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    He he! Just spotted that. Well, I saved a fiver going for a physical copy so I'm not too worried now :-)
  • santashi 20 Apr 2012 11:14:37 5,167 posts
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    Yeah, it's 7 more than the Amazon price was (27.87) and 8 more than you can get it from Shopto currently (27) but I have a ridiculous amount of PSN vouchers and not much in the way of actual money so it works out better for me. :D

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  • Darren 20 Apr 2012 11:54:08 9,081 posts
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    Thanks for the explanations. I'll take a look at the game across lunch time and read some of the Help/Tutorials then grind a few practice levels. I've a feeling that Overlord hand map is going to hinder my progress until I learn exactly how I'm supposed to tackle it.

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  • Rens11 20 Apr 2012 12:50:09 1,466 posts
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    Asda, blockbuster, hmv, sainsburys near me all had no stock delivered

    Dont kid yourself, Jimmy. If a cow ever got the chance, hed eat you and everyone you care about!

  • jasondonervan 20 Apr 2012 13:22:07 98 posts
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    Me: "Do you have Disgaea 3 in for Vita?"

    GAME: "Oooh... I very much doubt it" *checks cabinet* "No."

    HMV: "Erm, no... the only new one in today is Battleships... for 360"
  • Rens11 20 Apr 2012 13:27:26 1,466 posts
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    Would prefer the disc as 2.1gb is a fair chunk of premium memory card space

    Dont kid yourself, Jimmy. If a cow ever got the chance, hed eat you and everyone you care about!

  • santashi 20 Apr 2012 13:32:03 5,167 posts
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    I seem to have got my memory card down to about 10/11GB left. I'm quite impressed at my restraint. ;)

    Disgaea is the sort of game that I want to have forever and be able to dip in and out of so I don't mind having it in digital form. It is pretty much endless. Stuck on a desert island (with a power supply) type of game.

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