|System: PSP||Review Rating Legend|
|Dev: Nippon Itchi Software||1.0 - 1.9 = Avoid||4.0 - 4.4 = Great|
|Pub: NIS||2.0 - 2.4 = Poor||4.5 - 4.9 = Must Buy|
|Release: June 8, 2010||2.5 - 2.9 = Average||5.0 = The Best|
|Players: 1||3.0 - 3.4 = Fair|
|ESRB Rating: Teen||3.5 - 3.9 = Good|
The only thing that really mitigates the games repetitious and short elements is the fact that it is in the budget category. The games $19.99 MSRP makes it a great choice for fans of the Disgaea series, especially those who want to see returning characters in a non-serious setting. I must stress again, however, that if you are expecting an experience like other Disgaea games, you should steer clear of this one, despite the budget price.
In the technical department, Disgaea: Infitine is fairly standard. The games visuals consist of short cel animations during dialogue, and small sprite-based animations for action sequences. Although the graphics are far removed from the best weve ever seen on the PSP (the lack of any CG-animated cutscenes was regrettable) they work well enough considering this titles visual novel format.
The sound in this game is excellent, and the voice actors from previous Disgaea games reprise their roles without missing a beat. The voiceover is also very extensive, and you wont have to worry about reading text in silence, as the game has been fully voiced. The music is also very good and there is considerable variation over the games short length.
Despite its unconventional nature, I must say that I truly enjoyed Disgaea: Infinite. Its a great little diversion and includes quite a bit of fanservice for longtime Disgaea fans. If you have affection for the Disgaea series, this title is definitely worth your twenty bucks. And if you dont mind repetition, you can play through the game up to thirteen times to experience all of the story elements and endings. As long as you dont expect an epic RPG experience, and dont mind its interactive story format you wont be disappointed with Disgaea: Infinite and will probably get a laugh or two out of this title.
Amanda L. Kondolojy
CCC Staff Contributor