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One of my all-time favourite games and one I've spent entirely too much time on :D It's kinda weird but I feel like whatever I'd say it'll probably do this game injustice.
+ Humour. The dialogue, abilities, units, mechanics,... I don't think it's actually possible to play this game without smiling! One of my favourite moments (and pretty early in the game/story so no spoilers :D) is when you fight the Prinnies in their victory formation... where they've lined up as bowling pegs with one of them functioning as the ball xD
Might not sound so fun untill you know Prinnies are pinguins that explode when thrown and... well, when you've played the game. Poor Prinnies, why dost thou suffer so much? That's right... Etna...
+ Gameplay mechanics. SRPG with recruitable and reïncarnating felons featuring stuff like battle towers (Don't think it has a real name, I'm referring to the stacks of characters if you form a "tower" of allies), terrain-based puzzlin' with several possible effects, item worlds, level cap of 9999...
+ Difficulty. While the regular storyline isn't too hard to finish (with some grinding), some of the extra battles are pretty good at bringing you back down to earth... Not for nothing called one of the most hardcore games either.
+ Screwin' yourself. We all know how important it is to reïncarnate your main damage dealer to make him even better but why did we do it just before this boss battle again? Oh cool, a secret boss where *small spoiler ahead* I fight the town people as well. Oops, killed the healer... Gone forever now... I'm so sccrewed :/ *end minor spoiler*. Perhaps more experienced players have ways around this but I don't and I don't mind :D (mostly due to humour values...)
+ Mentor system. Not only can the system be used to seriously power a char up statswise, it'll also enable your characters to learn skills they otherwise wouldn't have access to. Some of my favourite examples: Healing spells for my tank (not really tankish... he just dodged a lot but did little damage xD) and giving my main damage dealer some buff spells.
- So time consuming... xD
Game Traits applied to Disgaea 2: Cursed Memories (PS2) by Legault