While these are technically two individual games it’s appropriate to review them together since they’re practically identical in most ways you’d measure. Heck, they’re even packed in together in a physical release so all the more fitting. Using the weirdo/silly Prinny characters from the DISGAEA universe, you’ll take command of one such creature to take on the “highly important” tasks in each game you’ve been charged with… grabbing a fabled “ultra desert” or retrieving your master’s pilfered pair of panties respectively. Silly, yes, but pretty well par for the course for that series. In general this is like a throwback title visually and (unfortunately) in the case of the controls, generally rocking colorful and terrific art but with controls feeling pretty unforgiving from a modern perspective. You’ll really need to lock in your jump distances in particular since once you’re in motion you won’t be making fine adjustments like you’d generally expect these days (well, and typically in those days too). I’d say if you love the sense of humor and the look you may get some mileage out of this pair, but if you’re looking to test the water rather than dive right in with neither clearly superior to the other you’re safe either way.
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