Oh boy! One of my favorite rpg franchises has been added to the instant game collection on the Vita, Disgaea 3: Absence of Detention is a port of Disgaea 3 on the PS3 but features all previous add ons, including Baryl’s short story arc(which I never got around to play, so I’m very excited to start playing this) which basically makes this the GOTY/Complete edition of the game, if you will.
For those unfamiliar with Disgaea, it’s a strategy rpg, that takes place in the Netherworld, the home place of demons, each game features a new protagonist & supporting cast with ones from previous games making cameos in the newer one. Disgaea 3 features Mao, son of the overlord who is out on a quest to become a hero so he can beat up his dad. why would he want to beat up his dad you ask, well, his dad stepped on his video game console and collection of games of course! As you can imagine the series is quite wacky and is a really good game to boot.
So go on your Vita and make sure you download and start playing Disgaea! And if you only own a PS3, don’t forget that you can still download games on the Vita’s instant game collection and have them on your download list so you can play them whenever you do decided to get a Vita.
Maxwell has been intrusted with a very powerful notebook that can bring anything he writes in it to life, from a small fish to a giant griffin. If you played the original you know what the goal of the game is, if you haven’t your given several tasks from NPCs and you must help them with your all mighty notebook. The game offers many themed locations to choose from ranging from a farm, to an alien planet.
This time around there is also a story as well, a man curses Maxwell’s sister for being rude, the only way to break the curse is by collecting starites, which are awarded by doing good deeds. so it becomes a race against time as our hero must collect 50 before Maxwell’s sister is completely turned to stone. The story is very light and practically non existent till the end but the animation is very nice.
Which brings me to my next point, Scribblenauts Unlimited is an absolutely beautiful game, everything has been redone to HD sprites and its stunning. A new feature in the game is the ability to create your own objects, though it’s quite underdeveloped as there isn’t much you can do with it.
While the game is quite easy overall, there are indeed some tricky starites to collect which had me sitting there trying to find a way to solve some puzzles. There is also plenty of replay value as there is more than 100 starites to collect, which by the way some are actually hidden, and you could also reset each world and solve puzzles in different manners as well.
Though there are a few issues with the games notebook ability, which is understandable for a game with such ambition. I often found myself not able to create exactly what I wanted because the game simply had no idea what I wanted(which might be my fault) or it simply just wasn’t possible at all. Overall, I’d highly recommend the game, its great and offers a lot of replay value and the games strength very much outweighs its weaknesses.