Makai Kingdom Review

Most people loved FFTA, but the only people that liked FFTA better than the original FFT seem to be furry-lovers.

Is Disgaea really totally set in the castle with your only outside contact being the portals? Lame. I also don't like the openess of the game. I know that sounds Gayzor, but I like to have a little direction in my character development. I always feel like I am going to advance a broken character.

Disgaea is totally set in the castle with your only outside contact being the portals. It's your base of operations. I'm not really sure what you'd expect though... I mean, Fire Emblem doesn't even have a base you can wander through. And yeah, it can be overwhelming with the whole character development and transmigration and stuff. What you need to pay attention to are equip percentages and weapon rankings. If someone has an S ranking in Axe and 120% eqiup bonus to ATK, they're going to be a very powerful fighter with an axe. If they have a B in Spear, they can use spears but they won't be quite so good. And if a character has 70% in ATK but 90% in INT, you might consider giving them a staff since they're obviously geared toward spellcasting. The good thing is once you get into the game a bit you'll find that it's very easy to level up your characters. So just use what works for you and feel confident that if they start to suck you can always just abandon them. Since it's easy, useful, and free to get randomly generated dungeons you don't need to worry about training up the "wrong" weapons or whatever since you can always go train with something else. Also keep in mind that when you transmigrate a character, they "store" the levels they had when transmigrating. The more stored levels they have, the higher you can make their base stats. You'll be surprised just how much of a difference that can make. So if you get a character up to level 100 but regret spending so much time on them, you can transmigrate them to a better class and they'll be much better than a brand new character of the same class. It is complex but it's worth learning, particularly the Mentor system.

I'm not sure if anyone is still looking for it, but Disgaea is apparently back in stock at certain places. My local Fry's had quite a few copies selling at the full $49.99 price, and supposedly Hollywood Video, GameCrazy, Gameland, and EB Canada have copies (though I can't vouch for those other stores).

thank ye oh ofs of resurection!

Wait.. it's selling for 20 bucks around Vegas..
oh wait.. I have 15 free copies here from NIS America..
mwuahahahahaha!

To get us back on track: 165 hours in Makai Kingdom and counting!

My best character:

Finger Snap
Level 400 6th tier Berserker with 80%+EXP/MANA/HL, +5 SP/DEF/HP/RES, +8 ATK, +20 MOVE/JUMP, mastery with lightsabres, 32,000 atk

Spring 2022
Also available for preorder on Switch in a combo with another classic NIS title.

Hell of a necro.

LobsterMobster wrote:

My best character:

Finger Snap
Level 400 6th tier Berserker with 80%+EXP/MANA/HL, +5 SP/DEF/HP/RES, +8 ATK, +20 MOVE/JUMP, mastery with lightsabres, 32,000 atk

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Going through this thread I forgot how instrumental LobsterMobster's review was in me picking this up. This game has lived in my skull for the past decade. This and Viva Pinata are the only games that I've spontaneously Googled just to see if there was a way I could play them again.
I'm thinking I might need to start a playthrough of Phantom Brave to get re-accustomed to the UI designs from that era of gaming. The pain is a feature. Managing simple things through complex menus and convoluted screens builds character!