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Disgaea 3: Absence of Detention
It's good to be bad
by Mike Mason 3/5/2012
Product: Disgaea 3
Publisher: Nippon Ichi
Format: PS Vita
Genre: RPG
Players: 1
Version: Europe
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Magic, massacres, and zombie mentors - schools aren't what they used to be. Disgaea 3: Absence of Detention plunges you into the depths of the Netherworld's Evil Academy, an institution where mischief is rewarded and those who help others are labelled delinquents.

Right at the top of the class perches Mao, who wants to avenge his crushed portable console and hours of lost save data by destroying his Overlord father. We've all been there.

Like other entries in the strategy-RPG series, Disgaea 3 encases complex turn-based gameplay in an appealing animé shell. In each mission you command up to ten allies to clear a grid of enemies, using a mix of the obligatory melee and special attacks along with a few tricks that deviate from the standard strategy-RPG curriculum. ...
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Disgaea 3: Absence of Detention takes a while to learn, but once you've passed the entrance exam there's enough content to hold your attention far beyond the school holidays
Audio/visual: 7
Gameplay: 8
Value: 7
Innovation: 10
Overall: 8
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