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Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Episode 2: Disgaea 4: A Promise Unforgotten – Sardines and Strategy RPGs

Disgaea 4: A Promise Unforgotten – Sardines and Strategy RPGs
Platform: PlayStation 3.
Japanese Release Date: Feb. 24, 2011
US Release Date:  Sept. 6, 2011
    Base game default:  Easy to Moderate
    Downloadable content:  Difficult
Current Amazon Price: $18.85

Terra's Review:

NOTHING is more powerful than sardines!

The Good
  • Gameplay that the Disgaea games are always refining and improving, including new options such as the Character World.
  • An engaging storyline with the signature wacky humor of the Disgaea series and excellent (and hilarious) voice acting to bring it to life.
  • Updated HD graphics.
  • The Item World gives players unlimited and ever changing options for level grinding.
  • Downloadable content to expand the game, including the backstory of two of the main characters as well as a post-game story focused on some of the other main characters.

The Bad
  • Unpredictable level spikes in the base game and huge level spikes in the Postlude and DLC.
  • Some of the cutscenes drag on a little too long.

The Ugly

  • Axel, President of the Netherworld.
  • Great Flonzor X.

Especially you, Axel.

The Lowdown: A game worthy of the Disgaea name and my favorite in the series.  Highly recommended, especially to anyone who had enjoyed past Disgaea games (obviously),  anyone curious about strategy RPGs and looking for one to try, and anyone who likes sardines.

Podcast Credits:
J. Arthur Keenes Band --"Videogame Theme." Creative Commons.
Disagaea 4 Arranged OST


  1. Hi! Found your podcast on this lazy sunday and wanted to say I really enjoyed it. Keep it up, it's good stuff!

  2. I just found it as well, but all the links give me a 404. :(

    1. Thanks for letting us know! The download link also gives me (Terra) a 404, but the link to PodOmatic still works. While we get that fixed, you can find us on iTunes and at our main page at PodOmatic: talrpg.podomatic.com.

    2. And an update: There's something going on with PodOmatic that's making it so that the links to download aren't working. We've removed the bad links and added links to the main PodOmatic pages for each podcast episode and also added links to the podcast on iTunes.