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Disgaea 3: Absence of Justice
Disgaea 3- Absence of Justice.jpg
Developer(s) Nippon Ichi
Publisher(s) Nippon Ichi (North America/Japan)
Square Enix (Europe)
Series Disgaea
Platform(s) PlayStation 3
Release date(s) JP January 31, 2008[1]
NA August 26, 2008[1][2]
EU February 20, 2009
[3]
Genre(s) Tactical role-playing
Mode(s) Single-player
Rating(s) CERO: All Ages
ESRB: Teen
PEGI: 12+
Media Blu-ray Disc
Input methods DualShock 3, Sixaxis

Disgaea 3: Absence of Justice (魔界戦記ディスガイア3 Makai Senki Disugaia Surī ?) is the third video game in the Disgaea series by Nippon Ichi. It was released on January 31, 2008 in Japan for the PlayStation 3 video game console. The North American version was released by NIS America on August 26, 2008.[1] Jack Niida, Localization Director for NIS America, has stated that "Disgaea 3 will have a downloadable content feature through the PlayStation Network to download new and old returning characters.".[4]

Contents

Gameplay

Disgaea 3 is a tactical RPG; most of the game involves battles on isometric maps upon which the player controls a group of characters. Maps often feature "geo blocks" with statistical effects on the battlefield, that, unlike in previous games, can be stacked or stood upon. Many objects in the environment, including these blocks, and characters themselves, can be lifted, thrown, or destroyed. Certain classes can create boxes or barrels to create stepping stones. Characters can form stacks, allowing them to reach higher areas or perform "tower attacks". When throwing a character to a monster-type ally, they will bounce an extra distance based on the second thrower's direction.

With the newly introduced "magichange" feature, monsters are able to transform into specific weapons in which a partner can use to execute a strong technical attack. To do this they must be assigned to the same club as the ally, and the change is temporary. After two turns the monster disappears from battle.

Characters now have certain weapons that they are proficient with, much like Makai Kingdom's battle system. While characters can use other weapons, they won't be able to use the weapon's skills. Weapon skills are now unlocked by purchasing them with mana collected from defeating enemies. Many of the skills' effective areas have been rearranged, and each weapon now has two hidden skills.

One can incorporate a maximum of two special augmentation abilities, known as "evilities", to improve a character's performance in battle, or allow magichange with a partner. One skill is standard for each class, the second skill can be customized. When a monster executes the Magic Change skill, their evility skills are also transferred to their partner.

Bonus maps and characters can be accessed after the final boss is defeated, at which point an epilogue chapter opens. The player may choose to continue to the extra maps, or to replay the entire game with stronger characters as in previous titles.

Plot

Setting

The game takes place in a Netherworld school called the Evil Academy. In this demon school, a good student is one who engages in delinquent activities such as truancy or not doing homework. The student who participates the most in these kind of activities is known as the Honor Student, while demons who are admirable by human standards are known as delinquents.

Story

Mao (魔王 Maou (Evil King) ?), son of the Overlord, has not once attended class since the beginning of school. His ambition is to overthrow his father and claim his title. After reading a few volumes in his manga about the Super Hero, Mao resolves to become a hero, convinced that it is the only way to gain enough power.

Eventually, Raspberyl, Mao's childhood rival, learns about his goal, and realizes that if Mao became a Hero, it would endanger her position as the Academy's top delinquent. She makes up her mind to follow Mao, stop his plan, and once again secure her title. However, since Raspberyl is a demon delinquent, she tries to solve the problem without violence and talk him out of it instead. Seeing this from a distance, Almaz, a meek hero from Earth on a mission to "rescue" the headstrong Princess Sapphire, misunderstands the situation and tries to save the day. Mao accepts the challenge and defeats him, stealing Almaz's title and giving him the title of "Demon". Almaz slowly starts becoming a demon, but he sticks with Mao in hopes that Mao will tire of the hero title and give it back.

Visiting the "Heart Bank", in which demons store unnecessary memories, they make several attempts to open up Mao's heart, where the title is buried, but are unsuccessful. Geoffery, Mao's butler, is unhappy with Almaz's meddling. Finally, Mao realizes that he had sealed away his own memory that he had, in fact, contributed to his father's demise by telling the Super Hero his weak spot. The Super Hero later clarifies this by revealing that the Overlord intentionally lost in order to protect Mao from his ultimate attack.

Eventually, all the freshmen become delinquents, being brainwashed by the Senior class. While fighting them, Mao learns that Geoffery orchestrated the plan. Actually the Super Hero in disguise, Geoffery attempted to raise Mao to be the ultimate overlord so he could eventually destroy him. Mao tries to get revenge by destroying the human world, but the words of his friends convince him not to release the evil in his heart, and he instead goes after the Super Hero, who is surprised to see Mao has not succumbed to evil. The hero initially dismisses Mao as weak, but, ironically, Mao uses the true power of a hero to defeat the Super Hero. His dying father gives Mao the Overlord title and he runs the Evil Academy henceforth.

Development

PlayStation Home

Nippon Ichi Software has released two spaces for the game in the Asian and Japanese versions of the PlayStation 3's online community-based service, PlayStation Home. The first space is called "The Nether Institute, Evil Academy" and features six Prinnies. The users can purchase a displayable Prinny, answer a questionnaire, purchase Disgaea 3 content, and take "Disgaea tests." The second space is called "Mao's Room" and features the "Netherworld Millionaire" card game and an "Arcade Game". They were released on April 23, 2009 in the Japanese version of Home and on July 2, 2009 in the Asian version of Home. The game supports Home rewards currently for the Japanese version of the game where users are able to win decorative ornaments for their personal spaces in Home by earning trophies in the game.[5] It has been confirmed that there is an unlockable ornament in the North American version of the game as well.

Additional content

Additional content became available in Japan in once the game was released and on December 22, 2008 in North America. New content was released monthly in Japan until January 2009 and once or twice a month in North America until August 2009. The content includes new characters able to be accessed once the main story is complete, character and monster classes, the modes "Item World Command Attack" and "Class World Command Attack", and a side story following Raspberyl after the end of the game. There has however been significant fan outrage due to the fact that much of the downloadable content is merely unlocking data already available on the game disc, and that the collective price to unlock this content is effectively the same as the RRP as the original game. As such, Disgaea 3 has joined an increasingly long list of recent videogames where the publishers/developers are charging consumers to access game content that already exists on the retail disc (Resident Evil 5 being a recent example).

Available characters include Captain Gordon, Jennifer, Thursday, Kurtis in his human and prinny forms, and Mid-Boss from Disgaea: Hour of Darkness, Adell, Rozalin, Taro, Hanako, Yukimaru, and Tink from Disgaea 2: Cursed Memories, Zetta and Pram from Makai Kingdom, Gig and Revya from Soul Nomad, Priere from La Pucelle: Tactics, Marjoly from Rhapsody: A Musical Adventure, Hero Prinny from Prinny: Can I Really Be the Hero?, and Kogure Souichirou from Hayarigami. Aramis from Disgaea and Pleinair, Takehito Harada's mascot character, can be unlocked by completing certain requirements within the additional modes.

Reception

 Reviews
Aggregate scores
Aggregator Score
GameRankings 81.08%[6]
Metacritic 78%[7]
Review scores
Publication Score
Electronic Gaming Monthly B
Famitsu 32/40
Game Informer 8.25/10
GameSpot 7.5/10
IGN 6.7/10

Disgaea 3: Absence of Justice was met with positive reviews. Andrew Fitch of 1up.com noted "This is possibly the most accessible incarnation to date, and if you've overlooked Disgaea until now, give this one a shot."[8] Jordan Jackson from RandomNPC said "Taken as a whole, this is probably the strongest cast yet, narrowly edging out the trio of Disgaea 1." He also praised the improvements made to the battle system.[9] Eurogamer gave Disgaea 3 8/10.[10]. While IGN reviewer, Ryan Clements criticized undated graphics and camera control but appraise music quality, giving it 6.7 out of 10.[11]

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Disgaea 3: Absence of Justice
Box artwork for Disgaea 3: Absence of Justice.
Developer(s) Nippon Ichi Software
Publisher(s)
Japanese title 魔界戦記ディスガイア3 (Makai Senki Disugaia 3)
Release date(s)
Genre(s) Strategy, RPG
System(s) PlayStation 3
Mode(s) Single player
Rating(s)
CERO: All ages
ESRB: Teen
Website http://disgaea.jp/3/
Preceded by Disgaea 2: Cursed Memories
Series Disgaea

Disgaea 3: Absence of Justice is the third video game in the Disgaea series by Nippon Ichi Software. The game was released on January 31, 2008 for the PlayStation 3 video game console.

Story

The game takes place in a Netherworld School called the Maritsu Evil Academy. In this demon school, a good student is one who engages in delinquent activities such as ditching classes, or not doing homework. The student who participates the most in these kind of activities is known as the Honor Student, while demons who arrive to class early and do their homework are known as delinquents. Mao, son of the chairman, has not once attended class since the beginning of school and is known as the honor-student of Maritsu Evil Academy. His ambition for the future is to overthrow his father, who also happens to be an Overlord, and take his title for himself. After reading a few volumes in his manga, Mao comes to the conclusion that "heroes are the ones who defeat devils". From that point on, Mao resolved to become an hero himself, convinced it will help him achieve his goal.

Eventually, Raspberyl, the delinquent of the school, learns about Mao's goal and begins to worry. If Mao were to achieve the title of Hero, then it would endanger her position as the school's "Number One Delinquent". She makes up her mind to follow Mao, stop his plan, and once again secure her title. However since Raspberyl is a demon delinquent, she tries to solve the problem without violence and talk him out of it instead. Seeing this from a distance, Almaz, a hero himself, misunderstands the situation and tries to save the day. Mao accepts the challenge and defeats him, stealing Almaz's title in the process. With the title of Hero, Mao believes he is one step closer to defeating his father and achieving his goal of becoming an Overlord.

North American cover art

Table of Contents

Getting Started
  • Controls
  • Battle system
  • Magichange
  • Geo effects
  • Stealing
  • Homeroom
  • Student Council
  • Reincarnation
  • Item World
  • Class World
Walkthrough
  1. Netherworld Honor Student
  2. Mao's Heart
  3. The Freshman Leader
  4. Almaz the Hero
  5. Grand War
  6. The Reckoning
  7. An Eye for an Eye
  8. Super Battle
Post-game
  • Endings
  • Extra maps
  • Diez Gentlemen
  • House of Ordeals
  • Dark World
  • Raspberyl game (DLC)
  • Land of Carnage
Characters
  • Special characters
  • Humans
  • Monsters
  • Secret characters
Appendices
  • Items
  • Skills and spells
  • Evilities
  • Hospital prizes
  • Trophies
  • Downloadable Content

editDisgaea series

Disgaea: Hour of Darkness · Disgaea 2: Cursed Memories · Disgaea 3: Absence of Justice
Disgaea: Afternoon of Darkness · Disgaea DS · Disgaea 2: Dark Hero Days

Mugen Keitai Disgaea · Prinny: Can I Really Be the Hero?


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Disgaea 3: Absence of Justice

Developer(s) Nippon Ichi
Publisher(s) Nippon Ichi, NIS America
Release date January 31, 2008 (JP)
August 26, 2008 (NA)
Genre Strategy role-playing game
Mode(s) Single player
Age rating(s) CERO: A
ESRB: T
Platform(s) PlayStation 3
Media 1 BD-ROM
Credits | Soundtrack | Codes | Walkthrough
Japanese box art

Contents

Storyline

The game takes place in a Netherworld School called the Maritsu Evil Academy. In this demon school, a good student is one who engages in delinquent activities such as ditching classes, or not doing homework. The student who participates the most in these kind of activities is known as the Honor Student, while demons who arrive to class early and do their homework are known as delinquents. Mao, son of the chairman, has not once attended class since the beginning of school and is known as the honor-student of Maritsu Evil Academy. His ambition for the future is to overthrow his father, who also happens to be an Overlord, and take his title for himself. After reading a few volumes in his manga, Mao comes to the conclusion that "heroes are the ones who defeat devils". From that point on, Mao resolved to become a hero himself, convinced it will help him achieve his goal.

Eventually, Raspberyl, the delinquent of the school, learns about Mao's goal and begins to worry. If Mao were to achieve the title of Hero, then it would endanger her position as the school's "Number One Delinquent". She makes up her mind to follow Mao, stop his plan, and once again secure her title. However since Raspberyl is a demon delinquent, she tries to solve the problem without violence and talk him out of it instead. Seeing this from a distance, Almaz, a hero himself, misunderstands the situation and tries to save the day. Mao accepts the challenge and defeats him, stealing Almaz's title in the process. With the title of Hero, Mao believes he is one step closer to defeating his father and achieving his goal of becoming an Overlord.

Characters

This article contains information on characters from the video strategy/role-playing games Disgaea 3 for the PlayStation 3 video game console, developed and published by Nippon Ichi in Japan and NIS America in North America.

Mao

Age: 1578
Gender: Male
Race: Demon
Class: Netherworld Honor Student

Mao is an Honor Student and son of the chairman at Maritsu Evil Academy. He has not once shown up to class, nor has he ever participated in any school activities such as homework or volunteering. He has a brain with an Evil Quotient of 1.8 million, and uses it to conduct experiments and evil research. Not caring about other people's problems, he will often take what he wants and use force to rule over others.

He is willing to do whatever it takes to defeat his father, even if seems stupid or is not something he likes to do. Despite his hatred for humans and heroes, he continually studies them, even keeping an observation journal to record his data. He believes that by learning about them, he can find a method to overthrow his father and take the title of Overlord for himself.

Whenever he finds a subject for experimentation, his glasses will fog over and he'll begin laughing to himself. If it's for the sake of reaching his goal, he'll ignore everything and charge straight ahead.

Raspberyl

Age: 1578
Gender: Female
Race: Demon
Class: Netherworld Delinquent

Rasperyl is the childhood friend of Mao, who goes by the nickname Beryl. She's considered a delinquent by Netherworld standards since she does good deeds and follows the rules. Like a typical delinquent, she speaks in a rough manner and refers to herself in a low-class manner. The reason she is pursuing the path of a delinquent is because she wanted to be unique compared to other demons.

For the sake of adding to her delinquent reputation, she will jump at any chance she gets. This includes doing her homework, volunteering, and going to class early. Raspberyl dislikes acting uncool and being just like everyone else. Her dream for the future is to become the Legendary Delinquent.

Almaz von Almadine Adamant

Age: 18
Gender: Male
Race: Human
Class: Lame Hero

A hero fanboy, who knows everything there is to know about heroes. He's very passionate about them, however he has a hard time acting like one due to his lack of confidence. He likes a princess in the human world, and admires Super Hero. His dislikes involve demons because they do things like kidnap his princess. He wishes to become a great hero like Super Hero, so he can protect his princess from being kidnapped.

However, he had his title of hero stolen by Mao after loosing to him in a duel. Without it, he slowly started becoming a demon, until he took Mao's offer of becoming his vassal.

Geoffrey/Jiiya

Age: Unknown
Gender: Male
Race: Demon

This old gentleman demon is very loyal to Mao, known to become over protective of him in certain situations. He's known to cover his failures by laughing them off and seems to be keeping a few secrets himself. His future goal is to watch and help Mao grow up to be a great Overlord. His dislikes involve any people who get in the way of that. There have been demons who say he's even stronger than Mao.

Jiiya was the one who found Almaz in the demon world and brought him to Mao, in order to help achieve his goal. He is willing to do anything in order to make Mao's dream a reality.

Mr. Champloo

Age: 3442
Gender: Male
Race: Demon
Class: Home Economics Teacher/Chef

He's a Home Economics teacher at the Maritsu Evil Academy and a master of High Heat-Style Chaos-School Kitchen Sword. He has strong faith in his cooking and his heart; he'll show up suddenly in front of Mao and the others, make a proclamation, and disappear like smoke. He dislikes cooking without heart or those who waste food. His dream for the future is complete harmony.

He often gives good advice, but because he frequently uses cooking metaphors, a lot of what he says is ambiguous or cryptic.

Asuka Cranekick

Age: 1593
Gender: Female
Race: Demon
Class: Delinquent Demon Samurai

Asuka is the very loyal subordinate #1 of Raspberyl and addresses her as "oujousama" (my lady). She also happens to be the daughter of a high-class family. Her hobby is to send 1,000 paper cranes to opponents she wounds in battle, as a get well gesture. This has earned her the nickname of "Asuka of the Paper Cranes". Asuka dislikes brutality, though she will still fight for what she believes in. If she witnesses someone committing an act of brutality, she will punish the person. Her dream is to send a thousand paper cranes to a prince who has fallen from a white horse. This is her form of love.

Lilian/Kyoko Needleworker

Age: 1584
Gender: Female
Race: Demon
Class: Kunoichi

Lilian is subordinate #2 of Raspberyl. She's devoted to Raspberyl and calls her "oneesama" (big sister). Since Raspberyl has pink as her main color, Lilian covers herself in brilliant pink clothing. She takes the roll of the Explanation character, and seems to know everything about the school's history. A female ninja known as "Lilian of Strength", her dream is to help Raspberyl become the Legendary Delinquent. She really hates brutality and will immediately attack an offender by throwing knives, among her many other weapons. Her policy is to fight fair and square, never attacking during the night. Rather she will challenge opponents in broad daylight, hoping for a good fight.

Princess Sapphire

Age: 17
Gender: Female
Race: Human
Class: Princess

A princess from a kingdom in the human world, she is the girl who holds Almaz's affections. Sapphire really loves cute things, but the truth is that she's a "killing machine" that rivals even demons. She cannot cry at sad things and there is a dark shadow in the depths of her heart.

Disgaea series
Disgaea: Hour of Darkness | Disgaea 2: Cursed Memories | Disgaea 3: Absence of Justice
Related titles
La Pucelle | Phantom Brave | Makai Kingdom: Chronicles of the Sacred Tome | Soul Nomad and the World Eaters | Cross Edge | Prinny: Can I Really Be the Hero? | Prinny 2: Dawn of the Great Pantsu War
Main characters
Laharl | Etna

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