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Disgaea 2 PC released, with same day Linux support

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The PC port of the much-beloved tactical RPG is out on Steam, dood. Get ready to fight countless enemies in order to return the world back to normal.

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Originally a Playstation 2 title, Disgaea 2 is a very Japanese sort of game that rewards patience. Featuring an insane number of character classes, items and weapons, it’s a game that encourages grinding and exploration of all the different combinations that are open to the player. It's a turn-based sort of game and positioning and order of commands can be as important as abilities and stats when it comes to defeating the enemy. A lot can be said of the sheer depth and variety of attacks, player and enemy classes, and items that the player can mess around with. One can easily spend a hundred hours in-game and still have many more hours of discovery ahead of them.

While we haven’t gotten a port of the first Disgaea, each title is more or less stand alone story-wise. There are references and recurring characters, but it’s safe to say that you won’t be very lost if you just start here. The player starts in a Netherworld and finds that the game is full of colorful demons and monsters. The goal is to defeat the evil Overlord and return everyone back to humans, and the world back to normal. It’s a bizarre, oftentimes humorous setting with a colorful cast that is often over-the-top and doesn't take itself too seriously. All the same, hopefully we’ll eventually get a port of the first game and other similar titles; it’s rare to get ports of Japanese titles on PC, rarer still for Linux.

I played the beta for Disgaea 2 PC earlier in the month. Based on that, I can tell you that the game runs well on Linux. This version of the game includes all the content from previous versions as well as a few extra playable characters that hadn’t made it to western releases. So if you’re the type that is looking for a massive time sink or an excuse to replay a staple of its genre, this is as good an excuse as you’ll get.

You can get Disgaea 2 PC on Steam. Article taken from GamingOnLinux.com.
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cxpher@gmail.com 30 Jan, 2017
Awesome game. You guys should certainly pick this up.

Show your support for the devs. They still have Disgaea 3, 4 and 5 to go.


Last edited by cxpher@gmail.com on 30 January 2017 at 7:40 pm UTC
tuubi 30 Jan, 2017
I will definitely buy this as soon as I can. And any future additions to the series as well.
Spud13y 30 Jan, 2017
It starts on my laptop, which is a nice surprise. Unfortunately, I don't know how to use my controller. People had this issue with Disgaea 1 and the solution was to disconnect everything the game recognizes as a controller except for the one you want to use. That can't work for me because laptop. Shouldn't be too difficult to use. The mouse is a bit cumbersome and not all that accurate.

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Also when I exited the game it didn't end its process and the client showed that I was playing it. I had to end the process. For all I know, it could be because of the Steam client beta, which the first one apparently had issues with. Hope they'll fix it.


Last edited by Spud13y on 30 January 2017 at 9:09 pm UTC
Keyrock 30 Jan, 2017
Well, there go a couple hundred hours of my life, dood! :D
Nyamiou 31 Jan, 2017
QuoteAll the same, hopefully we’ll eventually get a port of the first game and other similar titles; it’s rare to get ports of Japanese titles on PC, rarer still for Linux.

Well we recently got Da Capo III R which was released in Japan a long time ago but was a huge hit, and now it's on Linux.
InverseTelecine 31 Jan, 2017
Quoting: NyamiouWell we recently got Da Capo III R which was released in Japan a long time ago but was a huge hit, and now it's on Linux.

That is cool! It might be a great game, but unfortunately I'm one of the perhaps short-sighted people who can't get too excited about a visual novel. Legitimate Japanese visual novels might still be a bit rare on Linux, but there are hundreds of visual novels with anime style artwork available on Linux, and it's hard to tell the difference without playing it.

But Disgaea... Damn! I still can't quite believe it! A true Japanese strategy RPG! And a really good one! PC port DAY ONE! It's a dream come true, and pretty much inarguably a very rare thing on Linux! Hopefully this will start to change that!
InverseTelecine 31 Jan, 2017
Quoting: InverseTelecineLegitimate Japanese visual novels might still be a bit rare on Linux, but there are hundreds of visual novels with anime style artwork available on Linux, and it's hard to tell the difference without playing it.

Okay... hold on I might have sounded dismissive there. I didn't mean to. Non-Japanese visual novels can be great games too! I was not trying to say otherwise! It's only my personal bias caused by a mild case of market saturation that dampens my enthusiasm. So the problem is me, not the games.
Nyamiou 31 Jan, 2017
Quoting: InverseTelecineBut Disgaea... Damn! I still can't quite believe it! A true Japanese strategy RPG! And a really good one! PC port DAY ONE! It's a dream come true, and pretty much inarguably a very rare thing on Linux! Hopefully this will start to change that!

I'm totally with you on that.
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