Disgaea D2 Gets Fem Laharl – “Who Needs Etna Anyway!”

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Disgaea D2 has unveiled both gender-swapped Fem-Laharl and his newly proclaimed imouto, along with plenty of new shots of the game and cast – Laharlette in particular already gaining some admirers, hopefully having got over his gynophobia by now.

Aside from a female Laharl, fresh details of the game have gradually been mounting up – including Laharl’s self-proclaimed imouto and even some of the excruciatingly slow graphical progress the franchise is known for:

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The game is due March 20th.


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    Comment by Anonymous
    01:31 18/01/2013 # ! Good (+0.8)

    You know, all that rambling about Disgaea's outdated graphics is totally nonsense...why change a useful (better overview) and winning combination?
    As long as it's in HD and has the original dub included, i'll go for it.

    Regarding "Laharlette":
    Male/Female main character? Switch as you see fit?
    One way to draw female gamers into it :D

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:47 18/01/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Better wait for Eng TxT Jap Dub~

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:33 19/01/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    "As long as it's in HD and has the original dub included, i'll go for it."

    But it's not in HD. Did you view the screenshots full size? All the in-game sprites are blurry upscaled SD graphics, surrounded by low-detail 3D environments that look like they'd be at home on the Nintendo DS. About the only thing in HD is the interface, which looks out of place alongside the rest of the game's graphics. No one's saying to change from a top-down view or get rid of the sprite graphics, but just to update those to a better resolution.

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:25 20/01/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Played Disgaea 4? Smooth sprites and environments.
    This one - D2 - is but a mere preview, at most.
    And these screenshots do not really compare to live graphics :D

    Btw, in D4 you have the option to turn HD sprites on/off

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:06 19/01/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    I agree, the graphics to me seem to be exactly what they should be. If anything I cannot help but wish more games used 2D Sprites.

    The only improvement I can suggest would be if the 3D backgrounds were Cell Shaded and there were more anime cutscenes.

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:23 18/01/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Well, I do think they should play around with the sprites and the whole 2D aspect more... And I'm thinking the female Laharl is part of the plot, it is disgaea after all, not a stranger when it comes to absurdities...

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:12 18/01/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    You're surely not suggesting using 3D sprites right? That would look unspeakably horrible.

    I've never heard anyone complain about FF:Tactics having "bad graphics". In fact outside of Sankaku, I've never heard anyone say ill of Disgaea's graphics either. Seems to stem purely from Artefact, and other than the resolution boost which D3 got (at a fair and sensible time, considering the jump to a new console) I have no idea what Artefact could possibly be implying needs improvement.

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:00 18/01/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    It better be part of the plot... Laharl wasn't a girl... What the fuck kinda choice would that be, it would destroy the setting they've built already if he suddenly could be a girl and nobody gave a shit in game. I wouldn't be able to take it seriously and it'd weaken the plot and characters massively to have to work with a gender neutral protagonist when they spent the entire first game working with a male protagonist.

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:51 18/01/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    WHO CARES FOR PLOT IN A STRATEGY GAME!?

    WANT PLOT? GO READ A BOOK!

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:16 18/01/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    You...you take the Disgaea plot SERIOUSLY? What? Who cares. I'd prefer it to be a choice, as it's clearly meant to be purely aesthetic, and hell. I'll be honest.

    I enjoy Laharlette more than Laharl, just on design alone, and I've been a sort of on/off again fan of Disagaea, stopping at 3 because I [personally speaking], disliked Mao too much to care.

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:31 18/01/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    You take Disgaea seriously?

    Comment by Anonymous
    19:37 18/01/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    You're damn right I take the plot seriously. The fact that there are idiots that exist that would so easily throw away that which made the game good proves that... well it proves that idiots exist. So much for that.

    Go for Dall of Duty or something where plot doesn't matter. Don't choose characters based on aesthetics alone, you people are the reason shit's acceptable in the first place.

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:25 18/01/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Ahem the Male/Female switch is probably to appeal to the men who felt butthurt that Laharl was a boy... Oh my dreams have finally come true *hugs Laharl*

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:49 18/01/2013 # ! Good (+0.8)

    What if Laharl was actually a pre-puberty girl the entire time?

    What a tweest!

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:01 18/01/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    That would explain Laharl's extreme fright of the horse wiener.

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:51 18/01/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    I'll change to JP voice and text ASAP but the gender-choice Laharl/ette is a good addition.

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:04 18/01/2013 # ! Good (+0.6)

    NIS America needs to get off their collective asses and start translation NOW and not 1 year later.

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:00 18/01/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Agree on those translation, but some one fill me in on the whole Fem Laharl situation I thought Etna was the best.

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:26 18/01/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    pic 34: GATE OF BABYLON!

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:53 18/01/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    I need etna ;_;

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:18 18/01/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Did you miss her pic up there? She is there too... The more the merrier.

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    Comment by Momo
    05:03 18/01/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Uh fuck you. I need Etna.

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    Comment by Koyoto_Shadow
    06:20 18/01/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Why do they bother even showing the scenes of Flonne swaying the Dark Assembly? Everyone knows demons can't win against THE POWER OF LOVE!

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    Comment by MuChaDo
    11:32 18/01/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Game looks nice.

    I'm 3/4 of the way through Heisig and I hardly knew any of those bastard kanji :(

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:32 18/01/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Wait, are the Nekomata and Succubi wearing bodysuits? What the fuck?

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:59 18/01/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Nekomatas got that color palette in D4 and the succubi have had that look change since D3.

    Comment by Anonymous
    Comment by Anonymous
    10:26 18/01/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    I always loved the magic knights. They have impressive assets.

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:25 18/01/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    ... no midboss? he was the best character.

    Comment by Anonymous
    17:19 18/01/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    I love Rita Repulsa as Laharl too much to change to Japanese voices.

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    Comment by Lannando
    10:57 18/01/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    i saw this pist so i had to log in and post somthing cuz i love disgaea so much.

    btw i would hit any male/female character of takehito harada, of especially that acher and plenair

    Comment by Anonymous
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    Comment by Riiku
    20:59 18/01/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Oh my god, she looks soooo gaaaay

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:55 23/01/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    So Laharl was a topless loli all along. Hmm....

    Comment by Anonymous
    22:27 22/01/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Am I the only person who finds Flonne deliciously sexy in that red one-piece getup?

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:22 18/01/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Funny, i always thought if laharl have an older sister it would look just like that. Oh well, *fap fap fap*

    Comment by Anonymous
    18:36 19/01/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Needs more Prinnys, dood.

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:26 19/01/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    The only thing i'm troubled with in N1 games is the general lack of attack/skill/arts improvement/unlock of the characters past the first couple of hundred levels. Fill the game with a buttload of variety in that department and all is good.

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    Comment by Benoist
    06:22 18/01/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Some classy fujin and raijin we have here

    Comment by Black Mage
    02:25 18/01/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    From the thumbnail I thought that was Yoko.

    The funny irony Laharl finally gets an adult body so people will no longer say he looks like a kid but unfortunately for him it's female.

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:24 18/01/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Yoko and Medaka did a fusion dance.

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:23 18/01/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Dat Fusion!

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:30 18/01/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    .... i wonder how laharl will cope with having his biggest weakness/disgust (boobs) on "him"

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    Comment by Asian Guy
    02:14 18/01/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Disgaea, Laharl gender-blender edition

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    Comment by Fate-
    01:08 18/01/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    I <3 the Disgaea series! :3

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    Comment by TheSwordUser
    01:01 18/01/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Now calling Laharl "Harlie" makes much more sense.

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    Comment by H1z
    01:33 18/01/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    MY WALLET! IT HURTS!

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:53 18/01/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Voiced by Mizuhashi Kaori again, she who also voiced Miyako, Tomoe Mami and Ogiue. Guess Fem-Laharl will sound a lot like a meaner version of Miyako.

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:46 18/01/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Dat Strategy game!

    Sad to see this only in sony's consoles.

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    Comment by KiTA
    04:16 18/01/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Anyone bitching about graphics in a SRPG is completely, comically, missing the point.

    Comment by Anonymous
    21:49 19/01/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Or they just have standards. You telling me you wouldn't care if this game looked like tactics ogre? Graphics matter so shut up about that. It doesn't make you sound cool.

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:18 31/03/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Tactics ogre story was slow as hell to start up. And it was the serious type too. 8 bit style chara wouldn't really matter much if the story and the interactive gameplay was badass. Overall graphics are one of the lowest parts in the totem pole. Check.

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:44 31/03/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Tactics ogre story was slow as hell. And it was the serious type. 8 bit graphics don't really matter much if the story quality and the interactive gameplay is badass. Overall graphics are one of the lowest points on the totem pole. Check.




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