If there’s one thing I like more than the green light of a freshly SEO optimised blog post it’s video game box art. It’s the kind of thing that causes my greasy hands to abuse the scroll wheel as I furiously download PNG after PNG, inputting them into my own shoddily made Dreamweaver 3 templates to make websites for my own private viewing.
Disgaea 5 is the highly anticipated upcoming release in the Disgaea series, Nippon Ichi Software’s fantastic SRPG franchise. A few days ago the Japanese box art of the fifth entry in the series, Disgaea 5 was revealed, and it looks pretty darn awesome. But, admittedly, I am a bit of a sucker for big character pieces like that, Disgaea 5 or not.
Disgaea 5 will be the first entry in the franchise on PS4.
Sometimes Japanese covers are just always more awesome than the covers we get over here (with NA box art in general having a higher proportion of lamer covers). So, fingers crossed we’ll get something close to this. Judging by Disgaea 4, which had rad box art in all regions, there’s not too much to worry about. Of course, if you’re one of those digital-only weirdos there’s not much to worry about either way. But as far as I’m concerned, who hordes games on shelves to stare longingly at, it’s at least a little bit of a big deal. Well, a medium deal. A small deal. Some sort of deal. Bargains. If I don’t have time to play all my games these days I can at least look at their awesome covers. I’ll play Disgaea 5 with my eyes and with my mind.
Article idea for the future: regional box art comparisons. Like the ones where Kirby is frowning or something. Isn’t that weird? What’s the deal with that? And aeroplane food? I’m writing this down. This is gold. I am gold. I am Midas.
Would it really be a blog post penned by my good self if I didn’t try to sell you something at the end? When it comes down to it, you’re going to be buying some games at some point. We all are. And so it goes. So, buy some good games and not some bad ones. Disgaea is a “kickin’ rad” series as you likely already know. Disgaea 4 on the Vita is incredible. For me, it’s the perfect sort of game to take on the go, to play by muscle memory alone on the train as I stare at the old lady commuters. That’s how my tactical brain functions anyway. What about you? We’ve got it for the arguably “too low” price of £27.99. Get on that.