PlayStation Home Disgaea Game Is Devilish

By Spencer . April 28, 2009 . 6:42am


Nippon Ichi opened two Disgaea 3 lounges in PlayStation Home. Mao’s room has Disgaea 3 Block which has a trick sort of like the Stroop effect. When you start the game giant text tells you to press the circle button. Actually, you need to press the X button to start the game.



The instructions are intentionally deceptive too. The picture tells you Raspberyl, Almaz, and Mao are mapped to square, triangle, and circle respectively. While the real instructions set X for Mao.



Aside from the mind games Disgaea 3 Block is simple. You just have to press square, triangle, and X to clear photos of the three star characters. So, in this example if you press square one Raspberyl photo will vanish. If you hit circle nothing happens. But if you clear all of the Raspberyl photos and hit square the game ends. A neat addition given the mischievous nature of the underworld and its denizens.

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  • Akimitsu

    Seems pretty interesting and I would love for Disgaea 3 to get some space in the US Home.

  • Chow

    I wonder if the discrepancy is due to the “O is yes, X is no” way Japanese Playstation games use, but somehow got mixed up with the other “X is yes, O is no” way.

  • The Unnameable

    Sounds more like they translated the text as it appeared in the original game, then forgot to change it when they switched the controls for the North American version. That’s the kind of thing QA should catch…

  • Mazen

    Playstation Home is becoming more interesting everyday.

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