i finished the story. I gotta say, it was fun. =P and aahh dammit Flonne, why did you have to ruin the ending D;
I thought Fuka reincarnating was going to happen, but nope. =(
Finishing the mode does not put you back into postlude, which is good. but instead you return back in base in the mode for extras, like talking to the demons in base (better than D3's Beryl mode.) You also get to re-battle the stages you fought in the story mode.
To be fair, Super Hero Aurum hardly had anything to do with Rasberyl's story mode. Giving Desco an S, or hell, even B-rank single target special would have made more sense and been helpful in the long term. --- http://www.youtube.com/user/queenofficial#p/u/25/v8L3TCXsyX4 Queen owns.
Takes about 1 hour per chapter if you watch the story (and are powerful enough to 1 or 2 hit kill everything). Most of the maps are either straight out beat downs or can be turned into such. There is 1 puzzle map in chapter 2 that you have to deal with the hard way though.
Chapter 4 is the shortest chapter, its only 30-45 minutes.
Nemo and Hugo are kind of interesting evility wise. Hugo more so than Nemo who's abilities have significantly paled by the time you get him, since nothing is likely to allow you to spend 2 rounds next to them at that point in the game let alone 10, and his damage reflection ability is pretty pointless since he'll get 1 hit obliterated (so you have to hope that they obliterate him *and* do 10x the damage required to kill themselves in the process). Though Hugo needing class world to learn any spells is .... , Nemo also needs Class World to learn any skills at all which is also ....
Des X is kind of disappointing, her only advantage over Desco is her high base stats (which are unlikely to matter by the time you get her). Her skills are the same as Desco's except renamed and she misses Desco's Final Move).
Her evility is kind of pathetic compared to Desco's too, though if you Fuse her into Desco or Vice Versa and then surround the resulting creature with units including Fuka you can get an astronomical stat boost, otherwise Final Boss Setting is better.
I'm not disappointed I bought it, despite that.
The story is good, though its even harder to take seriously than most Disgaea stories, but its got a lot of funny moments and quiet a few touching ones as well.
For those who haven't bough the DLC this is a pretty good way to see most of it in action also, nearly all the monsters and encounters in this are DLC, though of the DLC characters (rather than classes) only Pink (Death Sabre version) and Prism Red show up but you can see Death Sabres, Female Ninja, Medics , Necromancers, Celestial Host and Prism Rangers.
Pink and Prism Red also aren't in your party until late in Chapter 3 and at all in this mode, respectively, Axel is also absent until late in Chapter 3, you keep all the other DLC and post game characters though, you do lose all story characters except Fuka Desco and Artina though, Emizel rejoins after Chapter 1, and Valvatorez and Fenrich rejoin after Chapter 2.