freshmetal wrote:Yeah, but I'm one of those gamers that is unexplainably compelled to get the "best" weapons and gear and level up as much as possible. I could have easily finished the story, but I got so caught up in the grinding (for no reason), I got bored with it. I know, I'm weird.
That's one recommendation I can make when it comes to Disgaea's main story: Don't grind beyond what's offered/required (i.e. one level 10 item, one trip to the Dark Council). Why I say this is that you can only get the absolute "best" out of those concepts when you actually finish the game's storyline for the first time (especially Dark Council).
All four games follow that same basic pattern when it comes to "normal" play: Think strategically and don't grind during the story, then exploit and break the game beyond recognition once you enter postgame. Any other way yields one of these results for most players:
1) You get bored of grinding and quit.
2) The game's story gets too easy and people assume the rest is the same (and quit).
3) You survived grinding before a particularly strategic story battle and you think you need to grind way more (and quit out of exasperation).