Disgaea 5 Complete on Steam is missing a few features compared to the console versions
Disgaea 5 Complete launched for PC via Steam yesterday after being delayed from its original May 7 launch date. A demo of the game was made available through Alienware Arena last week and the long-awaited launch day had finally arrived. While the Steam discussion pages currently bring up several problems relating to startup crashes and other issues, the early user reviews for the title remain mostly positive.
Update: The rating has since fallen to 'Mixed'.
One thing that some players noticed was some absent features and missing NPCs relating to the Netherworld Network and the Map Edit Shop. NISA has addressed these omitted features on their blog page. We've included the relevant part of the statement detailing the missing features below:
With Disgaea 5 Complete now available on Steam, we wanted to take an opportunity to clarify some of the key differences between Disgaea 5 Complete on Steam versus other platforms. We hope this small update clears up any confusion you may experience as you jump into the world of Disgaea 5 Complete.
The following network items are not available on the Steam version of Disgaea 5 Complete:
• Everybody’s NW, Someone’s Records
Netherworld Edit Shop
• Netherworld Network, User Netherworld
Map Edit Shop
• Facility Removed
• User Netherworld, User News
• Spread News to Everyone!, Give Item to a Friend!
• Map Edit Shop NPC
Due to irreconcilable platform differences, it was decided in the beginning of development for Disgaea 5 Complete that the Network functions from the original game could not be implemented into the Steam version. We deeply apologize that these differences were not communicated in advance, and we appreciate your patience and understanding in this matter. We would like to remind all users that Steam purchases come with a option to fully refund the purchase if total playtime has not exceeded 2 hours.
We're not sure why this information wasn't shared if it was decided on early in development, but NISA has made it clear that the missing Map Editor NPCs is not a bug, but rather a decision made for the PC platform. Our original review for Disgaea 5 Complete (Switch Version) can be found here.