Only at the end Chapter 3 so far. I died again fighting
but beat her on what is now my third cycle. Not really liking the new difficulty curve at all. It's slowing down the progress to about one new chapter a day. :-/ On the plus side I really love the Online Downloadable Maps feature; mostly because there are awesome designers who basically put every monster in the game on a single map at level 1; this way you can unlock the base form for any monster you want without having to wait until more than half the story is over to get the critter you want to start raising.
Mechanics aside; I'm kinda torn on where I would rate this Disgaea so far. It's better than 1 & 2, but 3 gave me more laughs. Conversely 3 gave me more facepalms and groans as well; and 4 has become much more tolerable now that Valvatorez doesn't yap about sardines every single map anymore. Fenrich is quite the humorous character; I was about to write him off as a Geoffery clone but he's proven to have a bit more of his own thing going on now. Fuka so far is...meh. But DESCO is unexpectedly adorable. Although from what little of the story I have this horrid hunch that (just in case)
Fuka and DESCO were like Magical Girl and rival Enemy respectively somehow.
Not sure how I'll react if that's really the case. Really looking forward to seeing Vulcanus(?) next chapter and learning how I feel about that character. Funny how so far Vulcanus(?) and Vulcanus seem to be having the same agenda with different emotions behind it. (Vulcanus went behind the Seraphs back out of spite for demons where Vulcanus(?) seems to be doing the exact same thing to Archangel Flonne more out of reverence.)
And btw...Emizel can go die in a fire. Self centered, hoodie wearing, "gansta" talkin' brat cliche...voiced by Brianne Siddall? Even Kefka can't produce enough "hates" to bury that character. (Brianne Siddal's a good VA and all but that voice with that character type pushes my irritation button.)