Disgaea 4 A Promise Unforgotten Trophy Guide. Difficulty: *** A tactical J-RPG and the fourth in the Disgaea series taking place in a Netherworld. The Platinum requires two playthroughs and a lot of grinding.
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Disgaea 4: A Promise Unforgotten
Disgaea 4: A Promise Unforgotten is a tactical J-RPG, the fourth game in the Disgaea series, and the second released on the PlayStation 3. Taking place in a Netherworld, allies are given specific skills which can be deployed in a turn-based combat system.
Valvatorez is a vampire who, alongside his servant Fenrich, was once feared as a tyrant but is now forced to perform menial work in Hades, where the souls of the dead are sent to be transformed into Prinnies. When the government decides on a mass extermination of all Prinnies, Valvatorez and his servant decide to fight across the Netherworld to win the support of the masses in order to prepare for a rebellion against the government.
Disgaea 4: A Promise Unforgotten received positive reviews, with an average score of 81%, considered the best Disgaea in the series since the original on the PS2, though geared only towards the hard-core J-RPG fans.
If you've played the previous Disgaea game on the PS3, then you'll understand this is no quick platinum you can nab over the weekend. Aside from requiring at least two playthroughs, there is much grindwork to do, leveling up characters to their maximum, collecting all the items, and constant reloads of previous saves. Not to mention all the reading and research in guides and walkthroughs you'll need to do.
Overall, while the game doesn't require any serious skills, getting the Platinum will take you anywhere between 150 to over 200 hours of gameplay.
First, before switching on the game, you must decide if you plan to download the requested patch for the game. There's a "duping glitch" which can save you 50+ hours of gameplay. However, downloading the patch will eliminate the possibility of performing this glitch. Not downloading the patch means being unable to get online while playing, or gaining access to DLC, and be constantly reminded to download the patch every time you start up the game. The choice is yours.
Also, there's an option to switch off the animated sequences, which will save you a few seconds of time during combat. However, the Special Stalker trophy requires that you watch all of the special skills. So, we recommend leaving it on until you've at least collected this trophy.
When the game begins, make sure you don't hit any buttons. Watch the opening scene, and you'll unlock the This Is Disgaea 4 trophy.
Afterwards, it's simply a matter of playing through the story. There are 10 trophies which need to be collected during a single playthrough: Items Roadshow, Special Stalker, Scavenger Hunt Champion Of The Netherworld, The End Of The Beginning, Fight The God Fight, Of Promises Past, Fenrich's Mission, The Melancholy Of Fuka Kazamatsuri, Desco's New Purpose, and Vote For Emizel. Check out the Disgaea 4 A Promise Unforgotten trophy guide links under our Links tab for further details. These trophies, however, can be collected on your second playthrough in New Game+, so it's not vital that you obtain them in your first playthrough.
Also, before fighting the final boss, make sure to make a save file, which you can use later to collect all the epilogues. After beating the game, reload the file you made before defeating the boss, and collect all the epilogues. For more information, check out the Of Promises Past trophy for details in the trophy guides under our Links tab.
Next, you'll want to beat the story again on a second cycle. Here, you'll want to focus on collecting any of the story playthrough related trophies you were unable to get during your first round, such as Scavenger Hunt Champion Of The Netherealm. Before map 10-6, make a save file. After you've gotten the Fight The God Fight trophy, reload your save and finish the game with the normal ending.
Last, comes all the post-game grinding, where you will be going for all the remaining trophies. This is where many hours of hard work comes in, such as farming to reach the maximum level of 9999, and many others. Check out the Disgaea 4 A Promise Unforgotten trophy guide links under our Links tab for specific details for each trophy that you're missing.
RenamonFox created a text-based Walkthrough, here:
And another text-based Walkthrough, this one by Mwulf:
And a useful Wiki Guide, here:
This is a fantastic Trophy Guide, by Metal_Jaws & stgermain:
And a great Trophy Guide, created by Crealkllr:
Here's a simple Trophy Guide, but with some videos, by Josh Romero:
Another simple Trophy Guide, but with some useful links:
This is an FAQ by Metal_Jaws, regarding the "Duping Glitch":
Here's a method by Cress, to help with the Biggus Stickus trophy:
And Komori Kiri's guide here, for the Items Roadshow trophy:
Finally, here's a basic Trophy List: