Prinny 2: Dawn Of Operation Panties

God Save The Panties!

Dawn of Operation what? Oh wait... it's an NIS game.
Author: Andy Curtiss
Published: January 16, 2011
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I would like to start us off, as I have in several of my past reviews, by stating that I love NIS. I really do. Over the past several years they have brought to us a flavor of video game that no other company has managed to bring us. From over-the-top characters to totally unique gameplay features, NIS has delivered it all AND a bag of potato chips! The catch, of course, is that said bag of potato chips is likely to sprout arms and legs, give you an atomic wedgie, kick your ass, steal your little dog and then run screaming into the night. Did you follow any of that? No? Well consider yourself educated on the gameplay experience of an NIS game!

That aside, let's talk about a recent creation: Prinny 2: Dawn of Operation Panties, Dood. That's right. That's the whole title. And it's the real title too, I'm not screwing with you this time. To really appreciate the atmosphere and premise behind the game, you have to be a least tiny bit familiar with a small part of the Disgaea empire (being that this series is a spin-off of the Disgaea series). I'm sure lots of you are saying, "Please Andy - explain this strange Disgaea thing to us. We want to know where the panties come in." Here's some Disgaea 101 for you to help understand the game's intro:

#1 - What is a Prinny?
A Prinny is a small, blue/purple, penguin-like demon found in the Netherworld. They're found elsewhere too, but for the purpose of this game, let's just focus on the Netherworld. When a person who has lead a worthless life (which according to NIS lore includes murderers, thieves and mischief makers) finally dies their soul is sewn into the body of a Prinny. They are forced to serve as slaves until they have earned enough money to buy their reincarnation. Let's just say that most Overlords of the Netherworld don't pay their Prinnies well. They're seen as the universal punching bag.

#2 - Who is the demon chick freaking out about her panties?
That is Etna. She has been the on-again, off-again vassal the Overlord Laharl since the first Disgaea game. She's underhanded, snarky and only cares about herself. She's quite powerful too. And as if all that wasn't enough to make you cringe - her panties have been stolen right from her castle. Oh... did I mention she has a very bad temper as well? Hence the threat to skin the poor Prinnies and make them into Ogre thongs. Currently she's watching over the Netherworld as Overlord Laharl works on his reincarnation due to events in past Disgaea games.
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