Nippon Ichi

ConsoleNameReleaseGenreLucca's Notes
DSA Witch's Tale2009Turn-BasedBland gameplay with a twisted Halloween aesthetic and public domain characters
PSPCladun: This is an RPG (DL only)2010Dungeon CrawlerA top-down randomized dungeon crawler that also acts as a desconstruction of sorts by allowing the player to make their character and the boss
VitaCladun: This is an RPG (DL only)2012Dungeon CrawlerSee PSP
PS4ClaDun Returns: This is Sengoku!2017Dungeon CrawlerSee Vita
VitaClaDun Returns: This is Sengoku! (DL only)2017Dungeon CrawlerRetro-styled dungeon crawling like its predecessors, with lots of classes to choose from and many randomized elements
PSPClaDun x2 (DL only)2011Dungeon CrawlerMore dungeon-crawling/RPG Maker hybrid goodness!
VitaCladun x2 (DL only)2012Dungeon CrawlerSee PSP
VitaCriminal Girls 2: Party Favors2016Turn-BasedSame skeezy gameplay loop with new characters
SwitchDestiny Connect: Tick-Tock Travelers2019Turn-BasedSee PS4
PS4Destiny Connect: Tick-Tock Travelers2019Turn-BasedShort turn-based affair focused on time travel; difficulty level is overall low
SwitchDisgaea 1: Complete2018StrategySee PS4
PS4Disgaea 1: Complete2018StrategySpiffs up the graphics and brings over features from previous iterations; adjusts some classes to be more in line with their counterparts from later games
PS2Disgaea 2: Cursed Memories2006StrategyMore SRPG demon shenanigans!
PS3Disgaea 2: Cursed Memories (PS2 Classic)2013StrategySee PS2
PSPDisgaea 2: Dark Hero Days2009StrategyAdds characters from Disgaea 3, a story mode focusing on Axel, and other QoL changes brought over from Disgaea 3
VitaDisgaea 2: Dark Hero Days (DL only)2012StrategySee PSP
VitaDisgaea 3: Absence of Detention2012StrategyAdds all DLC, new scenarios/characters, makes tweaks to skills/classes, adds new types of magic
PS3Disgaea 3: Absence of Justice2008StrategySRPG shenanigans in the netherworld, with weapon proficiencies, monsters changing into weapons, and stacks of Geo blocks
PS4Disgaea 4 Complete+2019StrategyMakes the sprites prettier and adds some QoL changes including adjusting the speed of skills
SwitchDisgaea 4 Complete +2019StrategySee PS4
VitaDisgaea 4: A Promise Revisited2014StrategyAdds all DLC, a new level of spells to cast, brings over some QoL features from Disgaea D2, adds new characters and a new scenario
PS3Disgaea 4: A Promise Unforgotten2011StrategyStacks on stacks on stacks of characters, a customizable hub town, and more leveling madness
SwitchDisgaea 5 Complete2017StrategyContains the base game and all DLC
PS4Disgaea 5: Alliance of Vengeance2015StrategyNew protagonist, more Netherworld SRPG adventures; characters can now equip subclasses and form squads to augment their stats
PS4Disgaea 6 Complete2022StrategySee PS5
PS5Disgaea 6 Complete2022StrategySee Switch, but with a much better framerate and all DLC included
SwitchDisgaea 6: Defiance of Destiny2021StrategyThe numbers for leveling and damage get even more ridiculous (if that can be believed), change from sprites to 3D models, same approach to humor
PSPDisgaea: Afternoon of Darkness2007StrategyCuts out a few songs from the original, but adds a mode focusing on Etna, some bosses from Disgaea 2, and dual language support
VitaDisgaea: Afternoon of Darkness (DL only)2012StrategySee PSP
PS2Disgaea: Hour of Darkness2003StrategySRPG with ridiculous party stats, party lifting, and Prinnies!
PS3Disgaea: Hour of Darkness (PS2 Classic)2013StrategySee PS2
PS3Disgaea D2: A Brighter Darkness2013StrategyActual sequel to Hour of Darkness, adds rideable monsters and an affinity system
DSDisgaea DS2008StrategyPort of the PSP version of the classic SRPG with a few additional characters
PS5Labyrinth of Galleria: The Moon Society2023Dungeon CrawlerSee Switch
PS4Labyrinth of Galleria: The Moon Society2023Dungeon CrawlerSee Switch
SwitchLabyrinth of Galleria: The Moon Society2023Dungeon CrawlerUses "covens" of 5 units rather than individual characters in battle, leading to dense mechanics with a slow-burn story
SwitchLabyrinth of Refrain: Coven of Dusk2018Dungeon CrawlerSee PS4
PS4Labyrinth of Refrain: Coven of Dusk2018Dungeon CrawlerA first-person dungeon crawler with extremely deep levels of party customization; each dungeon has a unique gimmick; dark tones pervade throughout
SwitchLapis x Labyrinth2019Dungeon CrawlerSee PS4
PS4Lapis x Labyrinth2019Dungeon CrawlerA breezy dungeon crawler side-scrolling ARPG with stackable heroes and loads of loot to find; gear matters for stats more than party levels do
PS2La Pucelle: Tactics2004StrategySRPG that has some crossover with Disgaea; can purify enemies on maps to recruit them
PS3La Pucelle: Tactics (PS2 Classics)2012StrategySee PS2
JP PSPLa Pucelle Ragnarok2009StrategyAdds characters from the Disgaea series, QoL improvements, and extra bonus episodes
PS2Makai Kingdom: Chronicles of the Sacred Tome2005StrategyDisgaea-adjacent SRPG with vehicular combat and an assortment of weapon types for each class
SwitchMonster Menu: The Scavenger's Cookbook2023Dungeon CrawlerSee PS5
PS5Monster Menu: The Scavenger's Cookbook2023Dungeon CrawlerRoguelike in exploration, but combat with enemies is done in a strategy-type format, places a focus on the survival element of needing to eat (often, your fallen foes) to help increase stats/gain skills
PS4Monster Menu: The Scavenger's Cookbook2023Dungeon CrawlerSee PS5
VitaPenny-Punching Princess2018ActionPixel-styled beat-em-up with an emphasis on collecting money from defeated enemies to bribe them, unlock new areas, and upgrade stats
SwitchPenny-Punching Princess2018ActionSee Vita
PS2Phantom Brave2004StrategyAnother Disgaea-adjacent SRPG; gridless system and borderless maps (characters and objects can fall off)
PSPPhantom Brave: The Hermuda Triangle2011Turn-BasedAdds even more characters to the improved Wii version of the game
WiiPhantom Brave: We Meet Again2009StrategyAdds a new campaign and characters to the PS2 version of the SRPG
JP PSPPhantom Kingdom Portable2011StrategyAdds new scenarios and battles with characters from later Disgaea games
PS4Poison Control2021ActionHybrid of a third-person shooter and Qix (of all things), with a leveling mechanic and emotional toxicity to cleanse (literally)
SwitchPoison Control2021ActionSee PS4
SwitchPrinny Presents NIS Classics Volume 12021Turn-Based/StrategyContains Phantom Brave: The Hermuda Triangle and Soul Nomad & the World Eaters in remastered fashion
SwitchPrinny Presents NIS Classics Volume 22022Strategy/Dungeon CrawlerContains ports of Z.H.P. Unlosing Ranger VS Darkdeath Evilman and Makai Kingdom (the latter with previously JP-only content)
SwitchPrinny Presents NIS Classics Volume 32022StrategyContains La Pucelle: Ragnarok (available for the first time in the west) and Rhapsody: A Musical Adventure (PSX) with QoL features
PSXRhapsody: A Musical Adventure2000StrategySRPG with painfully easy battles and a musical theme
DSRhapsody: A Musical Adventure2008StrategyChanges the SRPG combat to 2D turn-based fighting, no English song vocals
PS5Rhapsody: Marl Kingdom Chronicles2023Turn-BasedRemaster of Rhapsody II and III, previously unlocalized, a direct sequel to the first game (II) and side stories of the series (III), both with elements of monster collection and musical comedy
SwitchRhapsody: Marl Kingdom Chronicles2023Turn-BasedSee PS5
PS2Soul Nomad & The World Eaters2007StrategyYet another Disgaea-adjacent SRPG, this one has more NPC interaction and a branching storyline
PS3The Awakened Fate Ultimatum2015Dungeon CrawlerTop-down roguelike with a focus on choosing between good and evil (with matching transformations)
PS4The Cruel King and the Great Hero2022Turn-BasedSee Switch
SwitchThe Cruel King and the Great Hero2022Turn-BasedChildren's storybook visuals abound, with an uncomplicated turn-based combat system to match and a strangely high encounter rate
PS3The Guided Fate Paradox2013Dungeon CrawlerIsometric roguelike in the Disgaea universe, with angel companions and the ability to grant wishes and levels resetting upon leaving the dungeon
SwitchThe Longest Five Minutes2018Turn-BasedSee Vita
VitaThe Longest Five Minutes2016Turn-BasedPlays with the idea of extreme flashbacks where abilities are remembered rather than learned
SwitchThe Princess Guide2019ActionSee PS4
PS4The Princess Guide2018ActionAn ARPG with obtuse mechanics like praising and scolding the princess you are controlling as well as a steep difficulty curve
PS3The Witch and the Hundred Knight2014ActionIsometric ARPG with food management, a wonky camera, and a game-breaking bug, but a delightfully dark cast
PS4The Witch and the Hundred Knight 22017ActionPlays a lot like the first, albeit with a new cast of whimsical characters
PS4The Witch and the Hundred Knight: Revival Edition2016ActionAdds a new multi-floor dungeon, more weapons/armor, and Metallia as a playable character
PS3Trinity Universe2010Turn-BasedTurn-based, has two different protagonists (each with different guest characters from Atelier and Disgaea) and an AP-based combo system
Switchvoid* tRrLM2(); //Void Terrarium 22023Dungeon CrawlerA return to the hybrid Mystery Dungeon/Tamagotchi game, largely the same as the first and still both precious and dark in themes
PS4void* tRrLM2(); //Void Terrarium 22023Dungeon CrawlerSee Switch
PS5Void tRrLM();++ //Void Terrarium++2021Dungeon CrawlerSee PS4, but with extra areas to explore and some cosmetic additions
SwitchVoid tRrLM(); //Void Terrarium2020Dungeon CrawlerSee PS4
PS4Void tRrLm(); //Void Terrarium2020Dungeon CrawlerPlays like a mystery dungeon title with a Tamagotchi-like twist; keeping your human alive and happy can give you bonuses in dungeons
PSPZ.H.P. Unlosing Ranger vs. Darkdeath Evilman2010Dungeon CrawlerMostly a roguelike, completing dungeons adds to your stats; mandatory boss battles take place in a more traditional turn-based format, highly customizable main character