It's the "bet you didn't know…" portion of today's coverage.

Nippon Ichi Software has earned a spot in the Guinness Book of World Records. And it isn't for producing the most consistently strange storylines for a certain period of time.

Rather, it's for releasing the most number of strategy RPGs ever . Between 2003 and 2009, the prolific developer produced 14 SRPGs (15 when Disgaea Dimension 2 hits the PS3 in March), and that's a surprisingly large number. I still remember seeing Disgaea: Hour of Darkness for the first time on the PS2 and getting very much hooked on it…damn Item World kept me playing for way longer than was necessary. It was just too addicting!

The problem is that I simply don't have the time for such games anymore. I actually never completed a single Disgaea title, and that's just because I'd put a good 40 or 50 hours into it but because I'd always get sidetracked with amping up my party, I never finished the main quest. And these days, my attention must be elsewhere. Still, it's kinda cool to hear that Nippon Ichi is the undisputed SRPG king.

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frostface
frostface
8 years ago

That's awesome. May I suggest Disgaea 3 for the Vita if finding time is a problem. I've spent more time on bus journeys to work just micro-managing my team or equipment, then on the return journey I might actually get to battle. But either way the game is just so well suited to long or short hauls. And it looks fantastic, better than the PS3 version and it has extra content too. You really can lose so much time there, it's virtually the only game you'd ever need on the go lol

Snaaaake
Snaaaake
8 years ago

Being a hardcore fan of the Disgaea series, this makes me happy. Still trying to look for the X-Dimension ticket in order to reach the Land of Carnage.
And there's a direct sequel to Disgaea HoD?
How could I not know!!!

Thanks for letting us know Ben!!!


Last edited by Snaaaake on 12/27/2012 1:24:45 PM

ethird1
ethird1
8 years ago

So many good srpgs. I wish Sony would open up ALL the PSP games for the Vita so I could go back and play a few I missed.

Draguss
Draguss
8 years ago

My memories of Hour of Darkness consist mostly of me getting my ass kicked, and yet it's the game that got me into SRPGs in the first place. At times I wonder if I have an inner masochist…

LowKey
LowKey
8 years ago

Man I'd love to and hate to have your job at times Ben lol. So many unfinished games. lol