Disgaea: Hour of Darkness Player Count and Stats (2024)

Disgaea Hour of Darkness player count Stats and FactsHere are a few of the most interesting Disgaea: Hour of Darkness facts and stats I was able to dig up. As always, be sure to check back in the future as I will be updating this post as new and updated stats become available.

Disgaea: Hour of Darkness player count:

124,000 game units sold in Japan

Last updated 2/4/13

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Game Description

“Disgaea: Hour of Darkness” is the inaugural entry in the critically acclaimed “Disgaea” series, developed by Nippon Ichi Software. This tactical role-playing game (RPG) is known for its strategic combat mechanics, humorous storytelling, and intricate gameplay systems.

The game centers around Laharl, the demon prince of the Netherworld, who awakens from a two-year slumber to find his father dead and his realm in turmoil. Determined to assert his claim to the throne, Laharl embarks on a journey accompanied by his loyal vassal, Etna, and an amnesiac angel named Flonne. As the story unfolds, players encounter a mixture of comedic scenarios, political intrigue, and unlikely friendships.

“Disgaea: Hour of Darkness” features turn-based tactical combat on grid-based maps. Players assemble a team of characters with diverse classes and abilities to strategically engage enemies. The game introduces the “Geo Panel” system, where colored panels on the battlefield grant various effects, creating opportunities for players to exploit elemental advantages and challenges.

What sets the game apart is its humorous narrative and witty dialogue. The characters often break the fourth wall, and the game parodies RPG and anime conventions, creating a unique blend of comedy and storytelling. The Prinny characters, explosive penguin-like creatures, are especially iconic for their humorous lines and antics.

In addition to the main story, the game offers a wealth of optional content. Players can enter the Item World, a series of procedurally generated dungeons within items, to level up equipment and characters. The game also boasts the Dark Assembly, where players can influence the game’s mechanics, including character recruitment and item enhancements, through a political system.

“Disgaea: Hour of Darkness” gained a dedicated fanbase due to its intricate mechanics, deep strategy, and irreverent humor. The game’s combination of tactical gameplay, quirky characters, and satirical narrative established the foundation for the series’ subsequent entries. It remains a beloved classic in the world of tactical RPGs, leaving an indelible mark on the genre.

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