Game Vortex writes: "It has been nearly five years since the original Disgaea came out on PS2. That game changed the way that most gamers looked at strategy RPG's. Since then, there have been many entries in their universe and many competitors for its throne. Starting last year, Nippon Ichi Software decided to re-release the original on handhelds starting with Disgaea: Afternoon of Darkness on the PSP and now we have Disgaea DS. Yes... it is a port of a port.
The original Disgaea wasn't known for its stellar graphics, but it was known for its art direction. Cute and quirky anime characters are presented with just the right amount of detail to make everything look unique and different. Unfortunately, because it is on the DS, Disgaea DS suffers from a large amount of jagged edges. They don't ruin the game by any means, but they are a little tough on the eyes (especially coming from the stellar PSP port). Another problem worth mentioning is that if there are too many enemies on screen at once, the game slows down significantly which causes undue frustration."