When the Playstation launched, one of the genres it brought to the mainstream was the RPG genre. After the initial success that Square received, many companies were eager to jump on the bandwagon and most gamers were ready for more. Atlus has always been a company that brings over unique titles that most major publishers would otherwise ignore. Perhaps seeing too far ahead of their time, Atlus decided to localize a strategy RPG aimed squarely at the female crowd. Rhapsody was part of a series of games that were all loosely connected in the same universe, much like the Disgaea series.