Cult Classic: The game received little fanfare when it came out, and was quickly overshadowed by the later more popular Disgaea titles. Nevertheless, the charming characters, lighthearted atmosphere and catchy songs, and NISA's standard of hilarious scripts made it an obscure favorite.
It's Easy, so It Sucks: By far the biggest complaint of the game is its extremely soft difficulty. Most battles can be one with auto-fighting turned on, you can count the number of battles where the tactical positions mean anything on one hand, and the enemies tend to deal so little damage the puppets are rarely needed, despite their prominence in the story.
They Changed It, Now It Sucks: Due to technical reasons, there wasn't enough space to keep the dubbed songs on the DS's significantly lower audio quality. Most fans weren't happy and it's the biggest complaint about the port. The removal of bonus chapters and cameos that tie in to the sequels that never left Japan in the US version are also a sore spot with fans.