Disgaea The Hour of Darkness
Borrowing equal parts from Squaresoft's strategy-RPG Final Fantasy Tactics and film director Tim Burton's twisted psyche, Disgaea places you in the role of a demonic child who must defend his family against encroaching forces from both heaven and hell, with the help of his...devil penguin. Hey, don't look at us. We don't write this stuff--we just pass it along to you.
Tactical battles in the vein of Atlus' Tactics Ogre and the aforementioned FFT form Disgaests core gameplay. Don't expect a standard strategy-RPG, though--the whimsical plot, bizarre graphics, and crazy minigames (including one in which you submit bills to the Black Congress, a senate of diabolical lawmakers) combine to make Disgaea a truly offbeat experience.