Excerpt: Tactics Ogre: The Knight of Lodis is
nothing short of a great game. The story follows a young knight in the Lodis
Empire, named Alphonse, who has been dispatched to quell a rebellion on the island of Ovis. Upon arrival, he quickly learns
that things are not as they seem and begins a long and dangerous journey to
discover what is really going on behind the scenes, and who is ultimately
manipulating the government for personal gain.
Excerpt: After my friend, Alex Ã¢â‚¬Å“HelpMeJebusÃ¢â‚¬? Wang said that Ogre Battle 64 for the N64 was the single greatest game ever made, I decided to spend countless hours looking for it. However, considering that it was near impossible to find that game, I settled for the next best thing. That was Tactics Ogre: The Knight of Lodis for the GBA.
Tactics Ogre: The Knight of Lodis – Second Opinion
18 May 2005
Excerpt: Let's get this out of the way: Tactics Ogre: Knight Of Lodis is an excellent game. Mike nailed most of the important points about this game. If I may, I would draw a parallel to another GBA game, Golden Sun . Like Golden Sun , Knight Of Lodis is a modern reinvention of 16-bit play mechanics. It is essentially an SNES game that never was, pulled through time to appear on a modern handheld.
Excerpt: While the GameBoy Advance (GBA) is better than its predecessor (the GameBoy Color, or GBC) in just about every way imaginable, one of the most impressive things about Nintendo's newest handheld is the selection of games in genres that were poorly represented on the GBC. The category that's benefited the most on the GBA is the role-playing game (RPG), a genre with very few good titles on Nintendo's earlier portable systems.
Excerpt: A fan of the Ogre Battle series since its debut in '93, I was excited to find out that a new installment was destined to grace my newly acquired Gameboy Advance (gotta love Golden Sun). Not foreseeing the huge lack of shipment, I was left (like many others) waiting for available copies to pop up. Running from store to store checking to see if they might have this gem tucked away in a dark corner… Finally, a week ago, my local video game store (yay Microplay!
Excerpt: The island of Ovis has been under the rule of the Holy Lodis Empire for the last 15 years, and it's inhabitants have been forced to convert to Lodisism. As Alphonse, a member of the Order of the Sacred Flame of Felis, you must find out who is betraying who in this mysterious holy war.
Pros: A very long game with a deep story that is also very customizable., Much-improved training and spellcasting from the previous incarnation., Pooled disposable items.
Cons: Too much like it's predecessor., Boring and sometimes very lengthy dialogue., Training is still a necessity.
Excerpt: I have not been a big fan of the Tactics series. While I have tried to play them, they have been very difficult, hard to get started, and not much fun to play--especially when you find yourself dead after the first or second encounter. When I got my hands on Tactics Ogre: The Knights of Lodis, I reluctantly started it up. However, instead of screaming at the incredibly cheap AI, I found the title to be fun.