Excerpt: With their offbeat sense of humour and often bizarre gameplay mechanics, Nippon Ichi are a unique company with their own unmistakeable style. The developer doesn’t use exceptional graphics to make themselves noticed, instead crafting games so deep that you’d think you could drown.
Conclusion: The time you must spend leveling to get all the game offers belies how little strategy Nippon Ichi put into La Pucelle. At enormously high levels, which is where you must be to complete the non-mandatory end game stuff, every enemy kills you in one hit.
Excerpt: Let us start with the graphics or, more importantly, the art. Don't be fooled by the uninspired boxart. The actual character and monster designs are quite good if a bit cliché (pay attention you'll be seeing that word a lot).
Excerpt: La Pucelle: Tactics is the latest Nippon Ichi developed strategy role-playing game for the PS2. In its homeland of Japan, it was released over two years ago which, for fans of last year’s excellent and overlooked Disgaea: Hour of Darkness, may come as a bit of a surprise.
Excerpt: Those who played last years hit, Disgaea: Hour of Darkness , were pleasantly suprised to see one of the most enjoyable and unique RPG experiences around. The game's developer, Nippon Ichi Software, will soon be bringing one of their previous games, La Pucelle Tactics , to the U.S.
Excerpt: Disgaea: Hour of Darkness was an example of one of those great games that comes along, destroys everything else in the genre and doesn't get the respect it deserves from the general gaming populace.
Excerpt: Why do people say that videogames have no educational value? In vision therapy, I played a blue and red Arkanoids clone to help my eyes work together. The Legend of Zelda taught me the basics of reading maps. And thanks to playing La Pucelle Tactics , I can now call somebody "stupid" in Japanese.
Excerpt: Thanks to Mastiff, La Pucelle Tactics , a strategy/RPG from Nippon Ichi Software, finally made it to American shores in early May, 2004. The game shares hordes of similarities to last year's hit, Disgaea: Hour of Darkness , but still has its fair share of originality.
Excerpt: La Pucelle Tactics is a turn-based strategy role-playing game from the makers of Disgaea: Hour of Darkness, and the game follows the same tradition as other turn-based RPGs such as Final Fantasy Tactics and Shining Force.