Conclusion: Bottom line: If I can only have one SRPG for the rest of my life, it isn't even a contest. I could play Tactics Ogre: Let Us Cling Together for the next 10 years and still be finding new stuff to try. One of the best remakes of all time.
Excerpt: Tactics Ogre: Let Us Cling Together is the kind of game one could lose hours upon hours with. I would know; about seven years ago, the Game Boy Advance installment ( Tactics Ogre: The Knight of Lodis ) saved me from unspeakable boredom during a particularly long road trip. This PSP remake of the original Super Famicom release offers the same kind of experience: lengthy, challenging, rewarding, and insanely deep.
Conclusion: Tactics Ogre feels just like the Final Fantasy Tactics series, so if you liked them you'll love this as it's just more of the same. I was somewhat disappointed in finding out it was a remake and not an entirely new iteration with updated graphics in 3D, but the gameplay is top notch and the story is solid.
Review: Tactics Ogre: Let Us Cling Together - Ogre Battle Episode VII (Sony PSP)
30 April 2011
Summary: Tactics Ogre: Let Us Cling Together is a textbook example of how not to remake a game. The game completely overhauls the character mechanics to the point where the game actively punishes you for gaining new character classes or monsters while also making the game laughably easy instead of the challenge you would feel proud for having beaten a decade ago. At the same time the game DOESN’T update the graphics as it looks on par with 2002’s Knight of Lodis .
Summary: It’s amazing how much is possible on four hours of sleep. Faking your way through the day and hoping nobody notices you yawning every few minutes isn’t so tough. It’s only after the third day that things get out of hand, at which point it’s time to give Tactics Ogre: Let Us Cling Together a brief vacation. How hard can it be? After all, you can quit whenever you like, right?
Excerpt: Let us Cling Together? That's a really horrid caption, immediately conjuring up the kind of broken, half-formed Engrish sentiment that Square Enix should be doing its very best to try and get away from in 2011. It just doesn't sound... right. But the offending subtitle is actually yanked from an old Queen song, fact fans, and this PSP redux of the 1995 original is far more concerned with preserving the sanctity of a bona fide Japanese classic than attempting to ensnare a...
Excerpt: It’s pretty amazing that today’s handhelds are so much more powerful than the last generation consoles. However, while plenty of games have made the transition from the plastic brick next to the VCR to the smaller one in your hand, not all go through the same process. There are straight ports where the bare minimum has been done to achieve compatibility; it’s a great way for a company to get more out of its back-catalogue but offers little more than an emulator would.