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All Hail Tactics Ogre: Let Us Cling Together
20 June 2011
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.
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: 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.
Excerpt: Tactics Ogre: Let US Cling Together is a remake of a Playstation (yes fanboys I know that in Japan it was on the Super NES first) game by the same name. That being said I never got to play the original game, which is why I was so excited when I heard that a remake was coming out for the PSP. Since I've never played the original I'm sure you'll understand if I don't compare the differences or similarities between the two. And with that out of the way, on to the review!
Excerpt: When I reviewed Valkyria Chronicles II over this past summer, I mentioned how every time I finish an SRPG, I swear the genre off forever. I get burnt out on the micro management, the pace, all of it; and, like clockwork, a new one comes out and I end up diving in head first. The SquareEnix remake of Tactic Ogre: Let Us Cling Together for the PSP is the latest such SRPG to drag me in, and I can't help but think that if all SRPGs were this masterfully put together, I...
Excerpt: They say that behind every great man is a great woman. I'm not sure if that's true or not, but I can tell you that behind every great strategy/RPG, gamers will find the Tactics Ogre series. It was an original, to be certain: a niche franchise built for a very specific kind of hardcore gamer. But thanks to the likes of Final Fantasy Tactics, Disgaea, Fire Emblem, Advance Wars and numerous others, this genre has slowly elevated itself above the niche status.
Excerpt: Tactics Ogre: Let Us Cling Together is first and foremost a tactical RPG. The gameplay is largely the same as any other true tactical RPG, you assemble your units in each battle, move them around the grid, attack when in range of an enemy, and try not to die. The class system is pretty standard as well, each class has its own traits and skills that can be improved and obtained by battling, however characters themselves do not have levels, instead the character assumes...