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Tactics Ogre

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Released
Platforms
MobyRank MobyScore
SEGA Saturn
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4.7
PlayStation
79
4.2
SNES
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4.3
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Description

The land of Valeria is in a state of constant tension between the three nations that populate it. The Gargastan people, which constitute the majority, find themselves in a turbulent political situation. The Walstanian minority is being oppressed by the more powerful neighbors. The king of Bacrum, a nation that considered itself Valeria's elite, eventually gained the upper hand in the struggle, and managed to establish an era of peace and stability. All this ended when mysterious accidents began to plague the royal family. A new conflict arose, and eventually led to the ethnic cleansing of the Walstanians. Denim Powell, one of the survivors, embarks on a quest for revenge against those who slaughtered his people.

Tactics Ogre is a 3D isometric tactical role-playing game. The player starts out with a band of troops, builds a small army and fights many battles with choices to make in between, that will determine which one of the eight possible endings will be reached in a non-linear storyline. The player has the option to recruit characters, control individual equipment of each character, with over six male character classes, six female character classes, three demi-human classes, and more. It is also possible to train at safe locations to prepare the army before the next battle or storyline advancement.

Screenshots

Tactics Ogre  PlayStation He swears a lot!
Tactics Ogre  PlayStation SNES-like graphic
Tactics Ogre  PlayStation Choose your goddess
Tactics Ogre  PlayStation On battlefield

Alternate Titles

  • "Tactics Ogre: Let Us Cling Together" -- Japanese title
  • "Ogre Battle Saga: Episode VII" -- In-game title
  • "タクティクス オウガ" -- Japanese spelling

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User Reviews

A masterpiece of a T-RPG, if only the EXP system wasn't broken... SNES Bregalad (917)

The Press Says

Lens of Truth PlayStation Apr 30, 2011 9 out of 10 90
RPGFan PlayStation Jul 15, 1998 85 out of 100 85
Legendra PlayStation 2001 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Legendra SNES 2001 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Legendra SEGA Saturn 2001 8 out of 10 80
GameSpot PlayStation May 14, 1998 7.9 out of 10 79
Joypad PlayStation Jul, 1998 7 out of 10 70
Netjak PlayStation Oct 10, 2003 6.9 out of 10 69

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Trivia

1001 Video Games

Tactics Ogre: Let Us Cling Together appears in the book 1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die by General Editor Tony Mott.

PlayStation Save System Bugs

It is recommended that you be VERY careful when playing the english version Tactics Ogre on the playstation. The game's saving system has a few bugs in it and has been known to fully erase and corrupt all of the data on a Playstation Memory card. This game makes an argument for legitimate use of an emulator!

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  • RPGFan (Has some nice artwork of the game.)
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