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Category Description User Score
AI How smart (or dumb) you perceive the game's artificial intelligence to be 3.5
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 4.1
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 3.5
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 4.1
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 3.7
Story / Presentation The main creative ideas in the game and how well they're executed 4.1
Overall User Score (15 votes) 3.8

Critic Reviews

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RPG Land (Jan 29, 2004)
The music is outstanding; it’s always able to capture the atmosphere and really adds to the feeling. Just beginning the game and listening to the title music makes you feel all warm and fuzzy, and a good RPG soundtrack should do just that. The graphics are as impressive as the music, or more impressive. Magnus and company travel through some pretty routes, all over the world it’s one Kodak moment after another, but NOBODY brought a camera!
Legendra (2001)
Même sans Matsuno, Quest a réussi à transcender la saga pour proposer le meilleur opus. Il serait vain de chercher des défauts, il n'y en a pas, et nous nous trouvons là face à un jeu qui justifie à lui seul l'achat de la console. Émouvant, prenant, magnifique, les superlatifs manquent pour décrire ce chef d'œuvre, que dis-je, cette œuvre, qui a fait et fera toujours date dans l'histoire du RPG, tout simplement. Un gros calibre.
Game Vortex (Dec, 2002)
While the 3D graphics in Ogre Battle 64 may not be stellar, everything else about the game shines. With hours and hours of engrossing gameplay, a captivating storyline that will intrigue both fans of the series and newcomers alike, and a solid game engine, Ogre Battle 64 is almost guaranteed to please any strategy RPG fan who picks it up. If you liked the original Ogre Battle, pick up OB64 post-haste; if you've never played the original, or didn't like it much, definitely give Ogre Battle 64 a try. You'd be missing out on the greatest N64 RPG experience out there if you didn't.
Gameplay RPG (Dec, 2000)
À essayer absolument sous peine de rater une grande aventure.
Gaming Target (Mar 07, 2001)
The game’s US box advertises approximately 50 hours of gameplay, but the truth is that I clocked over 70 on my first time through, and over 60 in each subsequent play through. The quest is massive, and if you attempt to pursue the more obscure and hidden missions, you will be further rewarded with many unique weapons and even returning heroes from the last game. I will admit that overcoming the steep learning curve is difficult, and those that fail to do so will never come to appreciate the deep and varied gameplay. If you do not develop strategies and harness your ability to think ahead, the game may either become too difficult or too boring to satisfy you. However, if you have a capacity and desire to micro-manage, crunch numbers, and above all, plot strategies, then you will be afforded a rewarding opportunity to manage every detail of every unit of your massive army, all the while partaking of a story rife with political intrigue, engaging characters, and thought-provoking issues.
GameSpot (Sep 15, 1999)
Perhaps Ogre Battle 64's greatest strength lies in its replay value. Because of divergences on the world map and decisions you are forced to make, there is no way to get every major character and see every event by playing the game through once. Additionally, how you play will affect your reputation. Some characters simply won't join your cause if you haven't gained enough support from other characters and earned the trust of the masses. The huge amount of customization possible and the ability to shape the involving story unfolding before you make the game a very enjoyable experience for any RPG gamer willing to venture into the realm of challenging strategy and micromanagement. Let's hope Nintendo leaves the game's content as it is and has a North American release date solidified soon.
(US version)
Okay, machen wir uns nichts vor: Ogre Battle 64 ist super, aber allein dadurch wird das N64 jetzt nicht schlagartig zur Rollenspiel-Konsole Nummer eins. Nach wie vor sieht es in diesem Genre düster aus, und angesichts der bevorstehenden Gamecube-Veröffentlichung im nächsten Jahr wird dieses Modul wohl auch nicht die große RPG-Lawine lostreten. Dieser Umstand soll aber nicht herabwerten, dass den Entwicklern von Quest der Spagat zwischen RPG und Strategie bravourös gelungen ist und Ogre Battle 64 fortan ganz oben mit auf der Liste der Rollen- und Strategiespiele steht. Und wer zum Teufel ist überhaupt Squaresoft?
Video Games (Jan, 2001)
Ogre Battle 64 rockt! Ob es die liebevoll gezeichneten Zwischensequenzen, die tollen Effekte während der Kämpfe oder die mitreißende, niemals langweilig werdende Musik ist - dieses Spiel wird euch lange beschäftigen: Die ersten acht der rund 35 Missionen haben uns knapp 14 Stunden in Atem gehalten. Selbst wenn ihr wie ich sonst eher auf Runden- statt auf Echtzeitstrategie steht, die Rollenspiel-Komponente und die tolle Story machen das mehr als wett. Und so hektisch wie andere Echtzeit-Strategen geht es hier bei weitem nicht zu. Ich könnte noch stundenlang über Nacht- und Tag-Wechsel, verschiedene Landschaften mit Auswirkungen auf eure Einheiten, die coolen Dialoge und Nachschlage-Funktionen erzählen - ruft am besten noch heute beim Importeur eures Vertrauens an.
Gamer's Pulse (Oct 04, 2000)
In the end, Person of Lordly Caliber is an extremely interesting game. It is challenging, has a pretty intense storyline, and has an intriguing combination of RPG and strategy elements, providing something that is dissimilar to the rest of the gaming market. The graphics are pretty strong, particularly during the battles. Sound is good, yet entirely too repetitive. The game runs flawlessly. To make it even better, unlike the old SNES Ogrebattle, there are actually Ogres in this one. What more could you ask for?
RPGamer (Oct 18, 2000)
Ogre Battle 64 is exactly what was needed to feed the legions of RPG-starved fans with the Nintendo 64. Taking advantage of the superior graphics, while dealing with the limitations of the cart form, Ogre Battle 64 may easily be the game of the year. If you like strategy games, this one is a must have. But make sure to buy it as soon as possible. The number of copies released initially was cut back a bit, and the second batch may not reach stores for another two months. So if you see it, grab it. You won't regret it.
IGN (Oct 05, 2000)
It's really a shame that this title wasn't able to make it out of production sooner in the life cycle of the N64. Perhaps then other developers would have perked-up and realized that it only takes a little effort and talent, and they too could have to put together a quality RPG on this cart-based Nintendo system. But regardless, Ogre Battle 64 is finally available to the public, and we simply couldn't be happier. I can tell you right now what my plans are for the weekend -- turnout all the lights, grab a soda, and hit the couch for some more RPG goodness.
Total! (Germany) (Nov, 1999)
Dank seines Umfangs von über 50 Missionen weiß Ogre Battle 64 euch für lange Zeit in Beschlag zu nehmen. Zwischen den Kampfeinsätzen zieht euch die fesselnde Story, untermalt von einem orchestralen Soundtrack, immer tiefer ins Geschehen. Und wer wissen will, wie das Leben als verhasster und vom Volk geächteter Kriegstreiber aussieht, der startet das Spiel erneut, um einen anderen Weg einzuschlagen. Zweifellos ist der Firma Quest mit Ogre Battle 64 ein ganz besonderer Leckerbissen für Strategie- und Fantasy-Fans gelungen, der in diesem auf dem N64 noch jungen Genre zudem einige Akzente setzt.
Lens of Truth (Jul 07, 2011)
Ogre Battle 64 lived up to the saga and then some. With several endings and paths to take, a wide range of classes, and many interesting characters to meet I can assure you that this game will entertain you time and time again. Sure there were some aspects that did little more than make me miss March of the Black Queen, but Person of Lordly Caliber is a solid game in the end none the less.
85 (Jun 10, 2010)
Ogre Battle 64 : Person of Lordly Caliber est un de ces très bons jeux malheureusement passés inaperçus faute d’une localisation pourtant indispensable à sa diffusion. Sorti en mars 2010 sur la Console Virtuelle sans être traduit en français, il vaut pourtant la peine d’y jeter un œil car une fois plongé dans cette aventure, on n’en ressort pas de sitôt.
Nintendojo (2001)
Out there on shelves all across America (and the world) sits a gem waiting to be taken. RPG purists may not like Ogre Battle's emphasis on larger-scale battle strategy, but the storyline and gameplay deliver on every level. Atlus knew when it developed Ogre Battle that the complexity of gameplay would be too hard for younger kids, so the complex plot, depth of the characters, and the occasionally adult nature of their language is spot-on for the 13+ Teen rating. The learning curve on Ogre Battle is steep, but rewarding. Once you get the hang of navigating through the maze of menus, you'll be amazed at how much you can customize your army to suit your desires. The battles themselves are well designed and challenging, weaving perfectly into the epic plot of the story. Everything in this cart shows the loving care that Atlus and Quest have put into it. If you're an older Nintendo fan who's looking to breathe new life into your fun machine, Ogre Battle's got your ticket.
HappyPuppy (Oct 16, 2000)
Better late than never, as I always say. So who cares if the Nintendo 64's life expectancy is shorter than my 90-year-old grandma who smokes two packs a day? Finally, RPG fans have been rewarded for their patience. This story is addictive, the gameplay is exciting, and make no mistake about it: Ogre Battle 64 is a role-playing game of no small merit. With the limited shipping in the first release, N64 owners will want to hurry to the stores to get this title.
Ohne den Plot zu verstehen und in Anbetracht der massigen japanischen Texte können wir Ogre Battle 64 nur echten Hardcore-Spielern empfehlen. Das Spiel hat eine Menge Potential, doch laßt uns lieber auf eine deutsche oder zumindest eine englische Version warten.
The Next Level (Jan 10, 2001)
All in all, Ogre Battle 64 is a remarkable strategy RPG. The story draws you in and keeps you there, the gameplay livens things up, and the audio/visual department keeps the 'ooooohs' and 'ahhhhhs' coming. Definitely the RPG to get for N64 owners everywhere and a magnificent RPG in its own right, regardless of the console it's on.