Edea LeeRelease Date: February 15th 2010 System: PSP Genre: SRPG Because I don't like digging for threads that have been dead for months. I decided to round up all the media and info released so far. I know what you're thinking: "It's just a remake, what's the big deal." Well shut your fat face and listen, 'cause this isn't just a remake of a classic. It's THE remake. The development team recreated this game with the thought "what if we made Tactics Ogre during the current generation?". All of the content of the original with: Lots of both major and optional narrative content that was cut from the original game. The first of which is new character Ravness Loxaerion◊. After completing the game the player will unlock the W.O.R.L.D system, which allows one to go back to earlier events in the story that they've already experienced(with their current levels, equipment, and army intact) and see the outcome of different story choices without having to make a bunch of new save files. Updated combat(in fact it's been updated so hard you could call it a completely different game, save for the basic systems in place):
edited 14th Feb '11 3:21:10 PM by JotunofBoredom
edited 15th Apr '11 10:40:14 PM by JotunofBoredom
Smith is the guy behind The PSP Tactics and Final Fantasy XII's translation, right? I don't have a PSP but I might think about getting one next pay day for this. What I played of Tactics Ogre on the GBA was really enjoyable. I'm not sure if that was the intention or not, but the outfit of the character you linked to definitely reflects that this remake was conceived in the current generation.
Edea LeeHe didn't handle Final Fantasy Tactics. But he did do Vagrant Story and Final Fantasy XII. Was that comment about the character supposed to be backhanded? I can't tell. :I
edited 1st Feb '11 7:13:19 PM by JotunofBoredom
GrouchismWhoa. Sweet trailer and music. Are they trying to dip into the fount of Fire Emblem european-fantasy SRP Gs?
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Saintia SHOU!Yes! Finally! Ogre Battle was a part of my childhood! Huge armies clashing against eachother on the great plains of battle! Heroes and villains in a fight to the finish! Mystical creatures battling it out and sewing chaos among the frontlines! Strategy and... *Looks at consoles. Doesn't find a PSP.* FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF-
edited 1st Feb '11 7:25:38 PM by ShirowShirow
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Are they trying to dip into the fount of Fire Emblem european-fantasy SRP Gs?What do you mean?
crazy and proud of itThe first version of Tactics Ogre was released for the SNES. It was apparently such a strong classic that the development team was bought out by Squaresoft to do Final Fantasy Tactics.
Peace, love and friendshipHELL YEAAAAAAH! Sorry, I'm slightly excited.
And then, suddenly, they were horses. All of them. The End.
Edea LeeI've been excited for this since the day I was born. You can't even begin to imagine!
YAY MURDER! :3Didn't really like Final Fantasy Tactics, but I think I'll still check this out...
edited 2nd Feb '11 7:37:30 AM by dmysta3000
Ravenous SophovoreThere was very little actual gameplay in that so-called gameplay trailer... I missed this game the first time around. I like the art style and I'm a sucker for a good Strategy RPG, so I'll probably give this a try. Hopefully the story and gameplay hold up to modern standards.
Waiting on a TRS slot? Finishing off one of these cleaning efforts will usually open one up.
crazy and proud of itThe storyline is definitely there. It's even more gritty than that of Final Fantasy Tactics, and even more applicable to real life than the Fantastic Nuke allegories of Final Fantasy XII. Knowledge of the real-life Cold War and The Yugoslav Wars will help. Gameplay is said to be easier than the original version, which means that the game is definitely playable by modern gamers.
Edea LeeYeah, I only just found out recently that Tactics Ogre was partially based on The Yugoslav Wars. Denam's name change suddenly makes a lot of sense. And unlike Final Fantasy Tactics, which is half political drama half "save the world from demons", Tactics Ogre is full on politics.
There was very little actual gameplay in that so-called gameplay trailer...The trailer was ripped from gametrailers.com, who have a tendency to call anything with even a tiny gameplay clip in it a gameplay trailer. The official name for the trailer from SE is just "Fate" or something like that. This one is almost entirely gameplay from early parts of the Japanese version, starts off with a bit of narration:
edited 2nd Feb '11 1:32:14 PM by JotunofBoredom
Loved this game when I was a kid, largely because any game whose prologue hinged on whether or not you torched a city and thus were either branded a traitor or a psychopath depending on what you did meant that I was in for some real heavy shit. Shame the game had some real weird difficulty though; mages were crap because you could only carry roughly 3 spells, and if your guys were like one or two levels lower than the enemy you'd take triple damage, and had to spend hours training. Hope they balanced that in the remake.
edited 2nd Feb '11 1:55:33 PM by don
Off to greener pastures. Peace out
Kind of strange that an early trailer like that would be narrated in English. Does this game have a stronger following in the west than it does in its home country?
Edea LeeNot that I know of. Also the narration is in-game. You get a bit of it before each chapter. Some of it is voiced by Simon Templeman(as with that video), but I've heard there was a female narrator as well. The remake is definitely more beginner friendly.
edited 2nd Feb '11 2:34:39 PM by JotunofBoredom
Peace, love and friendshipI hope it is still challenging. I was disappointed with the two handheld FF Tactics titles because of their dumb AI and reduced difficulity compared to the original. (Along with that stupid law system, of course)
And then, suddenly, they were horses. All of them. The End.
I bought a PSP just for this game. It's in the mail, arrives next week. That cinematic trailer was incredible. I thought War of the Lions had beautiful cutscenes, this jumped it up another level. BTW, you may be pleased to note that the female narrator will be none other than Kate Higgins.
Edea LeeI have only ever experienced Kate Higgins in Sonic Colors, but I trust in Smith's ability to hire the right voice actors so I'm sure she'll be good.
crazy and proud of itJust pre-ordered my copy. The game was so popular in Japan that it is on Famitsu's top-10 games of all time. Then again, Famitsu is merely a magazine, but that's still indicative of some amount of popularity. If we're lucky, the USA version will have a hard mode or something, but it's not likely.
Edea LeeNo hard mode. First two reviews:Game Informer IGN
edited 8th Feb '11 2:08:17 PM by JotunofBoredom
Please tell me the text isn't ALL CAPS like the screenshots indicate.
Edea LeeIt is for dialogue. I really don't know why, since everything else is normal. Someone on another forum said it looked like everyone was screaming at each other and now I can't stop imagining it.
edited 8th Feb '11 2:22:04 PM by JotunofBoredom
Yeah... Looks like I'll have to pass on this one. Not :P
edited 8th Feb '11 3:11:01 PM by SpellBlade
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