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Wednesday, August 03, 2005

Tactics Ogre

Tactics Ogre: Let Us Cling Together is a tactical role-playing game game developed by Quest. It was originally released in 1995 on the Super Famicom in Japan, and re-released on the Sony PlayStation in 1997/1998. A Sega Saturn version was also released in 1996 along with the original Ogre Battle and both featured voice acting. It's the second game in Quest's Ogre Battle series (preceded by Ogre Battle: March of the Black Queen) and the seventh episode in the series' storyline.

The game has a different style from most computer RPGs; the player builds up a team of several characters with changeable classes and fights on an isometric playing field. The gameplay is intermixed with expositional cutscenes revealing a deep plot, and the player has very little control outside of the battles.

Denim Powell- The main character in this game. He was born in the city of Griate, Valeria. He is the son of the village priest, Plancy. After Plancy was taken away by the Dark Knights and Griate was burned down by the Knights, Denim, his sister Kachua, and his friend Vice plan a vendetta against the Dark Knights.

Lans Hamilton- A holy knight from the Holy Kingdom of Zenobia. His identity is not well-known and he is said to have been exiled from his own country. He brings his men with him to Valeria, who are exiled as well, for a job and eventually meets Denim. Lans agrees to help Denim in his rebellious actions and accompanys him. Lans, Warren, and Canopus were characters in Ogre Battle.

Kachua Powell- Denim's sister. Daughter of priest Plancy. She follows Denim in his quest for revenge.

Canopus Wolff- Lans' companion. Nickname is the 'Wind Rider'. He is from Zenobia and has served in the revolutionary army of Destin and Tristan and restored the rightful throne of Zenobia. He follows Denim and Lans. Lans, Warren, and Canopus were characters in Ogre Battle.

This was the second game known to be directed by Yasumi Matsuno, following its prequel, Ogre Battle, with featured a considerably different game style. It has a few successors in spirit, including:

Final Fantasy Tactics (PlayStation)
Final Fantasy Tactics Advance (Game Boy Advance)
Ogre Battle 64: Person of Lordly Caliber (Nintendo 64)
Tactics Ogre: The Knight of Lodis (Game Boy Advance)
Each of these games shares similar gameplay aspects with Tactics Ogre. Ogre Battle 64 and Tactics Ogre: Knight of Lodis were not created by Matsuno. They were created by Quest after Matsuno was hired away by Squaresoft (Now SquareEnix) to create titles similar to the first two Ogre Battle games. Final Fantasy Tactics and Final Fantasy Tactics Advance are both Matsuno created, and were released by Squaresoft and SquareEnix respectively.

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