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3-03-2012 @ 12:21PM
No no no. Final Fantasy Tactics is in the same vein as Tactics Ogre. The superior Ogre series came first! Give me more Ogre Battle damnit! It's such a shame that the studio who made the series was bought and absorbed into Square.... to make more FF Tactics. (Not that the GBA ones were bad, I guess.)Fun fact: "Ogre Battle", "Let Us Cling Together", and "March of the Black Queen" (the first game) are all Queen songs. The head designer was a major Queen fan.
3-03-2012 @ 12:51PM
Hell yes! I am playing Ogre Battle 64 currently, having just finished March of the Black Queen for the umpteenth time. These games were awesome and there needs to be more of them. Tactics Ogre is next on the list after 64. Brilliant games.
3-03-2012 @ 1:23PM
Hell yes. Ogre Battle 64 is one of my top all time favorite games. It's so deep, both on a gameplay level and on a story level. It's so long too, especially when you remember that the game has branching story paths so that you can't do everything, get every character, or see every ending on a single play through.Unfortunately, there will never be more. Quest, the studio that made them, was bought and the Ogre team dissolved. So we're left with just two Ogre Battles and two Tactics Ogres. Oh, and there was a third Ogre Battle, but unless you have a Neo Geo Pocket and can read japanese, you're out of luck.
3-03-2012 @ 2:46PM
To make MORE FF:Tactics? It was my understanding that the original FF:Tactics was basically done by the newly-bought Quest; it's a Tactics Ogre game with some of the story trimmed off (as in no alternate story paths, not complexity to what they did tell) to add Final Fantasy tropes.
3-03-2012 @ 3:24PM
I dunno. I'd guess not because the first FF Tactics came out in 1997, and the third, fourth and fifth OB/TO games came out in 1999, 2000, and 2001.
3-03-2012 @ 3:35PM
Orrrr.... I can just make a quick jaunt over to Wikipedia and look it up. Which I've now done. It seems that in 95, after making Let Us Cling Together, several of the key Quest team members, including the head guy who liked Queen, jumped ship together over to Square where, as you said they basically just made a more linear Tactics Ogre with chocobos. The dregs went on to make the other three games (64 is amazing, and the GBA one may not be the best compared with the others, but still a good game overall) until the whole company was bought in 2002 and reunited them to make more chocobos.
3-03-2012 @ 6:23PM
So you got me thinking about tactical RPG's, and I happened to remember the first one to really catch my attention. Anyone remember playing Vandal Hearts? Damn I loved that game. I know that it was kind of easy, and a little on the short side. But man, it opened my eyes to the genre. Now I want to go dig out my old Playstation and pop that disc in again.
3-04-2012 @ 5:43AM
It's all about FF Tactics Advance and TA2 for me... but that's only because I can have an army full of moogles.Kupos! Kupos everywhere!
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