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Tactics Ogre: Let Us Cling Together

Developer: Quest Corporation Publisher: Atlus
06 October 1995
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1995 Quest Atlus  
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JP 4 988671 008036 SHVC-AO7J-JPN
1996 Quest Riverhillsoft  
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JP 4 967652 101263
1997 Quest Artdink  
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JP 4 988640 100143 SLPS-00767
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1998 Quest Atlus  
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XNA 7 30865 52007 7 SLUS-00560
2011 Square Enix  
US 6 62248 91032 1
2011 Square Enix Quest  
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GB 5 021290 046504 ULES-01500
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Yasumi Matsuno's writing talent blossomed on Tactics Ogre: Let Us Cling Together, that changed gears to a typical mission-based SRPG format without abandoning its outlook. Having established the grim, 'anti-heroic' attitude of the outside observer with Ogre Battle, Quest now applied that philosophy to the hero's journey, with devastating results. Story moments reached new dramatic heights over the debut, punctuated by explosive cutscenes that alternated between fits of clashing ideals and extreme moral choices. It represented the exact opposite values of their contemporaries, bringing about a less idealistic and more cerebral plot apparent in its themes of corruption, greed and the ruling class replete with deceptive characters and tragic tales. If Ogre Battle questioned the goals of war, Tactics Ogre questioned its methods.

Gameplay operated on a similar level of depth, its shift to grid based tactical RPG only increased the customization options, while aided by a more flexible job class & recruitment system. However, the real point of interest is the versatile (and easily breakable) training mechanic - pitting player units against each other in mock battles that further highlights the potential found in its bevy of different systems. Despite trivializing its otherwise formidable mission design, level grinding became less passive repetition and more of an elaborate minigame. Moreover, special items and secret job classes lead to more fruitful experimentation, while new prerequisites for its multiple endings enhanced the gameplay/story dynamic. It's rare for a work to be as genuinely moving as it is mathematical, and Tactics Ogre exceeds on both fronts.

This release - alongside G-Craft's Front Mission released that same year, reinvented SRPGs as a bleak, politically-charged nightmare.
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Astonishing writing, dreadfully dull combat. Half the classes are the same and the skills are generic +10 physical/magic type of shit.
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numdar335 Tactics Ogre 2022-06-28T08:21:11Z
PS1 • XNA
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dumey Tactics Ogre: Let Us Cling Together 2022-06-26T23:48:44Z
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foxie_ Tactics Ogre: Let Us Cling Together 2022-06-14T06:55:08Z
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MentalMsuic Tactics Ogre: Let Us Cling Together 2022-06-10T23:10:08Z
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8 /10
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watada24 Tactics Ogre: Let Us Cling Together 2022-06-09T17:48:13Z
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dinth Tactics Ogre: Let Us Cling Together 2022-05-30T19:41:22Z
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gfly1994 Tactics Ogre: Let Us Cling Together 2022-05-29T16:34:08Z
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Abic Tactics Ogre: Let Us Cling Together 2022-05-26T21:58:10Z
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Wistlebus Tactics Ogre: Let Us Cling Together 2022-05-24T04:01:50Z
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Nagual Tactics Ogre: Let Us Cling Together 2022-05-21T15:13:21Z
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daffyduk Tactics Ogre: Let Us Cling Together 2022-05-20T23:37:52Z
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guerrilla Tactics Ogre: Let Us Cling Together 2022-05-18T19:51:51Z
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  • Tactics Ogre: Wheel of Fate
  • Tactics Ogre
  • タクティクスオウガ
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  • _mbrown_ 2018-05-08 23:58:39.88446+00
    the greatest game of all time really
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  • ... 2019-08-31 04:59:23.706971+00
    good but like, its not final fantasy tactics is it
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  • slib 2020-09-08 16:12:59.912321+00
    Final Fantasy Tactics [ファイナルファンタジータクティクス]: Who are you?

    Tactics Ogre: Let Us Cling Together: I am you, but stronger
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  • DoctorBagels 2021-06-24 00:09:14.556728+00
    the little back and forth between this and the final fantasy tactics page is fucking hilarious and i haven't played either game
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  • Abic 2022-06-13 22:06:06.657853+00
    I hope somebody makes a more polished English patch of the SNES version some time, the script imported from the localized PS1 port really holds back the presentation of what seems to be a very interesting narrative for me.
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