Ogre Battle 64 Nintendo 64
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  • Summary: The Holy Lodis Empire is planning the domination of the entire continent of Zeteginia! It is up to you to raise the flag of revolution and rid the land of the Lodis threat. Make decisions in real-time and take control of numerous characters to prove victorious on the battlefield and regain freedom for all people! Expand
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  1. Positive: 8 out of 10
  2. Negative: 0 out of 10
  1. If you have the attention span of, say, George W. Bush you're not going to much out of Ogre Battle 64. Now go away.
  2. Ogre Battle 64 offers a detailed branching story and great depth of customization, both executed brilliantly within the limitations of a 35-meg cartridge.
  3. An excruciating experience that will bear some of the most rewarding gameplay experiences ever crafted... Quest has once again pulled off another masterpiece in the flawless Ogre Battle Saga.
  4. Once you've got used to the way things work, thanks to the comprehensive training mode, you'll find the combat is far more satisfying than anything other more commercial RPGs have to offer.
  5. The graphics are gorgeous, the music stirring and the battles challenging.
  6. 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.
  7. "If you've been crawling across a desert for a couple years before finding a drink, you'll swear that even the smallest, dirtiest drop of puddle water is nothing less than manna from heaven." Ladies and gentlemen, I present to you a small, dirty drop of puddle water.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 41 out of 41
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 41
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  1. Shibby
    Mar 8, 2003
    Awesome game. the first time I played it was good but it got more interesting when I played it the 2nd and 3rd times.
  2. ScottK.
    Feb 6, 2002
    I like this game a lot and it is fun if you try to play two player on it! If you haven't tried two player then you should try it cause it is simple. Just split the teams up to where one commands so much and the outher commands so much!! Expand
  3. Sep 9, 2012
    This to me is the greatest RPG of all time, it allows for amazing customization and will leave you playing for hours. Years before its time. I've beaten it at least 10 times and still want to play it. Expand
  4. Virago
    Oct 17, 2003
    In a day and age where tragic (or near-tragic) heroes that have epic, compelling stories to back them up, as well as characters that actually live up to the title "Iconic", Ogre Battle 64 is like a streak of white in a pitch black sky. One of the most compelling stories put forth by this generation. Collapse
  5. AlexM.
    Feb 22, 2002
    This game has excellent game play, great graphics (for the N64), and you have good controll over your units, the bad thing about combat is you cant control each character in the unit. Expand
  6. Jan 26, 2012
    This game is my all time favorite. I have never had so much fun with a game. The game can be a little slow but everything about this game contributes to its feel. I wish this game would be ported to a newer system because the combat and art are unique and work perfectly. The combat can be complex and is strategic. The music cannot be ignored because the tunes are still lodged in my brain from when I last played....

    I am not a great reviewer but the best thing I can say is that this is my favorite game of all time. 9.9 userscore...the people that played this game loved it enough to find it on metacritic and give it a positive review..
  7. Sep 21, 2013
    A rather overrated N64 title, considering how superb March of the Black Queen on the SNES was. I see kids who grew up on the Nintendo 64 praising it greatly, since it was probably their first turn-based strategy game. However there were many predecessors that just seemed to do it better. It is a quality game in its own rite, but if you played MOTBQ and a translated copy of Tactics Ogre for the SNES as well as FF Tactics and Tactics Ogre on the PS1, you will soon realize this is just above average turn-based strat sandwiched between two superior takes on the genre. Expand

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