Nov 6, 2017Perfect for anyone that remembers playing the original in the previous century or folks looking to visit gaming of the past, Auroch Digital's OGRE is a faithful re-engineering of a venerable classic. You get all of the strategy and tactical action of the original absent the bookkeeping, lost game pieces, and requirement of having friends actually in your house to play.
Nov 7, 2018I was a player of the original boardgame, and I don't understand why we had to wait 40 years for a computer version. It's a disappointingI was a player of the original boardgame, and I don't understand why we had to wait 40 years for a computer version. It's a disappointing implementation, frankly. The interface is clunky, the graphics are from 20-30 years ago, my want list (for a better user experience) grows every time I play it, and, worst of all it often crashes or just stalls in the middle of the AI player's turn, with no saving option available during that turn, and no autosave option. It's pretty bare bones, too. None of the Ogre developments like the other Marks that were posited decades ago are included, although there is some content from the GEV game.
There was an unlicensed "homage" version of this a few years ago that Steve Jackson Games legally stomped on, and frankly, that was better. At least it didn't get lost in its own AI loops. So 10 years later, we get the official one, and it's underwhelming. :-(
There is so much they could have done with this game - an Ogre construction kit, more modern graphics, etc. Maybe they'll come.
I'm just so disappointed that this sophomoric effort is all we get after decades of waiting.… Full Review »
Apr 24, 2019As someone who played the original OGRE game on a paper map with counters, I was thrilled to finally see it as a game to be played on the PC.As someone who played the original OGRE game on a paper map with counters, I was thrilled to finally see it as a game to be played on the PC. What a mistake! The interface is clunky with graphics so embarrassingly bad that it makes you think that this version was originally done in the nineties. Often, the information screen will pop up over the unit you are trying to work with leading to a lot of frustration. Plus, it's not uncommon that the screen will zoom without warning to the lowest level with no easy way of exiting it making the game at that time almost unplayable. I have encountered game bugs even with starting the game. I have loved Steve Jackson games but this translation to the PC is just bad. If you like the original then don't spoil your memories by buying this game.… Full Review »