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  • Summary: Based on the 2010 release, the game features improved graphics and sound, as well as updated game design, bringing to life a new Tactics Ogre that remains true to its roots. Tactics Ogre veterans will experience a game that surpasses their fondest memories, while players new to Tactics OgreBased on the 2010 release, the game features improved graphics and sound, as well as updated game design, bringing to life a new Tactics Ogre that remains true to its roots. Tactics Ogre veterans will experience a game that surpasses their fondest memories, while players new to Tactics Ogre will discover a game unlike any they've ever played. Reborn and deeper than ever, the game enables players to immerse themselves in the world and intrigue of Tactics Ogre like never before. The Valerian Isles, jewels of the Obero Sea. Long a center of naval commerce, the people of the isles struggled throughout history for dominion over her shores. Finally there rose a man to put an end to this conflict: Dorgalua Oberyth. But history would know him as the "Dynast-King." King Dorgalua strove to stamp out the hatred among the people of the isles, and for fully half a century, Valeria knew prosperity. Yet upon the king's death, civil war erupted anew as three factions vied for control: the Bakram, who comprised much of Valeria's nobility; the Galgastani, whose people made up the majority of the isles' population; and the Walister, who numbered but few. The isles were soon divided between the Bakram and Galgastani, and an uneasy peace settled across the land. Yet none believed the calm would last... Expand

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 12
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  3. Negative: 0 out of 12
  1. Nov 10, 2022
    95
    Tactics Ogre: Reborn on PC is an essential for tactical RPG fans with its deep gameplay, tons of customization, superlative soundtrack, and with how amazing it feels on Steam Deck. It took Square Enix a long time to bring Tactics Ogre back, and I'm glad we got such a great version of it.
  2. Nov 21, 2022
    90
    With improvements in literally every single area of the game, Tactics Ogre: Reborn is the new standard for remasters.
  3. Nov 21, 2022
    90
    Tactics Ogre: Reborn is a lovingly rebuilt remake, and one that all tactical RPG fans should experience.
  4. Nov 11, 2022
    86
    Though slightly tarnished, Tactics Ogre: Reborn is still a tactical RPG jewel.
  5. Nov 14, 2022
    81
    One of the more timeless tactical role-playing games from the SNES library, Tactics Ogre: Reborn enriches its storyline with full voiceover and streamlines some of the repetitive elements. As such, only the battlefield sprites reveal Reborn’s age.
  6. Nov 10, 2022
    80
    Despite its quirks, this is the best version of Tactics Ogre. Gone are frustrating class-based levels and the overabundance of secrecy. Replacing them are new frustrations that are less experience-breaking. Reborn makes the grandaddy of strategy RPGs the most accessible it's ever been, and it’s not one to miss. According to Steam, I have already played 62 hours, and I already know that number will triple at a minimum by the time I’m done with it.
  7. Nov 14, 2022
    80
    Tactics Ogre: Reborn is largely an excellent modern version of the classic strategy RPG. There are a myriad of improvements and enhancements to make it the most user-friendly version yet without compromising its difficulty. It is sometimes a delightfully brutal experience that pushed me to think carefully about my every move, though a lot of the gameplay alterations introduced in Tactics Ogre: Reborn didn’t jive with me for the most part. The primary suspects are the universally inflated stat values across the board and the new temporary stat increase cards among other nitpicks. Everything that I love about Tactics Ogre outside of its battle system remains intact with the branching narrative system, the ways you can recruit characters, and the overall presentation of one of the most interesting narratives in video game history.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 9
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 9
  3. Negative: 1 out of 9
  1. Nov 14, 2022
    10
    The first quintessential tactics game with superb quality of life improvements to gameplay, graphics, audio, and UI. It has come a long wayThe first quintessential tactics game with superb quality of life improvements to gameplay, graphics, audio, and UI. It has come a long way from it's original in 1995 on Super Famicom. This is the spiritual progenitor of Final Fantasy Tactics. If you enjoy mastering complex systems and tactics games in general, then this is the game for you. There have been some simplifications from the PSP version for the better that keep you engaged in battles and their objectives. The crafting system from the PSP version has had a huge overhaul and is not as tedious as it used to be. You can mass craft items all at once up to 999 per item instead of the constant button spam one had to do in the PSP version, crafting one item at a time. This is only the cream on the surface.

    I can only hope SE will do the same level of polish for the rest of the series: Ogre Battle: March of the Black Queen, Ogre Battle 64: Person of Lordly Caliber, and Tactics Ogre: The Knights of Lodis.

    Bravo and enjoy!
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  2. Nov 15, 2022
    10
    My favorite story in a game ever. Pure masterpiece.

    Gameplay is great, though there is plenty of comparables in the genre. Very few games
    My favorite story in a game ever. Pure masterpiece.

    Gameplay is great, though there is plenty of comparables in the genre. Very few games ever made get close to its narrative though.
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  3. Nov 17, 2022
    10
    A truly classic underrated masterpiece, the Super Metroid of tactics games, now with an amazing remake available in almost all platforms.A truly classic underrated masterpiece, the Super Metroid of tactics games, now with an amazing remake available in almost all platforms. Mechanics are now more streamlined yet with deep systems to master (way less clunky than PSP version, which is still super good), usability is great (playing only with mouse is very comfortable which came as a surprise due the tradition of consoles for this game), the new music arrangements are just sublime.
    Story is epic as ever, and have some little surprises here and there for the fans.
    If you are a fan of tactics games and have not played TO, do yourself a favor a play it now, recommended 100%
    And if you already played TO, play it again, but I'm sure you are already doing that :)
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  4. Nov 21, 2022
    10
    I have 200 hours at this point, it made some choices that lowers creativity however it made every single fight engaging and harder than theI have 200 hours at this point, it made some choices that lowers creativity however it made every single fight engaging and harder than the PSP version, this is an amazing experience all fans of SRPGs should play at least once. Expand
  5. Nov 13, 2022
    10
    It is the best game I have never missed in my life game rankings since 1995.

    If you haven't played this game yet, you're in luck! Now enjoy!
  6. Fuz
    Nov 13, 2022
    9
    I'm VERY impressed on how good the "port" is, how many options we have and how good the controls are - both keyboard (2 possible bindable keysI'm VERY impressed on how good the "port" is, how many options we have and how good the controls are - both keyboard (2 possible bindable keys for every action, I always love that) and mouse (cancel with right click, super convenient). I'm surely not used to expect this level of attention to detail for an old port, especially from japanese devs. Excellent, just excellent.
    Love the art direction and the voice acting (Japanese) so far is quite good too. Music is fantastic, they don't write those timeless soundtracks anymore. Mechanically is just FFT, but that's what we wanted, what we expected and what we like in a game like this.
    On a negative note, the graphics uses a Super2XSal filter. It look like they smeared vaseline on the game and it is ATROCIOUS and I wish we could disable that.
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  7. Nov 15, 2022
    0
    This game has nothing new... A big waste of time and money, not innovative or unique.

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