February 14, 2011

170 hours – A Final Fantasy Tactics Love Story

Final Fantasy Tactics Tactics Ogre
I am eagerly awaiting this weeks release of Tactics Ogre: Let Us Cling Together, the PSP port of Yasumi Matsuno’s PS1 strategy RPG staple. Having looked forward to this release since word first came of the revisit, I thought I would relate my experience with another Matsuno masterpiece, Final Fantasy Tactics.

Final Fantasy Tactics was the brain child of Yasumi Matsuno, mastermind behind the Ogre games to which Tactics owes much of its style, substance and core gameplay mechanics. Matsuno left Tactics Ogre developer Quest in 1995 to join Square and his first task was creating the world of Ivalice and developing Final Fantasy Tactics using the skills he honed on the Tactics Ogre games.

Released in January of 1998, Final Fantasy Tactics came to North America only three months after Final Fantasy VII, just as that game was catching on like wildfire. For this reason Final Fantasy Tactics never gained the exposure or rabid following it should have at the time, but since its original release, Final Fantasy Tactics has achieved cult status and is counted among the best of the original PlayStation library.


November 19, 2010

Your Tactics Ogre Pre-Order Incentive

Filed under: News Feed — Tags: , , , — Jamie Love @ 3:35 pm

Tactics Ogre
Square-Enix gives a glimpse of those Tarot Cards featuring illustrations from Akihiko Yoshida for the PSP release of Tactics Ogre: Let Us Cling Together, adding word that they will be available outside of Japan, at least to those who pre-order the upcoming title from GameStop, EB Games Canada, or – which thankfully is a pretty wide set of options to suit consumer preference.

The game’s North American release is set for February 15, 2011.

July 22, 2010

Tactics Ogre: Let Us Cling Together Coming to Your PSP

Filed under: News Feed — Tags: , , , — Jamie Love @ 9:39 am

Tactics Ogre
Square-Enix went and made it all official.

Yes, it’s clear that it was much more than a hunch.

That this group would revisit a classic franchise.

That’s the way they all become the Tactics Ogre Bunch!


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