Tactics Ogre: Let Us Cling Together Review

Even though the PlayStation Portable has become the best place to find many portable strategy titles, many of the releases have been remakes or ports of older titles with a new layer.

In the case of Tactics Ogre: Let Us Cling Together, the title was brought to the PSP with the original team going back into the guts of the title and revamping it for the portable console, presenting one of the best strategy title back into the hands of fans who might of not had the chance to experience the title.

The story of Tactics Ogre: Let Us Cling Together is about three friends who are out to protect their homeland, but quickly moves into a plot that changes and revolves around the decisions that the player will make.

With an expanding army, players will have to make decisions that will change the landscape of the world and experience one of the many multiple endings of the title.

That in itself lends Tactics Ogre: Let Us Cling Together through multiple playthroughs and seeing how one decision can change the experience of the title.

Released in the mid-90s, the title was brought to the PlayStation Portable will many revisions, one of the main being a new three dimensional appearance, much like Final Fantasy Tactics, but with sharper visuals and better utilization of the abilities of the console.

At its core, it is still the same Tactics Ogre title that fans are expecting, but the interface of the title is much more vibrant.

As for the audio, the title has the high quality soundtrack expected from Square Enix titles and while there isn’t much else other than the battle sound effects, Tactics Ogre: Let Us Cling Together has that classic old school feel.

The majority of the time being spent in combat, the strategy of the title is among the best for the console. Even players familair with the genre will find that the gameplay might look simplistic, but a lot of planning is necessary to always be successful.

With many different character classes, it is important for players to learn and utilize them all well. Healers and mages both have their uses, but they won’t last long against a knight or even an archer. Exploring the grid-based combat system is important to know range and strengths of characters. Even a high HP knight can be defeated by a group of lower class characters.

For the time spent in Tactics Ogre: Let Us Cling Together, it is much more intuitive than FF Tactics, requiring smarter decisions, and the branching story and multiple endings open the title to more than one conclusion. It’s one of the best strategy titles on the portable console and with the original team coming back and revamping the entirety of the title, fans can’t lose.

One of the smartest strategy titles on the PSP and one of the best re-releases ever.

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