Famitsu Reveals Tactics Ogre Remake For PSP
It's very possible that only the strategy/RPG buffs from the original PlayStation era will recognize the name. But those fans still exist, right?
Japanese gaming publication Famitsu has lifted the veil on what appears to be a remake of Tactics Ogre for the PSP. Tactics Ogre began its life on the PlayStation as a game similar to the likes of Final Fantasy Tactics and Front Mission 3, and since has made the leap to handhelds as home consoles have moved on into more technologically challenging areas. Now, those who have been feasting on the Disgaea franchise can experience a new Tactics Ogre (not to be mistaken for Ogre Battle on the N64, by the way). Here are some early scans and info. Yes, it seems to be a remake featuring the art director and many designers from the original game, and it seems we can also expect "new mechanics." Now, you can't mess with the gameplay mechanics too much; if you do, it'll cease to be a strat/RPG and you'll lose your niche audience. After all, a remake is for fans of the original, is it not? But if you missed out on the first game and you really are a fan of those Disgaea games, you'll want to give this a shot.
After all, titles like Tactics Ogre were pioneers in the sub-genre. Let's not forget our roots!
7/20/2010 8:57:27 PM John Shepard