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Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Tactics Ogre (Let Us Cling Together) ~ The Beginning

(Original Post titled "Yet Another Addiction")
Which is a PSP game called Tactics Ogre - Let Us Cling Together. It is a turn-based strategy RPG that works a bit like a chess/board game only this has so much more depth and layers to it. I'd only played something similar once (it was one of the Final Fantasy titles) but got really bored really quickly mainly because the learning curve is kind of steep and you really need to know what you are doing in order to enjoy it. Not unlike those trading card games (Marvel, Yu-Gi-Oh), a lot of thinking and problem solving goes into the game but unlike the trading games, luck plays a less role. 

Amazon Synopsis: Every choice you make plays a role in shaping the outcome of the adventure. As you lead the Walister Resistance, you will be in control of the fate of both your comrades and your enemies. The Non-Alternate Turn System battle engine keeps gameplay interesting, and the Wheel of Fortune causes time itself to bend to your will. With hundreds of skills to master, a wide variety of job classes to fill and dozens of complex characters to play and meet, Tactics Ogre: Let Us Cling Together promises to be the most thrilling adventure yet, full of political intrigue, conquest and rebellion. Do you have the skills to lead your army to victory?

So in order to win a battle (and there are lots of battles to be won before you reach the end of the story), you need to equip your team of warriors, knights, wizards and witches etc. with the right weapons and skills and you need to have the right team members in order to out wit and manoeuvre the AI/ opponent. Tonight I spent over an hour on just one single battle when those bloody (actually, not so bloody as they are more skeletal) zombies refuse to die. And it took me awhile I had to "exorcise" them one by one. And the only character who has that ability kept getting bashed on axed in the head ...

But I triumphed at the end and am about to proceed to Chapter 2 when things begin to get interesting.

My chiropractor is going to kill me tomorrow as I am SURE he will be able to tell I'd spent hours cranking my neck again ...

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