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News video games 14 November 2022, 13:12

author: Adrian Werner

Iconic Tactical RPG Returns With a Few Annoying Changes

Tactical jRPG Ogre: Reborn has received a warm reception. Players and industry media praised the changes in the technical layer and some of the gameplay improvements. A few gameplay changes, however, were not to everyone's liking.

A few days ago, Tactics Ogre: Reborn, a refreshed version of the classic tactical jRPG, debuted on the market. The game turned out to be quite a success, although not all the changes introduced by the devs were enthusiastically received by the players.

  1. On Steam, 82% of player reviews praise the game, which is categorized as a "very positive" reception.
  2. The game is achieving good activity results - yesterday it set a new record on Steam at 10,677 concurrent players.
  3. Tactics Ogre: Reborn has also been praised by industry media. On OpenCritic the average review score is 85%.

Player impressions

Tactics Ogre: Reborn is praised for its excellent storyline and highly developed turn-based combat system. Players are also very positive about the technical layer. The graphics have been heavily revamped compared to the 2010 PSP game Tactics Ogre: Let Us Cling Together, but the specific pixel art style of the original has been retained, which doesn't always happen with remakes and remasters of Japanese classics.

In addition to refreshing the interface and audiovisuals Tactics Ogre: Reborn also introduces considerable changes in gameplay. However, not everyone liked them. Two issues are the most controversial.

  1. Less flexible progression system - it used to be possible to freely select skills, and now many of them are assigned to particular classes.
  2. Some people are also annoyed by the limitation of the pace of character progression - the game sets a limit on the maximum level and every few missions, as the story progresses, it is raised. This results in enemies always being 1-2 levels higher than our party.

Not all of the new features in the gameplay met with a negative reaction. Players liked such changes as:

  1. Improved crafting system, which is no longer as random as in the original.
  2. better balancing of classes, so that each is useful during battles.
  3. improvements in AI and less grind are also praised.

Tactics Ogre: Reborn was released on November 11, this year. The game is available on PC, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 5.

  1. Tactics Ogre: Reborn - official website

It is possible to play with mouse and keyboard on Switch!

As an interesting note at the end, it is worth mentioning that the release of Tactics Ogre: Reborn on Nintendo Switch supports mouse and keyboard controls. It works the same way as on PC and the game, for example, prompts for keyboard shortcuts.

Adrian Werner

Adrian Werner

A true veteran of the Gamepressure newsroom, writing continuously since 2009 and still not having enough. He caught the gaming bug thanks to playing on his friend's ZX Spectrum. Then he switched to his own Commodore 64, and after a short adventure with 16-bit consoles, he forever entrusted his heart to PC games. A fan of niche productions, especially adventure games, RPGs and games of the immersive sim genre, as well as a mod enthusiast. Apart from games, he devourers stories in every form - books, series, movies, and comics.


Tactics Ogre: Reborn

Tactics Ogre: Reborn