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Ogre Battle 64: Person of Lordly Caliber is a tactical RPG for the Nintendo 64.

Featuring a gripping storyline with multiple possible endings, and a genre-defining character class system, this strategic epic has rightly retained its place in the hearts of tactical RPG fans for over a decade.

The game tells the story of Magnus Gallant, a recently graduated officer of the Palatinean Army who is assigned to the troubled southern region of his native land. There he witnesses the plight of the lower classes – the victims of a tyrannical ruling elite whose only thought is for the preservation of their own lofty status. With civil war brewing, Magnus is faced with a terrible choice: to betray his own noble origins in the name of liberty, or turn a blind eye to the evils of his rotten society.

Game Review

Review

Europe PAL Version

Posted by Marcel van Duyn

One of the N64's only strategy titles, but also the best

Last year, the Virtual Console brought us Ogre Battle: The March of the Black Queen, the "fifth" title in the Ogre Battle series (although none of the first four chapters in the story actually exist.) An incredibly rare game, it was also one of...

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User Comments (32)

pixelman

#2

pixelman said:

Woah, this is coming out in NA?! :O

Edit: Ah, I see it's OFLC rated. C'mon ESRB!

Croz

#4

Croz said:

Hope this hits the VC sometime soon, played 20+ hours on the Snes game and would really like to check this out. C'mon Nintendo my moneys waiting for ya!

astarisborn94

#6

astarisborn94 said:

Guys, this is not a 3rd party game, it was published by Nintendo.

But who cares, I'm excited! More N64 games FTW! My favorite console gets more support.

We are one step closer to 3rd party N64 support.

KeeperBvK

#7

KeeperBvK said:

I just hope that won't mean my newly acquired original copy is gonna lose much of its worth. :p

cheetahman91

#8

cheetahman91 said:

This have anything to do with the other Ogre Battle game already released? Like, in the same series or something like that?

Travenous

#10

Travenous said:

This game is amazing. You will playing through missions till sunrise lol! So much to do, so many different unit possibilities. I have this game for N64, got it the day it was released, however, my N64 is far away from where I live these days so I'm downloading this for sure!

Roo

#12

Roo said:

The actual premise of this game doesn't appeal to me whatsoever, but I just can't say no to an N64 game that I've never played.

Bass_X0

#17

Bass_X0 said:

Why would it be 1200 points in Europe if the standard is only 100 points extra for import games? Sin & Punishment was 1200 points but wasn't that because there was additional work on it rather than just being a straight release? I might get this yet, I'll decide when its reviewed.

DrakeStaff

#18

Drake said:

Sin & Punishment was actually already mostly translated for a planned western release which never happened. They released that version.

KeeperBvK

#19

KeeperBvK said:

So it's coming as part of the current Hanabi festival? Shouldn't that be worth a news? And what's the source?

bestbuck

#20

bestbuck said:

So let me get this Straight $10 in America and 12euro in Europe? Hmmm Which is the equivalent to $16. Nintendo get a Grip and stop trying to rip of Europe. Europeans Don't buy this Game.

edhe

#21

edhe said:

20. bestbuck

Too late.

Don't forget this an import game for Europe, and that the US Dollar is generally weaker than the Pound and Euro at the moment.

Regardless, I recommend this game highly to anyone who enjoys strategy/RPG games.

Betagam7

#22

Betagam7 said:

Downloaded this last night, it's certainly difficult to get into. Completing the tutorial gives you a textbook full of stuff to try and remember. I ended up getting bored of it and just started the game. Nice to see support for the 64 though especially from a third party.

Bass_X0

#24

Bass_X0 said:

Europeans Don't buy this Game.

So you're telling us that if we want to play it, we have to buy a super expensive copy of Ogre Battle 64 from Ebay and an adaptor to play it? It may be 100 points more than it should really cost but the alternative is worse. I've still not decided whether to get this or not. I'll wait for the review.

#25

said:

I don't let reviews sway me one way or another.

GamingAddict

#26

GamingAddict said:

Graphics look pretty good in the game. I have always wanted to try this, once I get my taxes back this I will get then.

astarisborn94

#27

astarisborn94 said:

So we finally get an 3rd party title in North America? Awesome, may we see more 3rd party support on the Virtual Console.

Goomba

#29

Goomba said:

I remember buying this the day it came out. It is an excellent choice for a vc release. I'm definitely going to download it.

nintendonerd147

#30

nintendonerd147 said:

By far the worst n64 game avaidable on wii and this will never get my money wasted on why did they releases this i know some people like it but ive never herd of the game in my life.

JateGuitar

#31

JateGuitar said:

How do you know that this is the worst N64 game available on the Wii if you've never played it, let alone even heard of it? This is the most engrossing SRPG I've ever played, and I've been playing it since its initial release on the N64.

FinalFantisiac

#32

FinalFantisiac said:

Exacty. I heard this was one of the best games for the '64, anyway, and that it nearly surpassed Orcarina of Time.

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