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thriftyarek888

Q: Please name your 5 essential tactical RPGs, that any self respecting gamer should have completed at least once.

My ones are:

Je Anne D'Arc (psp)

Tactics Ogre (psp)

Advance Wars (GBA)

Dept. Heaven Series

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dept._Heaven

fire emblem series

Honorable mentions:

Final Fantasy Tactics

Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Shadow Wars (3DS)

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TheJGG

Do rename your thread to just the title.

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I haven't played this game yet but is Yokai Watch Sangokushi 3DS also counted as Essential Tactical RPG ?
I have a plan to consider that game.

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Majin Tensei (SNES)
War Groove (NS)
Shining Soul (GEN)
Final Fantasy Tactics Advance (GBA)
Ogre Battle 64 (N64)

There are a lot of great tactical RPGs but I´ll stick with this to 5 for now.

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Wargoose

1. Fire Emblem (GBA)
2. Dynasty Tactics 2
3. Final Fantasy Tactics Advance
4. Valkyria Chronicles
5. Romance of the Three Kingdoms X

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Magician

Tough call, several good tactical rpg to choose from.

Disgaea series
Ogre Battle series
Shining Force series
Valkryia Chronicles series
The Banner Saga series

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Ryu_Niiyama

Hmm hadn’t realized the Dept. Heaven games were a series (I have played a few and never noticed they were connected)

Fire emblem series
Nintendo Wars series
Onimusha Tactics
Pokemon Conquest
Banner of the maid
Super robot wars series
Banner Saga series
God wars
Sd gundam generations (just bought crossrays)

Oh wait that is more than 5 ok I will stop here.

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thriftyarek888

excellent suggestions. pls make more

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Final Fantasy Tactics (and its sequels Advance and A2)
Vandal Hearts
Wars series (Advance, Battallion)
Devil Survivor
XCOM 2

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Lightgazer

Essential? Like... all of the ones id consider have been mentioned, so i'll just name a few no one has mentioned yet, of which the first id consider Essential.

Luminous Arc 1 / 2
Heroes of Mana
Eternal Eyes
Stella Glow
Vanguard Bandits
Suikoden Tactics
Front Mission

Honorable Mentions:

La Pucelle Tactics
Resonance of Fate
Tears of Tiara II: Heir of the Overlord
Langrisser I & II ( But i do recommend Warsong over them if you can get your hands on it)
Final Fantasy X-2 Last Mission (it was pretty good in my opinion)

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Utawarerumono Deception / Truth / ZAN / Prelude (more text then gameplay)
Natural Doctrine
Phantom Brave

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thriftyarek888

Good job guys. Pls keep em comming!

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thriftyarek888

Any more pls?

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The only ones NOT mentioned yet i could remember (or just found Randomly) are:

Dark Deity (Fire Emblem like which came out recently)

Gungnir (Part of the Dept. Heaven Series)

Blue Wing Blitz (Wonderswan) which i dont know if it ever got a translation but since you seem to be thirsty for more id recommend you to check some japan exclusives out if you have the chance.

Same goes for Gloria Union: Twin Fates in Blue Ocean.

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glaemay

Super Robot Wars Gaiden: The Elemental Lords is a great one. You can find an english patched version.

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@thriftyarek888 I’m declaring your thread null and void because you listed Advance Wars as a tactical RPG when it’s a strategy game. 😝

Credit for Jeanne D’arc, though - keep intending to try that one.

FF Tactics is probably my favourite, even though the interface is pretty clunky by modern standards. But it’s so delightfully breakable with the job system.

Nobody is said SMT Devil Survivor yet, so I’ll throw that series in.

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thriftyarek888

Good job guys. keep em coming!

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thriftyarek888

Anymore guys?

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Maximumbeans

Fire Emblem Conquest, Awakening, and Echoes, and Advance Wars: Dual Strike. The fifth is still open for competition because there's a lot of tactical RPGs I've yet to try like Stella Glow, Ghost Recon: Shadow Wars, Valkyrie Profile: Covenant of the Plume, the list goes on.

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The Disgaea series is a really good tactical rpg series. I played the free trial of 5 and had a blast with it.

Good... good
Now play Dragon Quest

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I don't have 5 SRPGs, but hear me out on this one: Blood Bowl. It's a game where Humans, Dwarves, Orcs, and other various fantasy race archetypes play a game of deadly American Football. The game is based on a board game from the 80s, so the field is grid-based and many outcomes will be determined by die rolls, modifiers, and stats (such as strength, agility, movement, etc). The players on your team gain experience points by doing things like making touchdowns or injuring (or killing!) other players. Play through a season to see how far you can take your team.

The caveat is that Blood Bowl isn't on the Switch....yet. Blood Bowl III should be released in 2022. The other thing is that these games have a fair amount of jank and a fairly steep learning curve. But i've really had a lot of fun with Blood Bowl II and it's worth a mention.

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