Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Ogre Battle: The March of the Black Queen

Most Awesome Anime: Review of Ogre Battle: The March of the Black Queen

Hey out there all you Anime-niacs,

Thought I would share with you one of my favorite JRPGs from back in the day. An oldie but a goodie, Ogre Battle was first introduced in 1993 on the Super Nintendo and later re-released on the Sony PlayStation.

As you enter the fantasy world of knights, wizards, angels, and witches, you lead a rebellion to liberate the Zeteginan Empire from its tyrannical ruler. Though at first glance it may seem that Ogre Battle is just another run of the mill fantasy game or dungeons and dragons knock off, this game is much more.

Orge Battle is an incredibly engaging RPG that has both elements of real time and turn based strategy woven into its game-play. As the player, you deploy units onto the field of battle and move them across the across the map to engage enemies and capture cities.

Much of the fun in Ogre Battle comes from the highly customizable nature of your army.
The player may choose from a combination of infantry classes and monsters to make up a unit. As a result there are a countless number of strategies you can employ throughout the game.

In addition, Ogre Battle has an attractive soundtrack and sports an Alignment System which changes with the choices you make during the game. Whether you are good or evil will determine how the story unfolds and which ending you receive.  This gives the game a nonlinear structure and adds to its replay value. 

At its heart, Ogre Battle is an addictive, captivating strategy experience that many RPG fans would enjoy. Some might say that the true test for a game is how well it holds up to the test of time. If that’s the case, then today Ogre Battle still passes with flying colors. 

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