Top 25 RPG Countdown, #24: Tactics Ogre: Let Us Cling Together

Top 25 RPG Countdown, #24: Tactics Ogre: Let Us Cling Together

Retronauts' Jeremy Parish joins us to dive into #24 on our list of the top 25 RPGs of all time, Tactics Ogre: Let Us Cling Together! Find out why its complex story and gameplay stand the test of time.

Episode Notes

Our Top 25 RPG countdown continues this week with another entry. But we’re also highlighting another RPG-related series as Jeremy Parish returns in this week’s episode.

A couple weeks ago, Jeremy kicked off what will eventually be a 12 part series covering the history of RPGs. The first part focuses in on Richard Garriott’s early experiments with teletype, the evolution of Ultima, and the influence of D&D. It’s well worth a read if you’re interested in the very earliest days of RPGs.

In the second segment, Jeremy stays on to discuss one of his favorite RPGs: Tactics Ogre: Let Us Cling Together! We explain why Tactics Ogre gets the nod over Final Fantasy Tactics on our list; why its complex and winding story is one of gaming’s best, and why it stands the test of time. And if you missed it, make sure you check out our exploration of Final Fantasy V!


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