According to ESRB, this game contains: Mild Language, Mild Violence

Parents shouldnt find much to object to with Tactics Ogre: The Knight Of Lodis. The violence is innocuous and Im struggling to recall even an instance where the language might be objectionable. Younger gamers will most likely be bored by the slow pace of the game and the complexity of the battles, but children around ten and up should be able to pick up the game and enjoy it without any major difficulty.

Fans of the Ogre Battle series should run out and grab a copy as soon as possible. This title features the standard Tactics Ogre style of gameplay, story, and execution—all factors that will no doubt please hardcore fans of the games in this series.

Fans of strategy RPGs would also be advised to pick up the game as well. While not quite on the level of Final Fantasy Tactics, Tactics Ogre comes much closer to emulating that game than the much-hyped (and ultimately disappointing) Hoshigami.

Collectors will want to grab a copy as well—the games in the Ogre Battle series always seem to have small print runs, meaning they become rare collectors items once they go out of print. This game hasnt been out for two months yet, and its already hard to find. Grab one now before the price on Ebay goes through the roof.

Deaf and Hard of Hearing Gamers have nothing to worry about since this game features no voice acting.

Mike Bracken

Mike Bracken

Mike Bracken is a 43-year-old writer and bohemian living in Florida with a mountain of movies, books, and video games.

A film critic by trade, specializing in Euro-horror, cult exploitation, and Asian action cinema, Mike has written reviews for a diverse group of print and online publications. He covers horror news, movies, books, and games at TheHorrorGeek.com and Horrorsquad.com and spent two seasons as The Horror Geek on Comedy Central's pop-culture game show, Beat the Geeks.

Mike's childhood was spent playing videogames any time he got a chance. His parents had a Pong console and his grandmother had an Atari 2600, where Mike cultivated his skills by playing hour upon hour of games like Space Invaders, Berserk, and Asteroids. From those early experiences Mike learned one thing: he loved games.

In 1999, Mike became a staff reviewer at Cinescape Magazine's website where he spent a year learning the craft of game criticism. After internal changes led to Mike leaving Cinescape in late 2000, he joined up with RPGFan in 2001 and spent several years writing reviews for them. Happy, but looking for an opportunity to expound on a wider variety of titles, Mike joined GameCritics.com and hopes to help Chi, Dale, and the rest of the GC staff bring a higher level of respect to the field of game criticism.
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