Are there other SRPGs that are really similar to Ogre Battle 64? Specifically, I'm looking for games where I control an army and not a few band of men like Shining Force? Fantasy setting strongly preferred.
Dragon Force on the Saturn would be your best bet. It has an over world map like Ogre Battle where you move your generals around and take castles and keeps. Each of you generals can control up to 100 soldiers at one time so when two maxed out generals are fighting you have 200 characters running around the screen fighting. Its a really good game and a shame we never saw the sequel.
Another game that you might like is Warsong (Langrisser) on the Genesis. It looks and plays like a cross between Shining Force and Advance Wars. It was a huge series in Japan, but the only english version we got was courtesy of Treco for the Genny.
If by "just like," you mean "Sort of like," then perhaps Dragon Force... or the Langrisser series...
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There's really nothing like Ogre Battle.
Bahamut Lagoon is tactical like rather than strategy like and when attacking an enemy brings it up to a Final Fantasy style battle system, so in a way that's similar, but the similarities really end there. I don't think the game is any good either. Amazing graphics, just a pretty boring game.
Brigandine might appeal to you.
Dark Wizard is kinda like Shining Force on steroids - you wind up with an army of 40 units (all but three of these are up to you to choose from a wide variety of hired units of four races and a variety of summoned monsters) ) and fight over really large battleifelds.
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Tactics Ogre and Ogre Battle 64.
Originally Posted by TheShawn
Well it's a PC game, but... the Heroes of Might & Magic series has similar strategy points to Ogre Battle, as far as sending large numbers of creatures/ troops controlled by a single hero (or several heroes) onto the map to fight other heroes and their armies (turned based), while also gathering resources. AND, technically, there are two entries available on the Gameboy if we want to keep it console based.
I also have to second Brigandine, although I would advise turning off the battle animations shortly into the game. Though cool at first, they are long and literally double the time it takes to play a map- imagine playing FF7 and sitting through Knights of the Round in every fight. Damn fun game though, and playing through as every character gives it tremendous replay value.
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I seem to recall the old DOS game War in Middle-earth being somewhat like it as well, though for awhile you only control Frodo and company.
^Don't you mean Ogre Battle Gaiden: The Prince of Zenobia? I thought Knight of Lodis was closer to Tactics Ogre than Ogre Battle/OB64, and it also had a GBA release, too. I'm also well-familiar with the original Ogre Battle: March of the Black Queen, although finding that on the SNES for a reasonable price has become impossible. I love it and all, but $50 for a cart is way more than I'm paying atm. I'm just lucky that I've had Ogre Battle 64 for years to enjoy. Thanks for the tip on War in Middle Earth, I'll have to seek that out. Seeing as it's an old DOS game, it shouldn't be hard to find in one form or another.
The Playstation version can be had for much cheaper. Unfortunately it adds load times, but at least you get to play the game.I'm also well-familiar with the original Ogre Battle: March of the Black Queen, although finding that on the SNES for a reasonable price has become impossible. I love it and all, but $50 for a cart is way more than I'm paying atm.
I got a rather nice copy for only $30, this was last year. Though I did have to bargain-shop as yes it usually goes in the $40-$50 range. On the other hand, a PS1 copy is more likely to be complete as well, and personally I found the manual helpful for this game.
Lords of the Rising Sun for TurboGrafx-CD is similar to Dragon Force and Ogre Battle. There are also a few extra styles of gameplay, which happen less often and are kind of like mini-games. When you storm a castle, you guide a samurai through a maze, Zelda style. When defending a castle or from an assassination attempt by ninjas, you play a first person perspective similar to the bonus rounds in the original Shinobi. After finishing off a general's army altogether, you chase him down on horseback, from a side scrolling perspective.
For most of the time though, you guide your generals across the map like Ogre Battle and Dragon Force and battles play out with you giving commands to groups of soldiers. I'm not a fan of war sims or sim games in general, but I love this game.