Yesterday, Square Enix officially announced that the upcoming Tactical Ogre: Rebirth is the PSP remake of the SNES game Tactical Ogre: Let’s Stick Together.
However, some fans were unhappy with the graphics changes and the cost of the remake.
The original’s pixel art has been smoothed for a rounded effect, while the text has been sharpened with the new font.
“No, this doesn’t preserve the look of the original art or how it looked on the CRT… Tactical Ogre is a very important game for me, so it breaks my heart,” said one user said on Twitter.
I can’t believe this will still happen in 2022. No, this won’t preserve the look of the original art or how it will appear on the CRT, so please don’t defend it with my post.
Tactical Ogre is a very important game for me, so this breaks my heart. https://t.co/3kWWv4qqvU
— CRT pixels (@CRTpixels) July 25, 2022
What’s more, fans were disappointed by the game’s price: £44.99 in the UK.
Considering this is a remake of the 2010 PSP game, itself a remake of the 1995 SNES game, fans thought the game was overpriced.
However, Square Enix has been pricing it high lately. When Final Fantasy 7 Remake released on PC, it was £65; Forspoken was available for pre-order on Steam for £65; and the Kingdom Hearts series on Switch was £80, although it was cloud-based.
That’s a relatively low percentage of £45 by comparison, but it’s still a lot of money for a remastered game that might be aimed at a nostalgic older audience.
We haven’t seen a price yet for the upcoming remake of Crisis Core Final Fantasy 7 Reunion.
Square Enix’s fall 2022 financial plans are apparently at gunpoint for tactical ogre fans pic.twitter.com/DwvexMCX0P
— yuuko (@headfallsoff) from nichijou August 4, 2022
50 U.S. dollars? are you serious? It is an uprezzed PSP game. Should be 20 tops.
— AlbionHero (@AlbionHero) August 4, 2022