- Categories:video game, body swap, species, gender, inanimate
- Game System: Playstation (English), Super Famicom (Japanese),
In this isometric strategy game exists a powerful set of equipment
aptly dubbed "Ogre" equipment. Aside from becoming all but
impervious to attacks with the full set equipped, the "Ogre" sword
casts a spell called BodyGrab when used as an item. When a
character uses BodyGrab, they steal the body of a random human or
demi-human on the opposing team, whether it be an enemy or simply
one of your own units seperated onto another team in Training Mode.
When you steal their body, your name, intelligence, and mentality
stats all remain the same, but you take their appearance, physical
stats, position on the field, and equipment. There's some limits
however - only generic, non-story characters can use BodyGrab, and
they may not steal the body of story characters or
non-human/demihumans. (sorry, no dragon or gryphon swaps..) But
outside of that, go crazy. You could have your Soldier who's in a
dangerous situation steal the body of the Terror Knight who was
about to slay him. You turn your Witch into a buff Hawk Man, or
turn your effeminate male Warlock into a beautiful female Angel
Knight, have that Gremlin turn into the real boy(?) he's always
wanted to be, or have your frail female Faerie trap an enemy male
Knight in her body.
Secondly, a spell in the game known as Snapshot can be cast,
consuming the caster and morphing them into a sword. The sword's
appearance, stats, and abilities are based on what kind of
character transformed into the sword.
Snapshot makes it into the prequel, Tactics Ogre: The Knight of
Lodis for the Game Boy Advance, as the Snapdragon Scroll, which
behaves the same way aside from now being a usable item instead of
a spell. Unfortunately, BodyGrab and the Ogre equipment did not
make it into Knight of Lodis however.
anonymously posted on 2007-06-28, 1 edit, entryid=7624