7 great Tactical RPGs that every developer should study

Few genres have the capacity to intimidate newcomers quite like tactical RPGs. With a complex blend of tactical and strategic combat systems and traditional role-playing mechanics, story structures, and characters, not to mention the dozens of hours they commonly take to complete, they can seem as frightening to developers unfamiliar with their quirks as to players. 

But tactical RPGs also touch on ideas that transcend their genre. They are very much rule-based experiences, and both …

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