That is a shame. I actually picked my first PSP up a week ago (to play this game and others I've been wanting to) for $105, with a free 4GB memory card. That was on ebay. So I think you can get them for pretty cheap now.
Now that I'm farther in the game, I've really been able to see just how fun and engaging the battle system is. Classes level up, not units, and the enemies scale with you, so it really takes things away from the grinding aspects of the original game and focuses on pure strategy. There are also the skill points to worry about, and this is one of the few games I've seen where there are just an abundance of useful, interesting skills you want to pick up, so it adds to the addicting aspect. The chariot system that lets you rewind battles to a certain degree also really helps out. There is also crafting, which I didn't really NEED in my Tactics Ogre, but hey, it's there. And it allows for more spoils from battle, which is a good thing, I think. It's always great to see a big list of crap you picked up after battle versus the 4 or 5 items you got in the original.
The computer AI is retarded, though. Especially if you're trying to save an NPC, I had to reset many times. Those are the only times I've died so far, when I failed to save someone because they suicidally run toward a group of four enemies while they have ONE HP remaining, but I'm still only in chapter 2, so it may get harder. But it's definitely an A+ game. Some of the lines just make me smile because they're so well-written, witty, and full of character.
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