Tactics Ogre Reborn’s Profanity Filter Bans One Of Its Own Default Names

Tactics Ogre: Reborn is a great remaster of a fantastic remake of the 1995 original. It has quite a few additions since the SNES RPG, such as all-new voice acting, Square Enix's delightful HD-2D pixel graphics, and new buff cards for those tactics-based fights (although some find these cards to be more of a hindrance than a help).

It also adds something else the original Tactics Ogre: Let Us Cling Together didn't have: a profanity filter. Why would a single-player game require a profanity filter? A good question, although in the interconnected age that we find ourselves in, it's not hard to imagine Square Enix being afraid of curse-laden screenshots making the rounds on social media.

A profanity filter is all well and good, but what's interesting about Tactics Ogre Reborn is that the filter is so sensitive it has filtered out one of the default names that the player could start with. In Tactics Ogre: Reborn, your character is given one of 12 default names depending on their date of birth. If born between May 2 and May 25, that name is "Flamescale," which the game considers no bueno.

Several players noticed the curious inconsistency over the weekend, with a few of them noting that the likely cause of Flamescale being filtered out is because it contains the name 'mescal,' which is short for 'mescaline,' a hallucinogenic drug. The filter will also catch illegal substances such as cocaine, ecstasy, LSD, and heroin (as noted by PC Gamer), but not marijuana. Alcoholic drinks are also fine.

Banning one of its owned default names is almost certainly a bug that'll be patched out eventually, but in the meantime, May babies will have to think of a new name.

Perhaps some of those Tactics Ogre players can take a page out of Nintendo Switch Sports, which has a name filter that allowed such gems as 'Pu$$yeater,' '4N4L King,' 'Mil Fluver,' and 'Fan of Child A$$'.

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