You play as Serenoa Wolffort as he commands his ragtag group around an ever evolving political landscape between the three Kingdoms. Glenbrook, Hyzante and Aesfrost, the alliance formed by these three after the Saltiron wars, is crumbling and will soon fall. The story is full of twists and turns, backstabbing and assassinations
The story takes front and center of Triangle Strategy, where there are more monologues than a Shakespear play. I love lore and world building and interesting stories, however, sometimes the story elements felt long winded. And the story is also a slow burner that may test some players’ patience.
The battles are both the best part of Triangle Strategy but also the bane at the same time. The negative section is nowhere near enough to stop enjoying the fights.
The battles work like they do in Final Fantasy Tactics, where each character takes a turn to move and attack on a grid based map. Each selected character will get a highlighted movement range and attacking range, depending on the attacks used. Each character gains their own EXP for each attack that hits and more for a kill.
There is a limit on the party size. There will be some grinding needed to keep the party around the same level for late game fights. With over 20 party members and eight playable per-fight. Luckily, replaying fights is simple and can be selected at camp. Like the story, the fights can be long. With some around 40 minutes to clear. The only critique of the battle system has to be there are just not enough of them.
Like Octopath Traveller, Triangle Strategy carries on the HD-2D style. I still believe it’s one of the best looking art styles out there. I love the look, lighting and the visual effects.
The story has branching paths to take to allow for one of four endings. Each choice changes the game route, allowing for plenty of replay ability. By making dialog decisions that will strengthen either Utility, Morality or Liberty.
Overall Triangle Strategy is a great game and story, with fantastic battles. Some of the aspects of the game feel a little long winded but take nothing away from the enjoyment.
I would definitely say it is worth playing as long as you know what you are in for.