Round Up: The Reviews Are In For Triangle Strategy

Triangle Strategy
Image: Square Enix

You’ve seen the first review for Triangle Strategy by Famitsu, and also our own review for the game, and now here’s a look at the general summary of the game here in the west.

Of course, if you have not caught our own review yet – we gave the game an “excellent” nine out of ten stars and said it was a total tactical triumph. Here’s part of our conclusion:

“Triangle Strategy is an absolute triumph for Artdink and Square Enix, a fantastic mix of satisfyingly strategic battles, an excellent choice-driven campaign narrative and top-notch world-building, all of which come together to form one of the finest tactical RPGs we ‘ve played in a very long time. “

Triangle Stategy
Image: Square Enix

So, what did other critics think of it – VGC said it was “enormous but enjoyable”, awarding it 4 out of 5 stars:

“Triangle Strategy is an enormous tactical RPG with a solid turn-based battle system. Its epic plot and lengthy dialogue may be a bit overbearing, but anyone willing to take on an extremely detailed story will have a wealth to do here.”

Australian Nintendo website also gave it a 4 out of 5-star rating:

“Triangle Strategy is an excellent strategy game with a heavy focus on a very good, very malleable story. Characters are well-written and very likeable, the story goes to some absolutely fascinating places, and the game’s strategy combat is best-in-class amongst its peers. Unfortunately, inconsistent visuals and a gameplay / story balance skewed far too heavily on the story side hold it back at times – but looking past that is easy when the rest of it is so good. “

Our friends over at Eurogamer thought it was enjoyable, even though they did think it was a bit of a slow burn:

“Triangle Strategy is a dramatic, often engrossing tale of medieval conflict – and one that can sit proudly next to the games that inspired it.”

GamesRader + was a little bit more critical but still gave it a final score of 3.5 out of 5:

“Triangle Strategy is a great strategic battler, meshed with devilish politicking and weighty decisions. It’s just a shame the cast of characters never gets a chance to shine just as bright.”

And one more – Comicbook was consistent with other scores, awarding it 4 out of 5. Here’s what it had to say:

Triangle Strategy is a very solid tactical game that rewards smart decisions. The conviction system that drives the story reminds me of the older Ultima games, and I appreciate that positioning is as important as a character’s abilities during combat. While Triangle Strategy suffers from some of the same issues as Octopath Traveler in terms of its slow pace, the game is still a worthy successor to the likes of Final Fantasy Tactics. This is a game that you’ll want to pour hours into, even if some of those hours are eaten up by cutscenes and monologues. “

Triangle Strategy is out today on the Nintendo Switch. Tell us in our poll and down in the comments if you’ll be adding it to your own collection.

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