Review of Triangle Strategy Game

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The fun of the triangle strategy depends mainly on your interest in the plot, because the focus is on storytelling, and the game often feels like a visual novel with RPG elements, and not vice versa. However, after the first three chapters, tactical actions and exploration play a more important role in the experience. This means that the recent demo, which was released on the Nintendo eShop and contains only the first three chapters, should not be a determining factor in your decision to buy the full version of the game, but it is the best way to judge whether you are interested in the in-depth history of debate and politics. To maximize your enjoyment, this review will be completely spoiler-free, but you can check out a vague plot summary and additional details in our Triangle strategy preview posted above.

A story is not a story without characters, and characters are not characters without being interesting. Triangle Strategy offers an engaging and high-quality narrative, which is mainly told through dialogues and is accompanied by talented and credible voice actors throughout the game. In addition to the main goals of the story, there are optional side stories that provide additional context and world-building, taking you directly into the vast universe. It lacks the need for realistic filmtic adventures with its deliberately stiff but charming art style, and one of the best parts is that you have partial control over the plot direction.

Multiple paths mean multiple endings in this self-chosen adventure that depends on the player to make difficult decisions. This is done through two different connection game mechanics. The first is to strengthen their beliefs by choosing dialogue answers that covertly correspond to usefulness, morality or freedom, and afterr affect the characters who want to join their group. The second causes a more direct change in the story, in parts of the game where you have to choose between two main courses of action. Members of his party, also called units, also have a say in these decisions, and each of their own beliefs comes into play. This is where the balance of judgment comes into play. Voting segments in which you need to convince your units to choose the path you want to take. To convince them, you need to have the right knowledge by talking to different NPCs during the exploration stages.

The stages of exploration are the only element of the triangular strategy that leaves much to be desired. They appear once per chapter, usually just before the start of a action, and involve exploring a relatively small area to gather information, find items and make purchases in special stores. There is not much “exploration” at all, since the completion of everything that needs to be done, unfortunately, takes only a few minutes. It’s the only moment in the game, apart from the camp, when you take full control of the main character, but, unfortunately, it’s short and sweet.

You will use the camp between missions to prepare for action. Here you can;

1. Talk to the provider to buy items and materials with coins received from exploration segments and action victories.
2. Access the Sundries Store for:
– use the trading post to buy valuables with the compliments you earned by completing certain maneuvers in action.
– promotes the class of each unit by fulfilling the appropriate requirements, resulting in an increase in their HP (hit points), statistics (strength, body defense, magicstrike, magic defense, luck, accuracy, speed, evasion, jumping and movement) and learning new skills (strike, defense movements, health actions, etc.).).
3. Visit the forge to improve the weapon range and skills of each unit by using the right materials and spending the right amount of coins.
4. Take part in “played mental actions” in the tavern, with a new one being unlocked after completing each chapter of the story to earn more experience points and increase the level of your units.

Once you have upgraded and bought everything you can from the warehouse, and you think it’s time for the action of the last chapter you have reached, it’s time to deploy your desired units and place them on the actionfield. You will be informed about the victory conditions, defeat conditions, weather and wind, and as soon as you start, the real fun of the triangle strategy begins.

The actionfield consists of a grid-based movement that displays squares of different colors for basic instructions. The fields colored in sapphire are those to which you can safely move without fear of beingstrikeed. Purple means that you can move there, but the enemy canstrike. Red is in your ownstrike range and yellow is the selected range. Your own units and enemy enemies take turns moving around the playing field, issuing commands forstrikes and the use of objects. Once your shift is complete, choose a direction that you want your unit to look in. Each unit is assigned a different class, which gives unique abilities. The main character Serenoa is a typical swordsman who specializes in hand-to-hand action, but there are also units specializing in defense, healing, camouflage, magic, etc. As for magic, elements such as fire and ice can affect the terrain on the fields where theystrike. However, particle effects, especially fire, can sometimes lead to a noticeable drop in frame rate, which somewhat hinders a smooth, engaging and intense experience.

Of course, both enemies and their own units are vulnerable to certain types ofstrikes, and it is important to take advantage of these weaknesses in order to crown yourself a winner in action. There are also maneuvers that can be made effective regardless of such weaknesses. Taking advantage of the elevation in the multi-level terrain causes more damage, as well as hitting an enemy from behind or launching a “follow-upstrike” by placing units on opposite sides of their target. A lot of strategy is required in the course of the game, and you need to carefully consider each of your steps. Playing with the settings, you can choose the level of difficulty, with very simple, easy, normal and difficult options available. I chose Normal because I’m quite a newbie when it comes to role-playing games, and the following chapters turned out to be a real challenge. It can be quite frustrating to get involved in an hour-long action only to lose and be forced to start all over again, but the good news is that the XP you deserve is not lost and you get stronger and stronger every time you try, so it doesn’t feel like it’s all in vain.

The Octopath Traveler of 2018 introduced the world to the stunning “2D HD” art style, integrating nostalgic graphics from the SNES era with 3D environments in a Moderna rendering engine. Triangle Strategy uses this 2D HD style just as beautifully as its spiritual predecessor and delivers beautiful graphics that feel like a passionate love letter to gamers who grew up in the early 90s. If you are not interested in turn-based tactical role-playing games, Triangle Strategy is not for you. But if you are, you are almost guaranteed to get your money’s worth, and even more so. Square Enix has created another awesome world that practically begs for sequels, prequels or spin-offs. Action-packed strategic actions, an exciting narrative that is replayable due to its multiple paths and endings (in addition to the practical inclusion of the NEW GAME + mode after completing your first game) and a complex, but easy-to-learn and understandable polished mechanics make this recent entry in 2D-HD by producer Tomoya Asano a simple recommendation for Nintendo Switch.

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