Triangle Strategy Prologue Demo Impressions
During last week’s Nintendo Direct, we saw more footage of Square Enix’s upcoming strategy rpg Triangle Strategy. A new demo was also announced for the game and released right after the Direct. I checked out the demo and here are my thoughts on it.
A new demo for Triangle Strategy is available now. I finished the demo and thought I’d write up my thoughts on it.
Triangle Strategy isn’t Final Fantasy Tactics but it’s pretty darn close. There’s no Ivalice but just like the first Tactics, Triangle Strategy is heavy on story and one that looks like it’ll lead to a war. Though Triangle Strategy’s story might be even heavier than FF Tactics. There are a lot of cutscenes in this demo.
At first, I wasn’t sure how I felt about the story. I just wanted to get to the next battle quickly. As the demo progressed, I found myself liking the game’s characters more and becoming intrigued by the story. When you hit the big decision in Chapter 3, the game gets very interesting. If the full game has you continue to make decisions like the demo, then there is going to be a lot of replay value to Triangle Strategy!
What about the actual gameplay though? How are the battles?
Triangle Strategy has the best tactical battle system I’ve seen since the first Final Fantasy Tactics! In fact, the battles remind me a lot of FF Tactics but with some improvements. For instance, the game will let you know, via lines, what enemies can attack you. The blue area on a map is the safe zone too, while the red is where the enemy can get to you. Also, the game points out when any enemy is weak to an attack or resistant.
The battles are not the only bit of gameplay the demo offers though. There are exploration areas in the battle where players can look around towns (and a camp area to shop). This is totally different from say, Final Fantasy Tactics, which had you visit taverns and shops only by menu. I really like how Triangle Strategy handles exploration!
Overall, the demo is pretty good. I’m glad progress can carry over to the full game. I do, however, wish there were more battles in the demo then there are but of course, in a few weeks, we’ll see much more of this game!
Triangle Strategy comes out on March 4th, 2022. It will be available via retail and on the Nintendo Switch eshop. If you’re interested in the game, check out the demo now!