Triangle Strategy Reviews

Triangle Strategy is ranked in the 89th percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.
IGN
Top Critic
8 / 10.0
Mar 9, 2022

Triangle Strategy is shockingly successful at telling a grounded human story in a fantasy world, even if its main cast is extremely dull. That plot is backed up by simple but well-designed and appropriately challenging combat.

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Recommended
Mar 3, 2022

Despite moving slowly in both its story and in combat, Triangle Strategy ultimately rewards your patience.

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Metro GameCentral
GameCentral
Top Critic
6 / 10
Mar 7, 2022

A visual novel that offers the occasional diversion into some engaging turn-based strategy but would've been infinitely better if it had curtailed it's long-winded storytelling aspirations.

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Mar 3, 2022

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.

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8.3 / 10.0
Mar 8, 2022

Playing Triangle Strategy’s battles is probably the easiest and most carefree part of the experience. There’s a lot of fun in strategizing and watching your characters’ abilities shine, and I loved outsmarting the competition. The hardest part of the journey is the choices alongside the bleak realities it makes you confront about injustices of the world. The game has multiple endings, letting you pick your vision for the future. Even with my ending, which was one for a much more idealized, compassionate world, I was left a little disheartened. But, maybe, that’s the point. And for that, Triangle Strategy isn’t like most games you’ll play, which is what makes it special, even if it’s not always perfect in the delivery of its harsh truths.

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GameSpot
Top Critic
8 / 10
Mar 11, 2022

Triangle Strategy strips away some classic genre norms while adding extra nuances of its own and a stellar, if sometimes indulgent, story.

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Polygon
Top Critic
Unscored
Mar 3, 2022

I’ll always have those moments on the battlefield where Triangle Strategy is willing to meet me halfway — just like it did when it sent me Narve, the wandering mage, who showed up at my encampment the night before a pitched battle, plucky and sincere, to offer his services. His elemental spells were weak, but he had potential. In the morning, I put him next to Rudolph, the bandit whose skill with a bow and affinity for bear traps made him a staunch protector. Narve struggled against a few elite enemies, but Rudolph watched over him. They both emerged unscathed, and became fast friends.

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8.5 / 10.0
Mar 11, 2022

Impressive efforts with a few noticeable problems holding them back. Won't astound everyone, but is worth your time and cash.

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8.5 / 10.0
Mar 3, 2022

‎Triangle Strategy is an amazing game, but it could be even better if it managed to get rid of the need to spin a classic plot within the JRPG genre. Its mechanics completely eclipse everything that wants to tell us; how you play is a thousand times better than what you play for: the playable synergies between two characters are more stimulating than their dialogues and the pace of the combats is much better measured than that of their conversations.‎

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9 / 10
Mar 4, 2022

Triangle Strategy is a beautiful and authentic tactical RPG. Fans of Fire Emblem in particular will love the involving narrative on top of the strategic action - just be prepared for a slow start as it sets its expansive story in motion.

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90 / 100
Mar 3, 2022

Triangle Strategy is more than just a solid entry into the tactical RPG genre. Beyond the gameplay quality and its role-playing component, the new Square Enix allows itself the luxury of proposing a story full of unique moments and makes us responsible for the paths that its iconic characters can travel.

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8 / 10
Mar 9, 2022

If nothing else, Triangle Strategy shows that Square Enix has some fire in its turn-based tactical engine. It just needs to balance its scales between exposition and gameplay a little better.

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8 / 10.0
Mar 3, 2022

A real treat for strategy lovers with very well designed combats. Interesting additions such as the voting system are appreciated as well as the decisions and the different endings, which provide a lot of replayability.

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8.9 / 10.0
Mar 3, 2022

Triangle Strategy is an intense and rewarding experience, perhaps not gritty, but incredibly solid and deep.

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8.5 / 10.0
Mar 3, 2022

A fantastic and deep adventure, with only a few little issues that hold it back from true greatness.

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80 / 100
Mar 15, 2022

Triangle Strategy boasts a deep story with an involved battle system that remains fun throughout and approachable to those who might not have a strategic head. The cutscenes can be overly long and choices don't have as big of an impact as they should, but it's still a great strategy game that you can really sink your teeth into.

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ZTGD
Top Critic
8.5 / 10.0
Apr 19, 2022

Triangle Strategy weaves a mature story full of intrigue and places the player in an unenviable position of having to make some very tough choices with meaningful consequences, all the while challenging them to face encounters that will test their strategic mind. In other words, it’s a compelling good time.

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8.5 / 10.0
Mar 16, 2022

Triangle Strategy lacks the gameplay depth of Final Fantasy Tactics, and it doesn’t come anywhere near the story richness of Tactics Ogre despite borrowing its branching-path narrative design. However, Triangle Strategy’s streamlined battle system is significantly more approachable and less likely to invoke frustration. Likewise, even with the narrative being as bland as it is, it’s exciting for its own sake to see what happens when you make a big, story-altering decision. The final result is a strategy RPG that is extremely easy to recommend to newcomers, and longtime enthusiasts will probably appreciate it too. Triangle Strategy isn’t Square at its best, but it might be Square at its most fun.

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9 / 10.0
Mar 13, 2022

The first handful of gameplay hours are working against Triangle Strategy. Not a lot of combat, characters that you don't care about yet doing things that are not very interesting. However, there is an excellent game, with a fascinating story to experience, hiding behind all of that initial content. You have to learn about the world you are dropped into before you can have the ride of your life, if that's not of interest then look elsewhere. It's hard to say just play the first four hours, if you're not hooked by then you'll never be, but it's the truth.

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Mar 4, 2022

Triangle Strategy is one of the most compelling titles on the Switch if you can immerse yourself in the world and its characters then you’ll find it a rewarding experience. The game juggles several complicated systems that are awesome once you get the hang of them. Each unit feels distinctive in their design, character and playstyle and I cared for them all which is a hell of an achievement in a game with a fairly large cast.

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