Nintendo Switch Review: Triangle Strategy

A Song of Salt and Iron…

Three nations battle for control of the dwindling resources of salt and iron. Command a group of warriors as Serenoa, heir of House Wolffort, in a tangled plot where your decisions make all the difference. Key choices you make will bolster one of three convictions. Utility, Morality, Liberty which together make up Serenoa’s world view and influence how the story will unfold. When faced with truly momentous decisions, multiple characters will weigh in by casting their votes on the Scales of Conviction. In these moments, the allies, and decisions you make can determine the fate of whole nations and the continent of Norzelia itself. Control multi-tiered battlefields to strategically secure victory.

Triangle Strategy is a great tactical RPG with a terrible name, much like Octopath Traveler. The story itself doesn’t sounds like the most gripping stuff when they are fighting over things like salt, but it does actually have some depth to it than that once it gets going and ultimately has a good narrative that will see it through to the end.

While not a sequel to Octopath Traveler itself, Triangle Strategy has a lot of the same development team and looks familiar overall. It’s not set in the same universe so there’s no chance of any crossovers, nor does it need to. It’s also worth mentioning that there’s a free demo of the game so if you aren’t sure about Japanese Tactical RPG’s then you’d be wise to give it a download before deciding to make the plunge.

In terms of tactical RPGs, Triangle Strategy is in good company and takes obvious inspiration from the likes of Final Fantasy Tactics. While it doesn’t exactly add anything new to the genre, the game does well and feels more like a nice throwback to classic tactical RPGs with its HD 2D visuals that are great to look at. Voice-acting is a bit mixed but not awful while the soundtrack is impressive overall. The framerate holds up throughout the experience and the game itself ultimately didn’t disappoint.

The Verdict

Triangle Strategy really deserved a better name because it undersells what its all about. It’s a traditional tactical RPG with a great story and one that any fan of the genre needs to have on their Switch.

Score: 9.0