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Triangle Strategy (2022) is an action role-playing game that combines a complex branching plot with grid-based battles like Fire Emblem or Advance Wars. It stands out not only for its unusual diorama visuals, but by creating an intertwining story of many characters

Play begins in a world of high fantasy, crafted of those unusual graphics and dense prose waxing lyrical about lords of high houses and their politics. This continues throughout, as you talk to locals and decide how you want things to play out in the world. Once you have a plan you then need to persuade the others in your party, not always as straightforward as it sounds.

Although there's no hiding the volume of reading, things eventually move to the tactical battles. Here you draw on the members of your party best suited for each encounter. Things then proceed in turn based fashion. Like with the narrative, in you need to take care about the decisions in battles as well. Not only whether your character can defeat an enemy but how the terrain or architecture may affect each encounter.

As you progress you can level up your characters so they gain enhanced stats and equipment. You also need to work on developing what information you have about the world and the people in it. This is crucial to making the right decisions. You can skip these investigations but be prepared for the impact of mis-informed decisions to be far reaching.

The result is a game that offers a huge branching story with characters you will care about. The choices you make often have surprising and moving (and calamitous) consequences many hours later in the game. For such an ambitious and sizeable game it's surprisingly coherent and brings the many threads together in a satisfying way.

Our examiner, Andy Robertson, first checked Triangle Strategy 2 years ago.
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Play StylePlay Style

This is a Battle, Role-Play and Strategy game with Action, Fighting and Narrative elements. This is a single-player game.

 
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DurationDuration

Play Time: This game will take between 45 hours and 55 hours to complete.

BenefitsBenefits

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

Rated PEGI 12 for moderate violence and use of bad language. The majority of the violence takes place during turn-based battles between non-detailed human characters, with damage shown using numbers and no blood or injuries shown. However, storyline scenes show characters being shot or slashed at by their enemies, leaving them lying on the ground in large puddles of blood. The game also includes use of bad language, including '*!@?*' and '*!@?*', as well as milder terms.

Skill Level

10+ year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game. Still, it's important for parents and guardians to consider the maturity required to process the game content. It's also important to ensure children understand in-game purchases and have spending limits set-up. Provided children have a voracious appetite for reading and can think through the implications of their choices and strategies this is a game they will enjoy.

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CostsCosts

Triangle Strategy usually costs £49.99.
 

Triangle Strategy

Steam Store PC £49.99
Switch Store Switch -
There are the following additional costs associated with this game:
  • In-Game Purchases: Additional in-game purchases are offered for items that enhance the experience.
 
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DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 04/03/2022, updated in 2022

Out Now: PC and Switch

Skill Rating: 10+ year-olds

Players: 1

Genres: Battle, Role-Play, Strategy (Action, Fighting and Narrative)

Accessibility: 19 features

Components: 2D Overhead, Blocks and Grid

Developer: Square Enix (@SquareEnix)


Taming Gaming Book Written by parents for parents, the database complements the in-depth discussion about video game addiction, violence, spending and online safety in the Taming Gaming book. We are an editorially independent, free resource without adverts that is supported by partnerships.

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