The three kingdoms of Aesfrost, Glenbrock and Heissand fight each other bitterly. As is so often the case in human history, the Salt Iron Wars are about raw materials and property claims. After years of suffering, a deceptive peace finally promises peace for the nobility and the mob, but then Aesfrost surprisingly invades Glenbrock, killing the Crown Prince and the King. As the son of one of the most powerful vassals of Glenbrock, it is now up to you to look after your people, but also to survive and find out more about the invasion.
And then the second Prince of Glenbrock is in your care – will you hand him over to Aesfrost or defend your masters to the last drop of blood? Project Triangle Strategy doesn't use scales in the game logo for nothing, in this tactical role-playing game it is extremely important which decisions you make, so you should think carefully about your reactions and actions!
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You may already be familiar with the eye-catching pixel graphic style Octopath Traveler, the Japano RPG by Square Enix, which is supposed to be reminiscent of the old genre classics. Project Triangle Strategy is also based on long-established games, more precisely on Final Fantasy Tactics. You move your units like chess pieces on a grid across the area. A high location gives you advantages; if you are attacked from behind or from the side, you will suffer additional sensitive damage. These established mechanisms still work flawlessly today; the order is determined by the agility value of the units. Nimble characters are therefore earlier than lumbering, armored warriors, on horseback or even with a flying pedestal, the radius of the attacks increases.
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The demo starts in the middle of the game and requires attention from the warlord in the first battle: You have to flee the besieged capital and fight a bridge and open the gate. At the same time, enemies will stab you in the back, so on the one hand you have to advance, on the other hand you have to be careful not to be caught. Thanks to the wide range of characters, not only is it entertaining to face the challenge, there are also tons of options. Do you gallop forward with the knight? Do you use the devastating spells of your magicians? Or do you draw the attention of the enemy by provocation on your shielded warrior?
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The turn-based battles are only one aspect of Project Triangle Strategy, you always have breaks to explore, in which you can walk around freely without a grid and talk to NPCs. Sometimes you learn about facts that help you make important decisions, or that you use to convince your companions of your goals. Because: Serious judgments are made when all important characters vote. Your vote counts too, but no more than anyone else's. Say: If your friends want to act differently than you, you have to bow to the majority. This is not only exciting, but of course also provides motivation to play the adventure through several times. The story in the demo, although it starts in the middle of the game, is exciting and dramatic. Are we extraditing the prince and avoiding unnecessary bloodshed? Or do we defend it by all means, no matter what the cost?
War is no picnic
Game of Thrones meets Final Fantasy – Project Triangle Strategy is by no means a light-hearted good-mood RPG, here heads roll and nobles have fun with maids between the hedges (of course, none of this explicitly). The demo is extremely promising, looks distinctive and controls itself perfectly, even with the Joy-Cons. Of course, it hurts that the waiting time for the finished adventure is at least nine months, because the role-playing game should not appear until 2022. But then we also hope for a decent amount, because we are looking forward to a lot of time in the triangle to spend!
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