Triangle Strategy review published in Famitsu
The first review score is out for Square Enix’s Switch RPG, which releases this week
The first Triangle Strategy review has been published in the Japanese magazine Famitsu.
According to Ryokutya2089, a website that often posts details from Famitsu early, the publication’s four reviewers awarded the Switch RPG a review score of 35/40, with its critics settling on scores of 8, 9, 9 and 9.
According to Ryokutya, Famitsu praised the game’s battle system and story, which it said carries a lot of weight. However, it notes that the gaps between combat and story sections can be frustratingly long.
Famitsu previously gave Octopath Traveler, Square Enix’s other ‘HD-2D’ Switch RPG, a review score of 36/40 (9/9/9/9).
Whereas Octopath Traveler was a traditional turn-based RPG, Triangle Strategy (as the name suggests) puts more focus on tactics, which may appeal more to fans of the Fire Emblem or Final Fantasy Tactics series.
The game is due out for Nintendo Switch this Friday, March 4.
Square Enix is considering other classic games from its 16-bit catalogue to create ‘HD-2D’ remakes for, it’s said.
As reported by Famitsu, during a new ‘radio’ show on Square Enix’s Japanese YouTube channel, developers working on Triangle Strategy confirmed that Square Enix president Yosuka Matsuda wants the studio to use the art style to remake SNES games.
This includes a remake of Japan-only Super Famicom release Live A Live, which was announced during the last Nintendo Direct presentation and reimagines the 16-bit original in the HD-2D art style.
“The president ordered us to make more use of HD-2D, so we decided to think about remakes of past titles,” producer Tomoya Asano said.
“So we lined up possible titles and thought about which could be done in HD-2D, and brought them to the president.”