Triangle Strategy, the conflict also arrives on PC | Review

Triangle Strategy, the conflict also arrives on PC | Review

Triangle Strategy

After conquering the lovers of turn-based strategy and fans of a more articulated narrative than normal last March on Nintendo Switch, Triangle Strategy finally landed a few days ago also on PC, thus opening up to a whole new plethora of fans. An appointment, the one with the latest production of ArtDink and Square Enix, absolutely not to be missed if you appreciate the genre and have not yet got your hands on the game.

We have reviewed the game with the following PC:

GPU: Zotac RTX 3070 Twin Edge OC MOBO: Asus ROG STRIX Z370-F RAM: G.Skill Trident Z RGB 16GB DDR4 3200MHz CPU: Intel i5 8600k 3.6 GHZ SSD: Sabrent SSD 2TB Rocket NVMe PCIe M.2 2280 Keyboard: Corsair K70 LUX LED Red Cherry MX Brown Mouse: Fnatic Flick 2 Headphones: Logitech G930 Monitor: Samsung C27HG 70 Quad HD 144Hz HDR

A new conflict

Triangle Strategy tells the story of Nortelia, a divided continent in three macro-territories and whose economy is governed by salt and iron. Two very precious materials, which in the past gave way to a very bloody war, called the War of Salt and Iron, between the three kingdoms of Nortelia, which ended only after numerous and dramatic clashes with a truce as fleeting as ardently desired by all peoples of the continent, tried by such a long and dramatic conflict.

A peace as longed for as it hangs by a thread and in fact, a few minutes after the start of the game, we will see it crumble before our eyes, when the House of Wolfhort, vassal of the kingdom of Glenbrook, is attacked and conquered by the Grand Duchy of Aesglast. A betrayal made even more painful by the fact that Serenoa Wolfhort, our main protagonist of the game, had been betrothed a few moments before with no less than the daughter of the fearsome Gustadolv, ruler of the Grand Duchy of Aesglast.| ); }
From this incipit a plot full of facets and twists branches off, which has little to envy to a fantasy literary production. As reported a few months ago in our original review of the title, in fact: "The story is superbly written, full of twists and turns and without any fear of daring to stage the cruelties of war." If at the time of the announcement of Triangle Strategy the push to compare the plot of the title with that of Game of Thrones for maturity and topics covered could seem nothing short of a gamble, in front of the entire narrative system of ArtDink's work, this parallelism is apt to say the least, with Triangle Strategy that does not look bad in front of this sacred monster of fantasy literature. In short, get ready for a long-winded title, full of dialogue and drama, where your choices will have serious consequences.

More in detail, the personality of Serenoa is characterized by three different values: morality, pragmatism and freedom. Each of our decisions, in addition to having a more or less direct impact on what happens in the game, also modifies these values, but not going to indicate either which or how much. However, this mechanism is not an end in itself or a mere moral mirror, but it also affects the narrative of the work, leading us to one of the different multiple endings that Triangle Strategy is equipped with.

On the battlefields strictly divided into boxes of Triangle Strategy, in fact, we do not find particular evolutions compared to the classic stylistic features of the genre, but a simple and clean game system . In addition to the positioning of the attack, which can be critical if carried out behind the opponent or pincer if the enemy is closed between two members of our team, there are in fact no particular dynamics that complicate or particularly enrich the gameplay of the title. Of course, as you go on there are always new elemental spells capable of changing the playing field, different abilities and so on, but the leitmotif of Triangle Strategy never clearly deviates from the path that we will learn about in the first hours of play. Fortunately, wisely constructed battlefields and particularly challenging bosses, which are able to bring out the players' tactical spirit, avoid the risk of falling into repetition.

Non Finally, there is not even a few small, more managerial and role-playing elements, which can however be considered little more than a mere decorative tinsel of the entire title structure. In the camp in which we will find ourselves before today's clash, in fact, we will be able to train our characters, upgrade the weapons, which are fixed and non-exchangeable for each character, and decide the two pieces of equipment that each individual character is equipped with.

The port of Triangle Strategy to PC

But how does Triangle Strategy run on PC? Definitely good, even if it was difficult to expect anything different given the not exactly heavy style of the title. The particular HD-2D that we have come to know and appreciate in titles such as Octopath Traveler makes it particularly well on high resolutions, paying even more honor to the work done by ArtDink on an artistic level than what we saw on Nintendo Switch. The general rendering, in addition to the resolution that can be set at will, has also received upgrades, with the particle effects that are for example now more convincing and cared for than previously. I still have that not very clean effect of some locations and scenes, but it is really the classic nit of a production that is stylistically inspired and colored.

Project Triangle Strategy Al net of the much appreciated and necessary possibility to set a higher resolution, this port of Triangle Strategy for PC certainly does not shine for the amount of graphic options made available to the player. In addition to resolution and relative rendering percentage, in fact, we could only set the quality of the shadows, anti-aliasing and post-processing. Of course, this is by no means a title that requires a large number of graphics options, but it was certainly legitimate to expect a little more, such as the ability to set the framerate. Framerate that in any case, in the course of our test with the configuration that you find at the top at maximum details in Quad HD, it has never shown its side to failures of any kind. That said, this PC port of Triangle Strategy is now the best place to enjoy this particular epic, especially via controller given a not-exactly-perfect keyboard and mouse control system.

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