Alternative tactics games to play while waiting Triangle Strategy
Although Square Enix’s next tactical role-playing game, Triangle Strategy, hasn’t been released yet, it does happen on March 4th. If you’re dying to dive into some tactical RPG goodness right now, there are a handful of great named games to try, like Fire Emblem or XCOM. But how about a list of other great tactical games or series you might not have heard of before?
Final Fantasy Tactics: War of the Lions
Final Fantasy Tactics was originally released in 1998 in the United States. Although most of us have heard of the game, trying to track down a copy for PlayStation isn’t the easiest. What you might not know is that Final Fantasy Tactics: The War of the Lions is a viable option, it’s more or less the same game, a bit easier to play on a touch screen.
Available on iOS and Android devices, you can sink over 40 hours into the game on your phone. Might be a good idea to bring a charging pad.
The Banner Saga Trilogy
Perhaps the coolest part of The Banner Saga is the game’s interactive story element. Depending on who lives or dies in battle, the events that occur throughout the series are determined. The second coolest part is the unique art of the game, which is worth it.
Groove of War
You might know Wargroove developer Chucklefish better than the game itself. They have created or published a handful of great titles: Stardew Valley, Risk of Rain, Starbound and recently Eastward. When you are in the company of games like this, you might as well give it a try.
In the game, each of the fifteen commanders you can play has their own unique campaign. If you’re a fan of the Advance Wars series, this is a great spiritual successor to try.
In the breach
If you like the man versus machine genre or giant mechs, look no further. At a glance, Into the Breach doesn’t look like much, but IGN called Into the Breach, “..deep, satisfying, and replayable.”
What caught my eye on Wildermyth was the visual style, living in a hybrid 2-D/3-D world. Don’t like to play alone? Good news, Wildermyth has online and local cooperation. The game also has procedural storytelling, so no game will be the same.
How could I put Triangle Strategy on a list of games to play while waiting for Triangle Strategy to be released? Well, a demo of the first three chapters was released before the full release. The best par, you can play now and continue your progress to the full game on March 4.