We compare Octopath Traveler to Triangle Strategy because they share the same HD2D style, along with Square-Enix’s upcoming remake for Nintendo Switch, Live A Live. Beyond that, the two games also share a producer in Tomoya Asano—and there is crossover among the development teams. But Triangle Strategy is not a sequel to Octopath Traveler, nor does it take place in the same universe.

The difference between Triangle Strategy and Octopath Traveler is genre

Octopath Traveler is a turn-based RPG, and the genre of Triangle Strategy is in the title itself. It hits notes of nostalgia for iconic games like Tactics Ogre and Fire Emblem, but Triangle Strategy freshens the formula with unique characters and interactive story elements that allow you to focus on philosophies such as Utility, Morality, and Liberty. Octopath reminds us how much we love Final Fantasy VI, but Triangle Strategy recalls the best of Final Fantasy Tactics.

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It’s worth noting how both titles make use of numbers. We have eight travelers in Octopath, each with their own story, and in Triangle Strategy? Three countries are on the verge of war. Once again, the characters’ stories take center stage. If there’s any relation between Octopath Traveler and Triangle Strategy, it’s that both games emphasize character development and story in addition to battle mechanics. Strategy or turn-based—what difference does it make when you have characters to root for?

It’s about the characters of Octopath Traveler and Triangle Strategy, not the numbers

Quality over quantity, indeed! Square-Enix released Octopath Traveler to glowing reviews and moderate success back in 2018. Now, four years later, its dedicated fanbase is strong as ever. Triangle Strategy is poised to soar on this lasting momentum, living up to its status as “the successor to Octopath.”

For more on Triangle Strategy, check out How long is the Triangle Strategy demo?

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