The most recent Nintendo Direct contained many exciting announcements, but few caught my attention as much as Square Enix’s surprise reveal of Project Triangle Strategy.
Gimme Fuel, Gimme (Blue) Fire
HIGH A soulslike platformer!
LOW If I miss that jump one more time, I swear…
WTF Can someone Google what a fetish for elevators is called?
It’s only March, but I’m going to say that The Eternal Cylinder will be one the most innovative games of 2021. This action-adventure with survival elements puts the players in the shoes of cute and tiny creatures called Trebhums. Their objective is simple — save their world from the evil Cylinder. However, this basic premise is soon revealed to be a memorable odyssey.
Let Sleeping Dragons Lie
HIGH Lovely presentation reminiscent of a high-quality Game Boy game.
LOW Combat is unintuitive, and at times unnecessary.
WTF: I can’t believe I used to think 8-bit music in headphones was pleasant.
Learn From The Past Or Perish
HIGH Fi is SO ADORBS!
LOW The base inventory limit is shockingly small.
WTF Would two years of farmwork really render alchemy skills that rusty?
HIGH The weighty feel of the weapons. Fantastic sound design.
LOW The two-day odyssey of installation.
WTF Captain Price without a moustache.
A Familiar Target
HIGH Some Mission Stories have unexpected narrative payoffs.
LOW None of the new maps blew me away.
WTF Story leaps between missions can be jarring.
Still Great Years Later
HIGH Obtaining 30 ships and then the ghost for twice the firepower!
LOW That ghost always runs out right before a boss battle.
WTF Well hello there, floating half-of-a-lady-robot boss…
Does The S Stand For Sequel?
HIGH The story and characters.
LOW Damage sponge enemies.
WTF Is this an action game or a cooking and travel show?
Immortality, Morality, and Dancing
HIGH The combination of profound themes and wacky characters is terrific.
LOW Dodging rhythm-based attacks off-beat is counterintuitive.
WTF Buddha throwing musical notes at me.