Just finished the demo for Project Triangle Strategy (defend Roland path) and my impression is very positive. Some tweaks will be needed here and there but there should be enough time to polish it.
There seems to be quite a lot of talking, intel collection and decision-making in between battles and this adds another level of strategy to the game as your choices decide what characters will join you and how certain events will unfold. I guess this could turn some people off though.
Storywise, I'm pleasently surprised. There's quite more to it than just "three kingdoms fight for power" and judging by the demo there seem to be quite a few actors with their own ambitions and goals. I got some strong Game of Thrones-vibes at times.
I think the voting mechanic is really cool. It's interesting to have a game where you get to choose but don't necessarily get your own way.
I think there is a little too much going on between missions. I'm pretty sure there was a solid 30 minutes of scenes before the first and second battle in the demo. The game is throwing so many characters at me that I'm still struggling to get a handle on the relationships.
Gameplay wise, I'm still making up my mind. I get why they kind of throw you into the middle so you can see the complexity, but I'm still getting my head around the multiple systems going on here. I'm trying to do
the second battle without burning the town
and got smacked down my first try. Gonna give it another go in a bit and see if I've learned anything.
Overall, I'm happy for any entry in a genre that doesn't get a lot of love. The similarities are obvious, but there's more than enough to make this distinct from Fire Emblem (and maybe even a thing or two FE will learn, like having turns for characters rather than each side). So, hopefully it turns out well.
Also glad the Bravely series and Octopath line both seem to be going on simultaneously, although I'm a bit iffy on Bravely 2. Just not grabbing me like the first one or the second, but that may just be a consequence of being dropped into the middle. I'm still hoping there's some connection between this and the original games, which considering the series doesn't seem too unlikely. I like the character models just fine.