Fort Triumph | PS4 Review
Updated: Nov 19, 2021
Fort Triumph is a turn-based combat game with a medieval fantasy setting. It is developed by CookieByte Entertainment and published by All In! Games and is currently available on Windows PC, PlayStation, XBox, and Nintendo Switch. For the purpose of my review I was playing the PlayStation 4 version.
In Fort Triumph you take on the role of a team of characters ranging from mages to barbarians. I opted to play the campaign mode where you have the option of a tutorial; which I’d highly recommend, because the combat and all the little specifics of Fort Triumph are very important to have any kind of success. I’m not a massive player of turn-based games however I have some experience with the XCOM games, and aside from the setting being totally different, I felt like the gameplay was certainly inspired by the XCOM series. This is absolutely not a criticism of Fort Triumph because I’d argue that the XCOM games are some of the best turn-based models to inspire any games within the genre.
Your turn starts in Fort Triumph with you having a certain amount of action points that you can spend with each turn, and you must use these points as efficiently as you can to gain the advantage over the opposing goblins, spiders and other creatures. The entire environment has the potential to become a weapon that you can add to your arsenal. On the flip side of this, it could also become your demise, as you scarper behind a tree and a pesky enemy decides to turn lumberjack and knock the tree down or you can equally kick enemies into rocks to damage them. The various battlefields themselves are all procedurally generated so you can’t simply perfect one level and move on. This adds an extra element of challenge to the game and each level will feel unique and require you to adapt your playstyle and go into it with a totally different approach. Alongside this, there is also a setting which activates perma-death; conversely I avoided this because I like to enjoy my games, not struggle with them.
There’s a fair bit of content available to the player in Fort Triumph because there’s a lot of levelling available and lots of different builds in terms of your team's composition that you can try out. There is also multiplayer available as well so you can put your tactics to the test against real humans to test out just how effective they are.
Overall, I quite enjoyed Fort Triumph and what it offered. As mentioned I’m not a massive fan of turn-based games and I am not what I’d consider to be an expert, but I feel like I was able to experiment and try out various tactics. I also quickly figured out what the game was expecting of me and learnt what worked and what was simply going to result in death and failure. If you're a fan of the turn-based genre then Fort Triumph will certainly be a worthy addition to your library.
Lj’s Rating: 3.5 goblin soldiers out of 5.
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