Trine is a beautiful fantasy action platformer with a fairytale-like atmosphere, following the journey of three heroes - a Wizard, a Knight and a Thief - in a quest to save the kingdom from evil. The gameplay is based on fully interactive physics - each character's different abilities and tactics can be used to invent new ways to battle an army of undead and overcome obstacles, and restore the balance of the world.
Got this during one of the Humble Bundle sales. I just got around to playing it last night. I really like the way that the mouse in integrated into the game. I like how you must actually "aim" your shield for protection, rather than just clicking the button and letting the game do the rest. Little details like this make me appreciate the game. The game is visually stunning and the soundtrack will keep you immersed.
Cant wait for part 2!
How to justify this 10/10 rating. First - just run any demo or trailer for this game. Then - add physics, level design, music, narration and amount of love put into this game and.. you have it.
(actually there is some 0.3 points less for some small physics bugs and gameplay annoyances, but still it easily rounds to 10) :]
Three very different antagonists with very different motivations keep the story of the game interesting. Gameplay is made interesting by the need to use the different characters different abilities to tackle the challenges you face along with plain good level design. The game could be called a puzzle platformer but it is more of a platform game than a puzzle game. There are optional challenges that require a bit of more puzzling to solve, though, and bring you rewards if you solve them.
The game also has RPG elements as you can level up your characters and give them new or improved abilities. Together these elements make for a fun game, that will appeal to many different kinds of gamers. Graphics, voice acting sound and music are all good and together create a suitable atmosphere.
I would recommend the game mainly to gamers who like platform games, but puzzle game enthusiasts and RPG gamers may also find that it is worth giving the game a try.
A brilliant game with amazing graphics and fun physics-based gameplay. Best for 3-player action, but still fun to play and figure out alone. Lots of secrets to boot, you'll always be going back to previous levels to find any lost Experience Bottles you didn't find in your previous run. Plus, dropping crates on the heads of your foes never gets old.
Для молодых игроков это может быть и находка (судя по по положительным оценкам на разного рода игровых ресурсах), однако для людей, которые выросли на настоящих платформерах с NES, Genesis, SNES и т.д. игра вряд ли представит интерес. Дикие потуги на олдскул превратились в убогую офисную казуальную игрушку с примитивным муторным геймплеем, нулевым сюжетом, тупыми прстыми загадками. Зато все это чудо жирно приправлено современной графикой, HDR-ом и Bloom-ом, от которых глаза болят.
Really nice graphics and music. I also really like the narrator (German version). Co-op is also really fun.
But, especially concering Co-op, unfortunately the game has big problems with gamepads:
- Linux: The deadzone for the left analog stick is like 0, resulting in character walking without a direction beeing pressed. The walkaround is to configure the gamepad with some tool
- Linux: For the 2nd gamepad, the right analog stick does not work. When using the pads as first device, they all worked. I have found no workaround.
- Windows: So I tried the Windows version to be able to play Co-op. But here I could not configure the gamepads at all. Workaround: switching to some old version.
So after all these troubles I was finally able to play Co-op with 2 friends. But If I didn't have a Windows partition I would not have been able to play Co-op what would be really sad, as Co-op is really a lot of fun!
The game itself is really beautiful and (especially Co-op) a lot of fun. I'd rate it 10/10 if it wasn't for the gamepad issues. These gamepad issues can be solved, but I needed Windows for playing Co-op. I really wanted to play the game with Linux...