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.
I normally don't get along well with platformers at all but Trine has a very innovative, fun puzzle-based approach, amusing dialogue and beautiful graphics.
If you're running on Linux with an ATI card remember to disable anti-aliasing and filtering before you start or it will lag a lot even on very fast computers.
This game is both an excellent puzzle platformer and the most beautiful game I've ever played.
The game relies heavily on its physics engine and, as long as you CAN get past an area, it's a valid solution. Even by design, this "you don't need to guess the designer's intentions" principle holds as, aside from one or two spots, there's at LEAST one way you can pass any spot with any of the three characters.
As for the graphics and music, you'll want to play it at least twice. Once for the game and once to just enjoy the ambiance and spend a proper amount of time looking at the level backgrounds.
The game would be more immersive if the narration didn't cut-off when you leave the loading screen and there are a couple of experience vials that you absolutely cannot find without a walkthrough but I only consider those minor warts, given how good the rest of it is.
Trine is one of the best looking games for Linux but the visuals are impressive anyway. The story was interesting and easy to follow along with good character development through out the game as it progressed. The music was wonderful and suited the game perfectly. Game play worked out quite nicely with only one glitch I have come across getting stuck underneath something. Being able to finish each level in different ways depending on which character was being used as a good but small mention. The only problems I have found with Trine is that there is not much variety in enemies available and the characters feel a little unbalanced at times (one being weaker than the others). Overall Trine is a great game with great visuals and story I definitely recommend this game.