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.
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.
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...
Nice game, good graphics (a bit too good I'm afraid, It still runs at about 2 frames per second on lowest resolution and graphics), good story, only bummer that my graphic card can't handle it and it refuses to save settings on Ubuntu (no problem on Debian though).
Atmosphere, humour and a well-polished gameplay are what makes Trine a game to try. At the highest difficulty the choice you make in leveling up your characters are really important and give the game an unexpected replay-value(along with all the secrets spread out in every level. Biggest disappointments are the lack of a multiplayer cooperative mode and the overall lenght(about 6-7 hours) along with some control responsiveness issues.
For this price you should definately give this game a chance.
Trine is pretty good game. Climbing on rope then switching into knight and smashing skeleton with hammer is just fun.
Playing time is sufficient and it ends before you get bored. May be this should have little bit more logic puzzles, because this was grinding fingers, smashing skeletons, grinding fingers, ... but it just works fine.
Humble Bundle package is cross-platform and without DRM. This is way how to do business.