Excerpt: Trine 2 is one of those games that has to be played in order to be appreciated. It is beautifully made, is a great physics based puzzle platformer, and you can switch between three characters each with their own special skill. See what I mean? It sounds rather average.
Excerpt: The Good : More levels, more environments, more puzzles, more Trine! The Bad : Many puzzles seem more fussy, death more common. Combat is less fluid, more keyboard mashing. The Ugly : Some puzzles seem to require just flat out trial and error. As a game reviewer, up until this moment, I have resisted quoting pieces of game press releases in my reviews.
Excerpt: Holy god is Trine 2 beautiful. It’s honestly one of the prettiest, most eye-pleasing games we’ve ever played. Yet it’s also a mere $14.99 on Steam, and like its predecessor, is a simple puzzle-platformer with humble ambitions. It really says something about how color choice can affect the aesthetic experience: sure the graphics are sharp if you turn everything to the max, but it’s the softly glowing royal-purple cave toadstools, the greener-than-emerald giant platform...
Pros: So beautiful it hurts, Brain-caressing puzzles, Wonderful co-op
Cons: Doesn't really add much to the formula, Puzzles could have been expanded more, Makes other games look ugly
Excerpt: Trine 2 is one of those games that comes out of nowhere and smacks you in the face with how good it is. We didn't get a review copy sent to us, and I had to search to find one (I don't use Steam very often) and it almost came off of our review list. After playing through it in the course of one night - I'm glad we didn't.
Excerpt: It’s either a bad medieval joke or the plot of a Trine game. Trine 2 is the immediate sequel to Trine , the lauded co-op platforming action game by Finnish developers Frozenbyte. More refinement than reinvention, Trine 2 is a fairly safe sequel which builds on the great gameplay of the original.
Summary: Trine 2 is an physics-based action platformer that takes the original's beloved triad (the powerful knight, the swift rogue, and the crafty wizard) and puts them into an all-new adventure filled with more action, more puzzles, and the introduction of online support for the series's popular cooperative 3-person gameplay.
Review: Aesthetics and Gameplay Strike an Interesting, But Uneven Balance in "Trine 2"
26 December 2011
Excerpt: A look at Trine 2 may set your aesthetic wheels spinning. Its crisp, chromatic visuals could be mistaken for a living painting, if one whose physics demand notice rather than quiet contemplation.
Excerpt: With the wholesome appeal of a fairy tale, Trine 2 is unapologetically packed with comfortable tropes. Like the first game, it stars a trio of classic fantasy heroes: a merry knight, a sly thief, and a nervy wizard. Their adventure bustles them through ye olde tale of rescue the princess--via enchanted forest and murky cavern, wherein they thrash goblins and giant spiders. But out of that conventional premise, the game conjures a gorgeous and gratifying platform puzzler.
Pros: Gorgeous visuals, Fun, open-ended physics puzzles, Smooth, accessible platforming, Fun co-op, online and off