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.
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.
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
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: I must confess that I didn’t play the first Trine and I didn’t really know what to expect from Trine 2, so I eagerly downloaded the game and started it up. My first impression was a bit confused, and I must confess a little disappointed, because the game is a two dimensional interface with very few...
Conclusion: Trine 2 is a wonderful experience with solid platform style challenges and physics-based puzzles. Its simplicity, impressive artwork, gorgeous graphics and generally captivating atmosphere will keep you inside its mysterious world for ages.
Pros: Trine 2 does what it predecessor does, only a lot better, a fine and universally appealing fairy-tale, absolutely stunning art and graphics, a fun experience in solo play and online co-op;
Cons: Some rare lag issues in multiplayer, occasional glitches in physics while levitating objects.
Conclusion: At the end of the day though, Trine is an easy-going, fun filled blast from the past that will entice both gaming veterans and casual new comers. Available through Steam and the PSN, it’s one of those smaller arcade-style games that you download when there’s not much else to do.
Excerpt: What do a wizard, a thief and a knight have in common? Besides hailing from the same period in gaming lore that is. Nothing. And I honestly did not expect much of Trine when I heard it was a fantasy platformer starring these three clichéd characters.
Summary: Trine follows the adventures of a trio of heroes bound together by the titular magical artifact. There’s some menacing evil engulfing the land, and maybe some all-powerful artifacts to recover. I really didn’t pay the plot much attention, and the gameplay didn’t suffer much for my plot ignorance.