Excerpt: Trine is a really cool downloadable game on the Playstation 3 (PS3), and Personal Computer (PC). Players have three characters that they rotate around depending upon the situation. There is a female thief, a male knight, and a male wizard. They all get drawn to the same place which begins their journey. This game is played in 2D, and is side scrolling. There is some vertical movement so it is not just left to right.
Conclusion: Final Verdict: Definitely pick this up, as the game is well worth the $10 price. The game is beautiful to look at, unique in style, and most importantly, fun to play. We give it an eight out of ten.
Conclusion: Thankfully for the most part the scrapping is lighthearted and comical, and definitely secondary to building makeshift bridges, swinging across ravines and generally letting the glorious worldcraft fill your skull like a sugary cocktail of fermented children’s dreams. Trine 2 is a rare and beautifully cut gem of a game, and makes for a wonderful end to a season of extremely strong releases.
Excerpt: Trine is a 2D puzzle-platformer from developer Frozenbyte for the PlayStation Network. The gameplay is physics based and uses an old world fantasy setting as a backdrop for the mythical action. The high quality graphics design and tight platforming elements really help this game stand out of the crowd, but at $20 is there really enough to make you want to visit this fantasy world again and again? The story that sets things in motion is simple.
Summary: Beauty may be in the eye of the beholder, but it's hard to imagine any beholder finding Trine to be anything but beautiful. Few 2D platformers have been rendered with this kind of visual grace. Elegant backgrounds bring Trine's fairy tale to life: Rays of golden light stream through dreamy forests, giant mushrooms glow as if lit from within, and ivy and brambles climb the walls of crumbling fortresses.
Pros: Sublime visual design, Fun and breezy physics-based puzzles and platforming, Smooth, satisfying controls, Co-op play can be riotous fun
Cons: The physics can lead to frustration, Interface hides co-op play