Conclusion: Dodgy camera and mildly repetitive dungeon scenery aside, Trinity Universe has a lot going for it. The subtleties of the Fury battle system and the humorous storylines will keep you entertained for hours on end.
Summary: Trinity Universe is arguably the best PS3 exclusive RPG on the system aside from Valkyria Chronicles . The game really turns conventional turn based JRPG mechanics on their head while still feeling familiar and comfortable no matter what a gamer’s experience level is with this genre.
Excerpt: Note: this review exists as a 2nd opinion piece. While not exactly in contrast to our first review of the game by editor Andrew Barker, it offers a different perspective. I chose to play this game because I'm a masochist, or maybe because I'm an eternal optimist.
Excerpt: Similar to last year's Cross Edge , Trinity Universe is a crossover JRPG combining characters from Gust's Atelier series and Nippon Ichi Software's Disgaea series. I'm hesitant to call Trinity Universe a "do-over," but in some ways that's exactly what it is.
Excerpt: Nippon Ichi Software, Idea Factory and Gust Corporation have joined forces yet again to bring another crossover role-playing game exclusive to the Playstation 3 in the form of Trinity Universe (the first being Cross Edge ).
Pros: Quirky storyline and cast of characters, English and Japanese voice tracks, in-game date/time affect enemies and shop inventory, battle system for novice or pros, dungeon point ranking system, downloadable content (via the Playstation store), offers two distinct story lines, gorgeous character de...
Cons: Graphics are fairly remedial, settings/dungeon maps are plain and often monotonous, sluggish battle animations, limited magic/special ability system.
Summary: , so please understand that I went in to this review of Trinity Universe with a bit of cautious optimism and very low expectations. By the time I was finished with the game I can say that I was right to not expect much after Cross Edge.