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. Trinity Universe is a JRPG through and through, but it moves away from the traditional mould to distinguish itself as an interesting and entertaining play for gamers who are looking for a bit of a change.
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. Best of all it boasts a light hearted and amazingly enjoyable story and easily the best cast of characters in a game I’ve played this year.
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. I'm really beginning to dig NIS's "visual novel" presentation. Once-static character portraits are now animated between poses. Though far from full-scale animation, it looks great and adds new life to cut scenes.
Excerpt: Trinity universe is one of those games. The kind where the few good aspects the game has to offer are far outweighed by the negatives, leading to a forgettable experience. First and foremost Trinity Universe is a fan-targeted game. You'll see a couple of familiar faces from both the Disgaea and Atelier franchises, and the gameplay style, dungeon-crawling and dialogue is obviously aimed at fans of these games.
Excerpt: Say what you will about NISA, but one thing I love about them is that they bring games over to the West that would be hard pressed to make it over here otherwise. Were it not for them then I would never have had the chance to play any crossover RPG (for better or for worse). Cross Edge was the first I had ever played and, honestly, it was really abysmal, but now Trinity Universe has come out and given crossover RPGs a slice of redemption, even if it’s still not quite up...