Trials Fusion’s “you shall not pass!” moment, and other brick walls
Quarter to Three
15 January 2015
Excerpt: Trials Fusion, like the Trials games before it, is 100% accessible up to a certain point. Using its extremely simple “vocabulary” of only four verbs — lean forward or backward, accelerate or brake — you drive a motorcycle along 2D trails, trying to set the best time with the fewest wipeouts. Along the way, you can bail as many times as you want and you can take as long as you need to reach the end.
Excerpt: The absolute insanity that is the Trials series is back with another iteration and is still great fun to play. That having been said there are a couple choices in design that I’m not sure they thought out particularly well. Newcomers need not worry at the difficulty curve as Redlynx has made Fusion more accessible with plenty of simple-to-understand tutorial levels so you will be riding with confidence in no time.
Excerpt: “Welcome to the future”…again. Last week we reviewed Trials Fusion on the PlayStation 4 and now we are back to check out the game on the PC. As mentioned in the next-gen console review , the PS4 was already looking and playing pretty much like a PC gold standard version of the game, so I was admittedly curious to see if and how much better Trials Fusion could be on a high-end PC.
Excerpt: Developed by RedLynx in collaboration with Ubisoft Shanghai and Ubisoft Kiev, Trials Fusion offers players an unlimited array of obstacles and challenges as they race against the clock – with players from around the globe – to set track records.
Pros: -Good challenge and competitions options, -More polished versions of trials
Cons: -Finicky trick system, -Some texture pop in issues when restarting a level
Creative, social racer lets kids learn from fun, risky ride.
Common Sense Media
24 April 2014
Summary: Parents need to know Trials Fusion is a fun motorcycle racing game that stands out from the crowd with its social options as well as creative opportunities. Riders do frequently crash in a very painful-looking fashion; The game never implies that they're seriously injured (they immediately respawn after perilous drops and crushing collisions), but that may simply end up convincing young and impressionable players that the risks of real-world motorcycle driving aren't as...
Excerpt: Trials Fusion is the follow up to the Xbox Live exclusive, Trials Evolution. In this game you complete trials to earn medals to unlock more levels and sections. Each new area has a training course to teach you the essential techniques to complete the upcoming trials. Depending on how you do you can earn a bronze, silver, or gold medal. Time to complete the level is crucial, but faults are also taken into consideration. Gold medals require perfect runs.
Pros: Fun and challenging trials; the physics make you laugh when you fail; level editor
Excerpt: Free flash game sites were some of my biggest time wasters when I was a college student with lots of free time and little money to use to entertain myself. One of the games I remember most fondly was a Trials demo with a single, simple little course that would kick you out after 10 minutes or so. I spent hours attempting the same thing over and over again until I got to the end of what the demo was willing to give me.
Excerpt: Trials Fusion is the newest release for the insane racing series from developer RedLynx and publisher Ubisoft. Trials is a game series that has been around for many years but first rose to popularity on Xbox LIVE Arcade with the release of Trials HD in Summer of 2009 before releasing a fantastic sequel with Trials Evolution in 2012.
Excerpt: “Welcome to the future”, or at least Ubisoft’s vision of the next generation of puzzle platform racing on two (and occasionally four) wheels. Trials Fusion is the latest installment in the infamous Trials franchise; this time spanning both last and current gen systems as well as PC . Developer RedLynx had a solid foundation on which to build, but instead of truly evolving the franchise to new heights they seemed more content to make minor improvements and tweaks to the...
Excerpt: It could just as easily allude to the rising conflict between giant game publishers like Ubisoft and subsidiary studios like RedLynx -- a tug-of-war that the RedLynxes of this industry are presently losing.