Excerpt: In 2009 a big shift happened in the area of digital downloadable titles when Trials HD was released as part of the Xbox Live Summer Of Arcade season. Released to a tumultuous fanfare Trials HD not only wowed fans and critics alike but also proved that games made on a relatively small scale can produce something that is so highly addictive that it changed the face of what was actually possible from a digi download title and followed a formula that made a title highly...
Trials Evolution: Origins Of Pain DLC – Review (360)
7 September 2013
Excerpt: The Summer of Arcade promotion is over, and while the five games released all did fairly well the real heroes this year are two Spring games: Minecraft and Trials Evolution. Both have been a beacon of hope in what has been a relatively disappointing year for Xbox Live Arcade thus far. Trials Evo is one of only a few of this year’s games we’re still playing are likely to still be this time next year.
Summary: When I reviewed Trials HD back in 2009, I wasn't so sure the game would see the level of success I and other fans felt it deserved. Those concerns were ultimately unwarranted, as it now sits among the all-time best-selling titles available for Xbox Live Arcade. Better yet, RedLynx was able to create a follow-up.
Excerpt: Everyone looks for replay value in games these days. Gamers want it so they can justify spending money on them. Critics want it so they can give their reviews higher scores. Publishers want it so they have something to brag about on the back of the box and stop you from trading their games in once you’ve completed them. It is in this quest for adding replay value that so many games seem to tack on competitive multiplayer or horde modes.
Excerpt: RedLynx heard the cries of fans, dishing out a batch of new content for Trials Evolution . Origin of Pain puts you on Paine Island, host to 24 new tracks and two new skill games. Thankfully, these new tracks don’t recycle environments — they’re set in entirely new areas that are even more varied than the full game’s, taking you from a carnival to a Lost-like plane crash to crumbling ancient ruins in a matter of minutes.
Pros: + 24 tracks is a great value for $5., + BMX bike is a welcome addition and controls differently than anything else in the game.
Conclusion: Trials Evolution's first batch of DLC is exactly what the game needs. A decent amount of extra content for 400 MSP will rejuvenate interest in those who have moved on. Upon returning you'll notice a richer, more diverse community to enjoy. Well worth the admission price if you fancy another shot with the downloadable scene's most addictive darlings.