Trinity: Souls of Zill O'll PlayStation 3

  • Publisher: Koei
  • Release Date: Feb 8, 2011
Metascore
55

Mixed or average reviews - based on 34 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 34
  2. Negative: 10 out of 34
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  1. Apr 5, 2011
    40
    While Trinity: Souls of Zill O'll has a lot of potential in its varied battle system, decent story, and wonderful soundtrack, it falls flat in other unforgivable areas. The repetitive and pointless missions combine with the pointless text-only overflow of dialogue to pad the game two or three times longer than it needs to be. If only the fat had been cut and more variety was offered, the game might have been decent. As is, Trinity is drowning in missteps.
  2. Mar 29, 2011
    40
    There are good ideias but they need a much better execution.
  3. Mar 27, 2011
    40
    This dungeon crawler is as long as it is generic, which is a terrible combination for a hack-and-slash game that appears to be a budget PS2 game selling on the PS3 at normal price.
  4. Mar 7, 2011
    40
    Despite an engaging leveling system and a wonderful soundtrack, the majority of the game feels too dated, cliche, and subpar to be enjoyable, overall.
  5. Mar 7, 2011
    40
    Trinity: Souls of Zill O'll isn't a terrible RPG, it's just a forgettable one.
  6. Feb 7, 2011
    40
    Neither a good beat 'em up or even a very exciting Action RPG.
  7. Feb 16, 2011
    30
    More interesting than most official Dynasty Warriors spin-offs, but still deeply repetitive and suffering from both a lack of originality and budget.
  8. Feb 16, 2011
    30
    Souls of Zill O'll is simply not worth your time. In fact, it's an active waste of it.
  9. Mar 4, 2011
    20
    It's not worth one hour of your time. We couldn't even recommend this game to the most enthusiastic of JRPG fans. The story is a joke, the combat is uninspired, the quests are utterly banal and the characters are about as likeable as deep sea anglerfishes.
  10. Feb 11, 2011
    20
    Personally, I wouldn't give this game the time of day, and I happen to like RPGs. However, I'm envisioning Trinity being available for 99 cents a couple years down the line, and some very poor college student may want to grab it because they're bored and can't afford the latest shooter du jour. To those people I say, hey, if you don't mind forgoing ramen for a day, knock yourself out. You'll get a healthy 15-20 hours of kicking around goblins for your money. As for the rest of you, you'll probably be happier sticking with the ramen.
User Score
6.2

Mixed or average reviews- based on 33 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 10
  2. Negative: 0 out of 10
  1. Mar 3, 2011
    10
    Western Reviews are clearly biased. If its not coming out of the @$$holes of Bioware than they don't want it. Anyway, this game is a reallyWestern Reviews are clearly biased. If its not coming out of the @$$holes of Bioware than they don't want it. Anyway, this game is a really good JRPG especially since the PS3 doesn't have a lot to choose from. The battle system is very fast paced and fun. The characters are somewhat shallow but do have they're charm. The storyline is kinda basic but its done very well. If you need a RPG fix for the PS3 pick this up. Full Review »
  2. Feb 12, 2011
    9
    Proving yet again that western reviewers can no longer be trusted to review any but the most high-profile Japanese games, Trinity: Souls ofProving yet again that western reviewers can no longer be trusted to review any but the most high-profile Japanese games, Trinity: Souls of Zill O'll is a good, not excellent, Action-RPG.

    While the story isn't amazing, it serves well enough to push the action, which is where the game picks up steam, with a co-operate (In terms of interactions between your party, NOT multiplayer, which the game does not have) battle system that will allow you top hop between characters and combine their abilities freely. Combat is smooth enough to make it good, clean hack-n-slash fun.

    It's hard to understand where some of the "professional" reviews are coming from - feels more and more with each passing year as if Western reviews take one look at a niche japanese title, play for an hour, throw some cliches at it, and assume no one will ever notice that they didn't even try.
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  3. Feb 11, 2011
    9
    It's a really enjoyable game. The fighting is comparable to Rogue Galaxy mixed with the massive battle size of Dynasty Warriors. You're combatIt's a really enjoyable game. The fighting is comparable to Rogue Galaxy mixed with the massive battle size of Dynasty Warriors. You're combat abilities are infinity customizable giving you a wide variety of combos at your hands. Graphically it truly is beautiful. It's like seeing a Grimm's Brother's fairy tale come to life. The down side of this game are the towns, they are menu based; think Final Fantasy Tactics; however, this is a very small downside as I don't see many people complaining about FFTs towns like this. This is also remedied by the dungeons which are never 100% the same the second time you go into them. The environments are very intractable an example is the satisfaction that comes with freezing a horde of enemies in a lake with your ice spells. The difficulty of this game is interchangeable in game. Want it hard start off on hard, but if you find it's too hard just change it. Finally, comes the sound and music; it fits. The soundtrack is a great mix of orchestrative and relaxing contemporary ensemble and the sound effects really take the cake.

    Overall I give this game a 9/10 with hopes that a sequel would improve the small things like the towns and map exploration
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