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  • Summary: Trine is a physics-based action game where three characters allow clever solutions to challenges created by hazardous puzzles and threatening enemies. The gameplay is based on fully interactive physics - each character's different abilities and tactics can be used to invent new ways toTrine is a physics-based action game where three characters allow clever solutions to challenges created by hazardous puzzles and threatening enemies. The gameplay is based on fully interactive physics - each character's different abilities and tactics can be used to invent new ways to overcome obstacles and save the kingdom! [Frozenbyte] Expand
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  1. Positive: 43 out of 50
  2. Negative: 0 out of 50
  1. Trine's got the gameplay and the looks to make it well worth your time and money.
  2. Trine proves that if you have an original mix of ideas, even old school gameplay can still work great, especially when paired with incredible visuals and extremely polished code. So, it is a bit short and lacks long-term replayability and gets scored accordingly, but don't let that stop you - Trine is definitely something special.
  3. A nice reincarnation of The Lost Vikings. But, as opposed to the “lost” runner Erik, archer Baleog, and sturdy Olaf, the three heroes of Trine are imprisoned in one body.
  4. While combining three different play styles doesn’t result in three times the game, it does equal into a polished 2D experience that’s well worth your time.
  5. It would have been a true gem if it had more complex puzzles, extended multiplayer options and a replay value backed up by more than some achievements. The potential is certainly there.
  6. PC Gamer
    77
    A tactile, inventive and lovely platform adventure.
  7. Trine is a near-miss attempt to revive the 2D puzzle platformer of old.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 75 out of 106
  2. Negative: 3 out of 106
  1. Feb 20, 2019
    10
    What a classic! Played the Enchanted Edition and it's a masterpiece! Finished it twice so far and I'm gonna come back to it someday... maybeWhat a classic! Played the Enchanted Edition and it's a masterpiece! Finished it twice so far and I'm gonna come back to it someday... maybe with someone to play the co-op! Pickens approves! Expand
  2. May 3, 2012
    10
    I absolutely loved this game. The game is very fun, not too long, not too short. The 2D gameplay is great and reminds me of Castlevania 3 withI absolutely loved this game. The game is very fun, not too long, not too short. The 2D gameplay is great and reminds me of Castlevania 3 with its varied characters each with their own unique strengths. In Trine the characters are well balanced, the wizard almost being an exception since his only offense is to drop a box or plank on enemies and you can't move while you're summoning, but this vulnerability makes it interesting, especially if he's the only character left alive. The music is absolutely beautiful and perfectly suited to the game and just for listening in general. I completed all achievements and was still left wanting more. Expand
  3. SeanG.
    Jul 11, 2009
    9
    Trine is an instantly accessible joy of a game. Anyone who earned their wings playing through platformers in the nineties will feel instantly Trine is an instantly accessible joy of a game. Anyone who earned their wings playing through platformers in the nineties will feel instantly at home. The basic gameplay mechanics are rock solid. You progress through a traditional fairy-tale land thinking and jumping through physics laden levels choosing between a knight, wizard and thief to overcome obstacles. The character animations feel fluid, natural and appropriate to the character model whilst the level designs offer enough of a challenge for the game to roll on without making you feeling patronised or frustrated. You'll find yourself employing each of the three characters individual skills throughout each level but it's the Thief character that shines the brightest. The archery system is satisfying and intuitive. The in game graphics are wonderfully over the top; reminiscent of the first d3d games where colour and lighting were splashed around with gusto as the designers played with the nascent lighting tech. The consistency of the quality in the graphics is outstanding reflecting a sense the designers real enjoyed colouring each pixel. The game engine offers reasonable scalability (no doubt held back by the strain the physics processing lays down on the CPU) meaning even most laptop gamers will be able to enjoy Trine's charm albeit on a very low res. Disappointments are few but most notably the enemy AI could do with a re visit as they hone on your character often to their destruction by one of the numerous physics based environmental traps. Xbox controllers are fully supported but the game doesn't seem to save your preference for it, requiring a trip to the options screen at every start and I haven't decided whether the ropey cut-scenes and the shocking load screen add or detract from the overall charm of the experience. All in all one of the best simplest and most enjoyable games I've ever played. Thoroughly recommendable. Expand
  4. Jan 5, 2012
    8
    Trine is a nice cool breeze in the gaming world were we're run over by violent games in general. Trine is a very nice looking game with a lotTrine is a nice cool breeze in the gaming world were we're run over by violent games in general. Trine is a very nice looking game with a lot of fun features. It's a cheap game that continuously goes on sale on example Steam (where I bought it for 0,99â Expand
  5. Jun 11, 2021
    8
    İki arkadaş oynandığında çok zevkli bir oyun. Gayet keyifli ve sürükleyici.
  6. Mar 9, 2019
    7
    Beautiful platformer. I played through Trine with 3D glasses using Nvidia 3D vision now with at least one friend playing with a secondBeautiful platformer. I played through Trine with 3D glasses using Nvidia 3D vision now with at least one friend playing with a second controller on local co-op. Fun, engaging and does not get dull on first play through. Though, I cannot see any reason to play through a 2nd time. So I bought Trine 2, which is even better.

    If you enjoy 2D art without the need for an epic story then give Trine a try. Trine and Trine 2 are an excellent thrill to play with friends/company over local co-op.
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  7. Mar 24, 2021
    1
    C’est un petit jeu indépendant et forcément, c’est donc… une misérable connerie de « jeu » de plateformes… en deux dés et demi ou 3d limitée,C’est un petit jeu indépendant et forcément, c’est donc… une misérable connerie de « jeu » de plateformes… en deux dés et demi ou 3d limitée, sans bouger ou alors sur un seul plan seulement. Mais je me comprends et c’est le principal, ma foi. Et donc, on saute et on tape et… tout ça. Et on saute et on active des trucs et on ramasse des merdes. Et tout ça.

    Mais trois personnages sont jouables, autant d’archétypes de la fantasy usés jusqu’à la corde et par ailleurs, des petites énigmes à la con sont proposées ou plutôt imposées pour con-tinuer dans les niveaux gnangnans à la con. Mais franchement, au bout de 5 à 10 mn, on s’emmerde déjà. Et pas qu’un peu.

    Les graphismes simplets sont en 256 couleurs, la musique d’ascenseur est (dé)composée sur un Bontempi (elle file la migraine, je dois dire) et la voix off qui commente les actions des persos et conte l’espèce d’histoire (ololol une « histoire » dans un étron de ce genre, hèmdéhère ta mère !) donne mal à la tête.

    A noter que sur PC, la manette 360 est supportée et que cet étron indé ne prend que peu de place. Et qu’il se désinstalle très proprement sans laisser de traces sur son passage : ça tombe bien, je voulais qu’il disparaisse au plus vite de mon disque dur !
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