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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: 73 out of 104
  2. Negative: 3 out of 104
  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. Dec 20, 2011
    8
    This is a great game overall, it's so innovative how the puzzles make use of each of your characters abilities to solve it. It has a greatThis is a great game overall, it's so innovative how the puzzles make use of each of your characters abilities to solve it. It has a great platforming but a repetitive combat which tends to annoy when you are deeply immersed. The story is also pretty good and the environments following the story look absolutely amazing. This is overall a great game and you should really buy it. Expand
  5. BobDS
    Jul 29, 2009
    8
    Trine is a fun game, although I believe that it might have been a bit overpriced. Its gameplay is pretty good and I didn't even notice Trine is a fun game, although I believe that it might have been a bit overpriced. Its gameplay is pretty good and I didn't even notice the issues Koos King is complaining about. The animation is very good and a lot of the action has a tangible quality to it. I never had any problem with precision jumping. In fact, Zoya the thief is very capable at jumping from one tiny ledge to another. I've almost never been smacked around by heavy boxes, and the few times it happened it was actually quite hilarious and completely my own plan backfiring on me. It's true that the game is a bit of a one trick pony, though. This isn't Braid, but the game still manages to be very fun, especially in coop mode. (You'll need to go to the controller configuration to assign multiple gamepads.) The levels are gorgeous, although the voice acting ranges from mediocre to bad. In response to Koos King again, the resolutions the game offers are plenty. Expand
  6. Jul 30, 2017
    7
    I think that this is truly a unique game and I would recommend that if you are a fan of this type of genre then I think you should give thisI think that this is truly a unique game and I would recommend that if you are a fan of this type of genre then I think you should give this game a try. Expand
  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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