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  • Summary: TheTrine series returns to the magic of 2.5D! Join three iconic heroes as they set off on a quest through fantastical fairytale landscapes to save the world from the Nightmare Prince’s shadows.
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Trine 4: 13 Minutes Of Single-Player And Co-Op Gameplay | E3 2019
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 16
  2. Negative: 0 out of 16
  1. Oct 14, 2019
    90
    Overall, Trine 4 is a fantastic, beautiful and extremely enjoyable game to play. Originality may not have been high up on the list of priorities by the time this fourth outing rolled around but everything, from the sumptuous visuals to the audio, everything is tip top. For people who have played previous Trine titles, this one may be the best one yet. It’s a remarkably solid side scrolling title and what seems to be a welcome change from the ill-fated Trine 3. I didn’t honestly think Trine 4 would enrapture me as much as it has, particularly when tackling the multiplayer. If you’ve played and enjoyed and title in the Trine franchise before, you’re very likely to love this one, so grab a few friends and enjoy.
  2. Oct 7, 2019
    85
    After not playing a Trine game since the original, playing Trine 4: The Nightmare Prince makes me want to play through the first three games. The biggest issue I had was the difficulty as it was kind of simple for a lot of the game and even the boss battles weren't too complex. Trine veterans should have no problems clearing the game and newcomers will find a couple of options that can aid them if need be, and online multiplayer worked pretty well with two people. Whether you're experienced with the series or if this is your first time, Trine 4 is a simple and relaxing puzzle-solving adventure that anyone can enjoy.
  3. Oct 13, 2019
    85
    They say that if something ain't broken, don't fix it and Trine 4 is one of the brightest examples of that saying. Trine 4 removes with a single scratch the misstep of Trine 3 and it will be undoubtedly listed as one of the top indie games of the year.
  4. Oct 8, 2019
    80
    Trine 4: The Nightmare Prince may be the most continuist game of the series, which returns to the path set by Trine 2, but does not forget to create the most beautiful entry of all, with very clever, well-balanced puzzles.
  5. Oct 18, 2019
    80
    Overall, I think Trine remains a clever little side-scrolling puzzler, which, four iterations in, is a genuinely pleasant surprise for me. The puzzles remain fresh, and build kind of organically as the game progresses, so the difficulty curve is rather constant throughout. The multiplayer isn’t all that great unless you have a friend and a yen to really play it that way. I’m at about the 75% point in just four hours of play, so I think something like 5-7 hours is about what you’ll get out of it, multiplayer aside. I seem to recall in an earlier review that I said that Trine takes the side scroller about as far as it can go, and I think that remains true of Trine 4 as well.
  6. Merlin'in Kazanı (Turkey)
    Oct 7, 2019
    78
    You will definitely love Trine 4's great art style, impressive puzzles and pretty music list. But sadly, there is not innovation despite the old games.
  7. Oct 8, 2019
    70
    Trine 4 could’ve been one of the best puzzler-platformer titles of the year if Frozenbyte had spent more time on designing combats and injecting new mechanics and characters to the veins of the series. The new Trine approximately feels the same as previous games, so it’s a fun-to-play game, but doesn’t offer anything new.

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  1. Oct 13, 2019
    9
    Probably the best in the franchise. If you like platform games, this is a must.

    PROS: perfect gamepad controls + ambient + graphics + great
    Probably the best in the franchise. If you like platform games, this is a must.

    PROS: perfect gamepad controls + ambient + graphics + great gameplay + different abitities depending of the character + etc
    CONS: nothing yet
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