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All together, Trine is absolutely worth picking up. There are very few titles on the PSN currently that play anything like it, and the mix of puzzle solving and platforming is extremely well done. Combat is a little boring from time to time, but you'll be caught up in the game's extremely well polished mechanics in no time, and like me, you'll probably ignore the few minor issues the game has with fighting. I was really happy to see the port handled as well as it was, especially given the somewhat lengthy delay, but everything seems to be pretty intact here. The small changes to the controls, like the Thief's grappling hook auto locking onto surfaces (instead of mouse control) works surprisingly well, so I don't think Trine fans will have any issues playing the title on another platform. It's a really well done title, and totally worth your time.
Trine is just one of those games that a casual gamer can pick up and play a little or a lot, also a heavy Impulse Gamer can feel good at having this hidden gem in their gaming collection. Getting through the levels does not require you to get all of the items on each level, and that's a good thing. So those hard to reach places do not have to necessarily be found, not conquered to progress.
Trine is one of the most playable and likeable downloadable ‘full’ games of the last few years. It doesn’t really do a great deal wrong; some will have issue with the price and it’s more of a slick combination of ideas from fellow platformers rather than anything particularly original, but wrapped up such first-class presentation, sporting a nice character dynamic and portraying such a dreamlike, charming folklore world, it’s one of the most enjoyable and memorable platform games of the last few years.
Cheat Code Central
Trine is a wonderful addition to the PlayStation Network and a worthy buy for anyone who enjoys cooperative games. While it can be played alone, it is really meant to be enjoyed by three people together if at all possible. I hope developer Frozenbyte returns to the Trine universe in the near future, as they are on to something here and have a winning formula. Now if you'll excuse me, I need to get back to it. This last level is a doozy.
Overall this is a fantastic title. I loved it from start to finish, the look, charm and old school fusion gameplay made this a welcome treat to the otherwise wasteland that is the summer release months.
Trine is a unique experience, something that can be so difficult to come by these days. Its 2D gameplay will not appeal to everyone, but those who enjoy it will find a charming, deep and above all lovingly developed title that leaves the player rewarded for having played it.
There is no doubt that Trine is a top quality title, it looks fantastic and has plenty of original ideas which work well. Players who like 2D scrollers or indeed RPG games will probably get a lot out of this title, though I would recommend that everyone should try it.
Indie Game Magazine
Trine’s levels should take around 5 hours for your first play-through, making completion a little short. However, there is still replay value due to secrets items, achievements and most importantly it’s multiplayer. If your one of the people to snatch up the bundle offer, you’ll be happy to know you have an enchanting journey, chaotically exciting multiplayer and a sequel to look forward to that’s due for release later this year. Those who missed their chance, you should definitely give Trine another look.
Trine is great fun in single-player and it's worth experimenting with the three-player co-op even if the game works best as a solo experience. Players are given a set of tools (three characters with unique abilities) and are presented with problems that can be solved in several ways, resulting in an adventure that feels wide open despite being relegated to a mere two dimensions. The beautiful visuals and sound bring this world to life and there is something new to discover around every corner. A lack of enemy variety, disappointing conclusion, and the wonky multiplayer keep Trine from greatness, but this is still a highly recommended puzzle platformer.
All told, Trine was a stylish, clever game that certainly manages to establish its own identity. There's nothing else quite like it at the moment, and there was never any question in my mind that the developers gave it a great deal of appreciable time and attention. Although the $20 price tag may seem a bit steep, players looking for worthwhile downloadable games will definitely want to give this one a close look.
Trine is undoubtedly beautiful, and that beauty will draw you in from beginning to end. The visual magic doesn't translate into equally superb gameplay, though the action and platforming are smooth and rewarding on their own--a few minor rough patches aside. There are reasons to return after your initial five-hour play-through, including hidden secrets and, of course, terrific cooperative action, which makes the $19.99 price easy to swallow. Trine is a fun and beautiful game that delivers a lively and refreshing jaunt through a spellbinding kingdom where fairy tales really do come true.
PAL Gaming Network (PALGN)
Ultimately, Trine is a laudable effort, representing a satisfying blend of action, platforming and light puzzle-solving the likes of which is seldom seen in modern gaming. Attractive, charming and fun, there is little which can be said against it save for the occasional frame rate hitch or physics-related clumsiness. Gamers starved of the joys of 2D platforming action would be remiss to miss it
Trine is one of those games to show off how pretty modern games can look and can back up the graphics with robust physics and decent gameplay. If you like platformers and the whole collecting thing then there's plenty here to do, but you may eventually get a little bored with once all the levels begin to look the same. You definitely get the impression that the developers had a brilliant concept and then kept creating levels. If they had stopped a little earlier it would have made for a shorter but much sweeter experience.