Trine is a physics-based action game where three characters combine their powers to devise clever solutions to challenges created by hazardous puzzles and threatening enemies. The gameplay is based on fully interactive physics where each character's different abilities and tactics can be used to invent new ways to overcome obstacles and save the kingdom!
The single-player game is fantastic fun, but Trine is one of those games best played with a friend in co-op mode. Finding solutions in a synergy of different character skills, perfectly timing your actions, and solving puzzles together with your co-op partner is the kind of truly rewarding feeling that only the best co-op games can elicit.
Many indie games get by with a minimalist approach to graphics and audio, making a virtue of limited resources and focusing solely on gameplay. Trine is not one of those games. It has stunning visuals and captivating audio; together, they create an enchanting combination that is almost hypnotically beautiful. Trine is a very unique experience, a slick combination of puzzle and platformer games with brilliantly executed co-operative mode.This is a great choice for anyone looking for a game that is not only fun and eye-candy but also keeps your brain pleasantly occupied.
Multiplayer notice: Trine supports mutliplayer via hotseat. Online or LAN play are not available.
Age requirements: ESRB Rating: EVERYONE 10+ with Use of Alcohol, Mild Fantasy Violence, Alcohol Reference. PEGI Rating: 12+ with Violence.
Minimum system requirements: Windows XP / Windows Vista / Windows 7, 2.0 GHz CPU (Dual-core recommended), 512MB RAM (1GB recommended), 3D graphics card compatible with DirectX 9.0c (Intel integrated graphics chipsets are NOT supported), gamepads required for co-op play.
Posted on 2012-03-27 15:31:28 by ctrl_z:
Trine is available for Linux and Mac Os X too... why do you say it's only for Windows? If you are going indie (that's great by the way), you should consider including all the operative systems each game is available. Best thing for me about Indie games is many of them don't forget about Linux and Mac.
The game, by the way, is awesome. I already bought Trine 2 too.
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Posted on 2012-03-27 05:31:27 by Roman5:
Trine is a great physics based platformer That really deserves your attention, let me describe why, to the best of my abilities
Story: At the start of the game, by randomness and "Unluck" 3 characers are "Fused together" so that they are tied to eachother, this is where the story begins and they try
to figure out exactly how they can become "Seperate"read more again, to do this they have to solve puzzles, go though various obstacles and fight many monsters, the story is pretty
simple in this regard but it works ok and is never annoying or intervenes with your enjoyment of the game
Gameplay: The game itself is set up into stages. In this game you take control of 3 characters, a Warrior, a Wizard and a Thief
Each character has different abilities that you will have to use each of their abilities in order to complete the stages and progress though the game
The game itself is very similar to "The Lost Vikings" in terms of Gameplay style and if you loved that game - I guarantee you will love this one. The game
blends Action, Platforming and Puzzle solving very well and things constantly change throughout stages which makes the game very enjoyable
Graphics: Trine is a "2.5D" game, which means it's really a 2D game with a 3D perspective, regardless of this though, the graphics look spectacular, there is a very good
attention to detail and you can see that a lot of care and work went into creating the environments which look like a treat, even today
Sound: Trine's Sound designer and music composer is Ari Pulkkinen, and he did an outstanding job with the music, the music in the first stage alone will be stuck in your head
for quite a while! Very nice and catchy and fits the mood well
Overall: Trine is a game that deserves your time and your money, I really enjoyed this game myself and I highly reccomend you give this one a try
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Posted on 2012-03-27 09:21:33 by Suijen:
Trine is one of the few indie games that stand out among AAA titles.
The graphics of the game are absolutely gorgeous. It's colorful and bright, like a world of skittles. It's imaginative and overall just a pleasure to look at.
The gameplay is a sort of mix bag, as you can alternate between the three characters. Playing as the mage was the most entertaining for me, as the physicsread more puzzles were just terrific. I love non-linear puzzle solving. Playing as the other two was very meh. I was never able to understand how the thief played, and her physics were whack. The tank was...well, kind of out of place in what I thought was a puzzle and platforming game.
There are two final annoyances: the last level was extremely difficult and the game didn't really prepare you for it. And lastly, enemies will respawn at the same hole for about 5-6 times, with a gap in between. That was just annoying, and really unnecessary for a puzzle/platformer. These faults are not enough to distract from this absolute gem though.
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