<span class="bold">Trine: Enchanted Edition</span>
Humble bundles notwithstanding, Trine
was the first digital game I ever bought (on Desura!), back in 2012. It was also the game that forced me to upgrade my GPU in order to be able to play it on something else than the lowest graphical settings. Needless to say, it holds a very special place in my heart and I played it incessantly until I beat it, but strangely enough I never felt the need to 100% it, i.e. finding all the secrets and the experience potions in all levels.
Fast forward to the present, when I decided to revive the experience with the Enchanted Edition
of the game. The original was (and what the hell, still is) an impressive-looking game, but oh boy, the adoption of the Trine 2
engine really turns it up to eleven and everything looks, feels and plays much, much better. However, since this is a remaster and not a remake, most of the original game shortcomings (like the lack of enemy variety) are still there, but other problems have been addressed (e.g. now the wizard doesn't spend mana when levitating objects, only when creating cubes, planks or flying platforms).
I'd swear I played the original game on the normal/default difficulty setting, just like I did this time around, but for some reason I did find the remake significantly easier. So either the Enchanted Edition
got its difficulty toned down a bit, or my puzzle-platforming skills have considerably improved during the last couple of years. Be as it may, I managed to find everything on every level without much trouble so I can finally mark it down as completely beaten for good. Now I'm looking forward to being amazed and enthralled by the second chapter in the series... just before being disappointed and let down by the third one (according to the general consensus). My list of finished games in 2017