Personal Rating: "Worth playing"
Traditional Rating: 7.5/10
Taking place in a ruined and forsakeable kingdom this enjoyable environmental/physics side-scroller/platformer sees the player take control of three characters simultaneously (a wizard, a knight and a rogue) in order to defeat the undead that have risen to take advantage of the instability that has resulted due to the death of the kingdoms beloved king - plunging the land into chaos.
With the ability to switch between each character on the fly the player must make use of each characters specific skill set (grapple hook for the rouge, strength and shield for the knight and magical conjuring abilities for the mage) to solve the myriad of environmental and physics based puzzles littered throughout the gaming world. With lush and crisp visuals and a charming score Trine easily wins over hearts. Whilst there is nothing particularly difficult about any of the puzzles encountered during the playthrough many of them are fun and engaging to solve.
Its such a pity that its all over just before it begins and with only a local drop in/drop out co-op option. I would have liked nothing more than to have a friend from Steam join along with me for this short and often sumptuous ride but alas it is not possible. Frozenbyte have created a wonderful little digital title here that is well worth picking up for puzzle, sidescroller and platform enthusiasts alike.
Posted: November 28th, 2013