Game details

Game:
Trine
AKA
Genre:
Action
Sub Genre:
Platformer
Release Date (US):
October 22nd, 2009
Release Date (UK):
September 17th, 2009
Players:
1-3
Online Players:
N/A
Developers:
Frozenbyte
Publisher:
Nobilis
Rating:
E [Everyone]
PSU Rank:
604 of 1166 Games
PSU Rank on PSN:
61 of 0 Games
Additional Information:
Also available on PC

About Trine

Trine is perhaps best described as Castlevania with LittleBigPlanet's physics and environments reminiscent of PlayStation Portable puzzler Fading Shadows. You guide three characters - a wizard, a thief and a warrior - through an ornate fantasy world rife with crumbling castles and magical contraptions, switching between characters at will to overcome a range of puzzles and enemies. Each character has unique strengths and weaknesses. The wizard isn't up to much in a brawl, but he can conjure blocks and panels out of thin air to bridge gaps, clamber over walls and so forth. The warrior, as his name implies, can cut through the game's undead foes with ease, and is also able to smash fragile objects. Last but not least, the thief has tremendous agility and does a nice line in bow attacks.

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PSU Review Score
8.0
Avg. user review score:
7.7

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Summary

Had the potential to reach classic status, but just falls short. Nonetheless, Trine is still a breath of fresh air and an addictive platform puzzle game that deserves your attention.

We like

  • The physics-based puzzles, which provide challenge and entertainment
  • The added replay value of having local co-op play
  • The sharp visuals and fantasy back-drop

We dislike

  • Enemy repetition and tiresome combat in the latter stages of the game
  • The shallow EXP system

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Many of you may be familiar with the age-old platforming formula of ledge hopping, item-collecting and pole-swinging, but Fronzenbyte has refreshingly designed its latest PSN offering, Trine, with a modern day twist. Though the Finnish developer has still re-used many of features that we've become accustomed to in platform games, it has cleverly added full physics interaction to create a fantasy action game that is overflowing...

Trine News

  • Trine gets U.S. release date

    Developer Frozenbyte has finally pinned down a U.S. release date for PlayStation Network action puzzler Trine, confirming the game will be released there on October 22, 2009. Released in Europe on September 17, Trine has players hopping between three different characters throughout the game &ndas...

  • Trine unleashed on Euro PSN tomorrow

    Developer Frozenbyte has revealed that its heavily delayed action/puzzle romp Trine will finally be available for download via the European PlayStation Store on September 17, 2009. Previously released on PC back in July, Trine has players hopping between three different characters throughout the ...

  • Trine on PSN costs half of PC price

    If you're looking for a deal on Trine, skip the PC version and download the PSN release, which is set to debut at $20 USD -- half of the PC version's official $40 price tag. The game's publisher, Nobilis, confirmed the PSN price to Shacknews earlier today. One developer took to Frozenbyte's offic...

  • New Trine trailer impresses

    Frozenbyte has released a stunning new trailer for its upcoming puzzle platform adventure game, Trine. In Trine, players must use the three characters -- the Wizard, the Knight, and the Thief -- to interact with the environment and use physics to their advantage in order to complete puzzles...

  • Trine devs not afraid to full advantage of the PS3

    In an interview with 1up.com, Frozenbyte CEO and designer Lauri Hyvärinen gave insight into their newly announced PSN title Trine and discussed how development on the PlayStation 3 was not a concern as technology has always been a “strong point” for the studio. "It's a new p...

Trine Features

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