Friday, December 16, 2011

Trine 2 Review Summary and Game Trailer



Online and local co-op for up to three players. A side-scrolling action platform and puzzle video game developed by Frozenbyte. The adventure begins when the three heroes, the thief, the knight and the wizard, rediscover the Trine which brings them back together. They then decide to travel on a journey to save the kingdom from evil goblins and other fiends.

Alf the Helper: fiends!...like Gnomes!
Elderly: No Alf, Gnomes aren't fiends
Alf the Helper: What are Gnomes then?
Edlerly: Alf... shut up!
Alf the Helper: :(

Available for
•PC & Mac (released on 7 December 2011)
•(Xbox 360) XBLA worldwide (to be released on 21 December 2011)
•(Ps3) PSN NA (to be released on 20 December 2011)
•(Ps3) PSN EU (TBD 2011)
•Linux (2012)

So is it any good then?  well here's What it says on the tin:

•Physics-based puzzles with fire, water, gravity and magic
•Online and local co-op for up to three players
•Save anywhere to play as long or short sessions as you like
•Unlimited Character and Game+ modes add to additional replay value
•Accessible for both casual and hardcore gamers
•Hidden collectibles extend the length of your adventure
•Fun and challenging Achievements to unlock
•Soundtrack composed by the acclaimed Ari Pulkkinen

Official Website

And with no Xbox 360 or Ps3 review available at the time of posting here's what the critics had to say about the PC version.
Scoring 86% on Metacritic

Executive Summary: short but sweet

Reviews Summary
A lesson of how a great game should be.
No matter who you are, you can't help but love Trine 2
One of the most beautiful games this year
Some of the most amazing 2D graphics ever seen
A charming fantasy platformer with dazzling good looks and fun physics puzzles.
Better, bigger and funnier.
It's short, but the design and the animations are extraordinary

14 comments:

gnome said...

(accidentally steps on Alf's toe)

Yes, a most intriguing game. Quite loved the original, but, I don't know. Something doesn't feel quite right. Guess now that the demo is out...

(accidentally brutally steps on Alf's hand)

FIEND? F I E N D?

The Elderly said...

Alf perhaps now you'll think before speaking!!

Alf The Helper said...

(in floods of tears and nursing his swelling hand...)

..Gnome I'm sorry...

:(

..I didn't know what a fiend was..

sniff!

(Alf retreats to the sanctuary of the avatar workshop)

The Elderly said...

..You'd almost feel sorry for him....

...nope what am I thinking,

right more austerity measures

Alf turn off the heating down there...perhaps now you'll appreciate how lucky you are..

pfff!

Cognac dear Gnome?

gnome said...

A very happy 2012 dear Elderly! My very best wishes to you and yours!

The Elderly said...

(Gives his old buddy a great big hug...)

And a Happy New Year to you too! :D

(opens up bottle of pre-recession champagne...)

To your good health and Gnomarchy!!

Alf the Helper! said...

Happy New Year Gnome! :)

Bickle77 said...

Happy New Year! Live long and prosper (I'm sure I've heard that phrase before somewhere).

The Elderly said...

:) Thank you illustrious one.
familiar and powerful your phrase it is..

Loving also I am, the new pointy ears, air of authority they give you....

Now tea must I make, first brew of 2012... yippeeeeee

fatherkrishna said...

Happy New Year Elderly! Happy New Year Alf! Happy New Year Gnome! Happy New Year Bickle77!

Two sugars please! :)

The Elderly said...

:D heyaaaaaa Father Krishna in the flesh!!!!!.......

You adorable flame haired delight you! Tis verily good to see you again.... :D

This year just got a whole lot better...

(Runs to hugh FK..)

Alf!!!! tea all round....

Alf the Helper said...

:) Hiya FK and a Happy New Year to you toooo..

...I'm right on it mr.elderly, two sugars it is...

gnome said...

Happy New Everything Everyone!

The Elderly said...

I concure and So far so happy!!! :)