Trine 2 is a sidescrolling game developed and published by Frozenbyte.
The three heroes
The game let you control 3 heroes. A wizard named Amadeus, a thief named Zoya and Pontius the knight.
The wizard has the ability to create objects like crates or planks and can lift sudden objects throughout the game. Eventhough the wizard was my favorite in this game, he’s not really usefull against enemies.
I played this game with a friend who (I think) loved the Zoya character. Using her rope to swing to high platforms and shooting ice or fire arrows, I can see why she played alot with this character. Zoya is very usefull to collect stuff on higher platforms and can be very effective against enemies and for finding secrets.
The character we played less was the knight. Eventhough he’s very usefull when using his shield, he just didn’t have a very special thing that made us wanna play the character when exploring the 2D world.
After emailing with the developer about the “Complete Story”, they told me that people who bought Trine 2 before this change do not have the DLC included. You can buy the DLC story upgrade for 4,49€ in the Steam store. If you haven’t bought Trine 2 yet, you will get the DLC included when you buy the game.
The story is fun (I won’t spoil anything). The game can be completed in 11 hours though. This is with searching for hidden rooms and solving puzzles. 11 hours is alot for a sidescroller game including a very fun DLC story.
The graphics of Trine 2 are amazing. Trine 2 does a very good job with taking you to their fantasy world. Some places can be truly breathtaking when you’re not focussing too hard on solving puzzles.
The goal of this game is to solve puzzles. This can be just a “how do I get to the otherside” puzzle or maybe a boss fight. Several puzzles can be solved on more than 1 way (by using the wizard), but sometimes you need to find that 1 thing to make your path clear. The boss fights can be very fun if you know what to do.
The puzzles aren’t that hard, but it requires some thinking. There weren’t any puzzles that got us stuck or made us want to quit the game to think everything through.
JosWeb Score (0/100):
Sometime it’s just fun to have a beautiful game, having some challenging puzzles and a friend to play with. These 3 things made Trine 2 are very special game for me. The puzzles aren’t impossible, but are challenging at times, so you have to use your brains a little bit. The game is one of the most beautiful sidescroller games I have ever seen. The game also does a very good job on making multiplayer possible. The only critic I have with the multiplayer is that when I make a friends only lobby, people still can enter somehow. We solved this by using a password, but it would be better to have a friends only lobby for friends only.
I would recommend this game to everyone that’s just looking for a stunning looking game with challenging puzzles. Even when playing alone, you can have some great fun with this game.
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