Trine review

  • Wonderful co-op elements
  • Very pretty to look at
  • Well-realised world
  • Playing alone not as fun
  • Combat becomes repetitive
  • Not as original as it thinks

Finnish developers Frozenbyte pride themselves on originality, but Trine prompts obvious comparisons with LittleBigPlanet. Both are scrolling platformers with physics-based puzzles – even Trine’s voice-over is reminiscent of Stephen Fry’s musings. Playing alone, you’ll need to cycle through the three character classes, using their special abilities to get through the levels set in a traditional, though well-realised world with some gorgeous lighting effects.

The puzzles are fun and inventive, and whether you’re playing on your lonesome or in three-player local co-op, you’ll get plenty of enjoyment out of Trine. That said, the combat soon becomes repetitive and casts an unfortunate shadow over the remainder of the game. It’s a shame – this would have been better if it focused on its strengths and kept the battling as a side-note. Still, well worth a download, even though it comes in at a slightly inflated price.

Oct 22, 2009

More Info

Release date: Oct 22 2009 - PS3 (US)
Sep 17 2009 - PS3 (UK)
Available Platforms: PS3
Genre: Action
Published by: Nobilis
Developed by: Frozenbyte
ESRB Rating:
Everyone 10+: Use of Alcohol, Mild Fantasy Violence
PEGI Rating:


  • Frexerik - October 24, 2009 10:39 p.m.

    i agree woty the above comment some of these dhort reviews really suck...
  • waynski1457 - October 22, 2009 10 p.m.

    I really don't like these short reviews ripped from magazines. They just wreak of a total lack of effort, and, as you guys prove on a daily basis, you can do much better.
  • garnsr - October 22, 2009 9:22 p.m.

    I wish this had come out a month ago when I had nothing to play. Finishing up Uncharted, staring up Ratchet, then Assassin's Creed doesn't leave much time for small games like this. Boo on Sony's certification lag time.
  • michaelmcc827 - October 22, 2009 8:18 p.m.

    short review is short.

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