|Like stepping into a fantasy painting.|
There's not a lot more to say about Trine, except that it's a fun, fantasy-themed puzzle game. It's best to just show it (which is, of course, the point of this series). The only big issue that I had with the game was that the menus (such as the inventory) were counter-intuitive in some respects. The strong points of the game are its fast-paced puzzles with multiple solutions, rich soundtrack, and colorful, detailed visuals. Story is not it's strong point; it's just a means for setting up the gameplay concept, and it gets our of your way pretty quickly. It's humorously ridiculous, and it intentionally doesn't take itself seriously. But a serious story is not necessary to enjoy the experience. It's all about creating entertaining and challenging gameplay with physics, puzzles, a pretty theme, and likable characters. The mechanic of quickly switching between characters to navigate through levels is creative, flows well, and sets this game apart from similar indie puzzlers. If it sounds intriguing to you, and you're not put off by the medieval-fantasy theme, then you will probably enjoy this game. We certainly did. Our rating: three multiple personality disorders.