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Not bad, but far from great...
on 19 October 2011
I really wanted to try this game after looking at several clips and trailers. I loved the look of the old school fantasy style with the pointy hats and sorcery. However once I actually played the game I was increasingly disappointed the more I progress...
With what I expected to be dramatic and well thought out and designed boss fights, turning out to be nothing more but several copy'n'pasted (large creatures) randomly placed throughout the levels. There are only two (yes TWO) of these creatures, one giant skeleton and a bull-like beast, as far from what I counted the skeleton boss appears 2 times and the bull boss 4 or 5 times! There was no boss music or anything to indicate any significance to these creatures. Also even more disapponting is how these bosses are killed by simply switching to the Knight and slashing and jumping till they die, there are no fancy clever methods to winning these battles appart from simply mashing a key... and all the boss fights are exactly the same.
Then we move on to the final boss, which as it turns out isn't a boss at all... but a short level in which the player must climb to the top as quickly as possible as lava floods. And then upon completion expect a very abrupt ending which neglects to fill in of any background to the story at all!
All in all, I enjoyed some of the puzzles, even though 65% of Trine was incredibly repeatitive and the level designers hardly bothered...
I'd say to those looking for a thorough platformer to go try something safe (something else), but if you are looking for a pretty game favouring charm over content you might just like Trine. Though if you are looking for a masterpiece, this is NOT it!
3 out of 5!