Frozenbyte's cooperative, puzzle-platformer series, Trine, has gone through its fair share of changes and innovations over the past 10 years; some good, some not so good. The forthcoming Trine 4: The Nightmare Prince is poised to be the best one yet as it returns to its 2.5D roots, increases the co-op player count from three to four, implements some valuable lessons learned from previous games, and somehow manages to have even more gorgeous visuals than before. Producer Modus Games and Frozenbyte have been detailing what's been going into the latest entry in a series of "Making Of" videos and today, they've shared the newest one with us.
Co-op puzzle platformer fans, rejoice! The acclaimed (and gorgeous) Trine trilogy will be making its way to the Nintendo Switch this Spring in both physical and digital formats.
If you've wrapped up the spring hits and wondering what you'll do in the next couple months before the next Madden title sounds the horn of Fall releases, then the folks over at GOG.com would like to entice you with a big Summer Sale. I mean, big. 1300 titles big. And hey, we've even gone through and put together a little co-op collection for all you co-op lovers out there.
While there’s certainly advantages to living in a gaming era that emphasizes online co-op, couch co-op games will always hold a special place in many of our hearts. Therefore, we (the folks at Co-Optimus) were extremely pleased when the recently released Nex Machina brought back this nostalgic experience in fine form. As a game developed with...
Last night we wrapped up our Trine 3: Artifacts of Power play through. It was a shortened stream in which we only needed to complete two side missions and the final boss fight to end the game.
Our play through continues of Trine 3: Artifact of Power on the PC. This time looking at Level 7 - The Redwood Forrest as well as mini-levels A Brush with Death, A Lonely Knight, A Wizards Epiphany.
There's something to be said about the physics based puzzles in Trine. When they work, and the solution is somewhat obvious, it can be satisfying. But sometimes the game's physics simply don't cooperate, or the solution to a puzzle may not be easily seen. Soon you find yourself over-thinking Newtonian equations when really all the game wants is to have you jump on a box. Sometimes your co-op partner simply wants to troll you by dropping boxes on the wrong side of a see-saw. Whatever the game tends to throw at you it's as equally entertaining as it is frustrating.
It was almost two years ago we did our complete play-through of Trine 2, streaming the entire game from start to finish in co-op. Last night, we started our play-through of Trine 3: Artifacts of Powers doing the same. The latest game in the series continues the legacy of extremely gorgeous art design and graphics, but changes one key component, it adds a third dimension to the game allowing the players to go back into the rich environments.
Developer Frozenbyte is hoping to release the PS4 version of Trine 3: The Artifacts of Power before Christmas, complete with all the visual bells and whistles from the PC version. Oh yeah, and co-op for three players!