Trine 2 (Xbox 360) review
"This multi-specialty adventure is surprisingly deep and challenging for its bargain price, and if you've got the friends and the time, it's well worth the admission. If you're looking for more twists on familiar tropes, Trine 2 is your the best candidate. Pick it up and save the princess. Just don't get too caught up in sightseeing on your way to the finish line. "
At first glance, it's easy to write Trine 2 off as just another bland adventure rife with some of the most unapologetically banal character tropes ever: a thief, a wizard, and a knight teaming up to rescue yet another princess who's somehow gotten herself into yet another predicament. And should you choose not to look past the premise and rely solely on judging this book by its cover (on which thief Zoya closely resembles Altair of Assassin's Creed fame), you'll be purposefully tossing away what could very well be one of the most rewarding platforming experiences to have been had in 2011 this side of Rayman: Origins.
Finnish developer Frozenbyte ensures from the first few moments of Trine 2 you're hooked by a cornucopia of vivid imagery that looks as though it were ripped straight from a glossy-paged storybook. Some of the most eye-catching decor I've had the pleasure of taking in during the whole of 2011 greets you as you're introduced to the quest you're about to undertake. Each member of your motley crew has their own specialty, and this hasn't really been altered from the original adventure. Despite this, even newcomers should be able to find their place fairly quickly.
Freelance review by Brittany Vincent (January 04, 2012)
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