Story - 84%
Graphics - 86%
Audio - 85%
Gameplay - 87%
Replayability - 84%
The three heroes, the Knight, the Thief and the Wizard, return in Trine 4 to be bring us a new Adventure as these heroes journey to rescue Prince Selius.
Trine 4 stays with its 2.5D style gameplay and also bring forth new puzzles and adventure to sink our teeth into. The first thing you will notice it how the developers stayed true to what made the series famous, fun puzzles and great co-op, they also learned from where they went wrong in Trine 3 and now we have a Trine game that can outshine Trine 2.
If you haven’t played a Trine game before here is a bit of a run down. Trine is a side scrolling adventure game that brings you puzzles and action to pass stages. You have three characters that you switch between to clear these obstacles. The Knight, Pontius, has a sword and shield and is your best character for offence, able to deliver great damage to enemies and protect himself with his shield. You can also unlock more abilities like a hammer that can be thrown. Next up we have the Thief, Zoya, she is equipped with a bow and grappling hook to reach high places and traverse sections of stages difficult to get to. Her bow can also be used on the offensive, but she is best used for her agility. Last up we have the Wizard, Amadeus, using his magic ability to levitate objects or conjure up magic boxes. His abilities are great to use to complete puzzles or to manipulate objects. The trick of the game is how to use these three heroes simultaneously to accomplish your tasks.
One of the reasons why this game is awesome with Co-op is because you can then play as two or more heroes at the same time making some of the puzzles easier to clear but at the same time working together is key which can sometimes be tricky upon itself.
The story of Trine 4 is intriguing and I enjoy how they tell a little prologue of each character and this is how you get delivered the tutorial. This is great for newcomers and old players alike to grasp the gameplay of each character before having to play with all three simultaneously. I’ve enjoyed the previous Trine games and Trine 2 was definitely my favourite but having played 4 now it is a tough contest. Trine 4 brings us a new story with some great new visuals and enjoyable Co-Op. Trine 4 is now my new favourite of the series and should be considered if you enjoy these types of genre games.
Reviewed on: PS4
Release Date: 8 October 2019
Genre: Adenture, Puzzle
Publisher: Modus Games
Review Copy: Yes
Likes: Best of the series, such great co op fun
Dislikes: Would’ve been cool to introduce a new character