Return to Trine
This is a remake of the original Trine
and in this form, it's a visually stunning and extremely enjoyable physics-based platformer that owes a lot to The Lost Vikings
. You have the superb graphics, plenty of fun and challenging puzzles to solve, and you also get the original version of the game if you want to kick it old-school. The story is a little strange, but not overly detailed, and finds three unique characters getting morphed into one, with the game then following their quest to get unstuck. The gameplay itself is broken down into stages, where you control each of the three characters, each with their own unique skills, and must use them all wisely in order to solve the various puzzles that bar your progress. The game is viewed from a 2.5D perspective, so you see it from in 3D but everything is carried out in 2D. The main focus of the game is on the single-player campaign but to appreciate it best, try the co-op mode as this makes things even more enjoyable. Trine really is a wonderfully enchanting little experience. It impresses right from the start, with the incredible, lush graphics that are just brimming with style and panache. The environmental design and use of color are both exquisite, and there is some delightfully smooth animation to back it up. The sound work is equally impressive as are the controls, but it's the gameplay that helps put the icing on the cake. The puzzles are all terribly clever and very satisfying to solve, so although this is quite a short game, it's also a highly memorable one.