This month Trine 2: The Complete Story became a free game for PS4 owners with PlayStation Plus. Trine 2 brings three player co-op to this puzzle platformer.
First, let me say that this is the most fun I’ve had gaming with friends on the PS4. I can’t remember when I laughed this hard while gaming with my friends. You get a mage, a warrior, and a ranger that all have their own unique skills to level, and it requires a great amount of teamwork to advance through the missions and solve puzzles.
The first thing you’ll notice about the game is the breath taking visuals. This is the prettiest game that I’ve played in a long time. The colors are stunning and it really helps pull you into the game. The game tells a story as it goes, but honestly there were times where I missed parts of the story because I was so distracted by the beautiful scenery. Seriously, it’s that pretty.
There were some minor glitches and frustrations with the puzzles. Pay attention to dialogue when you’re stuck on the puzzles because they usually give you a hint. Sometimes the hint comes from an ability that you don’t even fully know how to use. Two of us had the ability to magnetize objects, but we struggled to get the ability to work when we performed the action. In addition to puzzles there’s also boss fights, but the puzzles proved far more difficult than any of the boss fights.
Overall, I think this was a fantastic game and well worth the $20 price even if it hadn’t been free for Plus. It comes with a full list of trophies, including a platinum trophy to add replay value, so after you beat the game you can go trophy whore with friends. I’d easily give it an 8.5 out of 10.