Hello once again to all the RGN gamers, it’s me again, John Clark, bringing you a look at the new Early Access game Trine 3: The Artifacts of Power. This game gave me that feeling in which I said to myself ‘I am not noing going to enjoy this and it’s not going to be fun, not my type of game. But I was so wrong! On so many levels this is what I want in an Action Puzzler, read on for what I think of this game currently at the 4th update version of release on Steam with modding capability support built in and everything. With over 7 million titles sold throughout the franchise thus far, the third entry can definitely be described as one of the more anticipated titles hitting Early Access.
Well, I put the game on and wow the graphics were not what I expected they were way better. There’s a single player as well and online play, and what I found really fun first was the single player. What I did not expect once again was the excellently written storyline. If you like games where you have to think and do puzzles, working out how to proceed then you will likely love this game and its creative bosses. Some aspects of the game could still be improved such as keyboard and mouse controls.
The mix of 3D and 2D elements is a welcome change. Although the series has always been somewhat 2.5D in appearance there are now 3D gameplay elements not just there for looks. Amadeus the Wizard, Pontius the Knight, and Zoya the Thief are summoned by the Trine once again and must make their way through a number of mysterious scenarios which will require the player utilizing all new mechanics in a familiar but totally revamped fashion.
Online gameplay is largely the same as what can be found in the single player story mode but instead of switching between heroes players have friends to join them. When trying to get from point a to point b is figured out then puzzles can be worked on next. When the people you play with online that don’t take their time though it can rush the flow of the game. Players can get frustrated with a lack of quick navigation and immediate understanding so it’s probably best for players to get their bearings in single player before moving onto the online platform itself.
So far the game has a few playable pieces of content which are highly polished but admittedly harder than previous entries in the series since there is now 3D navigation as mentioned above. The final version is aimed at being around 7 hours long for average skill players seeing the content one time around and new Challenge Rooms are being added still. As Trine 3 rolls out more updates we will continue covering the game, for now check out the Steam Page and Official Trailer below for more.
Developer / Publisher: Frozenbyte
Preview Copy Info: A digital copy of this game was provided to RealGamerNewz for the purpose of this Hands-On Preview.