Review: Trine 3: The Artifacts of Power (PS4)

Trine 3: The Artifacts of Power is a platforming game of action, puzzles and adventure, and the sequel to the award winning Trine and Trine 2. Reunite with the three heroes in an all-new adventure, now for the first time in full 3D! 

Trine 3 The Artifacts of Power (2)

Pros:

  • Graphics have once again been elevated. Frozenbyte are the masters at creating truly gorgeous visuals.
  • Gameplay is a puzzler but this time set in a 3D world.
  • Full Platinum Trophy list.
  • Steam workshop support.
  • Three player co op online and offline.
  • Stereoscopic 3D support.
  • Five save slots.
  • Supports DS4 touch pad.
  • Multi language support for both audio and menu.
  • Central hub world where you can select levels.
  • Sub levels: Unlock bonus smaller levels that mix things up a bit more. Instead of flat out puzzle solving some can offer light relief like killing x amount of enemies with a boulder or navigating bridge jumps etc.
  • Collect triangles to unlock new levels.
  • Simple easy familiar controls.
  • Fast loading times.
  • Excellent narration with all the original cast reprising their roles.
  • Wizard has been revamped with new easier and simpler controls so building boxes and planks is a lot quicker.
  • In single player you can switch between characters to solve puzzles.
  • Secret areas to discover.
  • Constant checkpoints.

Trine 3 The Artifacts of Power (5)

Cons:

  • Aiming with the bow takes a long time to get used too.
  • Story whilst good is very short lived and just abruptly ends.
  • No character upgrades this time round.
  • Little replay ability.
  • Game is short and can be clocked in under 8 hours.
  • Camera can get annoying and not follow you correctly.

Jim Smale

Gaming since the Atari 2600, I enjoy the weirdness in games counting Densha De Go and RC De Go as my favourite titles of all time. I prefer gaming of old where buying games from a shop was a thing, Being social in person was a thing. Join me as I attempt to adapt to this new digital age!