Trine 5: A Clockwork Conspiracy Reviews
Having access to three different characters and how each of them come into play remains a highlight. Outside of Lost Vikings back in the 16-bit days, there’s nothing quite like Trine in gaming. Let’s just hope for a chance that things might get shaken up a bit by the time Trine 6 rolls around…
Trine 5: A Clockwork Conspiracy is a perfect continuation in the saga. A title that knows where it comes from and where it wants to go and that allows the franchise to take a step forward in the right direction. An even bigger game, longer and full of well-designed and posed challenges and puzzles.
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It stands to reason that if you liked the previous Trine games, you'll still like this one, and that probably goes double if you've got three friends to play with. Unfortunately I don't have three friends to play with, and I can't deny the dull and frustrating experience I had with it. Between poor puzzle design and combat that doesn't seem to belong in the game, there was simply nothing in Trine 5 that didn't feel like a waste of time.
Three heroes once again save the fairy tale world in a beautiful rendering. Once again - and once again it's fun. At half the price of the big projects, it's an option you shouldn't overlook if you're serious about puzzle platformers.
Review in Slovak | Read full review
Trine 5 follows in the footsteps of its predecessors and is back with same interesting puzzles and innovation boss fights. But that aside, it doesn't even try to venture out of its safe zone.
Review in Persian | Read full review
While Trine 5 doesn't completely overhaul the series, it adds enough improvements to take the series to its most complete form. Whether you are playing alone or with a group of friends, Trine 5 offers hours of entertainment that can be hardly matched anywhere else.
Review in Persian | Read full review
If you've enjoyed the Trine series up to this point then you are in for a treat, Trine 5 is by far the best entry yet, offering puzzles that are phenomenally inventive and an utter delight to solve. If you haven't taken the plunge yet with Trine, then now is the perfect chance. If only we could ditch the combat and have twice the puzzles, then truly would Trine reach co-op puzzling perfection.
Trine 5: A Clockwork Conspiracy is a good contender for being the best title in this renowned series, thanks to the introduction of multi-phase boss battles and new abilities for our heroes.
Review in Italian | Read full review
Trine 5: A Clockwork Conspiracy perfected series' formula. I don't think that potential Trine 6 can do something better. The only way forward is to do something different.
Review in Russian | Read full review
Trine 5: A Clockwork Conspiracy follows the formula and pleases, but it doesn't decide to take a step forward in its structure, nor in the shallow combat. Even so, the triad formed by the beautiful settings, the platform design with puzzles and the cooperative mode continues to be its biggest attraction, guaranteeing fun for veterans and newcomers to the saga of heroes who work as a team.
Review in Portuguese | Read full review
Trine 5 has no reason to exist. I was shocked when the series progressed past the third entry. Still, I get excited whenever a new entry drops. I find the ten-hour campaigns a blast to play solo and even more enjoyable when friends are added to the mix. This is just a game that knows what it is and rarely tries to be anything else. I think they should dial back progression and combat and focus more on the puzzle solving mechanics as they are clearly the highlight of these games every single time. Definitely recommend this one, it was a blast to play in between so many serious open world games.
Wow! From the get-go, I was overwhelmed (in a good way) by the vibrant and detailed lands utilising light and colour well. I thoroughly enjoyed playing as the three quirky characters solving what came to be challenging puzzles only able to be solved by a combination of them all. As stated above I can only imagine the game is ten times as enjoyable playing with others. Little has been done to change the characters and their skills but if it's not broken, don't fix it. Overall, it is a masterclass in how side-scrolling 2.5d platformers should be made and it is above and beyond all out there at the moment.
Trine 5: A Clockwork Conspiracy offers a wonderful world to explore and some clever puzzles, but it might feel a bit too familiar for those who’ve experienced the previous games in the series. Don’t get me wrong, it does introduce some new ideas here and there, but it still follows the same formula players would’ve seen four times already. Still, a bit of familiarity certainly doesn’t make Trine 5: A Clockwork Conspiracy a bad game, and it didn’t stop me from having a ton of fun playing either. It might be more of what you’ve done before, but this latest escapade with the trio of heroes still offers plenty of brain-teasing amusement across its beautiful world.
Trine 5: A Clockwork Conspiracy does not propose anything truly innovative for the series, but what Frozenbyte proposes is solid enough and the small innovations are still pleasing.
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All that being said, Trine 5 is still a fine old time for puzzle platformer fans, even if it does feel like a series that needs to evolve going forward. Its reliably refined puzzle platforming combination can still be a joy to get lost in, and that eureka moment when you finally stumble across a neat way in which to combine the abilities of its roster never fails to delight. Fans who just want more Trine will feel right at home with Trine 5, and if the goal of Frozenbyte was to continue to appease the core fanbase with another solid entry, then I think they’ve successfully achieved that.
Trine 5: A Clockwork Conspiracy is a decent culmination of the series. The game offers plenty of mind-bending puzzles and still respects its platforming roots. While the combat still feels somewhat clunky, the game's visuals and puzzle difficulty more than makeup for it. The game is much more enjoyable with friends as they can solve puzzles more inventively.
Although I did experience some technical issues during cutscenes, like screen-tearing and occasional audio glitches, the rest of the journey went off without a hitch. The comedic story and dialogue are delivered with just the right amount of wit and whimsy, with zany characters that are brought to life with solid vocal performances. While the combat leaves some room for improvement, the dynamic puzzles, inventive hero skills, and visual splendor more than make up for its minor shortcomings. Whether you’re a long-time fan of the Trine series or simply have a penchant for co-op puzzles and are looking for a new challenge, Trine 5 does not disappoint.
Whether playing alone or with friends, 'Trine 5: A Clockwork Conspiracy' keeps the series alive while sprinkling in gorgeous visuals and some fun additions.
Trine 5: A Clockwork Conspiracy may not be a title on everyone's lips but it's certainly game of the year material. With a wide variety of abilities and mechanics and astoundingly adaptive gameplay (especially for co-op play), it's quite the achievement in game design.
A highly competent platform puzzler that's starting to play things a little too safe, especially as it refuses to address long-standing issues like the bland combat.