Trine 5: A Clockwork Conspiracy Reviews
Trine 5 offers yet more of the same, and while it's got some great puzzles and beautiful visuals, its obvious setting and overlong runtime start to grate after a while.
Frozenbyte hasn’t lost a step in the four years since the last game. Trine 5: A Clockwork Conspiracy reminds me of a simpler time but still manages to be engaging and complex. The story presents the biggest threat to the heroes in all of its entry’s since the original, and is a wonderful adventure all around. If you’ve never experienced a Trine game, there’s no better time. Trine 5: A Clockwork Conspiracy proves to be a delight and highlight among its contemporaries.
Trine 5 hasn't changed all that much from its predecessors, which is more of a good thing than it is bad. At its heart, this is still a gorgeous, remarkably charming, and challenging puzzle platformer that features some of the best environment design in the business. On the other hand, combat still represents a notable low point of the experience despite efforts to tweak it, but this isn't enough of a drawback that it ruins the overall game. It goes without saying that if you liked any of the previous Trine games, you'll love what Trine 5 brings to the table-we'd argue that this offers the most polished and honed version of the series' traditional gameplay. Trine 5 is an easy recommendation for anyone looking for a chill puzzle game of reasonable length, it's got a lot of heart and is definitely worth your time.
Trine 5: A Clockwork Conspiracy continues to push the series back to its former glory. While the combat engine still needs some work, the platforming and puzzles will challenge both your mind and reflexes in satisfying ways. For a fifth entry, it's nice to see the series still trying to produce compelling magical adventures.
Trine 5: A Clockwork Conspiracy is largely more of the same and we love it for just that. Players well acquainted with the adventures of Zoya, Pontius and Amadeus know exactly what to expect and will surely leave satisfied. For those who do not know, here is the chance to embark on a magical world full of puzzles. The experience is even better when shared with friends, whether it's at the local co-op or online.
Review in Portuguese | Read full review
Trine 5: A Clockwork Conspiracy is the biggest installment in the franchise to date. Although the game is quite continuous with respect to the previous installment, the new abilities of our protagonists and the new puzzles and elements will delight fans of the Frozenbyte franchise. Also audiovisually the game is a delight like its predecessors. Some might think that few risks have been taken and that being a continuist is something negative, but four years have passed since the previous installment, so this Trine does not run the risk of embarrassing the user. Travel without fear to the beautiful world of Trine, fun is guaranteed.
Review in Spanish | Read full review
My siblings and I ultimately had fun with Trine 5, even through our gripes with the game’s puzzles left us feeling sour on our run. It felt like we were encouraged to skip puzzles than to try and complete them, and I feel that sort of gameplay is simply not encouraging for a player to keep playing, especially if they were to go solo. But we could see ourselves replaying this game or checking out the older titles and I think that says a lot.
Trine 5 is the absolute best installment in the series to date. The higher production values, expanded co-op, customisation and indivdual talent trees, coupled with the fiendish puzzle solving and expert physics Frostbyte are renowned for compliment one another brilliantly. Minor glitches aside, the game still falls into the same trap as its predecessors of being a little too repetitive late on, but whether you’re on your own or with a family, you can have some great fun with this one.
The game takes the familiar formula of the series, featuring compelling puzzles, chaotic combat, and perfect presentation, and sticks by it. With a whole new campaign and a wide variety of fresh and familiar abilities, Trine 5 appeals to series fans both new and old.
Despite feeling a bit more streamlined and simplistic than its predecessors, Trine 5: A Clockwork Conspiracy is another solid entry into the franchise.
Trine 5: A Clockwork Conspiracy sequel is a superb puzzle platformer that sticks close to the series’ playbook.
Trine 5 is a successful continuation of a game series that deserves more attention. The annoying combat system doesn't spoil the overall picture enough and for players with an affinity for puzzles this is a clear recommendation to buy.
Review in German | Read full review
A "more of the same" that surely will not disappoint fans. Although a few small innovations can be glimpsed, Trine 5 does not change the cards much and offers the classic mix of platforming and physics-based environmental puzzles. Very enjoyable in single player, even more fun in co-op, but the series is beginning to feel the need for a real evolution.
Review in Italian | Read full review
For those looking for a fun and charming puzzle platformer to play, especially with friends, Trine 5 is the perfect choice. Each hero is distinct and lovable in their own ways, the story is fun and engaging, and the puzzles are intuitive and simple, if not lacking in creativity towards the end. In a series full of positively received games and support from players that have stuck with it for years, this is yet another great entry that's sure to leave players with a smile on their face.
Trine 5: A Clockwork Conspiracy is just as beautiful as the series ever was, and the same charm is present and correct, but it's definitely beginning to wear a little thin.
Trine 5 treads the same ground as its predecessors and falls prey to the same shortcomings, but it's a solid co-op puzzler that has some gorgeous visuals and is a great time.
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.
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.
Whether playing alone or with friends, 'Trine 5: A Clockwork Conspiracy' keeps the series alive while sprinkling in gorgeous visuals and some fun additions.