Trine 5: A Clockwork Conspiracy Reviews
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.
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 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.
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.
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 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
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 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.
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
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 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.
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: 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 does not propose anything truly innovative for the series, but what Frozenbyte proposes is solid enough and the small innovations are still pleasing.
Review in Italian | Read full review
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.
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.
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.
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
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 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.