This collection includes a cartridge with trine 4 included, a beautiful map with a handrawn aesthetic, a download code for a digital copy of the collection’s soundtrack and a digital artbook, and a code to download Trine 1-3. Currently you can usually find this collection for close to the same price as trine 4 alone. I am not fond of the practice of selling games or collections and not including the full experience on the physical medium provided. However, i am more forgiving in this instance since, as stated previously, this collection sells for a comparable price to the 4th game alone so its easy to see the initial games as free/cheap bonus content and then if, like me, you want the initial trilogy on cart track down one of the few copies of the trine series 1-3 cartridge and give your download code to your player 2 of choice (for online co-op) or sell it.
The games themselves have been around for years (a decade for the first one) and there are doubtless better more in depth reviews for each so i’ll try to summarize and provide a few Of my impressions. Trine is a puzzle Room game and though there are some combat sections sprinkled throughout they are mostly the weakest element. The puzzles are primarily physics based and open ended in their solutions with each of your controllable characters having a specific skill that can be used to assist in surmountIng the challenges.
On the switch Trine runs well and looks beautiful especially in handheld mode which brings me to one of my nitpicks with the actual game. I have yet to find a Way to play local wireless co-op(non-wifi/offline) with another switch running the game. This means you will either need a wifi hotspot and switch online membership to play co-op in handheld. The games support up to 4 players in any combination of couch co-op and online and any combination of characters in case you wanted to play as 4 wizards or 3 rogues 1knight etc.
Overall this is a great deal on some very enjoyable (even if a few of them are dated) games.
Length of ownership: 6 months
yes: I recommend this product