I played the demo of Trine, and while it was enjoyable, I don’t think I’d shell out $30 for it.
Then again, it is considered to be a full product, not a bite-sized downloadable game. So I’m conflicted. Trine looks absolutely amazing, both graphically and artistically. Throw in some novel gameplay choices and multiple solution puzzles, and you’d think that it’s the recipe for success.
Instead of remaining a download-only title though, Trine is on it’s way to retail stores around the country. For PC at least. As I recall, the game was hitting some snags on it’s way to the PS3, something about bug squashing.
Depending on how you look at Trine, as a top-shelf indie-like title that happens to cost a little more, or as a budget-priced game that you’re sure to get your money’s worth, you should at least give the demo a shot. It’s available on Steam, and has been for a while.