I wrote recently that I was enjoying the free-to-play iOS game Trials Frontier (and I still am), but the game I’ve been really excited to play is Trials Fusion, and I gotta say that so far I’m pretty satisfied. Sure, it does get progressively harder – meaning I’ve had to go back and grind some levels to get more medals to open up more levels – but that’s pretty much what these games are all about. In the end, as I told someone the other day, I really like platformers and driving games, and so trials games are pretty much the perfect fusion of these things (I swear, pun definitely not intended, at least not consciously). And this game is gorgeous – I’m playing it on PS4 – with some levels that take beautiful advantage of time-of-day lighting (like the screenshot pictured here). I’m also digging the futuristic setting – it makes for a more varied set of obstacles (compared to what you usually see in a trials game).
Yet another free-to-play game I’m trying out, and again, how long I end up playing this will depend on how stingy it becomes with its resources – as I’ve said before, I’m willing to unlock stuff, but not pay for resources. So far I’m having a really fun time with this, and I’ve played quite a bit with nothing stopping me. I should say that I do quite like trials games in general, and so it’s a type of gameplay I’m already attracted to. I’m surprised I’m not having issues with the controls, considering you use on-screen buttons, but it does play quite well – but yes, I’d still prefer to play something like this on Vita, like Trials Evolution. So yes, it plays well (on iPad), the graphics are really nice and slick, and I’m even digging the loose storyline and setting (sort of western-like) they use to set up all the levels and the upgrade system (for your bike). I was having trouble putting it down, which also gets me that much more excited for Trials Fusion, the console companion to this game that’s coming out soon (both made by Finnish developer RedLynx).