With its classic look, structure, and support for 3-player co-op ala the classic Secret of Mana, Trinity Trigger has appeal for the right crowd
As someone who really enjoyed the heyday of Square RPGs on the SNES I’ll admit I have a weakness for games that manage to capture their spirit, even though the majority of the industry has moved on from that style. Trinity Trigger is, in many ways, an experience that feels pulled from an earlier time with its pixel art looks, very approachable action-based combat, and a fair amount of secrets to sniff out for bonus materials. Now, there’s no doubt that the scope of the game’s story is lacking in the degree of ambition those classics had, and the experience clocks in more in the 20 hour range than the 60+ many modern RPGs boast, but for me it was a great excuse to once again embark on an action RPG journey I could enjoy with my wife. If you’re looking for a bit of that nostalgic blast, or just love the idea of playing a game like this co-op, it’s an appealing choice, even if perhaps solo it loses a bit of its sparkle.
Justin Nation, Score: