Posts Tagged ‘Redlynx Trials 2: Second Edition’

Non-Trial New Trials Version

By Kieron Gillen on April 15th, 2008.

Wheelie good? I'm sorry.
And if you can’t decode that particularly labyrinthine syntax, “New patch for RPS fave Trials 2″. The full details are here, but the two biggest changes directly answer a couple of my reservations. They’ve reworked the game so it accepts downloadable content, and to show off have added five courses to the full game. Four easy, and one dynamic, the former of which helps with my problem of not enough relatively laid back course. The latter, is gloriously insane, however. Also, the size of the teams have been increased from ten to twenty, which means that team RPS is yet again recruiting. Feel free to join us – the tag and password is both RPS.

Oh – beneath the cut is a video of the new Dynamic course, Domino Effect.
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Eurogamer: Trials 2 review

By Kieron Gillen on April 10th, 2008.

That I Like Bike! gag was terrible.
We’ve gone crazy-ranting about it before, but Eurogamer paid me to write a review of Redlynx Trials 2: Second Edition. As always, I have a leeeetle bit of a rant, and hang it off some grand theory of nonsense. Here’s a bit of it…

But playing Trials 2 made me wonder whether the tide’s reversing in another area. In the same way that PC owners used to be snobbish about consoles’ attempts at FPS, consoles have sighed about arcade games. And…well, if I want actual arcade games, the PC’s where I go to scratch that itch. And that’s proper arcade games. Not bloated epics or ninth-version-in-series franchise servicing, but ones where people take an idea and fire it as hard as they can at the target. Perversely, they’re ideal PC fodder. They’re possible with small teams – even a couple of people. There’s no corporation in the way to make you dance through hoops – the Xbox Live Arcade is very nice, but it’s just a provincial arcade compared to the PC’s Disneyland of distractions. From the insane freeware shooter scene to Audiosurf outselling Call of Duty on Steam for all of February, it’s all kicking off.

The rest is here and the trial version is here. Go PC Arcade revolution!

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