Posts Tagged ‘Redlynx’

Trials Fusion Online Multiplayer Finally Rolls Out

I couldn't think of a Harry Hill-enough gag, sorry

Being in a motorbike accident is, I’ve been told, terrifying and awful, just awful, the pits, ugh, frightful, I really don’t think you’d like it. Yet watching a motorbike accident is, I’ve seen on You’ve Been Framed, a rib-tickling barrel of laughs. Tempering the horror of the first with the joy of the second, Trials Fusion now has online multiplayer to go with its local play. Nine months after the game came out, you and seven other folks can finally zip, flip, and shatter your hips together.

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M-m-m-multibike: Trials Fusion Online Multiplayer Update

Bikes at dawn

Ubisoft has released a bunch of info about multiplayer changes to its bikestravaganza, Trials Fusion. The update promises to add online multiplayer and to up the number of racers from four to eight.

Currently there’s asynchronous leaderboardy business which has been part of Trials since the first game. There’s also a local multiplayer option for four people. I gave it a bash at a preview event shortly before its release in April. and although fun it had a few problems, not least that if you were at the far end of the bank of racers everyone else would be obscuring your view.

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On Your Bike: Trials Fusion Adds Tournaments

Please don't let this ever be me.

Motorbikes are pretty cool, right? I’d love to learn to ride, but two things give me pause: a story from a family friend about scraping scraps his own skin out his bike leathers after an accident, and the terrifying physics of video game motorbikes suggesting that I’d quickly end up there myself, knife in hand. Trials games probably haven’t given the most realistic understanding of riding, mind.

As if competing with the tracks themselves, let alone on leaderboards, weren’t already challenge enough, RedLynx have added a new mode to Trials Fusion. Tournaments returned from older games in a patch yesterday, with whole sets of tracks to compete across.

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Wot I Think: Trials Fusion

I must go, my people need me.

I was ready to love Trials Fusion. Trials Evolution Gold Edition turned out to be the perfect game to play when I didn’t have much time or didn’t know what to play. It filled in the holes of a busy day or fixed a boring evening. I didn’t care that it was only on Uplay, and I didn’t suffer any the bugs that bogged it down a little in John’s review. It’s so good, so willing to be completely OTT, that it charmed the backwheel off me. Can Trials Fusion pull off the same trick? Here’s wot I think.
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Zoom Zoom Splat: Trials Fusion Out In April

Finally, a game in which bikes ride men - not the other way around

Aw, Redlynx and Ubisoft, you really shouldn’t have. I know we’ve had our ups and downs (and loopty loops and explosions) in the past, but now you’re releasing Trials Fusion the day before my birthday? You really didn’t have to do that. One small quibble, though: you failed to include any mention of Nathan Grayson’s Rad Birthday or the accompanying Impossibly Sexy Karaoke Partython anywhere in your trailer. No, no, calm down. I’m not angry with you. Everyone makes mistakes.

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Trials Fusion Fuses Bikes, Future Cities And Caligula

SimHospitalised City 3000

Well, Caligula is that is indeed John Hurt on narration duties, and not a Hurtalike doing the whole gravel-voiced ‘ooh, I was in Aliens and I, Claudius and The Elephant Man, and most recently I turned up as a possibly evil [REDACTED]’ thing. I hope so, I quite like the idea of John Merrick intoning out of my monitor. Hurt, or Hurtalike, is applying his sandpapered tones to this footage of the latest in the Trials stunt bike/sado-masochism series, now called Fusion and taking itself to a futuristic city-in-the-sky setting. Apparently falling a couple of dozen feet into a gravel surface at 60MPH wasn’t brutal enough – now we’ll be plummeting about 100 stories.
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Cycle Of Life: Trials Evolution Evolves A Demo

When one of the finest PC releases of 2013 is a side-scrolling motorbike game – Trials Evolution: Gold Edition – I can understand that some who’ve not played the Trials games before might be confused by concept. Fortunately there’s now no excuse for not having a play of this ridiculously fun game, as at last there’s a demo.

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Wot I Think: Trials Evolution Gold Edition

Trials Evolution finally came to PC shores a couple of weeks back. Rebranding itself the Gold Edition, and adding in a bunch of features unique to the PC, RedLynx has once more returned to the platform that gave them life, that they so cruelly spurned. Has it been worth the wait? Does it survive Uplay integration? Here’s wot I think:

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BRRRMMM! Trials Evolution: Gold Launch Trailer

After a lengthy beta on the Halo 720 Doritos machine, Trials Evolution: Gold Edition is finally about to hit the perfect landing in the rutted mud track of the PC. At some hour on this very day we’ll be able to see what all the fuss is about, but we kind of already knew. Hey, RedLynx. What gives? We embraced you. We made you what you are today, and then you abandoned us. For what? And why are you back? Has the Mountain Dew lake dried? You think you can make me happy with a new trailer? Okay, you can. There’s a new trailer, and some amazing examples of what you can do with the editor, below.
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Wheelie Good News! Trials Evolution On PC In March

It’s obvious that RedLynx stopped loving us. We were there for them, day and night, attending to playing their games. But then oh look who should stride in with their long legs and big, muscley arms but Microsoft, flashing their wallets and giant cars. And Trials really became an Xbox thing, leaving us staring at the space where RedLynx used to be, sobbing.

Oh, but who’s this crawling back to us? Microsoft’s big money and tall hats weren’t everything you hoped for, eh? You think you can just waltz back in here, play with our hearts like they’re days old treacle pudding? Yes, quite correct, because Trials Evolution is bloody brilliant.

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