I personally like new twists on old classics, so I look for influences of good oldies in newer games. So when I was first introduced to “Trine”, I was all like: here are new “The Lost Vikings” (by Blizzard, 1992): three characters, each one with his strength and weaknesses complementing each other and solving little puzzles to complete levels.
“Trine” is not, of course a copy of “Vikings”: it is more of an action, the puzzles are a bit easier, characters transform to each other, not being present on screen simultaneously (much like Silmarils’ “Metal Mutant” of 1991). Of course game looks much and much better, the world is designed beautifully,
Game’s characters get experience from killing monsters and finding secrets, which can also contain unique items. Level-ups make them stronger in combat and platforming.
So if you are into mildly difficult puzzle-platformers with a bit of RPG elements, you should check this one out.