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Tuesday, 26 July 2011

Trials HD- where HD stands for HARD and DIFFICULT.

     Today I'll be reviewing the Xbox 360 arcade game called Trials HD. In Trials you pilot a choice of 5 different bikes through many different challenges and courses, which get steadily harder as the game goes on. The first few are kinda hard, but fun nonetheless. The last few are, well, beyond difficult. If you can get through an "ultimate" level on Trials HD without losing it at least once, you'd have to have the patience of a saint.

A bit like this, except with more FUUUUUUUUUUU-

     One set of challenges in Trials is to complete a whole range of courses, going up in diffuculty from "Easy" to "Ultimate". The courses hold many obstacles and make great use of the physics in the game, incorporating balance, speed and quick thinking into every puzzle. Whilst very hard, the game is also very rewarding- when you finally complete a hard course you feel like you've accomplished something, and the fact that your time is placed on a scoreboard to compare with your friends can also make it competitive. But, like I said, the end game courses are extremely difficult to complete, even with the helpful checkpoints littered throughout every level.

  Every ultimate level comes with plenty of this.

     There are also several other challenges to complete, ranging from using your bike to control a cage ball from the inside and on top to lauching your rider as far as possible in a messed up version of the ski jump. Apart from being highly amusing, these are also the most competitive of the challenges in the game- I for one spent a long time trying to beat my friends high scores on them. The only annoying part of these challenges is that they are prone to glitching, so most of the highscores are ridiculous due to game bugs, though the developer is slowly ironing them out.

The guys laughing makes it even better.

     The developers havent just been raking in the cash, however. There are now several DLCs available for the game, with new bikes and challenges to keep the game fun. Overall, Trials really is an awesome game- both entertaining and difficult at the same time; it's totally worth the £8 ($15ish) they are selling it for. I hope you found this review helpful and remember- if you like these things, dont forget to follow me and leave a comment to show your support!
 

14 comments:

  1. Judging for this review, it looks like its not for me. I would lose my temper withing the first hour.

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  2. I'd be very tempted to play this just to do the bike in a giant ball thing.

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  3. I played the stuffing out of this game and could only get to the hard levels. Even then, I couldn't pass the first part of any of them.

    The level editor is a great way to get away from the frustration that the extreme difficulty causes.

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  4. I used to play similar flash-games back when I was in school. Was fun times.

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  5. Haha that glitching is intense... i've never played the game but it looks like fun if you're into challenges.

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  6. the image you hotlinked to on the top is dead. Hot linking is not nice and is a good way to get a penis or something unsavory smack in the middle of your blog post.

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  7. Patience is the key it would seem here! Looks like a complicated game and not one for the easily frustrated!

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  8. haha that's not for me, I have no patience...

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  9. lol that's funny. there some problems with the physics haha

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  10. I can see many controllers being destroyed because of this game!

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  11. Those glitches could easily be the best thing in the game. I laughed so hard! :D

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  12. Lolz I wouldn't have the patience to do what the guy did haha.

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  13. I broke 177 bones watching that video, laughing!

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