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POSTED 18/4/14


TRIALS FUSION

Ubisoft



Pain, will you return it? We’ll say it again, pain.

Some games exist to provide pure fun. Some up the ante challenge-wise, rewarding a little skill with fun. Others like to make you feel like you’re a positively putrescent portion of ineptitude-exuding pus unworthy of breathing.

Trials Fusion manages to pinball between all these extremes, and we love it. The fucking bastard!

It’s essentially all about physics, but apples don’t get a look in. You’re plonked onto a trail bike (or, later, a quad bike). You’re tasked with going that way, really, erm, carefully, traversing all manner of insane ramps, jumps, loop-the-loops and much more with the sole aim of not falling down and subsequently hurting. Hey, it’s simple right? One button speeds up, another slows down, you can lean forwards or you can lean backwards.

Yep, simple.

BWAHAHA, fools! The merest poofteenth of twitchiness can mean the difference between feeling ace and scraping face.

Still, things start out simply, and your hand’s held by a pair of increasingly annoying commentatory types. They can be turned off, thank fuck. Difficulty soon arcs though, perhaps a tad too quickly from spirited ride to frustratingly died. Try not to have another go though, even if your DualShock’s in tatters. Go on, we dare you! Thankfully restarting’s easy...

Fusion – a future-based evolution of previous Trials’, including, aptly, Evolution - is more than a solo pursuit. You’re constantly reminded of friends’ progress (when the servers aren’t shitting themselves), and that urge to beat them requires a word stronger than ‘strong’. There’s local or online multiplayer, oodles of funky gear to unlock, abject silliness, a full-on track editor (which requires more patience than the actual game), stuntpersonship and, naturally, squirrels!

We’re confident when saying that you’ll never experience such an extreme gamut of emotions trying to get the balance right. We won’t say it again...

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