03-07-2013, 01:35 AM
Join Date: Apr 2010
Estimated achievement difficulty:2/10
Offline Achievements: 12 (200/200)
Online Achievements 0
Approximate amount of time: 2-3 hours
Amount of playthroughs needed: 0.5
Number of missable achievements: None
Does playing online disable achievements? YES
Does difficulty affect achievements? No
Glitchy achievements: None
Extra equipment needed? No
Welcome to Trine 2, a side scrolling action/platform/puzzle game controlling a wizard (Amadeus), a knight (Pontius) and a theif (Zoya). You will utilize skills from all three of these in you quest to restore the kingdom to its former glory. None of the achievements are story related, so if you are just going for all of the achievements you only really need to play the first seven out of thirteen levels, although this is a fun little game so I would recommend playing through to enjoy the story.
Step 1 - Playthrough
There are several places you can get most of the achievements, but as you will need to play through to level seven, we will get the achievements done at the easiest places.
To start with, the main menu screen is the best place to get A Hail Of Arrows done. Wait until the options list disappears and you will have control of your characters. Select Zoya, and fire three arrows into the sky, then quickly press :rbbut: to change to Pontius, pressing to catch
them on his shield.
During the first tutorial level where you are controlling Amadeus, when you get to the first bubble, create a box and use it push a bubble down for three seconds for This Wasn't The Plan.
Now play through to level two. Part way in, you will see three mushrooms next to each other. Create another box with Amadeus, placing it on the 'shrooms. Ride this for ten seconds for Bouncy Bouncy. A little further on you will find the first goblin to kill for I Didn't Do It, the other two follow just after.
You will come to your first steam vent later on in this level. You should by now have enough skill points to use Plank with Amadeus. Remember you can move points around as you don't have to have all skills active at once. Balance on a plank you have made on the vent for four seconds for Surfboard Master, and swing around the nearby log with Zoya for Cirque de Zoya.
Now play through until level 6. We can knock another two achievements out here. On the way to this level, use the hammer throw skill with Pontius as much as you can and you should have Hammer Havoc done pretty soon.
After a short while, you will get to a red cauldron that is spawning salamander enemies. Go into options and change the combat difficulty to hard, then wait until three salamanders are out. Use your frozen arrow skill to freeze all of them, then use Pontius' hammer throw skill to shatter them all. This will unlock Icebreaker. When this is done, switch to Amadeus and levitate an enemy so it is right in front of you. The salamanders will try and attack you but kill the levitated enemy. Repeat this ten times for Dirty Tactics.
Next play through to level 7. Near the beginning there is a carnivorous plant. Let this plant east all three of your characters for A Floral Feast.
Finally we will replay level 2 for our final two achievements. Make sure you play the whole level as Amadeus, if you don't start as him, restart until you do. If you die at any time, reload the previous checkpoint as you can only play as him. Around half way through there is the ideal opportunity to get High Rise. By now you will have enough points available to use the create 3 skill. Stack the 5 boxes on the floor on top of each other, then create three tiny boxes on the top. Jump on top of them to unlock this one. Finish the level as Amadeus for Flying Solo.
You should have everything now, if you have missed anything you can use the level select available to go back to where you need to be.
Trine 2 is a very easy 200g and a really pretty game that I would gladly recommend to both the achievement hunter and the casual gamer. The achievements are all pretty straightforward and problem free. Happy gaming!
Last edited by Corrupt.; 03-07-2013 at 01:41 AM.