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Trinium Wars

Trinium Wars is a 3D sci-fi fantasy MMORPG set on post-World War III Earth where two races battle it out in a desperate bid for resources while dealing with hostile mutants who have somehow survived the nuclear fallout.

Publisher: Insel Games and IME
Playerbase: Low
Type: Sci-Fi MMORPG
Release Date: February 17, 2016 (Early Access)
Shut Down Date: August 31, 2016
PvP: Arena / 1000-player Resource Wars
Pros: +MOBA-style PvP arenas. +1000-player Resource Wars. +Base building metagame. +Take control of vehicles in certain instances. +Player-driven economy.
Cons: -Only two factions. -Limited classes. -Dated Graphics. -Clunky animations.

Overview

Trinium Wars Overview

Fight for survival in a post-apocalyptic Earth devastated by nuclear warfare in Trinium Wars, a sci-fi fantasy MMORPG set after the events of World War III. Choose from one of two races now inhabiting the Earth, Humans who want to reclaim their homeworld and the Narc, an alien race who have colonized the planet following the depletion of their planet's resources, both of whom are plagued by aggressive mutants who have survived the nuclear fallout of the war. Choose from three playable classes to match your playing style: the heavily-armored Warrior, the agile and stealthy Ghost, and the gun-totting Esper. Watch the game's story unfold over the course of hundreds of quests including special quests that will put you in the driver's seat of mechs, tanks, and helicopters. Join other players in a 1000-player resource war mode or challenge team of players in MOBA style arenas. Trinium Wars shut down on August 31, 2016.

Trinium Wars Key Features

  • Deep story - find out what happened to post-World War III Earth over the course of hundreds of quests.
  • Vehicular combat - special instanced quests allow the player to control helicopters, mechs, and tanks.
  • Base building metagame - a base-building mode lets players create a base in a Game of War-like manner and produce equipment, potions, and skills with its various buildings.
  • MOBA-style arenas - take part in MOBA-style arena PvP matches against a team of opposing players.
  • Trinium Wars - join the war for Trinium in 1000-player faction-based PvP mode.

Trinium Wars Screenshots

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Full Review

Trinium Wars Review

By, Marc Marasigan

Trinium Wars is a buy-to-play sci-fi fantasy themed 3D MMORPG and is an updated version of L.A.W. (Land After War), following the same storyline. The game is set in a post-apocalyptic Earth destroyed by the nuclear fallout of World War III. A small group of Humans were able to survive the devastation aboard a space ship. They return 200 years later to find Earth inhabited by an alien race and plagued by mutants. The game’s graphics are decent enough but look a bit dated for a game that came out as an Early Access title in the early months of 2016. The animations, as well as the character and vehicle movements also feel very clunky and laggy, whereas the soundtrack and sound effects are overly generic and recycled. The overall feel of the game reminds me of RF Online, another sci-fi fantasy MMORPG.

Narcs & Humans

Players start out by selecting one of two factions: Humans, the survivors of World War III, and Narcs, the alien race that is now inhabiting Earth. Both factions offer the same choice of classes but start out in different areas and follow different storylines. Faction choice is account wide so make sure you choose the right one before moving on to character creation. After choosing their faction, players then choose from three playable classes available in both male and female. They can then customize their characters using a number of pre-made options. Unfortunately, the game only offers a limited selection of hair styles, hair color, and face types to choose from.

Post-Apocalyptic Earth

After creating their characters and a quick faction-dependent cinematic cut-scene, players are transported to their respective faction’s starting zones. The game lacks any form of tutorial, apart from a pop-up that shows players which button is used to interact with NPC’s and a reminder of the level requirements for the PvP modes. Frankly, not much of a help, especially for newbies. Players then proceed to complete one quest after another that eventually take them from one area to the next while moving the story along. Quests are mostly kill and collect quests with special quests thrown in every now and then to break the monotony.

Special quests are instanced and will have players completing various tasks, from setting up defensive turrets, to engaging in tank battles. Unfortunately, even with the special quests in place, the overall gameplay experience still feels generic and a bit grindy. The spammy tab-targetting system makes the game feel repetitive. The clunky vehicle controls and animations, along with dreadful vehicle physics doesn’t help either.

Growing Stronger

Progressing through the game is fairly fast. I was able to reach level 5 in about half an hour without any trouble. A player’s level determines the level of gear they can equip. The higher the level, the better the gear. A fact worth remembering since player stats are equipment-based. Skills, on the other hand, are automatically unlocked by reaching specific levels. Unlocked skills then need to be purchased from job trainers, usually found in towns and safe zones, before they can be used. Tau are used to purchase skills and can be found in Tau nodes, looted from mobs, or acquired as quest rewards.

The Battle For Earth

Unfortunately, when it comes to PvP, Trinium Wars offers players a very limited choice. Players looking to test their skills against other players can choose between two PvP modes: Battlegrounds and Trinium War. Battlegrounds pits two team of players against one another in MOBA-style matches held in instanced battle arenas. Trinium Wars, on the other hand, is a 1000-player free-for-all resource war not unlike the Chip Wars in RF Online.

Cash Shop

Trinium Wars’ cash shop contains the usual assortment of boosters and consumables that can make life easier for players willing to spend a few bucks. What surprised me about the game’s cash shop is that it contains premium skills that players can purchase in exchange for real-world money. The devs, however, have assured players that buying premium items is entirely optional and that most items can be acquired in-game without spending money.

The Final Verdict – Fair

Trinium Wars has all the features players of a typical MMORPG: quests, mounts, an interesting storyline, and large-scale faction wars. Unfortunately, that’s basically everything that the game has to offer. Trinium Wars might have been great if it had been released 10 years ago, but in a world where more modern MMORPG’s have, in one small way or another, innovated on these features, sticking to the basics isn’t going to cut it, especially when you need to pay for Early Access. Everything about the game feels old, from the graphics down to the vehicle physics. Honestly, players would be better off checking out one of the numerous free-to-play games that just came out.

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System Requirements

Trinium Wars System Requirements

Minimum Requirements:

Operating System: Windows XP, 7, 8, or 10
CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo 2.5 GHz
Video Card: NVIDIA Geforce 8600GT or equivalent 512 MB video card
RAM: 1 GB
Hard Disk Space: 6 GB

Recommended Requirements:

Operating System: Windows XP, 7, 8, or 10
CPU: Intel Core i5 760 2.8Ghz
Video Card: NVIDIA Geforce GTX 460 or equivalent 768 MB video card
RAM: 4 GB
Hard Disk Space: 6 GB

Music

Trinium Wars Music & Soundtrack

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Additional Info

Trinium Wars Additional Information

Developer(s): Hanmaru Soft
Publisher(s): Insel Games, IME

Steam Early Access release date: February 17, 2016

Shut Down Date: August 31, 2016

Development History / Background:

Trinium Wars is a buy-to-play 3D sci-fi fantasy MMORPG developed by Hanmaru Soft, a Korean gaming company that has been in game development for eight years, and published by Insel Games. Development of the game is headed by former Diablo III Lead Artist Jang Wook Lee. It was largely kept under wraps until January 20, 2016 when it was unveiled along with an announcement that it would be headed to Steam Early Access on February 17, 2016. Before then, three screenshots could be seen on Insel Games’ website under the tentative title M.A.D. The team decided to go with Early Access because they are “hoping for a small group of dedicated people who help [them] make Trinium Wars an outstanding MMORPG.”