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Our videos of Trials Fusion

Our videos of Trials Fusion

Trials Fusion, first "next-gen" title in the now famous Trials series, has been released today. Ubisoft sent us the PS4 version of the game a few days ago, and as a big fan of the series since Trials HD I just had to record a few videos and give you my impressions!

What's new and interesting in this new game compared to the previous ones? The playable ATVs are a nice addition to the series, but their gameplay does not allow as much finesse as the bikes and in the end they seem more like an afterthought in the whole game. The FMX (stunt) mode adds quite a lot of replayability to the levels for the most hardcore fans, but is also not that big a revolution in terms of gameplay, which remains exactly the same as before in the end. That being said, it's not a bad thing at all!

Technically and graphically this first "next-gen" release isn't revolutionary either. The game looks great with much more details than before, and runs in 1080p in the PS4 version tested, but also doesn't manage a perfectly smooth 60 fps all the time. A patch was available when we got the game a few days ago, but we don't know if it was the "day 1" patch that was supposed to fix the framerate issues or not (no patches as of this morning, at least). Even if it remains as it is, the game is still as playable as the ones before in the series, but it would be a bit of a disappointment.

As many expected, Trials fusion is without a doubt an evolution more than a revolution. But then again many people, me included, consider the gameplay of this series as close to perfect as it can be. A much recommended title then, unless of course you are not interested in this type of game or are starting to get tired of the Trials series.

Mode FMX
FMX Mode #2
ATV #1
ATV #2

All comments

Commented on 2014-04-16 15:22:00
hmm, not stable 60fps, not good for a 2d game. Maybe xbox one has stable 60fps as it runs in 900p. I find the trials games pretty fun.
Commented on 2014-04-16 16:20:06
"but also doesn't manage a perfectly smooth 60 fps all the time."

Strange, I've just completed it on PS4 and it never dropped below 60fps on all tracks.

Didn't enjoy it as much as Trials Evo though, so i think i'll be sending it back soon.
Commented on 2014-04-16 16:48:41 In reply to Sto
Posted by Sto
"but also doesn't manage a perfectly smooth 60 fps all the time."

Strange, I've just completed it on PS4 and it never dropped below 60fps on all tracks.
Maybe a patch has been released since I last checked this morning, because there is no doubt whatsoever that the game is dropping frames regularly, as seen in my videos. And I'm not the only one reporting that.
Commented on 2014-04-16 17:00:26
I have a feeling the constant recording of gameplay with these new consoles effects frame dips on some games, i get it on COD Ghosts but is silky smooth on Trials, even without the patch.

Have you ever done a rebuild database by going into the recovery startup for PS4? I did that last week, maybe that improved the frame dips before I played Trials. Probably BS, but could be worth a try?
Commented on 2014-04-16 23:02:29
As someone who hasn't played more then an hour of the first game. I think there is enough new here to make it worth while for me. It sounds like that might not be the case if you've played the previous ones though?
Commented on 2014-04-17 00:00:47
Definitely is worth if you haven't played much Trials before. It comes with less content than EVO and no mp, but there is still a track central thing and you can get unlimited user created levels and boy, some of them are damn good.

I got a code for peasant version (360), pop-in textures are quite bad, otherwise it runs with similar framerate like older games.
Commented on 2014-04-17 00:24:22
Bought this earlier and couldnt last 45 mins without getting bored, Im totally burnt out on Trials :(

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