Trials (Series) Review

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Posted: 8 months ago, last updated 3 weeks ago.

Author: Andy Robertson.

OverviewOverview

Trials Rising is a four-player side-on motorbike racing game controlled by pressing ‘accelerate’ or ‘brake’ and using the stick to shift the weight of their riders’ bodies. The game emulates real-world physics, so you have to balance your motorbike’s speed, trajectory and camber.

Each game in the series offers nail-biting competition as you wrestle to get your bike through each outlandish course ahead of other competitors.
  • Trials Evolution is on Xbox 360.
  • Trials Fusion is on PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One or Xbox 360.
  • Trials Rising is on Switch, PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Stadia.

DetailsDetails

Rating: PEGI 12+, ESRB TEEN

Release Date: 26/02/2019, updated in 2019

Platforms: Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4, Stadia and Xbox One.

Genres: Action, Racing, Simulation and Sports.

 

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CommitmentCommitment

Players: This is a single player game.

CostsCosts

Additional in-game purchases are offered for items that enhance the experience. This includes a regular subscription fee (known as a 'battle/season pass') to unlock access to reward items and other aspects of the game.

In-game purchases for packs that can be purchased separately or in a bundle via "Expansion pass" or "Gold Edition" of the game:
  • Expansion I: Trials Rising Sixty Six with Route 66 location with new tracks and new Contracts.
  • Expansion II: Crash & Sunburn with Southern Hemisphere location, tracks and items.
  • Stuntman Rider Pack: Stunt tracks, costume and Engraved Retro bike.
  • Samurai Item Pack: Ancient samurai themed tracks.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

This game has been rated PEGI 12 for depictions of non-realistic looking violence towards human-like characters. Not suitable for persons under 12 years of age. The examiners report expands this rating with the following: This game contains depictions of non-realistic looking violence towards human-like characters. Riders frequently crash into obstacles and are thrown from their bikes, this is followed by rag doll animations of the character bouncing and rolling around. Characters often let out loud blood curdling screams after they crash or get thrown into the air. Riders can also be set on fire or blown up in an explosion, however, there are never any physical injuries visible. All the violence is shown from a distant third-person perspective and is unrealistic in nature.

This game offers players the opportunity to purchase in-game items in the form of gear crates, emotes and clothing items, which some parents or carers may want to be aware of. Parents, carers or other responsible adults should check to see what is being offered before making any purchase on behalf of a child. It should be noted that the game can still be played without the need to purchase such items.

This game has been rated ESRB TEEN.

AccessibilityAccessibility

The difficulty of the tracks and challenges will increase as the game progresses.

Difficulty

How you can adjust the challenge of play, and assistance the game offers when you fail or get stuck.

Assistance

Practice Area: You can practice freely without opponents or time pressures.

Tutorials: There are helpful tutorials, instructions and tips.

Reading

How much reading or listening comprehension is required, and how accessible this is.

Subtitles

Large Clear Subtitles: Subtitles are large and clear, or can be adjusted to be.

Any spoken content has subtitles: All spoken content has subtitles, or there is no speech in the game.

Controls

How you control the game, different options for alternative inputs and whether you can remap these settings to suit your needs.

Multiple Buttons & Single Stick: Can play with multiple buttons and a stick.

Mouse and Keys: Can play with mouse and multiple keys.

Remap Mouse and Keyboard: Remap mouse and keyboard.

Vibration Optional: Controller vibration not used in the game or you can disable it.

Image

How you can adjust the visuals to suit your needs, and offer additional information if you can't hear the game.

Visibility

Bright Colourful Palette: Game uses bright colours and is generally high contrast.

Large Game Elements: Game characters and other elements are large and distinguishable.

High Contrast Mode: You can adjust the contrast of the game to be high-contrast.

Outline Interactive Elements: Characters, platforms and enemies can be outlined for visibility.

Colourblind friendly: Game doesn’t rely on colour or can switch to colourblind friendly mode.

Audio

How you can adjust the audio of the game and whether audio cues compensate for aspects of the game that are hard to see.

Balance Audio Levels: Set music and game sound effects separately.

Visual Cues for Audio Events: Text or other visual indicators of audio events.

System Settings

Nintendo Switch has some built-in features, including a lockable zoom, that can be used on all games. Windows has extensive accessibility features. Some, like colour correction, work with games. Lots of accessibility software can be used with PC games, from voice recognition to input device emulators. PlayStation 4 has a range of accessibility settings. Some are system only, some work in games (invert colours and button mapping). Stadia offers some system accessibility features. Tandem enables you to use two controllers to play one character. This also enables you to connect other controllers like the Xbox Adaptive Controller.

Xbox One has a system features, the excellent co-pilot share controls mode and adaptive controller support for all games... read more about system accessibility settings.

Supported by PlayabilityInitiative and accessibility contributors: Andy Robertson


 




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