I have recently been playing (and enjoying) Trine, but I have run into trouble with the Tower of Sarek level.
I would not complain that it is too hard; that would seem absurd since many people have no problem with it.
My complaint is that it is too different from the rest of the game, which is generally laid back and methodical.
While I am not a master gamer by any measure, and I do not play many games these days, I don't believe that I am terrible either, however. System Shock 2 on Hard, with the original weapon degradation rate is not trivial in my estimation, and as one may deduce from my nickname, I loved doing it.
Perhaps the problem is I did not grow up playing platformers, other than Commander Keen, if that qualifies. I just don't seem to have a skill set built up for The Tower of Sarek, and the earlier Trine levels did little to prepare me for it.
From the devs, I ask for better preparation in future games for any style of play required. While on their own both games are enjoyable, no one would drop a chess match into the middle of a racing sim and expect applause. At least introduce checkers first.
Is there some other game I should play to learn time-limited platforming? Or re-play the earlier levels really fast?