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Level: Forgotten Island back home search
Author(s): Samu
total rating:8.71 Gameplay &
Puzzles
Enemies,
Objects &
Secrets
Atmosphere,
Sound &
Cameras
Lighting &
Textures
Cerebralfire 10 9 9 10
Gerty 8 8 8 8
Jorge22 9 9 9 9
manarch2 8 7 8 8
misho98 9 8 9 9
Phil 9 9 9 8
requiemsoul 9 9 9 10
category averages
(7 reviews)
8.86 8.43 8.71 8.86

Reviewer's comments

"I have a weak spot for jungle levels and was quite excited to play this one - it turned out as good as I expected it to be. Even though some of the timed runs were a big tricky and potentially frustrating, they were still entertaining enough to keep you going. The T-Rex part was quite challenging too but it was the best possible way to end the level. Beautiful visuals and lovely atmosphere, reminiscent to the classics. Highly recommended!" - misho98 (06-Jun-2018)

"I have mixed feelings with this level. On one hand I had a great time exploring where to go and what to do but almost at the start I was put off by the gloominess (read dark) and had to use flares, which were in short supply at the start. You will find more much later but it already ruined my mood. There are some good ideas and the ending where you meet a T-Rex is cunning. There are some nasty timed runs and traps and I for one am glad that Dutchy could so some of them for me. Textures could use some more attention but the hunt for secrets are nice." - Gerty (05-Jun-2018)

"I'll get the negatives out the way first. The game is annoyingly dark almost from start to finish, especially in those ubiquitous tunnels and hallways. Insufficient flares are provided to remedy this defect, so I conjured up an unlimited supply early on so I could see what I was supposed to be doing. Instead of rewarding the player with a useless gem for finding each of the four well-placed secrets, the builder would have been better advised to stick some flares in there. Other than that, the level provides more than an hour of action-packed raiding that at times will test the skills of an expert, capped by a harrowing encounter with a T-Rex possessed of uncharacteristic speed, stamina and AI. This concluding part, by the way, is well lighted, perhaps the only such segment in the entire level. There are lots of other potentially lethal traps that must be conquered along the way, explained in clear fashion in Dutchy's walkthrough, and the builder has given us some mind-bending puzzles and clever jump sequences as well. It's certainly a good level, but with a little more attention to lighting it could have been a great one." - Phil (01-Jun-2018)

"The gameplay in this level is really nicely varied and is challenging enough to keep interest even if it's a fairly linear level. The traps, timed runs and jump sequences are all very cleverly set up and the (slightly fewer) puzzles are also fun, especially the one with the four ropes - even if the climbing up and down was a bit tedious. Surviving the boss "fight" is also a nice puzzle in itself. Except of this, the few other enemies are decently placed, but not too much has been done with objects. The four secrets are a bit placed as an afterthought as well. The looks of this level are quite solid, with clean texturing and decent lighting, yet somewhat sterile atmosphere and a few sound issues as well. Musics and cameras are solidly applied. Overall a good level - especially for those who prefer more task-oriented gameplay. 35 minutes." - manarch2 (24-May-2018)

"One of the best levels of this year. Beautiful, challenging and unique tasks (a bit tricky sometimes) and an amazing boss. Very well done. Higly recommended!" - requiemsoul (21-May-2018)

"I should have taken notes and/or written a review right after I finished with this, just when the site was down. But I haven't. Still, the overall impression is that of a well crafted game that starts by being so-so and evolves to something much better. Lighting, atmosphere, sounds and general gameplay seem ok. It's possibly not memorable but still pretty good. Nice puzzles and exploration and a thrilling final part with the T Rex trying to spoil the party but adding to the fun." - Jorge22 (16-May-2018)

"One of the best levels I've played in a while. Some tricky and tight timed parts, especially with the spiked poles. Lighting and texures are all on point. Atmosphere could have used some creepy background music in the slower parts of the game but that didn't hinder the fun any. The builder thought this level out very well making for an enjoyable game with an end that will get your blood pumping. I'll look forward to more levels like this. Thanks alot for the fun Samu." - Cerebralfire (08-May-2018)
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