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Level: Chronicles Memories - The Cursed Templar back home search
Author(s): LOTRKingluis
total rating:8.67 Gameplay &
Puzzles
Enemies,
Objects &
Secrets
Atmosphere,
Sound &
Cameras
Lighting &
Textures
Jay 9 9 10 9
JoeTheCrazyGamer 10 10 9 9
Jorge22 8 9 9 9
manarch2 7 8 8 8
Mehrbod 8 7 9 8
Phil 8 9 9 9
category averages
(6 reviews)
8.33 8.67 9.00 8.67

Reviewer's comments

"It's nice to see at least one builder who has took the time to improve. This is a very accomplished level and by far the best of the builder, with many neat touches reminiscent of TR 5, without being a remake though. The enemy design of which you have to avoid all or get rid of them in other ways than weapons is clever and I liked the boss area very much. There are several decent traps and a timed run to absolve, and progression is generally very clever, but I felt a bit more of puzzles and the like could've helped this game to reach even higher grounds. Texturing is fairly decent, not without mistakes but for such a non-squaric environment they are well applied as well as the lighting. I found a few missing textures in the last water area, though that's a minor issue. The areas are all built with enough care to create a quite special atmosphere, and the FMVs and sounds supported it quite well. The edges of the map could've been handled with some more care, in my opinion, as they do not blend well with the surrounding parts. Overall a very nice 30 minute offering here I wished to have explored even more. On top, there are five excellent secrets to find, so this is of course recommended." - manarch2 (03-Oct-2018)

"A sort of Ireland level starring Young Lara that's not dark as hell - good. It seemed well designed and with some pretty good ideas (the one thing I didn't really understand was why Lara kept looking at the treetops in the lake area - that's just confusing). Mostly a bit cryptic - and aren't most of the levels? - but quite satisfying and with a nice atmosphere. A job well done, no doubt." - Jorge22 (24-Sep-2018)

"We have very few TR5 levels in our inventory, and this one is a worthy and welcome addition to that category. It's based on the Ireland levels where the protagonist is Young Lara, and the environs are faithful to the original. The only enemies can be easily evaded or endured, as the case may be, as no weapons are available, and the lack of flares proved not in the least to be disadvantageous. I played this one and wrote a walkthrough while waiting for Hurricane Florence to pass by our area, and I was grateful for the distraction. The five secrets are cleverly placed and some require a bit of backtracking if you wish to collect them all. I generally find story lines in a custom level to be a waste of time, but the FMVs here were well spaced and provided a sense of continuity. A hour's entertainment is provided here, and I thoroughly enjoyed the raid from start to finish. Recommended." - Phil (17-Sep-2018)

"I'm not generally a fan of Young Lara levels, but, perversely, the original Black Isle levels from Chronicles are among my all time favourites. The recreation here of the wonderful atmosphere and the haunting sound files is really well done and the gameplay is inventive and interesting, especially the way Lara gets to deal with the knights at the end of the game. If you too are a fan of the original levels, you honestly shouldn't miss this. I loved it and I think you will too." - Jay (17-Sep-2018)

"Awesome Ireland level which I Tested,. The secrets are so well hidden Luis had to tell me where all of them are. There are no enemies but the puzzles are super cool,. Excellent job Luis." - JoeTheCrazyGamer (11-Sep-2018)

"I must admit that this young Lara game was definitely different from any other identical games I had seen beforehand this website. At first, I thought this is going to be another boring young Lara adventure, which consists of tiresome gameplay, boxy environment and flat lighting, but as soon as the game started right away, it totally changed my mind and I decided to complete the outstanding adventure to the end! This game reminded me of Tomb Raider Chronicles' young Lara environment. It is worth noting that there was nothing about this game to complain, although I expected to see more Next Generation content out of this debut, such as NG textures , but not a big deal at alp. Well done! Top recommended level!!! Thank you." - Mehrbod (11-Sep-2018)
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