"Another one of those "short but sweet" levels - it's sometimes a bit too predictable and could contain more than two locations but there's no problem to finish it, no major mistakes, and I was never annoyed by anything stupid during that one hour it lasted. It nicely reflects the mood of the season but also worked when I played it in June." - DJ Full (16-Jun-2019)
"Excellent Christmas level. Of course, nothing really innovative, but a level to explore and think, with a great design, perfect texturization, very good care with the objects and atmosphere, nice environments, no difficult secrets, comments and help on screen, no much backtracking, not hard tasks, peaceful... Really a level to enjoy a very good time for everybody. Highly recommended!" - Jose (27-Mar-2019)
"I played this from the beta stage and I saw that this was
so unpredictable, in addition to the bug in the iron door
where we pulled the trash unhappily present, anyway, I'm
happy to have followed all the development of the project
he and he, until he saw mine, well everything and it was
good to spend Christmas with this level, enjoy this level
well as you want, I remember when time finished, 40 minutes
at least 100%" - PedroTheGamer (12-Jan-2019)
"Definitely Christmas, unlike Another Winter Forest. The use of
traditional carols at the beginning and at the end is
especially effective. There are no enemies, but deadly water
and frozen water must be navigated, together with a deadly
floor. The story line is cute, with Lara being in a rush to
get to a Christmas party only to be stymied by a raised
drawbridge that she spends valuable time trying (and
succeeding) to lower so she can get across on the motorbike.
Lots of challenging twists and turns along the way, spiced
with three secrets that provide little tangible benefit other
than snowflake satisfaction. The lighting is darker than I
like in Advent levels, but plenty of flares are provided. The
ambiance is perfect for the season, and I believe that this
year's crop of Advent levels is the best ever. High
recommendations." - Phil (12-Jan-2019)
"A rather peaceful level from this author! Don't ask me why but I thought this was a horror level, like Shattered Ties from the same author, so when I discovered it wasn't I was a little unhappy - I loved ST - but I changed my idea and I started becoming happy as soon as I got into the city ... Man ... did it look fantastic? Of course it did!
But now let's start the real review.
The gameplay implies exploring firstly Lara's apartment into the building, while trying to find a way in order to turn on again the elevator that is missing a fuse ... stolen by a kitty! Secondly we explore the little town and here starts the real game I would say! In the small village the gameplay is much more varied, from tasks like shoveling an I phone that was glued to the surface of the lake - yes, it's exactly as I described - to an easier jumping sequence on the roof of the houses.
Enemies are non-existent, unless we consider the townies as enemies - since they made Lara work while they stayed still the whole time caring of their own business -, but this doesn't stop Lara from caring a weapon! If only it wasn't a toy! The toy crossbow was indeed a neat idea, unfortunately I spared all the arrows before needed and I had to start the game all over again!
Objects are well placed and secrets are pretty unique and neat! I haven't found them all, only two out of three, but they were pretty clever and satisfying to find!
The atmosphere was stunning, I really enjoyed walking around the nighttime city partly covered by snow! Sound and Cameras did their job perfectly as well!
Lighting itself was very good, and worked pretty good together with the subtly snowed textures.
My conclusion is that the author has made another awesome game, perfect together with a cup of hot chocolate in front of a cozy fireplace in a snowy night. Totally recommended. Wolfy regards." - Wolf7 (10-Jan-2019)
"Another lovely snowy Advent level, this time set in the city as Lara struggles to get to see her friends at the party. Obviously, being Lara, nothing is straightforward and she has to undertake quite a few tasks before the celebrations begin. There's a lot of fun exploration and nifty ideas going on, plus the ending with the fireworks Lara has to escape from quickly on a zip line is wonderful. Good fun." - Jay (03-Jan-2019)
"This one was a lovely, snowy Christmas gift that I
thoroughly enjoyed in spite of the non-linear (?) parts
that made me scratch my head once too often. The general
atmosphere has some brilliant parts, namely the bar with
the jazzy music and the final fireworks after the quick run
to the zip line. It's not without the odd slice of danger
but it's basically quite peaceful and rather well designed.
Thank you." - Jorge22 (02-Jan-2019)
"This level is so cute! Everything is great for me, I really
enjoyed the tasks that Lara has to accomplish to advance
the level, I never saw something like the conveyor belt
puzzle, that was new to me, the textures and lighting fit
very well, the objects were perfectly placed, soundtrack
and atmosphere incredible too, and I was surprised when I
walked into that woman's bathroom." - ameliacrofty (01-Jan-2019)
"I considered this a perfect level in its style. It is easy,
but not too much (specially at the ending), recommended for
all kinds of raiders, demands good sense of observation, has
creative instances, a lovely feeling for the right music and
when, and good puzzles. It proceeds without a single flaw. I
liked in special the use of sprint to go along a rope (a
business that can be mightily tedious), and the thieving cat.
Thanks a lot!" - Josey (28-Dec-2018)
"Another very nice Christmas level that maybe has you explore sewers and ducts too extensively but manages to keep interest from start to finish. This is mainly due to the little tasks you are provided with, none of which is overly involved but still the feeling of satisfaction was present from time to time. There are also some puzzles in here, some including boxes, while there's an interesting take on a conveyor belt that's actually straightforward (you can't actually do a wrong move here) - maybe this idea can be further worked upon in future levels. The animated and static objects add a lot to the scenery and the three secrets are decently hidden as well. Visually, this game is very atmospheric and shares a nice festive mood; texturing and lighting are solid. Overall a nice little 30 minute adventure which is very appropriate for the season." - manarch2 (27-Dec-2018)
"Lara arrives late to a party only to become a last-minute
firework technician. Gameplay is mostly exploration with
some nice puzzles. I particularly liked figuring out how to
get the toolbox open. My only gripe was the ending which
traps you with invisible walls, which is a bit nonsensical.
Just the right amount of decorative objects were used to
fit the mood, and the interaction with other people is
nice. The mood is festive and immersive, and the geometry
is solidly built. Textures are great, maybe a couple of
wallpapered slivers but not to a distracting degree.
Lighting is good but I would like to see more colors
instead of just yellow and blue. Overall a pleasant
Christmas raid. 50 minutes." - JesseG (27-Dec-2018)
"Another charming entry in this year's
Calendar, with a bit more brain power
required than usual. It's actually pretty
straightforward once you hit upon what
your next objective is, but you will
definitely need to spend a bit of time
thinking about what you have to do
beforehand. Not that anything here is
difficult to accomplish, though. There's a
bit of variety added into the gameplay
with a couple of nice raising-platform
puzzles, a brief bike ride, an ice melting
sequence, deadly floor jumps and a timed
run with a twist near the end. The
surroundings are good looking and
colourful, which is always a plus in my
book. Definitely recommended and I'm
rather looking forward to the final Advent
Calendar treat this year." - Ryan (26-Dec-2018)
"A fun level that takes place in a city. The level was
adorable and definitely fit the theme of the Advent
Calendar. Some things required some figuring out. I think
this was a good level." - Victoria (25-Dec-2018)
"This was an EXCELLENT level! Very well made. It's linear but not linear at the same time. It's very well put together, puzzles aren't overly difficulty either. The NPCs in the game have little quests too, it's super cute.
I enjoyed this level immensely, absolutely wonderful. Thanks so much!
Merry Christmas all!" - MizzCroft (25-Dec-2018)