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Author(s): Osvaldo Scourge05
total rating:6.29 Gameplay &
Puzzles
Enemies,
Objects &
Secrets
Atmosphere,
Sound &
Cameras
Lighting &
Textures
DJ Full 5 6 6 4
eRIC 7 7 6 5
Jorge22 7 6 6 7
Jose 6 7 7 6
manarch2 6 5 6 5
Phil 7 7 8 8
Ryan 7 6 7 6
category averages
(7 reviews)
6.43 6.29 6.57 5.86

Reviewer's comments

"Well, I'd like to start off by saying I was unable to finish the game, even after quite a few tries and repeating the same actions over and over, as the character that took Lara's place kept stubbornly refusing to pull the chain so I could get the gem - that is after having everything in place plus the objects needed. But it's alright as I played most of it and I saw how it ends. Hmm... It's basically Osvaldo (and Scourge05) the way you'd expect it to be. Nothing new to say about textures, atmosphere or anything like that. I did enjoy the gameplay in spite of the serious occasional back and forth, the odd total lack of clues (not the case at all times) and that final bug (I think I'm entitled to say it's a bug after having re-tried it like half a dozen times at least). Oh, and the torch disappearing after having travelled from one level to another and back. There was one timed run I did enjoy. And more. I don't know what else to add. I wasn't really ever bored except for the frustrating repetitions. So, that's it." - Jorge22 (14-Jun-2019)

"Again the same old style from this builder, so you know what you can expect... This time there's no much care with the texturization, the maze area with the slopes and 5 buttons was not very funny for me, and in the last level (serious backtracking), there's not a hint (he should place a camera to see the obelisks moving?) to know where to move the big circular levers. Even so this adventure is playable and enjoyable, and it's always good to see a new builder (Scourge05) taking a first steps in the LE world. Encouragement!" - Jose (03-Jun-2019)

"To be honest this is as awful as these levels get. It really feels like if Osvaldo has crossed the line several games ago and at this point he's just shittesting the community - how much we can yet take until our self-respect calls us not to play anymore, which of course won't stop him from building. Really. Beating this game was tougher than building it. At least for visuals I've got a brief comparison - just imagine an early GMac level but without any lighting and you got it, especially the obelisk room which is a pinnacle of lazy building. I'm gonna be merciful and stop the description here..." - DJ Full (03-Jun-2019)

"More fast paced raiding from the reliable Osvaldo, but I found this to be a bit of a step back compared to his other latest efforts. It's not at all a bad raid and certainly has its enjoyable moments (in the form of a few traps, push puzzles and element puzzles, but what let it down for me was that the setting seemed rather bland and repetitive overall, and I thought that a few of the areas could have been constructed better texture-wise (the main area in the third level was an incredibly plain sea of grey with little in the way of relief). The numerous ninja attacks also became tedious and annoying after a while, as there were pretty much no other enemies in the game, and there seemed to be only one secret (although the latter isn't necessarily a bad thing). On the upside, the squishy block traps were neat, the various gymnastics were quite nifty, the pyramid cutscene was well done and the music choice wasn't half bad. It just didn't make much of an impression on me." - Ryan (24-May-2019)

"Whether intentionally or not, the title of this release seems to reflect a ho hum attitude of "more of the same," as a previous reviewer has noted. Nevertheless, I always seem to find myself sufficiently entertained by Osvaldo's levels (although this time he has brought on a colleague whose contributions are not made clear), and this one is no exception. There are three TR4 files, but the gameplay seems to flow rather seamlessly from one to the next, and I spent more time here (nearly two hours) than was perhaps warranted because I writing a walkthrough along the way. There's only one secret, which is rather surprising for a game of this length and in light of Osvaldo's previous efforts. Some backtracking is required, as usual, but not to an annoying extent. The tasks are relatively easy to perform and to figure out, but overall they provide an entertaining raid that gives off more positive vibes than negative ones." - Phil (23-May-2019)

"A South-American setting with ninjas as enemies , in this 3 levels game with the two first inter-connected. Settings are rudimentary , texturing seems to have been done hastily and lighting is uneven , and sometimes absent. Gameplay is a mixed bag with some interesting parts (essentially the few timed tasks) and parts a bit more boring. The gameplay is user-friendly and fast-paced except for a few parts ( how many liters of water haved to be poured ? how many times do we need to turn the wheels for the obelisk ?) Generally there is not a lot of things to do in the rooms. The third level is the most interesting with a bit of challenge as well but nothing too difficult. One can wonder why Lara did all this raiding to retrieve the goddess of the sun which is used just to open a door and finish the adventure ? Despite this and considering the other flaws (mainly the lack of atmosphere), this adventure gave some satisfaction when all things were done." - eRIC (23-May-2019)

"My reviews about Osvaldo's levels (this time it is joint production with another builder) are getting repetitive, but what else should I write about levels that tend to be more or less the same and that show no learning curve at all. This release has a few solid gameplay elements like pushable puzzles, decent traps, the element puzzle and the obelisk puzzle, combined with quite a bit of backtracking and other tedious parts but overall it maintains interest that is lost at the yet again very sudden and unexpected ending... what was the point of all this? The enemy and object choice was pretty odd with some fitting Peruvian objects but then ninjas and Egyptian decoration and pickup items... lazy design. There are a few more detailed rooms in this level but very often architecture is blocky and/or the lighting is very flat to the point of non-existance at times. The huge outside area in the third level is entirely wallpapered and all rocks are textured with the "texture all" button, with a huge dose of mistakes. Anyway, again not horribly done overall but the builder(s) surely can do better than this, so it is again lack of care that makes this an at best mediocre offering. Found the sole secret in 50 minutes of net playtime." - manarch2 (11-May-2019)
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