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Author(s): Osvaldo
total rating:7.38 Gameplay &
Puzzles
Enemies,
Objects &
Secrets
Atmosphere,
Sound &
Cameras
Lighting &
Textures
DJ Full 6 9 8 7
Drakan 8 8 7 7
eRIC 7 7 8 7
Jay 7 7 8 8
Jose 7 7 7 8
manarch2 6 6 8 7
Phil 8 8 8 7
Ryan 7 7 8 8
category averages
(8 reviews)
7.00 7.38 7.75 7.38

Reviewer's comments

"This very prolific builder still provides a very correct level. Level quite dark but there are enough torches. The labyrinth is very tedious and without the plan provided on trle, I certainly would not have searched all the items in this labyrinth. Many enemies (horsemans) and finally 2 horsemen on a horse that can be avoided easily enough without killing them. Recommended for fans." - Drakan (20-Jun-2019)

"I've never really understood the logic of providing scads of flares to go along with dark levels. Why not just provide decent lighting in the first place? That's my only major gripe about this level, which extends Osvaldo's streak of good but not outstanding releases. José has provided the walkthrough this time, and I needed it because of the darkness and in order to find all the secrets. The maze was a real bear, especially if you took the time to gather the timed secret to be found there. DoggettTV has provided a wonderful map that has been added to the written walk. My playing time was a little more than an hour, so there's plenty to do here. You get loads of pickups, especially if you go for all four secrets, but the heavy-duty weapons aren't found until after they're no longer of much use. Still, a solid level that has my enthusiastic recommendation." - Phil (06-Jun-2019)

"Not a masterpiece but quite solid and infinitely better compared to the previous release. Probably one of my favourites by Osvaldo, however still too casual, patterned and predictable, once more returning the question if we're going anywhere or not." - DJ Full (03-Jun-2019)

"A more solid offering from Osvaldo this time. The atmosphere is quite spot on with decent architecture and realistically applied textures and lighting. Well the latter is a bit too realistic as it is fairly dark and without all those flares the builder provided it would be almost impossible to navigate through this level. Anyway, the gameplay is varied enough to fill the 35 minutes the level lasts, including a bit of everything while not being tedious at all this time. Sometimes it is almost too simplistic when all you do is use a series of levers to open doors, and the large maze is a bad detail, but it's still quite solid. The enemy choice was at least fitting with those tinmen, but towards the end they got just repetitive and there are too many of them around. And ninjas also had their appearances... even in London! They seem to have conquered the whole world... Secrets are also fine again this time, well hidden and one even with a small twist. If this offering would be the minimum standard of the builder's levels, playing his numerous levels would not be a waste of time. But I fear that next time around this will not be the case anymore, as it happened often enough..." - manarch2 (30-May-2019)

"The gameplay is similar to another Osvaldo's levels; jumps and platforming, some traps and timed runs not very tight. I don't know how this author doesn't place variety of enemies and not only knights; the maze was nasty, even more with all those poisonous dart traps and in the final area the knights can mount the horses once you've knocked them down. But this time the gameplay is more fluid and there's no much backtracking so the level was more enjoyable for me. Enough entertaining to take a try." - Jose (18-May-2019)

"Crickey, London is absolutely heaving with tinmen these days – they seem to be lurking around every corner! If you’re looking for any London landmarks, you may just be disappointed; as this takes place underground, it really could be set anywhere. Having said that, it’s a typically enjoyable Osvaldo level with lots of platforming and I really liked the moving blocks that tried to shove Lara off ledges and the timed trapdoor platforms run. Considering just how prolific a builder he is, the quality of his levels isn’t bad at all." - Jay (14-May-2019)

"My reviews of Osvaldo's levels may not deviate much from each other, but that's because he does tend to plough his own furrow with each of his releases. Decide for yourself whether that's a good or bad thing, but regardless this is another reliable release, in a somewhat gloomy and dingy but atmospheric cave setting. It's nonetheless enjoyable for what it is though, with the timed trapdoor run, the block puzzle and the search for the secrets being the main highlights, whereas the dark maze and the repetitive horseman attacks were things I could well have done without. Solid raiding from a prolific builder." - Ryan (12-May-2019)

"Have not played all Osvaldo's levels , but i bet this one is among the better ones. Good atmospere through out , better played at night as it's rather dark. I enjoyed some of the jumps and the timed platforms, i enjoyed less the maze just after that. Maybe it would have have been better to have more diversed enemies other than tinmen (2 on horses at the end) and what is the point to have a ninja just before the finish trigger ? globally it is entertaining and engrossing enough to be recommanded. Play time : about 1 hour. Secrets found 0/4" - eRIC (08-May-2019)
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