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Level: LB Advent Calendar 2019 - Christmas in Prague back home search
Author(s): AgentXP
total rating:9.85 Gameplay &
Puzzles
Enemies,
Objects &
Secrets
Atmosphere,
Sound &
Cameras
Lighting &
Textures
ameliacrofty 10 10 10 10
Chel 10 10 10 10
Jay 10 10 10 10
Jorge22 9 10 10 10
Jose 10 10 10 10
lilutong 10 10 10 10
manarch2 8 9 10 9
Manymee 10 10 10 10
Phil 10 9 10 10
Raina Audron 9 10 10 10
Ryan 10 10 10 10
Shinny 10 10 10 10
Tolle87 10 10 10 10
Treeble 10 10 10 10
Trikazz 10 10 10 10
Wiseajak89 10 10 10 10
xManuelCroft 8 9 10 10
young Lara Croft 9 10 10 10
category averages
(18 reviews)
9.61 9.83 10.00 9.94

Reviewer's comments

"This author should be given a master's degree in architecture and decoration. Fantastic. About the gameplay, I didn't need to visit the same places more than twice 'cause the on-screen helping, the appropriate names for the keys and objects you pick up and the well placed cameras. Excellent. Even more, when you visit an area, often you'll find all what you need to avoid backtracking later. All this combined with a perfect texturization, a good use of the musics and entertaining tasks, makes this game a jewel you can't miss. Thank you very much AgentXP! Highly recommended." - Jose (20-Feb-2020)

"This level is quite good! It reminds me a lot when I was playing Tomb Raider AOD when I was a child. I really liked the scenarios, movements, sounds and everything! I enjoyed a lot playing this level and I really recommend it!" - xManuelCroft (05-Feb-2020)

"This level perfectly reproduce the Prague scene of Angel of Darkness. It's great! I wonder if they joined core design 17years ago they may save AOD....." - lilutong (05-Jan-2020)

"Really love this entry, it was well designed and had lots of things to do, even though it is a peaceful level. Took me 4 hours to finish it and still didn´t find all the ornaments, gaarrrh! Only thing I had trouble with was that sewer jump when going with the fuse back up, nearly gave up on that. Overall, great Christmas level and has lots of verticality to it too!" - Raina Audron (02-Jan-2020)

"This delightful level simply oozes the Christmas spirit, even when Lara is breaking and entering, stealing things and working her characteristic mayhem. I used the builder's insightful video walk in preparing a written guideline for the players. I was in no hurry to finish and took two and a half hours working my way through a map that required the builder a bit less than one hour. Many flares are provided, but the lighting is so good that I rarely had to use one. Much of the game revolves around finding 30 secrets scattered throughout the village, but you don't miss a great deal if you fail to get them all. There are a few timed sequences, but they're quite generous and undue haste is not required. The main drawing card for this level is its ambiance, something rarely if ever surpassed in an Advent level. High recommendations." - Phil (31-Dec-2019)

"Absolutely loved this level! Great atmosphere and intriguing story set in the AOD universe, with lots to do and not a moment of confusion. The build was flawless, I didn't encounter any glitches and the gameplay was nice and smooth. Prague is looking extremely beautiful, a lovely city with many things to look at and wonder!" - young Lara Croft (29-Dec-2019)

"Very authentic city level that oozes atmosphere from start to finish and all the areas are very carefully built. A few textures are slightly distorted and objects stuck in walls but it is another very professional game from this talented builder. The whole secret quest was very engaging, it doesn't really matter that a few ornament balls are a bit too easy to find. I ended up with 28 at the end and had to return to near the start to find the last two. I could've done without the major backtrack to find the final reward, but it was still a sweet easter egg (perhaps not the best term to use in a Christmas level). The gameplay is quite decent as well. Actually there are a few rather uninspired parts but the exploration of the city was immersive enough to keep interest and the rest of the game really delivers, also with a few quite nice puzzles. This 50 minute level really has a lot going for it and with some more varied gameplay the announced continuation could be a masterpiece. Finished in 50 minutes." - manarch2 (27-Dec-2019)

"Well, I only managed to find 21 secrets, so I unlocked nothing and that totally wrecked my Christmas! :( Now, really, I wish I had but I didn't, it seems quite a few of them must be really well hidden. Still, I found the architecture and the atmosphere excellent in the AoD's Prague spirit and there's a lot to do indeed. Quite a lot of the action is very puzzling, let's face it. After I got the coins and the bills, I had a really hard time using them at the cafe because I had to be some place specific for anything to happen (one of the customary TR dazzling issues) but in the meantime I managed to take a few more rounds and find this and that, here and there. All in all, a great Christmas present for which I'm thankful. And to be continued!" - Jorge22 (26-Dec-2019)

"I had the pleasure of beta testing this level and I absolutely loved it, I really enjoyed every single aspect of it. I love how Agent always manages to balance between the storyline and playthrough as well as puzzles. As it's Christmas time, I found myself smiling all the time exploring the level due to the amazing extra Christmas details. Not overly complicated puzzles, good hints without giving it too much away, and most importantly, a chill level where you get the chance to explore around and engage with the atmosphere. I really enjoyed hunting for the 30 secrets as it gave me the opportunity to explore the whole level and the reward made my day! I would like to thank you for making yet another amazing level and I can't wait for the second part." - Shinny (24-Dec-2019)

"This is wonderfully crafted in the spirit of the festive season and offers so much more to the player than the usual key hunting and switch pulling. The scenery looks absolutely gorgeous and delightful and the music choice is excellent, while the various voiceovers add a touch of charm to the experience. Navigating this huge cityscape with its many twists and turns can be quite daunting, but AgentXP has courteously provided a map to help orientate you. I managed to find a total of 26 out of 31 Christmas decorations, so unfortunately no bonus for me, but the overall experience was so enjoyable that it wasn't tarnished a bit. They must have been so well hidden. I ended with 100 minutes on the clock and loved every moment. Thank you!" - Ryan (24-Dec-2019)

"Spectacular! I’m not normally much of a secret hunter, but I really tried with this one and got 25, which is pretty good for me. Agent XP is an incredibly talented builder – not only producing the most amazing levels, but also providing an excellent Lara voiceover AND a video walkthrough, which I dipped into at the end to see what I’d missed by not decorating the tree. Well, with a level this good, you really don’t want to miss a single area. I really loved everything about this level; the atmosphere is wonderful, the scenery breathtaking and the gameplay varied, fresh and exciting. Plus, at the end it says ‘to be continued’. Oh, yes please." - Jay (23-Dec-2019)

"There we go! Agent has reached the building level where her gameplay matches her skills in other areas. Therefore, the marks given so far speak for themselves. Not only that the garage looks and feels like a garage, but it also includes tasks that are so heavyly garage-related. Same goes for the warehouse, sewer, hotel and every other area. Everything is so elaborate but still easy to do - that's the essence of good gameplay and Agent has mastered it. Secret hunt is more fun than ever before and it feels more like another primary than secondary task. The only thing I don't like is the fact that Kurtis isn't dead, because I've always hated him, but that's fully on me. I hope he gets killed in the sequel. Highest recommendations (for the level, not for my idea)!" - Tolle87 (23-Dec-2019)

"Absolutely wonderful Christmas level. Had so much fun playing this. The environments are beautiful, festive and have so many thoughtful touches that it's a pleasure to just walk around and sight see. The tasks were varied and enjoyable, involving much more than just finding keys and pulling levers. The secret quest will keep players occupied for sometime as they search high and low for the tree ornaments. Some were very sneaky, and many of them are placed in out-of-the way rooms and locations, making it worthwhile to find them so you can explore more of the city. I broke down and watched AgentXP's play-along video walk through for the few that I had missed. I wanted to get into the secret room! Watching the video and hearing her commentary on some thought processes that inspired certain areas was a bonus. I enjoyed the behind the scenes experience. Go play it! It's well worth your time and is no quick jaunt through the snowy park. Appropriate for children, there are no enemy encounters." - Chel (22-Dec-2019)

"Well Agent has done it again. A beautifully Stunning Christmas level that i thoroughly enjoyed playing. The whole level was incredible, stunning textures and scenery with great lighting through out. Game play and puzzles were well designed and fairly simple yet made you think. A nice use of Christmas objects throughout that really added to the atmosphere of the game. Lighting was brilliant never a dark area to struggle to see everything was clear and concise and also the characters used in game were very well done with mild humour included that never fails to make me laugh. The secrets were well hidden as i only manged to find 21 out of 30 but i will be replaying to find them all. A level that leaves you wanting to play again and wanting more is always a treat. Play this level you wont be disappointed! Great Level Great builder." - Wiseajak89 (22-Dec-2019)

"An absolute stunner of a level. It ticked all the boxes: excellent music/background ambient - adequate and beautiful lighting - wonderful textures with lots of love for detail (read the books and bookcovers) - no puzzle too hard, no jump too mean, no timed run too tight. May I add that the visual hints really made the puzzles a lot easier, the camera was on point, (no fixed camera moment either which is another of my pet peeves). At first I was not really into the idea of THIRTY secrets, but because they were mostly really easy to find, I got more and more into it, and in the end it was more important to me to find them all than to finish the game lol! I would have missed one bauble but accidentally saw where it was when I consulted AgentXP's playthrough because I was stuck in the garage; so by all rights I found 30 of 31 and am very happy with that. The buildings were very well put together and decorated appropriately, the map was neither too large nor too small. This is one level I would start over right away which I don't do with a lot of them. Fully recommended. Playtime ca 3 hours if you (like me) are too dumb to spot a jumpswitch in bright light. :) Thank you AgentXP and Merry Christmas!" - Manymee (22-Dec-2019)

"Oh, wow, I don't even know where to begin. For starters, the recreation of main square from Prague, as seen in AOD, is spot on -- even better here, actually. And to go with it, you get a whole city with a lot (and I mean it) of different environments and activities to do. You go through sewers, apartments, a car shop, a marketplace, a park and a hotel. You talk to a handful NPCs, including a homeless person which I thought was a nice touch having Lara help him through the cold night with a cup of coffee and a hotel maid who's in trouble with a non-functional elevator. It's just such a fun and complete experience that I couldn't stop playing. It's 3am as I'm writing this and I have no regrets. The attention to detail is also quite unique. I haven't played any of AgentXP's levels to the best of my knowledge but now I know this is something I have to fix as soon as possible. Snow, tree leaves moving in the wind, little birds spread throughout the level, even the little table lamps in the coffee shop are actually plugged to a wall. So many things here had me in awe that I couldn't list them even if I wanted to. Bottomline is: do not miss out on this one. 95 minutes, 26 secrets. 12/19" - Treeble (22-Dec-2019)

"I really enjoyed playing this level, everything was well made, the detail of the city is very atmospheric, the tasks were pleasing nothing hard neither easy, lighting and textures are great. I'll be waiting for the next one." - ameliacrofty (21-Dec-2019)

"I don't like peaceful levels very much, but this one is very good, this game is very good, it is based on the plague of AOD and let's say a size version of AOD adapted for TRLE and and wonderful, very well done, I followed in twitch a Construction of this project and everything in it is wonderful, without comment for a spectacular work, a spectacular person, good work AgentXP and continue this way until the last day of life !!!!totally right recommended........" - Trikazz (21-Dec-2019)
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