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Author(s): Agnes
total rating:7.93 Gameplay &
Puzzles
Enemies,
Objects &
Secrets
Atmosphere,
Sound &
Cameras
Lighting &
Textures
Akcy 7 8 9 8
Catherin 7 8 8 8
CC 6 5 8 7
Celli 7 8 8 8
Duncan 7 7 8 8
dya1403 7 8 10 10
Elsa 7 6 7 9
Gerty 6 7 8 7
Gill 8 7 9 8
Jay 7 8 8 8
Jose 9 9 10 10
Kristina 7 7 8 8
MichaelP 6 8 8 8
Obig 8 8 8 8
Orbit Dream 6 7 8 9
Oxy 8 9 10 10
Phil 9 9 9 9
Ravenwen 7 7 9 9
reborn1995 8 10 9 8
Ryan 8 8 8 9
Sash 6 7 8 7
Selene 7 7 9 9
category averages
(22 reviews)
7.18 7.64 8.50 8.41

Reviewer's comments

"It's always nice to play a custom level that's not too stressful or violent and this little adventure from Agnes is no exception. Granted, the gameplay is easy and won't leave you stuck; just keep a watchful eye out for sneakily hidden movable blocks, crevices and switches. The setting is quite quaint and makes a change from oppressively dark levels. A nice interlude in between longer games." - Ryan (13-Oct-2016)

"This is little beautiful level - dream house in warm summer environment with flowers, paths, streams and forest. I liked this place very much. Also loved the song Sisters of mercy, though I didn't find the letter to an angel - I don't know where I got that idea anyway. :-) It is easy play, recommended also to beginners. Just save game very often, you can die too. Enemies are dangerous red scorpions, crocodiles, wild boars and spikes in the water tunnel. You can play also easy version for children, who can go there without any harm. :-) Somehow even though textures and environment are cheerful and bright the music made melancholic atmosphere. I found one secret." - Oxy (18-Mar-2009)

"Who wants freezing cold Christmas levels in the middle of winter? Not me! This is why I decided to try a warm and sunny level,and what better to choose than 'summer'? If you've played either of Agnes' 'junior' levels,then you'll know exactly what to expect here: charming,bright and colourful locations;straightforward gameplay;twee music. The inclusion of a pushable wall which looks just like any other section of wall is something which is always guarantee'd to annoy me,and I really didn't welcome the appearance of the dreaded underwater Maze,but nonetheless it's all very pleasent and harmless and wiled away 35 minutes pleasently enough." - Orbit Dream (10-Dec-2007)

"After my rather dreary experience with Rustay, Summer was a breath of fresh air. Most of the action takes place outside under a brilliant blue sky, and those are the levels I enjoy most. I chose the version with enemies and traps, and I find the level of difficulty to be medium to high. If not for Selene's walkthrough I probably would have found none of the secrets, and there are a number of hidden holes, crawl spaces and receptacles required for progression that I also would have missed without outside help. I managed to get the motorbike stuck in the woods, but luckily you're able to complete the level from that point without it. The only glitch I encountered was trying to get the final secret, as the blue vase on the ledge refused to shatter when I shot it with the combined revolver and laser sight. Maybe this was because I took Gerty's lead and played with the standard executable instead of using the one provided by the builder. But other than that, I had no problems. A nice little level." - Phil (17-Aug-2007)

"Another children level from Agnes, the peaceful version that is, because there are two versions, one without enemies, and one with crocodiles, warthogs and scorpions, none of which too taxing. A short, but atmospheric ride from a mansion, through a jungle area, and a little town, to the beach, too bad we can't actually get there, the level ends just before Lara arrives to the beach. The interior of the house wasn't worked out very well, but all the outdoor areas were nicely done. There are a couple of unmarked pushy cubes, it took me ages to find the first one in the house, but after that knowing what to look for, the level flowed well. I didn't enjoy the music at the start, but later, especially in the underwater maze it was great. All in all, a relaxing little adventure." - Akcy (14-Apr-2007)

"This level si relatively simple with no serious tasks to solve. It even has a version for the kids wich I didn't try.The quest takes place in a very friendly, colourfull enviroment wich I really enjoyed.Lovely music and atmosphere.It trully inspired the sit-back-and-relax-the-game mood suited for an usual summer vacation day.I liked Agnes' levels(expecially Christmas for everybody- with a winter theme)because they aren't so hard to solve, but they all have a story to tell." - dya1403 (02-Mar-2007)

"I decided to give this level a go when I saw its tempting title and after reading in the brief summary that it includes a bike, as I have a soft soft for bike rides ;) It turned out to be a brief (took me about 35 minutes to complete) but rather enjoyful and feel-good adventure, with beautiful environments and a real summery atmosphere. The gameplay is rather easy, although some moveable blocks or crawlspaces are rather well-hidden and you may need to explore more thoroughly so as to spot them. Despite its short length, the level offers a variety of locations - you start off in a lovely villa and its green garden, later you get out to an almost jungle-like natural park, your next stop is a beautiful village and you end up at the beach (although you only get the chance to catch a glimpse of it and you don't actually get to it). You get to ride the bike for most of the level, which I found very cool ;) There are a few keys and items to find, but they are rather easy to locate, and the place where you need to use them is always somewhere nearby, so you can proceed quite fast and without having to think about it much." - Ravenwen (22-Jan-2007)

"This is a really wonderful and beautiful level, you get indeed a summer and holiday feeling. Thank you, Agnes. There are not many enemies but that really fits into this lovely level; nice objects and a terrific atmosphere - though I wish there was different music. (Some kinda chill out music maybe... :D ) Very good textures and lighting, I am glad there was a bunch of flares provided as I needed quite a few when searching for secrets in the forest. What I didn't enjoy so much was that Lara's sight was a few times a tad limited. But you will enjoy it anyway. Not much time needed to play this game, so go ahead and dowload it now." - Catherin (02-Aug-2006)

"A level very very nice; it was builded with small rooms but with a lot of little details which gives it a professional aspect. Be prepared to use the flares to discover very well dissimulated moveable blocks and to explore each corner of the rooms, or you'll get easily stucked. You'll find very few enemies, so you'll almost have the opportunity to use the shotgun or the revolver. Secrets are well hidden. Personally I like the musics and the entire game is excellent textured, so I lived a great ambience. It's noticeable that the level was made by a professional builder." - Josť (26-Jun-2006)

"This level is a little bit short, but it is a great adventure. There is also a version for children in that there are no enemies. Collecting the 5 secrets are separate tasks. I could only hardly pick up the last one. :) It is important to find the movable blocks. The enemies are crocodiles, wild-boars and scorpions. We also have to ride the motorbike, carefully, so that we won't fall off the bridge. The author added great textures and even greater music. I really enjoyed playing this level. I can only suggest it for everybody. English walkthrough, savegames and pictures here: http://treditor.hu/english/summer_eng.htm" - Obig (07-Jun-2006)

"Agnes treats us to yet again to another relaxing and enjoyable level for us to all play. At the start of this level, your main task is to find the bike keys so you can take a lovely bike ride to continue your journey and make your way to the dense forest and waterfall area. You will then come across some enemies like crocodiles, which will need eliminating, finding, exploring and making your way around a maze in an underwater area and dodging some spike traps. Once you have achieved all this, you will finally reach the town plaza, so you can take the side road down to the seaside for a nice relaxing afternoon on the beach. Just keep a lookout for those push blocks and crawlspaces, which are very well hidden, so make sure you check out every plant or bush thoroughly. In general, the game-play was very enjoyable and the layout of this level was very well thought out. Textures, lighting and music gave this quest a great atmosphere and a nice feel to it, as you made your way through this summer adventure. Thanks Agnes." - Gill (01-Jun-2006)

"As always with Agnes' levels I enjoyed this one immensly. Lara is on a vacation in a southern location and what a lovely vacation it was. The textures and scenery is gorgeous as always and really gave me a warm holiday feeling. The atmosphere is tranquil and relaxing and the whole adventure, from Lara's cozy holiday home through the green forest with the rays of the sun shining through the leaves to the quaint little village and the boats down by the docks, is a beautiful and harmonious experience in itself. The well-chosen music accentuates the lovely atmosphere and I felt that the items you could find(various keys and a ladybug + the chocolate medipacks) really fit in. In the "adult" version there were some wild boars, scorpions and crocodiles to kill, but partially thanks to the motorbike(a ride which I really enjoyed) this was never too difficult. There were a few traps, but they weren't hard to get by and it wouldn't fit in if they were. An easy level, perfect for beginners as well as more experienced players, and I would love to see more of this in the future." - Selene (30-May-2006)

"A pleasant level with tons of charm. It's actually rather relaxing to play this one. Lara makes her way through a lovely little town to find a bike and go exploring. None of the bike rides are very long, alas, as Lara needs to stop and find things. But it's a lovely time in TR land, where Summer can be a good-natured adventure." - Duncan (29-May-2006)

"This is a short level with a lot packed into it. There are many very cleverly hidden crawlspaces and even frustratingly hidden pushable blocks. The amount and placement of enemies was perfect IMO. My only gripe is that there was an underwater maze and it was not clear to me how the clue on the scroll really helped at all. But there is some great fun to be had on the motorcycle (with the exception of a few tight spaces that make not having a reverse gear a little frustrating). I believe the most important characteristics of a level are explorability and re-playability. This level ranks high on both. I will definitely go back and try to discover all the secrets in the level. And there were several places that weren't essential to gameplay, but seemed like there was more to them to explore. All around good level i think." - reborn1995 (23-May-2006)

"As others have stated, in this download you get an adult and child friendly version which is a lovely idea for those with young families who want to bring their spawned into the fold of the cult of Tomb Raider?once in you can never get out (insert evil laugh). As you can expect the environment at least to start with is built around a villa in some lovely possibly Mediterranean location in the sun, and for starters Lara?s objective is to find a two wheeled method of transportation so that she can enjoy the sights as the wind whips through her hair. Sadly though there isn?t much whipping of hair to be had as she is on and off that bike so frequently that it is probably best ditching it and making the journey on foot, well at least after getting past the one bike necessary point. This isn?t a greatly tricky level, nor are there a plethora of puzzles to be solved, but what you get are some well placed movable blocks and the occasional trap to give this level just the little bit of spice it needs. I found four of the five nicely placed secrets, some by pure chance, and finished almost getting to the beautiful Mediterranean Sea in just on 30 minutes. If you know and love Agnes? work then this will have instant appeal." - Sash (21-May-2006)

"It's an easy level and if you play the children's version it's easier, with very few enemies and keys to find. There is an underwater maze but with the hint it's very easy to get through it. Also you get the bike to go up a ramp and I liked the small forest like area. I found only two of the five secrets. There is a case you can reach the rooftops though at the start of the level and get the 'end of the world bug' by catching the edge of one of them after running from an alcove nearby. Play it just for the forty minutes of fun and especially if you have children." - Kristina (19-May-2006)

"OK here we go again, TR4 exe file included and in the read-me the sentence: Very important!! Put the tomb4.exe into the main folder. Well big hoo-hah for that as I have been playing it with and without and sorry I still canít see the difference. So Mac players just give it a go, as youíre not missing a thing. As for the level it is chockablock with plants, so take a good look behind them, as there are push blocks and crawlspaces sneakily hidden in all that green stuff. Did I see that Lara had small knives strapped to her boots? Cool. I only used the bike to get over the ramp as the rest I rather did on foot. There are enemies like nasty crocs, a couple of warthogs and scorpions. Not so in the childrenís version though" - Gerty (12-May-2006)

"Agnes is a wonderful level builder, Lara's hair and glasses looked good. I hadn't seen that type of gun holster or backpack before. I liked the small health pack and the use of yellow for load/save. Only a couple of crocs and boars to kill. The moveable blocks were not obvious, that made game play more interesting searching for them. The music was long lasting, I especially liked the music in the blue water tunnels. The placement of plants and furniture was good, you don't bump into them while running around. I was hoping at the end that Lara was going to the beach, I wanted more game play. the level was very short, but good if you just want to play a quick level." - Elsa (11-May-2006)

"Another Agnes level so soon; Iím feeling really spoilt. This is a lovely idea Ė a nice, easy short level with a real feel-good factor. The sunís shining, the atmosphere is pleasant and the surroundings are charming as Lara makes her way to the beach. Thereís a bit of swimming, a short bike ride and the occasional enemy to kill, but the general feel is restful and Agnes has even provided an alternative version for the kiddies. Lovely. Oh and I really enjoyed the choice of music too." - Jay (07-May-2006)

"The level opens in a quaint little house with wonderful music playing to set the atmosphere (the music selection throughout the entire level is superb). At first glance this does not seem like it is going to be too taxing, but first looks are deceiving. Once you explore the house and the plaza further, you the have the key to get to the motorcycle and take off on an exciting drive through the country. But not so far, thereís a roadblock preventing you from going any further. After that is taken of, you come across a wooded area complete with waterfall and crocodiles. Make sure you have enough air when exploring underwater, because you might cut it close at some points. Once you have made it through the wilderness you come across a nice little town plaza. I found the clue for the underwater maze to be a bit confusing, because was looking for Aquarians and was only seeing what looked like a cross between a Sagittarius and a Pisces. And all the symbols were the same, so that didnít quite help out either. The level ends with Lara going down to the beach, and I hope we get to find out what happens there! Gameplay wasnít very challenging, but it was a beautifully crafted level and the music was very used very appropriately." - Celli (02-May-2006)

"Indeed very short at around 30 minutes (and only 12 when I replied the Kids version with no enemies and easier traps), but a joy to play through. Beautiful and friendly setting, fast and easy progression (if you keep your eyes open for push blocks and sneaky crawlspaces), a lot of greenery, a cool bike and I found four of the five secrets. The underwater maze area with the spikes was a bit annoying and the choice of music not necessarily my favourite, but otherwise a very nice treat for in between." - MichaelP (01-May-2006)

"Agnes delights us, yet again, with this little treat. There are two versions in the download, the second one for children with no enemies. Lara is in a beautiful villa and has to make her way outside, find the fab bike, get onto a bridge over a small lake, through dense jungle, and into a seaside village. As always there are pretty objects and scenery, and Lara looks great. Although I can't get used to her new thin legs. Anyway, although this is a fairly short compact level it's packed with intriguing little scenarios. Lots of crocs, that can be shot easily enough. Finding the crowbar took a while, although it's in plain sight - as usual, and a lot of cleverly hidden moveable blocks. I stayed on the bike once I found it, apart from the places where I had to get off and do something important. By staying on the bike it was easy to kill the warthogs and scorpions that show up. I also used it to go onto the trigger tiles. The only shock in the level was driving through the last alley and realising that I was speeding towards water, but at that point the level ends. It was a little annoying not being able to see Lara, hidden behind trees as we try to grab things, place things, or climb a wall. A pleasant little level to play. More please Agnes!" - CC (18-Apr-2006)
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