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Level: Lara in Cain back home search
Author(s): Cain
total rating:1.85 Gameplay &
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Ceamonks890 1 1 1 1
Cory 1 1 1 1
Dgenocroft 3 1 2 1
DJ Full 5 4 3 4
eRIC 0 2 1 1
eTux 1 2 1 1
Gerty 1 1 1 1
Jay 2 2 1 1
Jessica Croft 0 1 1 1
Jose 2 1 1 1
Kitkat 2 3 2 3
Larson 1988 2 1 0 0
manarch2 2 5 0 1
MichaelP 2 4 1 2
Orbit Dream 2 3 2 2
Phys 1 2 0 1
Samu 1 1 2 2
Scottie 3 4 1 2
Shandroid 1 4 2 2
sonnyd83 2 4 3 3
Spike 1 2 1 2
Tolle87 2 1 3 2
Velociraptor 3 5 4 6
category averages
(23 reviews)
1.74 2.39 1.48 1.78

Reviewer's comments

"An interesting idea with not so good realization. You start the level inside Cain's mouth and you slide down his throat. No matter how bad this level looks and plays, I really wanted to finish it because of the ultimate motivation of finding out if Lara would exit Cain through....well, the natural way. (Un)fortunately, texturing is so bad that I am not sure if that was indeed the authentic end of a digestive system or just some random pit. Apparently, Cain is a giant who eats dinosaurs and whole pizza vans instead of just pizza. There are some tough fights and after 5 minutes the level is over. Not much to say, the idea is funny but this looks like a beginner's effort to test some editor features." - Tolle87 (16-Oct-2017)

"This level made me laugh a little... ...a funny story, Lara was "eaten", and she has to survive into the person's body... ...with some worms and accid liquids of stomach, makes the level a little macabre and makes me feel a little nausea... ...but it is also fun... ...great experience i had." - Velociraptor (15-Jul-2017)

"Surely the best output of Cain, because unlike his other releases it's simply too consistent to become annoying. Well, we visit all major systems of this builder, another one I'll be missing until the day my grenades are out and I die devoured by a giant eel. We begin in Cain's mouth, then get swallowed into his stomach when we need to jump over a deadly pool of gastric juices... You will admit it makes sense. The lighting is not quite like in Cain's real body... I guess... but this game can be classified as "surreal" and usual brightness would have ruined the effect. Frankly, the original Atlantis the texturing is based on still looked duller in certain places. Then we progress into Cain's intestines, and since these are quite long, we get (gut?) a car transport. I guess somebody delivers pizza directly in here and is possibly well paid, but it's indeed weird to refuse the pleasure of tasting each bite. Having run loads of parasites on the way, we jump directly into the bladder, not that toxic like the stomach acid was (makes sense again). If this was TRNG, I would add a health refill in this point, to stand for urine therapy. Subsequently, we climb the spine and here's where the layout of Cain's body stops to quite resemble the real one either... I guess... yet we can assume Lara took some side passages because all that shooting must have created some. But in such case it opens many more doors. I would for instance add some veins, because a chance to use sinks for blood circulation together with squishy blocks for heart at work has been carelessly skipped. Also, some sidequest, for example collecting secret bacteria (correspondingly larger) to cure Cain's infection would be nice to perform... Or maybe a Hand of Cain or Eye of Cain replacing default settomb pickups could have been utilized. It's quite a shame the guy has never thought about puzzle design, because with his imagination he would have made it equally ridiculous as everything else of his creation so his levels wouldn't lose a bit of uniqueness AND provide some variety for demanding players, still allowing them to complain about nonsense included - everybody satisfied. In fact, there is still so much possibilities not executed here that one should consider a decent remake. Where is Chi when You need one? For now, we just reach the bottomline getaway via the natural process of defecation, so the rollingballs falling down a bit earlier aren't that misplaced... SUMMARY: I played this level for the third time. First one was when writing the walkthru, second when recording the gameplay video and third was now, when I realized I never said a word about this game. All three times I enjoyed it equally much. I read all these reviews and I don't understand how one can NOT recommend this level. Possibly it's a batch typo some automated command has accidentally produced. Or maybe we just got used to assume it's correct to complain about lack of sense - while in fact not everything is supposed to make one. Recommended from head to toe." - DJ Full (29-Apr-2015)

"More of the same old tired formula that you'd associate with Cain's levels, only this time Lara is inside his stomach apparently of all things. And before I begin to question how the heck that can even work in actuality, I think I'll just go ahead and move onto the next atrocious release of the builder's on the list, before I start to have too much disturbing imagery popping into my head. So yeah, you all should know the drill by now right? Not recommended." - Ceamonks890 (04-Dec-2014)

"Ok, all I can conclude from this, is that Cain has a severe case of worms and crabs, and a few gall stones for good measure, at least I thought those rolling balls were gall stones... Gameplay consists purely of fighting different monsters, some of which can't be killed until you get a rocket launcher, well half a dozen of them. There's a ride in a pizza hut delivery van which is the highlight of the game, other than the end. I'm not sure what Cain is trying to say with Lara dropping out of whereever she drops out of. This took me a little over 10 minutes to complete." - sonnyd83 (04-Apr-2013)

"Righ,Lara is going to cross a body, and in the way since Androids, until t-rex as evil. Man, what's that?! Animals appear without no reason after to activate a switch. It was creative, but very little careful in relation of graphic, and enemies. I found funny Lara driving the car of the pizza hut. But, why giant black animals are swimming in the belly of a man?!" - Dgenocroft (29-Dec-2010)

"Now something completely strange. Gameplay was absent here, only the (quite well designed) "Pizza Hut" - bike ride promises a bit fun in this short level, which lasted 8 minutes for me. The idea of a level in a human (Cain) was interesting, but there was no atmosphere and very bad textures, exspecially at the bike ride. Enemies however are quite well designed and shooting all of them while conserving few medikits was a nice challenge at the beginning. But I don't understand why Cain placed enemies in the stomach pool, as they were absolutely no threat for Lara. Her outfit looks OK, though, as the first "droids" (as DJ Full calls them). All in all an adventure not nice for viewing nor for playing." - manarch2 (29-Dec-2010)

"I did not understand, Lara drives a pizza hut in a totally bizarre, the textures seem a bunch of squares together all the enemies are weird and totally bizarre as those sharks in the water if sharks a chicken makes a strange sound totally bizarre I hope you're a great developer of levels, I hope to improve!" - Jessica Croft (23-Dec-2010)

"Is this really the inner life of Cain? I know, that Cain a very strange person is, but I would not have expected this now really. Although, if one knows, how and where Cain lives (to see in Cain\'s Home), it is not so quite astonishing any more. But sometimes in seriously: Cain has been actual to take care a lot. The level is, for his relations, really good. Really good refers of course in this case not to the totatlity of all levels, but rather only to the tastes which come from Cain. A reasonable lighting is apparent still non-issue for Cain. The same one is valid to the too short playing times. But Cain still has esoteric ideas. On it goes in a new adventure with his usual monsters and a pizza delivery van." - Scottie (10-Jun-2009)

"I thought that this builder could evolve along the time, but it's the same kind of level than the others: a lot of big enemies placed everywhere, simple architecture, bad textured and nothing more. The best: Lara's outfit and the race with the car." - Jose (16-Sep-2008)

"After reading the author's comment about this level, I was expecting something a little more... thorough... To be quite honest the only good thing about this level was the Pizza Hut delivery van. And I think at the start I picked up 5 shotguns?! Not recommended." - Phys (03-Sep-2008)

"There is some ideas in the level that fit with the very original storyline, but soon it just becomes another series of square rooms with mainly plenty of giant eels to kill. It is very short, under 10 minutes and I felt somewhat disappointed when compared to some other Cainís levels I have played." - eRIC (22-Aug-2008)

"This little level from Cain is an unusual shooter with some fairly decent-looking enemies and a cute Pizza Hut car. The best part of the level was Lara's outfit and Lara herself. I thought she looked pretty, but that lovely white dress would not be so lovely had she she really fought her way through the bowels of Cain. Nothing much to do here but shoot your way through." - Shandroid (10-Aug-2008)

"After reading the story i wondered how Cain was going to pull this ambitious idea off! And the answer is: quite well, in a Cain way, actually. You start off in Cain's mouth (complete with teeth) and after sliding down his throat you arrive at his stomach which has giant eels swimming in his gastic fluids. (I'd lay off the sushi if I were you Cain.) After a surreal pizza delivery truck ride past some T-Rex's (!) and encounters with other weird and wonderful enemies that we have grown to love from previous Cain epics we exit Cain in the way nature intended! I thought the Atlantis textures were an excellent choice, them being 'fleshy' and OK they were badly wallpapered in parts but I am beginning to see that as being part of Cain's 'charm'. It's silly, it's fun, it's got ridiculous enemies, it's a Cain game." - Kitkat (24-Jul-2008)

"What a flimsy story and what a terrible execution. Oh well we are sort of used to what this builder can (or is itÖ will) make. I races through it, not even wanted to try and kill the enemies." - Gerty (24-Jul-2008)

"It's a cheeky idea and in the hands of a different builder it could really have lead to something.This is a Cain level,though,so you simply run and shoot and drive and shoot and run and (for good measure) shoot some more. There are plenty of enemies,but they're not particularly well placed and the T-Rexes are apparently harmless.Nonetheless,I found this the most enjoyable of Cain's levels...but that's not saying much,really." - Orbit Dream (23-Jul-2008)

"I'll give it that - I didn't expect the next Cain escapade to take us on a riveting journey through his digestive apparatus! And it's all there - starting from the mouth, to the stomach with the deadly gastric acid and then a long, long trip through the intestines till you finally drop out through... erm... well, the other end. With enough imagination you could draw analogies with the enemies you encounter as helminths and tapeworms, so I guess Lara is doing Cain a great favor and sparing him from a trip to the doctor and lengthy healing procedures! But I'll probably leave this all at that, before I start getting even more graphic. Basically it's what you'd usually expect from a Cain level - though I'll admit that, whilst lacking very much in presentation - the idea as such was not bad, if a bit gross." - eTux (21-Jul-2008)

"This is a typical nightmare Cain production, full of the usual hordes of highly improbable enemies. Iíve given it an extra point for gameplay mainly because I like the idea of Lara fighting her way through Cainís innards (and Iím just really REALLY glad we didnít get to see inside his brain because that might have been the scariest raid ever) and the nifty little Pizza Hut vehicle Lara got to drive." - Jay (21-Jul-2008)

"Yay, another cain level. Cain appears to be a giant that has eaten one too many guns and lara has to go inside him and back out the other end. The gameplay consists of shooting things and running down long passages watching enemies appear in front of your eyes. The only good thing was the brief ride in the pizza hut car and this bumped the gameplay up to 1. Cain describes this level as an amazing level that is completely unique. Well, it certainly is unique but not something I want to play again. 7 mins. Not recommended." - Cory (21-Jul-2008)

"Dissapointing! Cain, your "Traaaapppeeed" level was a whole lot better then this one. You've made full use of the Texture ceiling, floor on walls button. Not good, the gameplay is awful. Sorry Cain, but you can do better then this." - Larson 1988 (21-Jul-2008)

"I have to admit that the idea of fighting your way through a digestive system is rather original and also funny idea. After all I didn't particularly enjoy this level because it doesn't have proper gameplay and all you have to do is to shoot enemies, run and drive a pizza hut car. Surroundings were boxy and didn't include good texturing and light effects. Unfortunately this level didn't make any kind of impression on me." - Samu (21-Jul-2008)

"If you know one, you know them all. A typical, linear, shoot-whatever-gets-in your-way, 10 minute long level by Cain. It has the faintest hints of some originality in the very first room, which you can assume to be the inside of Cain's mouth, but soon enough this loses its appeal and the only remaining nice things here are the always cool Pizza Hut car and Lara's pretty outfit, both of which the credit goes to somebody else and not the author himself. Only for the completists out there..." - MichaelP (20-Jul-2008)

"This level offers the same as pretty much every other Cain outing out there, meaning very little interesting gameplay, and a ton of enemies to deal with. Even the enemies are the same as usual, with the exception of those well-known boulder bears that seem to be missing this time around...hopefully next time we'll at least see some new foes to add at least some interest to the same old formula." - Spike (20-Jul-2008)
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