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Level: At Home with Lara back home search
Author(s): Carlos De La Calle
total rating:2.04 Gameplay &
Puzzles
Enemies,
Objects &
Secrets
Atmosphere,
Sound &
Cameras
Lighting &
Textures
Ceamonks890 0 0 0 0
Dempsey 1 2 4 1
DJ Full 5 6 5 5
eTux 1 5 1 2
Gerty 1 2 2 4
Jay 3 5 4 4
JesseG 3 1 5 5
Jose 2 2 3 5
manarch2 0 0 0 0
MichaelP 0 0 0 0
Obig 0 0 0 0
Ryan 2 2 2 3
category averages
(12 reviews)
1.50 2.08 2.17 2.42

Reviewer's comments

"I certainly wouldn't recommend playing this level if you are averse to sexually explicit imagery, or even if you are. This is basically the Mansion format that we've all seen before, only Lara runs around while undressing herself before ending up fully naked while Von Croy flashes her. I had to have a chuckle at Von Croy getting beat up by what looked like a dominatrix, but otherwise this is just ridiculous. Apparently there are two versions of this level, but seeing one was more than enough for me." - Ryan (09-May-2018)

"I can't remember well, but I think it's a copy from another builder making very few modifications. The same mansion, the same tasks, the same crash when you go to the basement... The author added some new items and a sort of added gameplay, but without interest. Not worth to play if you already played the original level. Another unremarkable mansion level." - Jose (21-Jan-2018)

"Beginning my reviews of TR3 custom levels, this was the first one I started up. And oh boy did I immediately regret it, as this has got to be the first TR fan level that has legitimately offended me as an individual. Essentially just think of the traditional classic Croft Manor level setup(only with a lot more unnecessary sexual exploitation) and you're basically know the gist of what you'll be getting yourself into, via this 26 MB download. Honestly, if I were looking back at this as Carlos now in 2014, I'd be feeling incredibly ashamed of myself for releasing such a thing to the general public. But even so, why tarnish the image of one of your favourite characters in gaming through playing this offensive mess? Simply cannot be recommended, unless you're so desperately wanting to see inside the mind of an obviously young pervert who clearly needs to get out more and find an actual girlfriend to settle down with." - Ceamonks890 (13-Sep-2014)

"Yup, raging hormones and now I need a stiff drink to get me back to normal again as I laughed so hard that my side is hurting. The level itself is rather short as my level crashed once I was in the basement." - Gerty (20-Feb-2014)

"Oh deary me, Carlos really should get out more. Basically, this is a traditional mansion setting with some rather less than traditional gameplay as Lara runs around the place in an increasing state of undress, finally ending up in the rude nude and being intermittently flashed by Von Croy. I was utterly dreading running into Winston, but mercifully he was fully clad, otherwise I'd be in therapy by now. If you can rise above the schoolboy smut, it's actually rather cleverly done and the dominatrix in the freezer was quite amusing. For some reason also, Lara appears to have an infestation of mermaids." - Jay (17-Mar-2011)

"I usually entertain the thought how much the amount of players who play but don't review the custom levels exceeds that of those which do both. I would guess that it's pretty substantial. With the stigma that anything sex and sexuality related still has, I would guess that it applies much more to the level in question. While I don't know exactly whether it has that Tijuana bibles kind of controversy aura for most players out there, the reviewers so far seem to be uniform in calling the attempts childish, weird and giving protest ratings of an average of 0. I don't actually disagree with those points of view entirely, it's just interesting to single out what kind of things stir up the feelings of the the players. I have to commend the builder at least that much to point out the neat work with the animations, custom meshes, objects and a mechanism for changing Lara's outfits (mostly stripping her of pieces of clothing in here, mind you), and all that in the year 2002 when neither of those were the accepted norm. The context in which those are put to function is more lacking. The mermaids and the dominatrix in the fridge are amusing at first, but serve little purpose beyond that. Every gameplay element is practically the same as in the home level (again - you have to start this from "Lara's home" in the menu to be able to access the basement), and the author's additions mainly serve the enactment of the saucy situations. If one should be so inclined, those additions can be disregarded completely - if you know the glass-shield trick from TR3 (roll while facing it, than turn to face the switch it covers) then you don't need to hunt for all the keys to uncover the attire-changing book switches, and you can get on the roof with the corner-bug as usual thus neglect the route the builder has set up for you. Taking in consideration also that this basically still is the standard TR3 house, which I imagine the author did not have to rebuild from scratch - I could not award this many gameplay nor looks' points for work that essentially is not his. The saucy outfits and situations themselves will hardly be of interest to anyone, provided they're out of puberty, BUT considering that one of the series' selling points was the sexualization of Lara's character (the exaggerated breasts, the hot pants) the advent of a level like this with the rise of the custom level scene was nearly inevitable. With that in mind, considering that all but one particular scene are quite soft-core, I don't think this level should be judged for the fantasy the creators of the game exploited anyway, if in a more subtle manner. Obviously - if you find this sort of exploration offensive, this is not the level for you - I found the complete lack of innovation in remodelling the house and tasks, and the monkeys that were put in the racetrack for the sole reason of being driven over more aggravating." - eTux (10-Mar-2011)

"Good thing Winston looks normally when Lara picks up the pistols. I felt relieved when I saw him bringing Lara some tea, like he is supposed to do. Fortunately, Carlos forgot to replace this object... By the way, I wonder if his parents played this level :):):) I always knew that day will come, when someone releases a custom like this. I didn't expect it on trle.net, though. Anyway, now I wonder: should I rate this level joining the guys who give it all zeros just because it's a porn level? Or should I rate gameplay, puzzles, enemies, author's creativity and all the other things the way I usually do this? I must say: either Lara's image isn't sexy enough for me, or I am too old to admire it. I didn't get excited by this level at all. I was still attracted by solving puzzles and running over innocent monkeys, not by all these vulgar things the author showed me. I liked the relations between the objects: Winston and the dominatrix, and the creator's ability of making custom anims, so in the end I'm gonna appreciate this piece of work. The author is probably a kid yet, searching for excitement in the net, but what he can do prompts me to assume he is some kind of creative guy that might become a very good builder in the future. I want to give him a chance. That's the reason why I decide to rate this game the normal way. SUMMARY: This level is NUDA VERITAS... about what some kids use their PCs for." - DJ Full (19-Sep-2010)

"Technically this level is not as bad as I review now. But I can't support such shit, sorry I have to say that." - manarch2 (16-Jul-2010)

"It was kind of weird. To see Lara nude in a crazy way like that. Although the different outfits were funny." - Dempsey (26-May-2010)

"We are in Lara's Home, the story is that Lara's under the shower, when she meet with Von Croy, who show your his.......... So yes, made a level in this category. Somebody like these nude levels. The end of the level is that you open the gate, and let the Manor." - Obig (25-May-2010)

"I do not recall whether I have already scored any previous custom level with a flat zero, but this one deserves it simply due to its overall premise, which is to show off a series of characters (including Lara) in the standard TR3 home in a variety of sexually related interactions. Lara in the nude just looks silly and the shower scene at the beginning is rather harmless compared to some of the later events in the level if you care to use the various keys you find. Not really worth a look unless you want to explore the childish fantasies of what I can only assume to be a very junior level builder." - MichaelP (16-May-2010)

"Well, I should have known better after seeing the level as "nude house" in the main menu, but sure enough, you get to watch Lara get naked and shower at the beginning of this TR3 house level. In fact, you are trapped in the bedroom until you experience this mental scar. After that you are released and can explore the house as normal. Not much has changed from the original level except instead of Winston you see Von Croy, and there is some mermaid dude swimming in the pool. I tried doing the timed run into the basement, but upon arriving I got a shot of another mermaid underwater before the game crashed, and I decided I had seen more than enough. Only try it if you are curious. Very curious." - SSJ6Wolf (14-Nov-2009)
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