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Author(s): LGG_Production
total rating:8.14 Gameplay &
Puzzles
Enemies,
Objects &
Secrets
Atmosphere,
Sound &
Cameras
Lighting &
Textures
Adriel 10 10 9 9
Athukraz 10 9 10 10
Cosmos 6 7 9 8
DJ Full 8 9 7 8
Gabriel Croft 8 10 10 10
Gerty 7 9 9 8
Jay 7 8 9 9
Jose 5 7 5 10
Larabiker301 7 8 10 10
manarch2 4 8 8 8
MichaelP 6 9 9 8
Orbit Dream 5 7 8 8
Phil 8 9 9 9
Rambo 3 7 8 9
Ryan 7 9 9 9
sonnyd83 7 8 9 10
totizedger 4 8 8 8
young Lara Croft 8 9 10 8
category averages
(18 reviews)
6.67 8.39 8.67 8.83

Reviewer's comments

"This is an utterly charming seasonal diversion and is so well crafted that you have to admire it. Gameplay should be accessible to all groups of raiders since there's nothing really challenging that occurs, it's altogether very simple, but the lack of anything difficult doesn't really matter in this case since the environment is so wonderfully put together and gorgeous to gaze at. The objects are neatly utilised and the seven cool pumpkin secrets provide a few very brief side quest. Nicely done." - Ryan (22-May-2019)

"Quality content arranged half-gripping, half-boring - another horror level not scary at all and very monotonous with rooms built similar to each other, however the dismal mood is nicely broken with innovative enemies and bright, relieving secrets. Very notable is usage of start positions, making illusion of getting tricked by an evil ghost, the one we eventually defeat for a stolen item and a quite satisfying ending." - DJ Full (08-Feb-2017)

"This house is very well builded; the furniture, the objects, the textures, the magnificent environment... There are also some teleporting places, some enemies and traps and several secrets not difficult to find. But the gameplay is bored, with no puzzles and basically run and run here and there to pull switches or get keys. No more. Even when I found the second piece of the puzzle item I had to run through the entire mansion to look for the receptacle, 'cause there's not enough cameras when you need them. Play it only if you haven't more to do." - Jose (08-Mar-2015)

"A fun and exciting level filled with suspense and mystery. Enjoyed the time and was impressed by the atmosphere." - young Lara Croft (01-Dec-2014)

"Gameplay & Puzzles: There's not much to write about, you run around the mansion and collect items. Not really more, some very easy puzzles don't change that. It's really boring. Enemies, Objects & Secrets: There are a few nice enemies and objects, the ghost fight is good, but there should have been more enemies and all of them aren't shocking at all! The last game I played did that well but here they are only mediocre. The secrets are rather easy to find. Atmosphere, Sound & Cameras: The builder did better here and I liked the atmosphere, very authentic but not very haunted. Sounds and cameras are good but there can be more expected, nothing special here. Lighting & Textures: The textures look nice and are very well placed with only a few mistakes that aren't bad,, the lighting is excellent as well. Total: 6,75/10, again a good looking level that is a fail in gameplay." - Rambo (17-Nov-2014)

"I loved the look of this house and the search for the music box was on. Not much enemies to speak off but I didn't miss them that much. Of course I jumped a few times in my chair but what would be a Halloween level without that, LOL. Got all the pumpkin secrets because as always I got lost a couple of times and by trying to find my bearings stumbled upon most of them. Nice one, so give it a go." - Gerty (15-Nov-2014)

"I believe the earliest reviews are a bit stingy in their gameplay scores. It's not quite fair to call this a house level, because the ambiance is so unlikely Lara's typical home setting that it's practically unrecognizable here. The primary reason to play this level is the sheer beauty of the surroundings, right down to the bookshelves and the mirror- like floors. Painstaking care has been taken in providing a visual feast for the player, and everything looks so good that the limited backtracking that's required here is not at all burdensome. The load screen I found particularly attractive. Even the sandbags have an appealing look. There are seven secrets placed so that the novice raider can take some undeserved pride in finding them all. Manarch2 has provided a clear and concise walkthrough that will bring you to the completion of your quest (finding a stolen music box with sentimental value) within about 45 minutes. The enemies and traps are fairly few and far between, so enjoy the scenery along the way. High recommendations." - Phil (14-Nov-2014)

"A really wonderful seasonal piece of work here. I took my time and spent almost 40 minutes in this haunted house, finding all 7 cool pumpkin secrets and walking through those magical hallways. The overall gameplay and tasks are all rather simple and uninspired, there are no challenges to speak of, but the environment is crafted so well that you really think you are there and want to know what is behind that next corner. One little gem, not to be missed." - MichaelP (14-Nov-2014)

"This is not something you see everyday. This Halloween level was a perfect one. Brilliant textures, gameplay, outfit and soundtracks, last but not least.. the creepiness. My only complaint is the lack of enemies. Many bats, few spiders, one knight and the boss battle at the end was a very cool one. Loved the song the retexturing of Horus into a Ghost was amazing. If there were more enemies this would be a ..... no words good game." - Athukraz (11-Nov-2014)

"What a lovely idea to have a Halloween level, although the house in question is more spectacular than spooky. True there is a ghost and quite a few bats, but the only really creepy bit is the wonderfully atmospheric load screen. The mansion itself is really beautifully made and full of splendid objects. The gameplay is simple and should be accessible to all players and there are jack 'o lantern secrets to find. Quite short and a nice uncomplicated seasonal raid." - Jay (07-Nov-2014)

"This is one of those good looking levels that would have really benefitted from having better gameplay. It wasn't as scary as i thought it would be as i wasn't on edge that much and i'm pretty much a coward when it comes to horror. It is much about running through empty rooms that have no more use than stretching the length of the level or so which isn't particularly fun. Gameplay consists mainly of pulling levers with the occasional pushable block puzzle and the mirror room which sadly is very obvious and could have been used in a more creative way. The author has done a good job in terms of visuals though with good lighting making it believeable and also good use of music especially the one in the background which is from the first Harry Potter movie i think. I also liked the magic teleport effect giving you access to the next floor. It's a level you should play during halloween and only to see the impressive graphics shown here but if you want good gameplay then i suggest you to look elsewhere." - totizedger (04-Nov-2014)

"Well, there's not much I can add from the previous reviewers. The level was very good in terms of atmosphere but what the atmosphere makes up for is gameplay. You start out with exploring which is completed in about five minutes; you then, get to take part in a very quick pushblock puzzle which really isn't a puzzle. But from there, the level does spice up things a bit with the player having to combat spiders, bats, and knights while completing some very easy tasks and locating some not too difficult puzzle pieces. The level does have some quirkyness to it as there are some parts that I did enjoy such as the wraith chase, the spike traps and the quick boss battle. The texturing does a great deal to add to the atmosphere and I really have to say, I love the mirror effect added to the floor in the main area. Overall, I really liked this short Halloween themed level and if you want a quick coffee break custom set to play then this is yours." - Larabiker301 (04-Nov-2014)

"I have mentioned this beforehand, there is nothing wrong with creating a short game. In fact, with some many levels released, I'd much rather a much shorter game with great gameplay that feels as fresh when I finish it as it did when I started. Unfortunately, the gameplay is where this level falls short. For such short level, it feels awfully linear and straight forward, especially when it's set in a haunted mansion. There should be ample opportunity to explore and get lost within the house, and discover its secrets. There is not much to kill, just a couple of bats, one or two spiders, and single knight and finally a ghost boss. Considering this, there were a lot of medipacks that aren't really needed. They could have been placed solely for the final boss, which I suspected, but even then, I didn't really depend on them that much. I though the atmosphere, sound and cameras were spot on! It was definitely spooky but in very comical way, it wasn't a terrifying raid." - Cosmos (03-Nov-2014)

"The level was nicely done. It's not a very long raid but I had quite good time of gameplay. The challenges never get too boring the items are easy to find. The game is not that difficult but the gameplay is fun. The textures and objetcs were very well placed and have a nice HD aspect. I wasn't terrified at all playing it, but it's ok the game is good. The halloween objects were very well done. Recommend!" - Adriel (03-Nov-2014)

"Aptly for Halloween time, the builder provides us with a theme level and concerning the atmosphere, visuals and object design, it is quite competently made. There is definately room for improvement in that it's not the most horror-esque level what the builder intended, the "spookiness" is not fully convincing (it's more a mystery than a horror level and there is no real suspense created here) and the texturing could need a bit more attention, but still the very moody lighting, good sound choices, well placed (if too harmless) enemies and of course the "magic" teleports are working together well. You can see in my ratings that this does not apply to gameplay as well, but I can't really enjoy levels that most of the time involve running through corridors with barely some actual tasks to solve. Sure, a mirror room is always a nice addition, but this time it only involves finding one obvious passage in the mirror. Apart of that there are two not very inspired block puzzles, a totally sneaky trapdoor that - just as in my case - might let you be stuck totally if you miss it, a few mildly challenging traps and last but not least finding a few hidden levers. In short, the gameplay construction is way too simplistic to be really enjoyable and seems to have been added as an afterthought after creating the map. I hope that the builder's next level involves some more serious gameplay elements that is considered together with the atmosphere. I spent 25 minutes in this level and found all seven secrets of which some are much easier than the regular gameplay (the trapdoor), some are quite challenging (the climb-through wall). Recommended for a seasonal sensation." - manarch2 (02-Nov-2014)

"Here you have Lara dressed for Halloween exploring a haunted mansion that holds something that she wants back from a ghost. Interesting story, I finished the level and I enjoyed it a lot, but I think the level was short. For the gameplay, it was nice to keep going in the level doing things we're supposed to do, the only trouble I had was with the floor trapdoor that was very disguised among with other boxes. We have nice challenges including the revolver + lasersight, pushable, mirror room, traps... for the enemies, we can find some ghosts and a mystical creature, perfect for scary levels! LGG Production did a very nice job choosing the right objects, textures, soundtrack and atmosphere for this level. I loved playing this, since I enjoy halloween and some scary stuff. Happy Halloween!" - Gabriel Croft (02-Nov-2014)

"If you were to strip away the beautiful texturing and atmospheric details (both audio and visual) of this little adventure,you'd be left with yet another Mansion level;replete with all the backtracking,key hunting,corridor running and somewhat implausible interior design that are the hallmarks of such enterprises. What keeps this entertaining,however,is the constant belief that something really scary is lurking around each and every bend in a corridor.Actually (without wishing to spoil it for you) there are almost no enemies at all until the Finale - but that doesn't matter;it's the spooky atmosphere which counts,and it maintains its grip on you from first moment to last.Everything is else standard,if not actually basic (the pushable puzzle is as simple as it gets);and even,occasionally,unfairly sneaky. For a simple Halloween outing,this is entertaining.Just don't expect very much more,though." - Orbit Dream (02-Nov-2014)

"My first TR game in some time, this seemed the perfect Halloween level to play. I must comment on how amazing the graphical qualities are here. The lighting is well crafted and along with the spooky soundtrack, gives this the perfect Halloween atmosphere. The attention to detail in the texturing must be mentioned, an example would be the reflections of the lamps on the walls, or the beautiful ceiling decor above the chandeliers. I must say I enjoyed looking at this level very much, and the giant painting on the wall is very imposing. An interesting feature of this level is how Lara seems to teleport rather from one some corridors to others, I like this idea as you can imagine Lara going around in circles. The gameplay, although ok, was not quite up to the same standards as the other elements of the game. The aim here is to collect 2 parts of the sun and a silver moon. The tasks were a little too simplistic, although enjoyable, you pull some floor and wall levers, avoid the odd spike or blade, and move a single sun globe to it's respective square. There is not much in the way of puzzles here, although the mirror was a highlight. Objects are nicely done with the children's toys being my favourite and the knights, who I fear will let go of their axes when Lara is beneath them! I won't spoil it, but there is a rather enjoyable battle somewhere in the level. All in all, this is well worth the hour I spent here, but a few more puzzles would have given me a better experience." - sonnyd83 (02-Nov-2014)
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