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Level: BtB2016 - Before the Afterglow back home search
Author(s): BtB 2016
total rating:9.50 Gameplay &
Puzzles
Enemies,
Objects &
Secrets
Atmosphere,
Sound &
Cameras
Lighting &
Textures
JesseG 9 10 10 9
category averages
(1 reviews)
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Reviewer's comments

"Lara travels back in time to get the hourglass of time before returning to the present. This level overstayed its welcome a little; there were too many scavenger hunting areas: areas where you are shown 3 or 4 of the same puzzle receptacle and head off to comb the area for all those pickups. I enjoy this on a small scale, but in this level it just happened once too much for my taste. Aside from that, there was a wonderful balance of gameplay. There were some nice, unique puzzles, such as the color wheel. There is plenty of combat to use your armory of guns on, and a good amount of traps to dodge, especially toward the end. Enemies are used effectively to test the large variety of weapons Lara can find in this level. Decorative objects are used very well in every area, and it really helps the large areas pop out. The level is constructed impressively, with many large areas that don't feel empty in the slightest. Music is effectively used at combat encounters and cutscenes. Flybys were used in all the right places and helped showcase the sprawling environments. The textures are used very well. The lighting is great, and colored well with yellows and blues, I would have like to see just a few more different colors though. Overall a strong feature-length travel through time that I feel will be a top contender in this competition. 1 hour 50 minutes." - JesseG (26-Apr-2017)
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