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Author(s): DJ Full
total rating:9.06 Gameplay &
Puzzles
Enemies,
Objects &
Secrets
Atmosphere,
Sound &
Cameras
Lighting &
Textures
Bigfoot 10 10 10 10
Gorty 8 10 7 3
Jay 9 10 10 9
Jorge22 10 10 10 10
Josey 9 10 10 8
Moonpooka 10 10 10 9
Phil 9 10 10 9
The Boo 7 10 8 5
category averages
(8 reviews)
9.00 10.00 9.38 7.88

Reviewer's comments

"Whether or not you choose to play this game, I really recommend taking a look at the readme. Well, it made me laugh anyway. This is such a quirky, inventive, funny game I hardly know where to start. It's confusing at times admittedly and I was glad when the walkthrough came out because I had to dip in quite a lot. The custom objects and textures are extraordinary, as are some of the animations. The voiceovers are brilliant - Lara sound so authentic and the 'treedaddy' voiceovers are hilarious. Only one word of warning really - play very carefully if you are in any way allergic to Angela Merkel. Seriously!" - Jay (17-Oct-2017)

"This level is just crazy! Sometimes it´s perfectly made, full of funny moments, well designed objects and creative "happenings". But on the other hand .. at times it´s just badly build, for example the textures: It´s one thing to use many different textures, but some rooms look like the builder just randomly applyed them. Also the architecture here and there is needlessly complicated ... maybe overly intellectual. Dont get me wrong: I loved to play this game! But it is like day and night ..." - The Boo (12-Oct-2017)

"An enjoyable change of pace from a builder who continues to demonstrate a firm grasp of the level editor. An earlier criticism of the textures is completely lost on me, as I found the colorful surroundings to be refreshingly inventive and eye-pleasing. Some places are too dark to navigate comfortably, but more than enough flares are provided. With the walkthrough provided by the builder I was able to find all nine secrets, although in a few places I got hopelessly confused and had to resort to the Doggett D. McDog online video for some lead-the-player-by-the-hand visual guidance. The quirky names for familiar pickups threw me off occasionally as well. For example, even with the walkthrough I had no idea you had to shoot an incomplete wall switch with a poisonous arrow to create the handle. ("Draw the crossbow, fit it with jumpswitch ammo and shoot the empty switch slot" would have been more helpful than "use the jumpswitch ammo.") Similar unfamiliar situations stretched my playing time to a little more than two hours. I also got stuck in a crawl space and in the small pool next to the dragon room near the end, forcing me to reload each time. There's much to like here and little to criticize, in my opinion. A level like this may not be your cup of tea, but you have to admit one thing - there's nothing else like it out there. High recommendations." - Phil (12-Oct-2017)

"Normally this kind of levels wasn't really the categorie of levels I play. But like Sheevah's Simply Purple or EssGee's TR Rude and Crude after ten minutse through it it was impossible to not finish the game. I always want to know what happened next. It's maybe a bit confuse sometimes and there are many many roads so I hope I have not forget or cut a part of the gameplay. I think one of my personnal favorite moment is when the daddy pine tree attack Lara with the funniest background and when Lara plays cards with the bull man. The cutscenes are amazing and very well build and the various voices are exellents and synchronize with Lara's moves. Just terrific :O ... like a real movie. I have just found 6 secrets and I wait the walkthrough just for see where the 3 other are hidden. To conclude a great level by Dj Full and very recommanded :)." - Bigfoot (06-Oct-2017)

"DJ Full certainly loves his jokes (after all, he has made the hilarious "The Eggning", if I remember correctly), and this game is another big, good, lovely proof of that. Play it, please: it is a wonderful display of talent, creativity and humorous, different gameplay. The objects and "people" are sensational: I simply loved the daddy tree and his children, and also that crazy, funny dragon, not to mention the spiders. Lovely! On the down side, I found the gameplay somewhat confusing, with the novelties in terms of actions (a good thing) and a labyrinthic, sometimes dark environment full of cranies, details and possibilities. Nevertheless, a different, funny, mightily interesting, brilliant game; don't miss it." - Josey (03-Oct-2017)

"A level that should be classified as a ˝joke˝ and that tries to justify its mistakes in building by using the ˝joke˝ as an excuse. First of all, this is an extraordinary, innovative, original and sometimes funny level ( which will be rewarded in the rating ), but unfortunately it fails too often in some other aspects of level building. The texturing was just catastrophic. It’s one thing to make the texturing ˝funny˝, but it’s something completely different to texture the level completely careless, unfixed, stretched, rough, repetitive and so on …. One of the worst texturing I have seen since I’m reviewing. The lighting is fair, could be a lot better and with a lot more work in it. The architecture is somehow same as the texturing. Again, the author implies that if it’s a joke level the rooms can look terrible. The most positive point about this level is definitely the innovative, funny enemies, scenarios, objects … The gameplay was ok. Often too cryptic for my taste and sometimes some logistic errors ( why is the same texture not climbable all the times ? ). I was often lost with my gameplay in that ˝cake mess˝. Also, some sound effects gave me ear bleeding …. Shouldn’t have played it with my headphones on. I’m sure DjFull has many forum friends and that I’m probably in the minority of the reviewers that will play the level. But one thing is sure, I’m giving a fully honest review based on my standards or criteria I always use in reviewing. Sadly, in some categories the levels fails heavily. Definitely recommended, but don’t except some breathtaking environments. Just a well made joke level." - Gorty (02-Oct-2017)

"There's just no way one can downrate a level as visually interesting, well designed story wise (although I did struggle to understand a few things at times, which is what happens when a level is *that* different to the usual stuff), with great added sounds and music (namely the "fight-fight-fight-fight-fight!"), sheer originality from the start to the end and actual fun - I did laugh at the treedad area, which isn't that common, normally I'd just grin. All that in a package of just below 100 Mb when you sometimes get much bigger packages that eventually amount to... very little. I know something comparable only comes every once in a while and I'm grateful for having had the opportunity of playing it. Extremely recommended." - Jorge22 (29-Sep-2017)

"What a great level this was. Not only does it look good, the game play is superb, as are the amusing elements such as the trees and audios. I missed 3 secrets so will play again some time. Lighting was perfect on my PC and apart from a couple of missing textures, it all looked so nicely decorated (apart from that Merkel woman's images; did i see her face on the enemy in the vehicle room? All in all, a lot of fun to be had here, so well done DJ." - Moonpooka (26-Sep-2017)
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