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Author(s): DJ Full
total rating:8.82 Gameplay &
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Atmosphere,
Sound &
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Bigfoot 10 10 10 10
Drakan 7 10 9 7
Gorty 8 10 7 4
Jay 9 10 10 9
Jorge22 10 10 10 10
Jose 7 10 10 8
Josey 9 10 10 8
Lara_Fox_Croft 7 9 10 5
manarch2 8 10 9 7
Moonpooka 10 10 10 9
Mortensmor 10 10 10 8
Phil 9 10 10 9
Ryan 9 10 10 9
SeniorBlitz 10 10 10 10
Talos 8 10 7 7
The Boo 7 10 8 5
Torry 5 5 8 9
Wolf7 9 9 10 8
category averages
(18 reviews)
8.44 9.61 9.33 7.89

Reviewer's comments

"I gotta be honest, I don't understand why DJ Full didn't just change the download in the first Cakeworld 'cause usually people do like this ... but it seems that he preferred instead creating a new level entry, perhaps because he wanted everyone to know this was different, an enhancement over the first version ... but was it? I mean I had not seen anything very different except that no more deadly pool in the end. I had though left the same marks I gave to the first Cakeworld as the experience is quite the same and is not ruined by anything. Recommended as the first version of course! Wolfy Regards." - Wolf7 (15-Apr-2019)

"I couldn't really notice any major differences between this revised version and the original (apart from maybe minor changes to the surroundings) and I think it may have been better having this one as the main download rather than having two separate versions. That said, I had a wonderful time going through this weird level again. I found it slightly easier to go through than before (not that that's a bad thing, but it was still quite fresh in my memory), but none of the enjoyment factor was lost and I still found the sounds, objects, environments and texturing just as well done this time around. I've decided not to alter my scores in any category, so here they are again." - Ryan (16-Sep-2018)

"As you can notice, there are some changes here and there, some different paths and finer features, but I think it's still the old map with few modifications, so I don't know if the level will be worth to play except for all players who never played the first version. In that case I recommend this one, more friendly for me. So my ratings and reviews are the same than the older version and you can read the comments by clicking on the proper link for that one." - Jose (01-Aug-2018)

"Maybe I'm just too ignorant, but I didn't find any significant changes in this version and actually agree to some previous reviewers that this version should have replaced the original one instead of being a "new level". Anyway, this was just as fun as the first time around, the object design still being marvellous and the most outstanding thing, while the gameplay does come up with a quirky variety of tasks. The texturing might have been more cared for as those Merkel pictures (yes I do feel observed...) seem to be more like a placeholder and could have been used more sparsely - or this all boils down to personal preferences (in two meanings) ... ;). Anyway, a raid you should not forget when you play it and slightly more recommended than the first version, due to the slight cosmetic changes which were all to the better." - manarch2 (24-May-2018)

"I’m really not sure if I noticed any difference between the first version and this one. The flaws it had earlier are still present, in fact, I found the texturing and light even more odd or worse than the first time. Some parts I enjoyed more and found them even funnier. I think this is a cheap way on how to avoid bad reviews and how to just give the same game another shot in the review roulette . The readme doesn’t mention what is exactly fixed, so I can only guess. For a more detailed review, read my previous one. Still, this is one of the best ˝joke˝ levels out here and I recommended it for its unique approach in level building." - Gorty (13-May-2018)

"I am sorry but I found this level incongruous and boring with absolutely no relationship to established Tomb Raider traditions or game play. Perhaps this means something to the group at Tomb Raider Forge but it left me wanting I'm afraid. The guns shooting snowflakes? The cards which I take it are TR Forge members on them and was it Angela Merkel on the walls? Also there was may too much going on with a myriad of passages and even with Phil's excellent walk through I found this difficult to follow, so without that aid the player simply has no chance at completing this. The re-imagined objects were cute but again aimed at a specific niche player market and lost on all others. Look I get it, the creativity and imagination involved was off the charts but for me it all lost it's appeal in the first few minutes. Give me an old fashioned raid any day of the week." - Torry (10-May-2018)

"I'm not sure why this level has been hosted separately instead of simply being substituted for the original release. The download size is substantially the same, and I didn't note any differences in gameplay (although allowances must be made for my steadily eroding memory). The info screen says that more than 60 fixes have been applied, but I assume that these all address cosmetic details of some sort. There's therefore no need for me to change my scores, so here they are for a second time. However, I did enjoy having an excuse to play this joyously offbeat level once again, together with the challenge of writing a walkthrough with a compass that has a 50-50 chance of pointing the player in the right direction. This stretched out my playing time to about two and a half hours, but it was time well spent. Enjoyable from start to finish." - Phil (08-May-2018)

"After replaying it, I can safely affirm that this is probably one of my favorite levels from TRLE. It is so funny, creative and full of charm that I don't think 4-10 out 10s are enough to express how much I loved this package. I strongly advise you play it, while your opinion may not be similar to mine, I can guarantee that you'll get some fun moments out of it." - SeniorBlitz (02-May-2018)

"If I saw a detailed written list of all the crazy things which are going on in this level, I would never think this could actually work. But hey, it works. A bit over- the-top, but not cringeworthy at all. A little hand- holding, but not too much: hints are left exactly when they're needed (I particularly liked the Room Editor hint). I really appreciate all the work that has been put into the creation of enemies, weapons and objects, all put together so cleverly. My only complaint is the texturing. I think there's too much white: it works really well in the Room Editor-like room, the "autoironic" room with a lever, and a secret room with nothing inside, but it looks off when it's just a white texture behind a window or a crate, and I don't really like this monotone chequered black/white kitchen texture. A few times you just proceed from a beautifully textured and illuminated room to a place where the colours clash into a mess. Nevertheless, I really enjoyed playing this level and I'm impressed with the Author's music. The only glitch I've experienced was two flipped rooms clashing into each other (the water-filled tube kept on appearing and disappearing)" - Mortensmor (01-May-2018)

"I know that there must have been some major differences between Cakeworld and Cakeworld Rebake but the only one I can think of must be that I couldn't just get through the entrance to the caves where the revolver and laser sight were and maybe, just maybe, a few more funny subtitles along the way. It was easier than the first time - obviously - and not as funny (not because it lost any fun but because I'd already watched the movie). It was still enormously creative and pretty solid and nice to look at. I gave it four tens in its first version and I no see no reason to give it any less than that now." - Jorge22 (30-Apr-2018)

"This is not the kind of level I like to play, but I downloaded it and wanted to finish it. Too bad my English is so poor, because I did not understand everything but at least the little tree made me smile. The arrival of lara is original, the sounds and cameras are very well placed, for cons I did not like the texturing and I found the whole a little too dark.Vers half of the game lara is put to flash. You can easily get stuck in the jeep (which happened to me)." - Drakan (05-Nov-2017)

"G&P: The level was quite nice, but sometimes you get confused because of the new objects, ne possibilities etc etc, the gameplay was totaly DJ full like, kind of crazy and inovative. If you reach the end you could feel quite dumb (as I did about some puzzles during the game) The gameplay was nice, but it was also buggy, maybe some NGLE issues,that I never encounter before, like Lara doing the same thing over and over ( the last thing I did, like running, jumping etc etc) sometimes the only way to get rid of this bug was to press ALT+F4... And I also had some crashes during the game, even when I tried to respect the textual indications. E,O&S: Very nice to see some new objects, but I think that best thing in this part was the graphical effect, "enemy charing an attack", very well used. I was not a big fan of some objets, but its ok. A,S&C: The best part of the game, the scenery was just amazing, even if some animations were not perfect, I'm a builder too, so I won't downrate this part because that was a big piece of work I think. Sounds were nice, even if crazy sometimes, like the screaming pinetree. IMO this level is a big piece of work, this part of the level shows that DJ full is an amazing builder. L&T: I did read in the review thread that the builder said something about some reviews, and as an answer I can say that I do understand some reviewers, textures were such a problem for me, even if this level was designed for TR Forge, still the textures were stretched, wallpaper like, and of course distorded textures, at the end I saw no "stretched textures", but I still understand the point of the review, that was hard to understand why the builder used these textures, and why he used it this way. But I did speak (write)with the builder, and I do understand why he used these textures, I'm still wondering why using them this way? I mean is some shapes that make the level not that beautiful =/ To sumup, the level was a big piece of work from the builder, but had some issues that make the level hard to fully enjoy. Still I enjoyed it. Some of my friends asked me "why are you playing this level?", I just didn't know what to answer, I wanted to reach the end, and enjoy the crazyness and this amazing scenery more than the graphics or the gameplay. thanks DJ full for this work, even if I think that you could be more watchful about the textures, I think that's a very important point in a level." - Lara_Fox_Croft (26-Oct-2017)

"As a tradition, DJ offers us a level beyond the schemes, with situations at the limit of the surreal and motivational worthy of a pounding advertisement that you will not forget easily: "Fight, fight, fight" will resonate in your head for a long time, as well as dialogues between "Daddy" aka Christmas tree and Lara. If you look for a classic level, here you will not find anything of this. Instead, you will play a level-up at Christmas-time levels, but with the grotesque DJ's taste. Try it absolutely! And Christmas levels will no longer be the same. Fight, Fight, Fight!" - Talos (26-Oct-2017)

"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)

"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)

"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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