Level: The Electric Crystal back home search
Author(s): Osvaldo
total rating:8.63 Gameplay &
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Drakan 9 8 9 8
Orbit Dream 8 9 9 9
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(2 reviews)
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Reviewer's comments

"2 connected levels. It will be necessary to make several round trips in the 2 to find the puzzles and the keys necessary to arrive at the end. A long tedious passage with pushable to place in the right place, many skeletons but we find the shotgun pretty quickly to get rid of it. Some bats turned into jewels. Nice level for a return to the roots of tr4." - Drakan (19-Jun-2018)

"Goodness me,this 3 hour level (split into two for the sake of practicality - but really one huge area) teetered on the brink of bloatedness;but the constant variety of puzzles and challenges managed to successfully keep it moving. You're broken in gently,with an extremely simple door-opening exercise - but the builder relentlessly ramps up the difficulty level from there on in.Not that the puzzles are ever particularly difficult;but the solving of one will invariably open up another part of the level,until it becomes a sprawling expanse which needs to be traversed repeatedly.Camera clues generally do the best they can (although it never helps when you're given a glimpse of a room you've never visited before);but it's something of a losing battle,when you have so many rooms to potentially revisit and struggle to recall the location of. Everything looks slick and well put together,though;so it's no hardship to wander around.The rooms are decently textured,and atmospherically lit;while enemies are well placed,and keep things spiced up nicely. The pushable puzzle sequence in the latter half of the level dragged on (pardon the pun),and the timed challenges were fun;but this is all about exploration,and having a very good memory.Those who enjoy exploring an extremely intricate and sprawling (but well connected) map,will enjoy this.Nonetheless,perhaps the builder might consider toning this element down in future levels;as his belief that 'bigger must always be better' isn't necessarily the case." - Orbit Dream (13-Jun-2018)
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