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Level: Templars Secret back home search
Author(s): Feder
total rating:9.70 Gameplay &
Puzzles
Enemies,
Objects &
Secrets
Atmosphere,
Sound &
Cameras
Lighting &
Textures
Bigfoot 10 10 10 10
Cerebralfire 9 10 9 8
DaroRaider 10 10 10 9
Jorge22 10 10 10 9
Torry 10 10 10 10
category averages
(5 reviews)
9.80 10.00 9.80 9.20

Reviewer's comments

"As I started playing this a sense of dejavu overtook me as I was sure I had seen these strrets before so I checked Feder's levels and yes, I had played the beta release of this consisting of only four levels some six months ago. Remembering the angst from that game and how hopelessly lost I became i gave this the ultimate test and decided to play without consulting a walk through to see if Feder had actually listened to the complaints raised in the reviews and lo and behold he had. I managed to stumble my way through this entire level set without the walk through so hats off to Feder. Sure, I missed many a secret but that's ok as they are and should be a reward for effort, not a way forward in the level. This is a MUCH better release than the first and the raiding is true raiding with difficult but not impossible jumping sequences, timed runs and puzzles. My favourite was the floating islands type level. Textures are really really good considering this is a TR3 level set. I spent five and a half hours here. I really cannot fault this and can only imagine the work that went into it. Well done lad and a perfect score is well deserved." - Torry (17-Oct-2018)

"Well, this one is a must for any TR3 fans out there. It's an 8 level set that takes you from Paris (and jumping on rooftops) to meeting some of Lara's most classic enemies (no, not Willard the Spider) and finding the item of your quest, the Spear of Destiny, while adventuring in a museum, an industrial area, Sophia's office, some forgotten island, the Templar's cathedral and cleverly designed floating isles style level. It's well worth it and enough player friendly so that you'll never be actually stuck (except for a specific fight at the end of the penultimate level in which I had to make do with pistols because, well, at least I didn't find enough ammo, nor the bazooka, nor enough medipacks to get me through without some resilience). The atmosphere is great, especially in the (creepy) sounds department, even though I thought the lighting could have been more inspired. It flows pretty well and there's never a dull moment. It's all actually rather professional. So, yes, recommended without a doubt." - Jorge22 (15-Oct-2018)

"I'm still surprised that there are designers who can go beyond the limitations and capabilities of an engine as old as it is TR3. This excellent adventure has everything in favor. The diversity of scenarios that make the plot and the central story of the game, as the details that give a lot of originality to each of the levels. Something new is the use of design programs such as metaSeq to customize objects to the needs of engine adaptation. A combination of cameras, triggers and effects to create even more original situations than those that have already been seen in the original games. The gameplay is normal, there are no moments where you ponds and you can not continue. And the points of return are well done without having to have the need to retrace long stretches. The variety of weapons and vehicles is well implemented. The story gets exciting in the last levels of the game, when one is increasingly aware of the outcome. The point against may have to do with lighting. The dxTre3d editor never had a good lighting module and therefore may not finish the levels of being at 10 points. Anyway, the saga could easily be a Gold version of TR3. The best work done for Tomb Raider 3 so far!" - DaroRaider (12-Oct-2018)

"It's for me a very good levelset. A bit like if you play and official TR3GOLD adventure. The first part in Paris is very well done and have challenging and fun gameplay. The first level is my personnal level of the Paris aeras because I have liked jump through buildings and houses. It remember a bit the Paris level of Tomb Raider Requiem I have really liked too ... so it was a pleasure to discovered a new level with this kind of atmosphere. The second part in the lost island was very impressive. There are an amanzing quad sequence through canyon, water, church buildong, ... The rest inside the cathedral is awsome, specially the doomed world and the textures of Reunion level of tr3Gold. I have enjoyed encounter boss of the official tr3 level like the india one and the pacific one. It was a great pleasure to kill them again lol. I can just conclude if you search a good tr3 unofficial levels, this level is certainly for you. Very recommended !!!!" - Bigfoot (08-Oct-2018)

"One of the longest custom level sets I've ever played. From beginning to end this was a really fun adventure with good level variety. Enemies, puzzles & game play are all nicely done. There were few texture glitches, but nothing too bothersome. Atmosphere & Sound are all good adding to the overall feel of the game. All in all, a very well put together custom build with Feder showing excellent skills and imagination. Thanks Feder for the hours of fun; awesome job :)" - Cerebralfire (01-Oct-2018)
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