Level: The Swamp back home search
Author(s): Feder
total rating:9.33 Gameplay &
Objects &
Sound &
Lighting &
DaroRaider 9 10 10 9
JesseG 8 8 9 9
Jose 9 10 9 10
McRaider 10 10 10 10
Mman 8 9 9 9
Sabatu 9 10 10 10
category averages
(6 reviews)
8.83 9.50 9.50 9.50

Reviewer's comments

"A great level to have an entertaining moment, I have enjoyed until the end, the gameplay is fluid in a very well recreated environment.. The textures fit perfectly and the lighting helps the atmosphere. There are no bigger puzzles to solve, which I would have liked to see, but the player enjoys the game. Good work Feder!" - McRaider (19-Feb-2019)

"Again another small jewel from this builder. This time the level is based about exploration and gymnastics, but there are also several situations with the boat to make you think. The enemies are well balanced and the secrets are not hard to find, but don't waste medipacks 'cause there are no much pickups and the game will turn harder if you don't discover the extra weapons. I missed some puzzles to solve, some more cameras and musics and more flares to light the dark areas, but anyway the level is solid and entertaining enough to keep the interest from the beginning to the end. Well done, Feder!" - Jose (18-Feb-2019)

"Lara visits Jurassic Park and takes home a gem as a souvenir. Gameplay is a good balance of exploration, traps, and combat. A few more puzzles would have been the cherry on top and help add to the length of this relatively short level. Objects are used well decoratively and pickups are placed in all sorts of nooks for you to find. There may have been too many objects though, as I struggled with some black polygons stretching across the screen and the game crashed once, but maybe that was a symptom of something else. I would recommend adding a couple more medpaks as I ran out toward the end, having never found any of the additional weapons. Cameras are used very well to highlight the enemies and areas, and the architecture was enjoyable to explore alongside the more natural areas. Lighting is nice and dynamic, considering that this TR engine doesn't support colored lights. Texturing is applied well and nicely varied. 31 minutes." - JesseG (13-Feb-2019)

"This is the BTB Khmer Empire style mixed with Swamp textures along the lines of Cape Fear. It's well executed and looks good, quite a few of the interiors are pretty small and simple, but what larger ones there are are impressive. The Swamp atmosphere is well done, and it holds up to Cape Fear and other classics it's obviously inspired by quite well.
The gameplay isn't especially challenging, although there are quite a few enemies; beyond that it's mostly exploration that isn't especially intensive, although there some nice traps. There's also a good surprise boss fight near the end that provides a climatic moment. I had a bug with one gate for the Motorboat closing and the switch to open it not working again, but taking the boat there was apparently optional anyway so I didn't get stuck. I also took an easy jump that was actually a shortcut and got me to the boss encounter early, so I'm not sure how that one was overlooked since it hasn't been an issue in earlier Feder maps. A good level, although not a marked improvement on earlier releases like Feder's other new releases have been." - Mman (11-Feb-2019)

"Maybe I am too nice with this review :) But every good-looking level for TR1-3 will melt my heart :) This level is pretty amazing. It took me nearly 50 minutes to finish it and yet I found only 2 secrets :) Coins and Gold Bars I love this level and I love levels from this author. :) The concept of this level is great, Ancient swamp with temples. Few traps ( I would like to see more traps ) Texturing was great, Lighting to ( well:) what do you want to light in TR2 engine ) Overall, amazing short adventure" - Sabatu (11-Feb-2019)

"Having been the beta tester of the level and having fixed one or another bug, I recognize in detail the complexity of the game. Excellent adventure, nothing to detract from. Good atmosphere, well placed enemies, a little of traps here and there, and a very well done outcome. The maximum advantage taken to an engine like the TR2 that never stops surprising despite its limitations. How will the adventure continue?" - DaroRaider (11-Feb-2019)
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