Level: The Vagrant's Villa Mortal 2 revised back home search
Author(s): grinder1
total rating:8.00 Gameplay &
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Phil 8 8 8 8
Ryan 7 8 8 9
category averages
(2 reviews)
7.50 8.00 8.00 8.50

Reviewer's comments

"This is an enjoyable and fairly easy remake of a TR1 level I probably didn't play when it was first released. The TR4 version has an extended game map, but the player comes full circle at the end to use the key that ends the level. There are tons of gorillas, crocodiles in water-free areas where one wouldn't expect to find them, the occasional lion, some huge bats and even a couple of rats to round out an assortment of enemies. The three secrets provide you with the necessary firepower, and there's plenty of ammo to find along the way. The lighting is just fine, and I don't think I had to light a single flare. I glanced at the original walkthrough, and there appear to be only cosmetic changes in this revision. I spent more than an hour here because I was writing a walkthrough as I played, but you get a decent raid for your download. I'll never tire of levels that give us this kind of quality entertainment." - Phil (15-Aug-2019)

"Throughout the time I spent playing this level, I was in a bit of a quandary over how best to rate it. Do I rate it similarly to The Vagrant's original work for remaining faithful to it, or downrate it for the same reason? In the end, I decided to go for the first option as I was feeling in a generous mood. Anyway, it's certainly a creditable debut effort, and the builder has recreated the feeling of the original quite nicely and the surroundings are great to look at, and I didn't think that the TR1 textures were as grainy this time around. The pickups are generously supplied, thankfully so as the enemies do gang up on you at times. There's nothing too complex to overcome and it did seem to end rather suddenly, but otherwise I actually quite enjoyed this one and look forward to this builder's next effort." - Ryan (15-Aug-2019)
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