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Author(s): thewolf
total rating:8.63 Gameplay &
Puzzles
Enemies,
Objects &
Secrets
Atmosphere,
Sound &
Cameras
Lighting &
Textures
Chel 8 10 8 8
JesseG 8 8 8 8
Jorge22 9 9 9 9
Jose 8 9 8 9
manarch2 7 8 8 8
Orbit Dream 8 9 9 10
Ryan 8 9 9 9
Wolf7 8 10 10 10
category averages
(8 reviews)
8.00 9.00 8.63 8.88

Reviewer's comments

"A good mix of exploration, combat, and snowmobile action. I would have liked to see some more puzzles besides the one pushblock moment. Plenty of enemies are ready to fight, which is good except there should be just a few more medpacks to help the player stay alive, especially since the snowmobile is prone to dealing damage to Lara on rough terrain. The lighting is pretty dynamic, and texturing is good overall but they get a bit wallpapered and stretched in certain caves. I appreciated the camera shots used during certain dramatic moments. Not sure why I never heard music, and I didn't see any note regarding that in the readme. A nice TR2 raid overall. 57 minutes." - JesseG (08-Sep-2019)

"Perhaps the best level from this author, enjoyable and with the same own style: a lot of exploration, no puzzles to solve and few objects to ornate the rooms. As usual, enough pickups to finish without problems and this time well balanced enemies. I missed some more musics and flybys, but there's a good atmosphere anyway. Almost all the entire level is based about finding a path for the snowmobile with some tricky jumps, but never too hard. The best: the architecture and texturization. Good job! Recommended." - Jose (08-Sep-2019)

"I guess this one has actually captured the TR2 original feeling and, even though that's not my favourite official game, I rather enjoyed this action-packed trip down memory lane. Having been offered what we've been offered throughout these years it becomes somewhat harder to really evaluate how well it's been crafted but it did seem quite well to me. So, as far as I can see it was very well designed and the atmosphere fits the original and the engine. Baddies all over (as one would expect) made me finish the level with just a tiny slice of health (quite satisfactorily too, I must add) but the main point is exploration and, most of all, a long and thrilling motorbike ride with excellent jumping sequences and a nice set of classic, well chosen traps and a few stops here and there. I couldn't find the PsxAnimBgndEnable file in my download but everything worked perfectly. Recommended." - Jorge22 (07-Sep-2019)

"This is a thoroughly entertaining and action-packed TR2 adventure through a location that is rarely explored within the custom level world: Tibet. I'm fond of this particular setting, although there is admittedly only so much you can do with snowmobile ride and henchmen attacks. Luckily, this level manages to make all that stuff enjoyable. There's no puzzles as such (and it got a bit too much of a shooter near the end for my liking), the gameplay mainly centering around exploration, but the pace generally never lets up and there's plenty to do. The gun battles are fast, frenetic and involving, secrets are very neatly (and at times elaborately) placed, while the snowmobile rides are one hell of an adrenaline rush, especially when combined with enemies and boulder traps). The Tibetan atmosphere and textures are well up to par with the original, and as a whole this is a well done classic adventure. Recommended." - Ryan (07-Sep-2019)

"Another solid retro offering from Wolf, this adventure should keep you entertained for around an hour or so. This level is a throwback to the Tibetan Foothills, but it offers its own unique challenges and scenery. The TRII engine is put through its paces, and the overall effect is polished and delightful. Wolf always does a decent job with texturing and lighting, given the engine's capabilities. With the exception of a few areas that require you to run, jump and climb around on things, this level is all about the snowmobiles. There's plenty of tricky action sequences with avalanches, boulders and deep crevasses to zip through. Plenty of uzi-toting goons to run over between rockslides, too. That is why you're here, right? :) This is a very combat heavy level. It almost feels like a shooter at times, with waves of enemies popping out of the woodwork and just enough supplies that you have to carefully ration the medipacks and ammo. Some of the combat segments are difficult, so it's worth it to dig around for the pickups and sniff out the 3 dragon secrets for the weaponry cache they add to Lara's inventory. Very pleased with the locations of the secrets! 2 of them were really out of the way, while the 3rd is hidden in plain sight. Enjoyed it, thanks for the adventure." - Chel (06-Sep-2019)

"I really enjoyed this 30 minute romp and the builder has gone a long way since his first releases two years ago. This game could've almost been a replacement of Tibetan Foothills and there are several stunning jump sequences with the snowmobile of which a few are quite challenging and took a few tries. Perhaps, at the end, there's almost too much of the good thing when maybe a bit more variety in terms of gameplay instead of another jump had been the better option IMO, like a few puzzles or timed runs, some areas also feel underused in a way that you only find a key or the like and then exit again. The start of the game was excellent, towards the end the whole thing did feel a bit like a shooter and less gameplay-oriented. Enemies are very well placed, as well as the three secrets and objects in general. Architecture is generally fine, and texturing and lighting are mostly well placed with the exception of the deep pits and a few other walls which felt a bit wallpapered, but nothing serious. The builder has used cameras and sounds very well to add to the excitement and atmosphere. Thus, while a bit too monothematic, this is certainly one of the best TR 2 Tibet adventures out there, if not the best - needless to say that this action-filled romp is well recommended." - manarch2 (03-Sep-2019)

"What a thoroughly enjoyable level! Old School TR adventures can often be tricky to pull off,but this one ticks pretty much every box.A timed run or two would perhaps not have gone amiss,and would have added a little more variety to what is otherwise a "run through every large area with guns in hand" adventure. Indeed,some of these areas (although beautifully laid out) have been designed simply to be negotiated and left behind. Nonetheless,the gameplay is rarely anything less than entertaining;and is never too difficult to accomplish,provided you have a good look around.Enemies are copious,but generally easy (and often fun) to deal with;while the extended action sequence with the red snowmobile is hugely entertaining (big jumps;baddies;snowballs - often all at once). Object placement is detailed enough,without being cluttered;while the atmosphere,sound and cameras are every bit as good as you'll find in the original TR2 Tibet levels.Secrets were so well hidden that I failed to locate any. Best of all are the textures (excellently placed)and lighting (evocative without being excessively dark);and the adrenaline-charged Finale,culminating in the most hilarious snowmobile stunt I've ever experienced (and subsequently replayed numerous times,for the enjoyment factor!) A really fun journey back to the Core Design era of the late 90's." - Orbit Dream (30-Aug-2019)

"An amazing level build with the TR2 engine that I had the honor of playing during its beta-testing. Thewolf has surely pushed himself to the limits with a level that, in the three times I played it, took me forty minutes on average to complete! It's fun, incredibly entertaining and very good looking! It's amazingly detailed - one of the reason why this game went inside a little of development hell - and insanely big for such an old engine, kind of reminded me of the huge hugeness of original Barkhang Monastery. Gameplay consists exploring the surroundings and riding the snowmobile, and it just feels satisfying! Timed sequences would have been cool too, but because of the problems thewolf ran into, it was impossible. Secrets were all pretty interesting and satisfying to take, I love when levels show you some of them behind bars or stuff like that and then you know you HAVE to take it! Atmosphere, as I said quite above, it's great! The textures and the lighting managed to bring a pretty neat looking scenery! It's obvious thewolf has made some big step ups since his previous adventures (the untold adventure to make an example), and I am very looking forward to see another adventure crafted by him. Are you nostalgic of TR2? Are you looking forward to a great adventure? GIVE it a try! AND REMEMBER TO READ THE README otherwise the experience might be poor! Wolfy Regards." - Wolf7 (30-Aug-2019)
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