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Author(s): Feder
total rating:8.33 Gameplay &
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Jay 7 8 8 7
Torry 10 10 10 10
Treeble 7 7 8 8
category averages
(3 reviews)
8.00 8.33 8.67 8.33

Reviewer's comments

"Considering it’s the best part of ten years since I played the original game on which this is based, I am utterly unable to say how like the original this is. Certainly it’s a blameless TR3 jungle level, with the usual climbing around tree tops, killing tigers, Shivas etc., and even a bit of wading through mud – classic jungle level in other words. If you like the genre, you could do worse." - Jay (11-Jan-2020)

"What a wonderful adventure true in every aspect to the original Tomb Raider 3 game. I spent nearly 90 minutes here and enjoyed every one of them. As this is rendered in the original TR3 engine I was surprised at how crisp and clean the graphics were. Only found 5 of the 7 secrets but that's ok. Loved the exploration through the trees and only had to refer to a walk through twice (mainly because I missed something) so good level design." - Torry (05-Jan-2020)

"Here's a nice tribute from one author to another. At first, I'd have dismissed seeing a TR3 level remade in the TR3 engine, but alas it's more than a simple 1:1 remake. Lots of areas were reworked, gameplay has changed quite a bit (I think the number of keys was drastically reduced, some were replaced with levers for instance), but overall I think what stood out the most to me was lighting. It seems to use a lot more lighting effects than the original counterpart. As I played the original rather recently, quite a few of the areas felt familiar so the general flow remains the same -- perhaps slightly more streamlined, even. Ah, yes, the deadly laser trap is gone, and so is the unmarked climbable wall. 40 minutes, 3 secrets. 12/19" - Treeble (05-Jan-2020)
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