Level: The Templar Treasure - Part 1 back home search
Author(s): Thierry Stoorne
total rating:9.38 Gameplay &
Objects &
Sound &
Lighting &
JesseG 7 10 9 9
McRaider 10 10 10 10
category averages
(2 reviews)
8.50 10.00 9.50 9.50

Reviewer's comments

"Here we have lots of exploration, jumpswitches, and tricky platforming. I got a bit of a "cookie cutter" feeling from many of the beginning levels; quite a few areas are large, partially flooded chambers with many pillars, and I got a bit fatigued after seeing so many of them. It doesn't help that these areas tend to have the same textures, making them blend together instead of each area having its own sense of purpose. Unfortunately this feeling also pervades the initial gameplay, which constitutes running back and forth while using keys and switches. A few things felt unfair due to inconsistency, such as crowbar doors looking exactly like non-crowbar doors, as if the player should be expected to approach every door and press action just in case. Same goes for the floor trapdoors, lacking any visual differentiation from the rest of the surrounding floor. Perhaps the most frustrating part was the motorbike, which is used on narrow paths with dead-ends that are easy to get stuck in, and spontaneously lights Lara on fire if she takes too sharp of a turn over certain corners. Thankfully the experience improves as the game progresses, keeping Lara on foot with engaging traps and puzzles, and in the end it was a fulfilling raid. The lighting is great, probably my favorite part of this whole adventure, and the use of objects is well done. There is no denying what an impressive feat it is just to release an adventure of this magnitude, and considering the current pandemic, the timing was opportune. 16 hours 7 minutes." - JesseG (07-Apr-2020)

"My experience was great! A very entertaining level with different puzzles, some very creative. The texturing and lighting was a plus in view of the size of the rooms, which can sometimes be monotonous, but not in this case. Be somewhat challenging but nothing that the player can not handle. Due to the gameplay, the author's career, which deserves my respect .. I found it an excellent level, which I have enjoyed until the end. Thank you very much for the adventure! !" - McRaider (07-Apr-2020)
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