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Level: Aspidetr Easter Time 2020 - Five by Five back home search
Author(s): Sponge
total rating:8.20 Gameplay &
Puzzles
Enemies,
Objects &
Secrets
Atmosphere,
Sound &
Cameras
Lighting &
Textures
BlackWolfTR 8 10 10 10
Cruzader 7 7 8 9
Drakan 7 8 9 8
eRIC 6 8 8 9
Jay 8 8 9 9
JesseG 6 8 8 8
Jorge22 9 9 9 9
manarch2 5 8 8 8
Phil 8 9 8 9
Ryan 7 8 9 9
category averages
(10 reviews)
7.10 8.30 8.60 8.80

Reviewer's comments

"This is a short (30 minutes for most of us) but satisfying level with a dash of danger amidst an assortment of good- looking environments as you search for the five pickups. Lara's animation is a bit jerky but not annoying until you reach the rope for the final sequence. You have to take a step back from the edge so you'll grab the rope with a running jump, and that causes you to get stuck in the wall behind you. Moreover, when Lara lands on the other side she skids in most unladylike fashion and bumps against the far wall. But the concept is inspired and the execution is most appealing. Not quite in the mold of most Easter levels, but a fun and atmospheric raid. Recommended." - Phil (07-May-2020)

"Nice , that's what Lara says when picking up one of the 5 eggs , and this level is quite nice evocating 5 places where she raided before : Egypt , Angkor , China , Peru and Greece. Sponge knows how to present things in a different perspective by use of cameras , objects and placement of objects , good sounds , shaping of the blocks and other convincing details , to bring an enjoyable level to play , without a gameplay necessary grand. My favourite mini-world here is the Egyptian I regret there was a camera showing the shootable vase (players like to work out things by themselves). Good work !" - eRIC (06-May-2020)

"What a neat idea to set this short Easter level around different TR2 adventures (I especially enjoyed the Great Wall section) as Lara searches for the five precious eggs to add to her collection of trophies. It may not be a long level, but it certainly packs in a lot of action and is great fun to play." - Jay (02-May-2020)

"Although it was fairly short at about 10 minutes, I enjoyed this level for its beautifully reworked classic settings with an impressive attention to detail as we've come to expect from Sponge. Even for the short time gameplay was also rather decent, with some eggs being easy to get but some involve a few decent traps, the spike trap room being the highlight of the level. The areas are all designed with great care and I cannot really fault much here. Overall, a really nice Easter gift we have received here. Found no secrets." - manarch2 (01-May-2020)

"Fairly short but very interesting level in a colorful atmosphere, I really enjoyed looking for the egg in the teeth's room. Lara's animations are also quite well done. The search for the 5 eggs is not very difficult whereas the arrival in the room of Lara surprised me enough." - Drakan (28-Apr-2020)

"Here's a pleasant, quirky little piece for the Easter season. The sole objective is to find five eggs in various locations, all of which are heavily inspired by various "official" levels. There's nothing difficult to accomplish, but you move along quite nicely in a linear fashion and the different sections are all pleasingly constructed. I thought that the spike jump puzzle was a really neat touch as well. Thanks for the gift." - Ryan (18-Apr-2020)

"Quite a short but well made level. It took me 30 minutes to complete it while trying to look through every possible nook and cranny however sadly there are no actual secrets (because the one's that are marked as such are the eggs that you're trying to find throughout the level but these are mandatory to obtain in order to progress, so they are not really secrets). The level combines areas and textures from multiple TR games in a seamless way without feeling disjointed instead feeling as if you are stepping in a another world so I commend the creator on this. The level has a few interesting sections however I found it to be a bit too simple gameplay wise overall (except for the Mayan temple part; that was a good puzzle). It wasn't a bad ride and I do recommend this level if you want a decent quick Easter egg hunt (literally speaking)." - Cruzader (17-Apr-2020)

"Quite fun search for five coloured Easter eggs in different environments, reminiscing of different Tomb Raider settings we all know. The textures and the atmosphere look and feel well done and there's even a TR2 baddie breaking into a window when Lara finally reaches her room. I found the spikes room puzzle egg to be the most ingenious but every pick was rewarding. Thank you, Sponge." - Jorge22 (15-Apr-2020)

"There are 5 different locations (but really 6) in this level modeled on locations from the original Tomb Raiders. Very nice, quite short custom. The purpose of each location was to gather one egg (which was a secret). There were several opponents and there was even a mini-boss. Every time a different music played in each location. Texturing was wonderful, same with the lighting. To sum up a very good and short level. I would recommend. Thanks." - BlackWolfTR (14-Apr-2020)

"Here we have some traps, eggs, and a variety of environments. This level is more like five mini-levels strung together, and each one of those seems to take heavy inspiration from one of the official games. The gameplay is relatively short and simple with some switches and light combat. The most complex part is the spike pit trap, which I found pretty engaging, although the trigger for the fifth flame took a while for me to figure out (it wasn't indicated with a camera clue like the others). Overall it's an interesting concept that came across to me as a brief celebration of various Tomb Raider locations. While it may not be a typical Easter-themed level, I find it a nice addition nonetheless. 24 minutes." - JesseG (14-Apr-2020)
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