Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Lord Lautrec and the Firelings by Nandroid

Do you like original level design that flows like silky smooth butter? Then this one's for you, and me.. and everyone.
There are so many ideas in this level, every bit you go through is and feels completely original and unique. This one really stands out to me in terms of originality. I mean, the author even came up with a cool way to wall jump.
It's a level that's easy enough to play through but very exciting at the same time due to the amazing setpieces.
Every moment and area of the level just feels so damn polished.... which is why the following stood out like a sore thumb. Once you meet Lord Lautrec he just won't shut up.. You have to sit through him blabbering on about lame stuff for about 20 seconds or so. This absolutely kills replay value. The whole scene needs to be skippable by pressing the circle button like any other conversations in levels. Major flaw, but can be easily fixed.
It's also a little on the short side but this can be forgiven due to the extreme complexity of certain areas.
Highly recommended. There's no way in hell you won't like this level.

Level Design: 9
Replay Value: 8
Aesthetics: 9
Fun Factor: 8
Originality: 9
Difficulty: 6
Length: 7

Overall Score: 9.3 (not an average)

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