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Author Name:lopsidation
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Hold Name:Murder in the Basement
Theme:Various puzzles.
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Number of Levels:6
Number of Rooms:32
Number of Monsters:267
Version:DROD: The City Beneath (3.2)
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Beethro is hired to clean out some guy's basement.
09-06-2008 at 01:58 AM
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As a tester and as a player, I found this hold to be pretty enjoyable. It has three short levels, all of which are filled with both interesting puzzles that will probably not be solved on the first try and some interesting horde management rooms which aren't quite as straightforward as they may seem at first.

This hold isn't too difficult but there are a couple of rooms which are pretty tricky - I'm thinking of one room in particular on Level One which will probably get a H&S topic at some point :)

So, give it a go. In my opinion, this hold is worth playing.

One more note: The second level of this hold uses the SanctumTwo style. If you don't have it installed, the level will use the City style instead. (To be honest, you won't miss too much.)

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09-06-2008 at 02:31 AM
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This is a quality hold, especially for a first effort! The rooms are creative, and use elements in unusual ways. Apart from the first few introductory rooms, the puzzles often initially appear to fit one of the standard themes, but turn out to be something entirely different. I particularly liked Level 2: 1N and Level 3: 1N1E. Also, the ending is brilliant!

As usual, there's room for improvement. Save points are infrequent and not especially well placed, decoration is sparse, and certain rooms (Level 2 1S and Level 3 1N in particular) are markedly below the overall quality of the hold.

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09-06-2008 at 08:29 AM
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As usual, there's room for improvement. Save points are infrequent and not especially well placed, decoration is sparse, and certain rooms (Level 2 1S and Level 3 1N in particular) are markedly below the overall quality of the hold.


I actually thought Level 3 1N was the most brilliant room in the hold! No accounting for taste I guess.

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09-17-2008 at 06:47 AM
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Or for my inability to keep Level 3 1N and Level 3 2N straight, apparently.

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09-17-2008 at 07:42 AM
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I enjoyed this hold too, when I played it last summer. :)

Lopsidation, Murder in the Basement : Level Negative One : 1 North needs to be marked non-highscorable.
09-07-2009 at 04:28 AM
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Completed, mastered and post-mastered.

It's a very fun hold with a lot of hybrid rooms which are both horde management and lynchpin in nature. Completing Lone Soldier certainly helped with Level Two: 2S. The secret room on Level Three was, I think, the only real room when I needed H&S.

Highly recommended if you want to play a quick hold which can challenge you.

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