"The Hammer Skull" by bbb is a very good medium-sized fan mission. Garrett has to break into a Hammerite temple and steal a renowned Gold Skull. The first half of the level takes place on the city streets. Though relatively small and narrow, they are well-designed and offer the player an opportunity to break into several buildings: hotel, factory, shops, and a small mansion. There is a lot of loot to grab in secret rooms and compartments, which is nice, but I wish the hidden switches were harder to find. The Hammerite Compound consists of the main church and some adjacent buildings. Loud surfaces in the temple provide an additional ghosting challenge. The sewers are interesting and quite atmospheric. The readables in the mission are short and to the point - the way I like it. I liked the voiced conversations, but their audio quality could have been better. In summary, I can definitely recommend "The Hammer Skull" to those who enjoy classic city missions. BBB's newest creation is not as impressive and large as his gems "Augustine's Revenge" and "Nigel's Hidden Treasure", but it is a very solid release. I would like to thank the author for this nostalgic journey into the darkness - it reminded me of some of the first city missions created in the late 1990s/early 2000s.
My rating: Atmosphere: 9/10 Gameplay: 8/10 Story: 8/10