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GF Rating
8.1

1612 ratings

Critic & User Reviews

GF Rating
9

Excellent

Better than the 1st!

posted by ladylibra92 (LAHAINA, HI) Jul 11, 2011

Member since Jun 2011

1 out of 1 gamers (100%) found this review helpful

To keep it short, solve puzzles/riddles to finish the game and solve the mystery.

This game was good, puzzles/riddles were way easier than the 1st game. The story is just as good and there are new "sidequests" that make this game fun even after you completed the main story.

Graphics and sounds are also good. The voice over aren't that bad either and this is one of the few games I like to play with the volume turned up.

Highly recommend, can't wait for the next one!

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GF Rating
10

Perfect

Fantastic game! Loved it!

posted by kirkncaity (PORTLAND, OR) Dec 2, 2010

Member since Dec 2010

1 out of 1 gamers (100%) found this review helpful

This game was AMAZING. I loved the plot line (although the ending was a little ridiculous and unrealistic... still a very interesting twist.) and the puzzles, especially towards the end. I feel like when the mystery is getting closer to being solved, the puzzles are more focused towards the plot and then I can't put the dang thing down at all. About half way through this game, I just played it in a straight shot. Actually, I played the whole game in ten hours because I was so in love with it. (I was very proud when looking at the other person's save file at 21 hours. \m/)

This game is really gripping and extremely fun so long as you're into puzzles, obviously. My boyfriend and I play these together and he's extremely logically minded (if that makes sense) so whenever I got stuck, he could quickly figure out the answer and help me arrive to that answer. There are a lot of trick puzzles that are frustrating when you're seeking a logical explanation, and it's something silly. In retrospect, they're hilarious but when you've spent the last fifteen minutes in total confusion, it's less funny and more "okay, time to take a break from this crapola" type thing.

I'd like to complain about Luke as a black smudge on the perfection that is this game, but he's not that bad, he just annoys me. Flora is kind of a pointless character and there are a ton of plot holes (likely done on purpose to progress the plot to the following game) so I think the whole thing would have been better (and more summed up) without her.

The end is emotional and left me feeling like I could have potentially cried if I wasn't with other people in the room. It's very sweet and you end it with a fuzzy good feeling. I cannot wait for the next game! In fact, the next game was in spot 6 in my GameQ but I moved it up to #1 after I completed the Diabolical Box. I love love love this game and can't wait for the Professor Layton VS. Ace Attorney/Gyakuten Saiban game to come out!

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GF Rating
9

Excellent

Enjoyable!

posted by cdwark039 (LITTLE ROCK, AR) Oct 16, 2010

Member since Sep 2010

1 out of 1 gamers (100%) found this review helpful

I played this game not realizing that I should have played Professor Layton and the Curious Village first. After doing some research, I figured out the chronological order of the series. Nevertheless, I had fun solving the puzzles...some of them were tricky, but I still enjoyed it. Good game...looking forward to the next one.

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