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1600 ratings

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A charming, fun game, with only a few minor flaws

posted by HYRUL3 (NASHUA, NH) Feb 13, 2013

Member since Jun 2011

This was my first Professor Layton game, but won't be my last. It's a lot of fun, and it's great if you're looking to challenge your mind rather than your reflexes.

My only two gripes:

1. The ending to the story/mystery was kind of lame, IMO.

2. There are several infuriatingly cheap puzzles. By the time you figure it out, at the end of every puzzle there's an explanation. In these cheap ones, the explanation is usually "we never said you couldn't do THIS", and is just generally misleading. I hate puzzles like that.

Overall, fun game, definitely worth a try.

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Great Game

posted by pikirbyio (TOMS RIVER, NJ) Jun 2, 2012

Member since Jun 2012

Proffeser Layton and the Diabolical Box has a different feel to it then the first game Curious village. You travel aruond the areas on a train unlike the first game. Unfourntunatly once you leave a town you might never go back. Like the first game you collect items. You collect toys and tea ingrediants. Using those you can train a hamster and using the tea you can make .... well tea. Don Palo returns as a villian but is not the main villian. Who is. You'll have to play to find out

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Very Good

The Diabolical Review

posted by Flailmorpho (OREGON CITY, OR) Apr 18, 2012

Member since Apr 2012

I beleive that this game's story could have used some more polish but overall I found it great. I do have the question of why every single person in this game loves puzzles for some reason, it kind of breaks the story, also some plot important scenes should have been voice acted.

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