I've played the 3 Layton adventures before this and by the end of the third, it was starting to feel samey. This one pushes it even further with just remixes of the same puzzles you've already seen multiple times. If you're into the plot - by all means, but you won't find much new here.
posted by CylanthMN (MINNEAPOLIS, MN) Oct 25, 2011
Member since Jun 2011
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If you played any of the previous Professor Layton games, you know exactly what to expect here: A story based around a big mystery, with a ton of puzzles thrown along the way. This time, the mystery is about a Spectre that seems to be plaguing a remote village. This is actually a prequel, and explains how Professor Layton and Luke meet. Your sidekick for the journey is Emmy, a new girl to the series. The entire mystery will take about 15 hours to solve, more if you plan on solving every puzzle along the way. However, besides the main game, they also included an optional "rpg" called London Life. Its an interesting, although repitious little RPG. Overall, fans of Professor Layton will enjoy the game. Its not as great as The Unwound Future, but its still a good entry to the series.