Professor Layton and the Azran Legacy Review: A fitting farewell
24 March 2014
Excerpt: It certainly is a tough pill to swallow, knowing that Professor Layton and the Azran Legacy is quite possibly the last time we’ll experience an adventure with the top-hatted scholar. Nevertheless, Level 5 sends him off on a worthy adventure, fitting for his farewell.
Summary: With five previous games and one movie under his belt, Professor Layton's reputation precedes him. Since 2007's Professor Layton and the Curious Village , Level-5 has been giving players control of the eminent gentleman Layton and his spry apprentice Luke on an almost yearly basis, with 2012's...
Conclusion: Professor Layton and the Azran Legacy succeeds as a wonderful finale to the Layton series and the strongest title in the prequel trilogy. If you've enjoyed any of the previous games, this will certainly satisfy your puzzle solving needs.
Summary: There's nothing more gentlemanly than the pursuit of solving puzzles. At least that's what the Professor Layton games have taught me over the past few years. The puzzle-solving adventures have taken Layton and his apprentice Luke both far and wide, from the town of St.
Excerpt: You need a certain mind set to play through a Professor Layton video game. Expect Level-5 to do something to try and trick you. Ask yourself what are they up to with this puzzle. Professor Layton and the Azran Legacy will make you think outside the box.
Conclusion: Although it's too familiar for its own good, Professor Layton and the Azran Legacy is a fine conclusion for the series, at least for the time being. With a fresh story, solid presentation and plenty of puzzles and challenges, this is one mystery that doesn't wear out its welcome.
Pros: Like previous games in the series, Azran Legacy features a number of splendid puzzles to solve, with various means to figure them out, including a helpful sketchpad and a more-than-fair hint system. Exploring environments is good fun as well, especially when you stumble upon precious Hint Coins. ...
Cons: Azran has a great tale, but there are times it's too familiar when it comes to puzzle design, rather than setting out on a more unique path. That's hardly a deal breaker, but fans may notice some copycat material within a few of the stages. In addition, a few of the puzzles are a pain, even when ...