Summary: I can't help but say how much I love Professor Layton games. Honestly the story will never match up to the Professor Layton and the Unwound Future, but this is still great and it really leads up to the next game and makes you really wonder what's going to happen in the next installment. If you are a fan of the Professor Layton games, this is a nice addition to the collection. At first I wasn't such a big fan of the 3D characters, but it grew on me.
Summary: I'll love to give 5 stars but the control of the game is really hard to use. The designer should utilize the Direction pad or the Circle pad in some puzzle solving instead of using stylus for all controls (Like rotating the poster in Puzzle 003 would be MUCH easier if it is controlled by the Circle pad). When I was in Ruin mode during Chapter 6, I uses the Circle Pad and Buttons all the time and only use stylus when I need to solve a puzzle.
Pros: A great story, with fantastic puzzles as usual. If you have played this series at all you will be satisfied.
Cons: The new technique of searching for clues with the magnifying glass is cheesy. There was nothing wrong with the old method and I find my touch screen to not be as responsive as I would like with the new method. It was a change that wasn't necessary and didn't advance the series.
Layton and Luke on 3DS looks amazing, but controls are less than ideal
D. Snow, Amazon
30 October 2012
Summary: This is the first Professor Layton game that is exclusively for the 3DS, and it looks amazing. The 3DS upper screen has about twice the pixels of the DS and DSi, resulting in sharp vibrant graphics, and noticeably better text as well. The 3D effects are also well done. The graphics, cut scenes, voice acting and music are all first-rate, as we have come to expect from Professor Layton games.
Summary: This is the 2nd game in the prequel series and the 5th game overall. I didn't enjoy this game as much as Azran Legacy although I enjoyed the bit where you have to guide Layton and Randall through the Azran ruins. I felt that the ending where the sand floods the town was to much like the water that floods the town in the previous game Spectres Call. Lastly I like the way that certain items can only be found during the night or day.
Summary: Lots of puzzles, a thrilling story, fun minigames. Nothing changed to the concept of the Layton-games, with the exception of the 3D. Some puzzles now have 3D elements. It doesn't make them easier or harder, just a nice addition. However, instead of the old, drawn characters, they are now in 3D. Now personally, the game could do without that, but that's just me. If you like the other, this one won't disappoint.