Summary: I bought this game to fill my time until another Professor Layton game comes out. The game is an OK substitute - it has various mini-games to solve, and an entertaining enough story. However, it is not anywhere near as good as the Professor Layton series. The puzzles are not nearly as challenging, but in some cases that is a good thing. It is a good game to relax with or take your mind off your other problems, as it will entertain you but not be overly taxing mentally.
Summary: This game is in a similar vein to Mystery Case Files: Millionheir (also for the DS) - it's a basic 'seek items' game interspersed with little mini-puzzles. Good points: - A nice relaxing game that you can play for a few minutes or an hour or two. - Nice mix of locations. - Oddly addictive once you get into it. Bad points: - HIGHLY repetitive: there are 10-15 locations in the game I think, and you play them all at least three times each.
Summary: I purchased this game mainly because I had brought the PC version of Amazing Advertures: The Lost Tomb (which was set in Egypt) and thoroughly enjoyed it. Imagine my surprise when several of the Egyptian scenes showed up in Peru! Lazy programmers! A further bug-bear is that the hint "aura" does not always actually surround the hidden object - you have to search outside.
Summary: Amazing Adventures The Forgotten Ruins is a good game however if your use to game's like the emerald tear & cradle of Rome you may fine this a bit easy, I also found it to be very repeatable and got a bit boring after a time. It is an enjoyable game for a younger gamer!