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May's Mystery: Forbidden Memories review
24 June 2012
Excerpt: Let's start with the elephant in the room - May's Mystery: Forbidden Memories looks like a shameless Professor Layton knockoff. The art style, the protagonist with button eyes, the interface, the overhead map, and of course the puzzle-driven mystery adventure - it's hard to get around.
Pros: Challenging puzzles, Well drawn art, Not getting stuck
Cons: Uneven difficulty, Clunky writing, Squinting for hidden objects
Excerpt: The puzzle / adventure genre has certainly found itself a comfortable home on the Nintendo DS. Between the touch screen, microphone, dual screens and traditional buttons it’s no wonder that so many puzzle series have been born and flourished on Nintendo’s little system that could.
Summary: May's Mystery is a good game, with a host of 270+ quality puzzles, though beyond the inclusion of rhythm and seek-and-find activities, there's little here you won't find in Layton. It just doesn't have the same life as that series of which it's so shamelessly derivative, from the gameplay right down...