Excerpt: Dare you look into Pandora’s Box…or Layton’s Hat… Reholster your gun, sheathe your sword and Pritt Stick your arch nemesis’s head back onto his neck, the name ‘Professor Layton’ is more likely to make top-hats quiver rather than boots. The eloquent gentleman’s last adventure in Professor Layton and the Curious Village proved that if anything would get you out of a kerfuffle, the puzzle page of The Times and a vast array of teas top trumped fancy assault rifle/chainsaw...
Pros: Great puzzles with a steady learning curve, Fantastic charm through animations all the way throughout
Cons: Story wavers towards the end, mini-games seem like unnecessary additions
Conclusion: Pandora's Box is a highly successful result of what was certainly not an easy sequel to make. Newbies may be better served checking out Curious Village first, anybody who was pleasantly surprised by the original owes it to themselves to pick this up.