Excerpt: Combining traditional puzzles with adventure gameplay is ingenious. Puzzle games are typically firmly set in the "casual" games space. Not casual in the sense that everybody buys them (Madden, Halo, Mario, etc.
Excerpt: Professor Layton and the Curious Village is a wonderful family puzzle game for the Nintendo DS. Appealing to youngsters and adults alike, the game provides a gentle detective storyline as a backdrop to a series of 135 brainteaser puzzles which will keep children entertained for weeks.
Excerpt: "What's that game?" my better half asked, staring wide-eyed at the television. I turned, expecting to see Girls Aloud's Nadine and Kimberley seductively 'awwing' over Nintendogs, or Ronan Keating looking uncomfortable playing Brain Training, or the Redknapp family, complete with hilariously bemused...
Conclusion: As I mentioned earlier, this is a charming game. Along the lines of the Brain Academy games, Professor Layton and the Curious Village challenge your mind rather than your reflexes. While some puzzles can be incredibly frustrating, you gain a great deal of satisfaction once you solve these puzzles on...
Excerpt: Once I stepped into St. Mystere with Professor Layton, I noticed something very irregular about the small, curious village. As I stepped in, the first thing I had to sign was...a puzzle? The inhabitants of St. Mystere sure are fond of puzzles. Oh, yes. I forgot to tell you why we are here.
Excerpt: Professor Layton and the Curious Village is the first of a series of DS titles to star the cunning Professor and his puzzling apprentice Luke, a pair of sleuths out to solve mysteries… In this adventure the pair is invited to the village of St.
Professor Layton and the Curious Village (Nintendo DS) Review
11 August 2008
Summary: The PC adventure genre has slowly been making its way onto the Nintendo DS, either in the form of classic ports (CSI: Dark Motives, Runaway: Dream of the Turtle, and even Broken Sword next year) or newly fashioned entries that draw from the genre and are akin to the games of yore that dazzled fans...