Reviews and Problems with Professor Layton and the Curious Village
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1 August 2012
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.
Product review - Professor Layton and the Curious Village (for Nintendo DS)
3 April 2009
Summary: Instead, the game is built around loads of puzzles and brain teasers. Some of them should be no problem for us travelers, as they involve following directions and reading maps. The game pace is nice and calm, making it perfect for killing some time at the airport or on a flight, and since the Nintendo DS can be put to "sleep" just by closing it, you won't be slaughtered by aliens when you need to get up and use the bathroom, you can simply put it aside, and continue...
Excerpt: Here’s a puzzle for you: I have one ballpoint pen (black), five sheets of A4 paper and the calculator application from my mobile phone open. What am I doing? Am I taking a maths exam? Physics or chemistry perchance? Maybe I’m organising my bills the night before I’m supposed to send them off. Or possibly working out measurements for a new bathroom sink? None of the above: I’m playing Professor Layton and the Curious Village on my Nintendo DS.
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 Harry, playing Mario Kart Wii, or perhaps even Captain Picard flirting with Julie Walters as he demonstrates his mental prowess on a plane. It was neither.
Conclusion: This is one of the first must own games for the Nintendo DS this year. Puzzles games are being released on every system, but right now it looks like Nintendo has the upper hand with Professor Layton and the Curious Village. With its fun puzzles and updates weekly (hopefully) there isn’t one good reason why you shouldn’t own this game. Puzzle fans this might be your saving grace, pick this game up right now!
Excerpt: When Professor Layton and the Curious Village hit my desk I didn’t have a clue what the game was about. However, thanks to the power of the internet I have come to learn that this game is a very popular series in Japan that has already spawned a total of three games. All the games are based on adventure style exploration that is broken up by a series of mini-games throughout, which are basically brain teasing puzzles.