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Professor Layton and the Curious Village
8.5 out of 10

Professor Layton and the Curious Village

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Overall 8
8.0

Professor Layton and the Curious Village

ztgd.com
25 January 2011
  • Excerpt: Welcome to the curious village of St. Mystere, a perfect getaway for gamers hungering for […]
  • Pros: + Curiously puzzling!, + Well styled, + Great handheld experience
  • Cons: Cheaters prosper, Limited replay value
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Overall 9
9.0

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GamesAreFun
25 January 2010
  • 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.
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Product review - Professor Layton and the Curious Village (for Nintendo DS)

Gadling
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.
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Edutaining Kids
18 December 2008
  • 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.
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Professor Layton and the Curious Village Review

VideoGamer.com
15 December 2008
  • 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...
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Original-Gamer
11 December 2008
  • 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...
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Overall 9
8.9
Gameplay 9
9.0
Graphics 9
8.8
Sound 9
9.0
Replay value 9
9.0

Professor Layton and the Curious Village

Family Friendly Gaming
19 November 2008
  • 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.
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Overall 10
10

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RewiredMind.com
31 October 2008
  • 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.
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Overall 9
8.8
Graphics 9
9.4
Sound 7
7.4
Control 9
9.0
Addiction 8
7.8

Professor Layton and The Curious Village Review

Cheat Code Central
6 October 2008
Overall 9
9.0

Professor Layton and the Curious Village (Nintendo DS) Review

Cubed³
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...
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