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Professor Layton and the Curious Village

When the wealthy Baron Augustus Reinhold passes away, his will r Read more

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Overall 8
8.0

Professor Layton and the Curious Village

GamesRadar
24 June 2012
  • Pros: Interacting with villagers, Earning money for solving puzzles, Beautiful animation
  • Cons: Getting trapped on a tough puzzle, Endless search for hint coins, Backtracking through town a lot
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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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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. 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...
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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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Overall 9
8.5
Gameplay 9
8.6
Graphics 9
8.6
Sound 9
8.5
Storyline 8
8.2
Control 8
8.0

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RPGFan
15 December 2008
  • Excerpt: Level 5 is a video game developer that should be familiar to RPGFan readers. Level 5 is responsible for Playstation 2 RPG epics such as Dark Cloud 2, Rogue Galaxy, and the award-winning Dragon Quest VIII. It is safe to say that Level 5 does quality work on RPGs, but how do they fare with other genres?
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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 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.
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Original-Gamer
11 December 2008
Overall 8
8.0

Solve brainteasers to get clues to crack mystery.

Common Sense Media
7 December 2008
  • Summary: Parents need to know that while there's a mysterious death during the game, it's not shown. This is a mystery game chock full of logic puzzles. The puzzles range in difficulty, but some require mathematical concepts usually introduced in about 7th grade, so we have set the age appropriateness at 12 and up. Precocious kids may be able to tackle these puzzles at a younger age. Additional puzzles can be downloaded using the Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection.
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Overall 9
9.0

Professor Layton and the Curious Village

Thunderbolt Games
28 November 2008
  • 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.
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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. The great Baron has passed, leaving a family fortune behind. The problem is...the family doesn’t know exactly what it is or where to find it. That it is the Golden Apple..
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