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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

Expert Review

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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Overall 8
8.0
Gameplay 9
8.5
Graphics 9
8.5
Sound 9
8.5

Professor Layton and the Curious Village

Game Boyz
7 August 2008
  • 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.
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Overall 8
8.0
Gameplay 9
8.5
Graphics 9
8.5
Sound 9
8.5

Professor Layton and the Curious Village

Game Boyz
7 August 2008
  • 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.
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Overall 8
8.0
Gameplay 7
7.0
Graphics 8
8.0
Sound 9
9.0
Control 9
9.0
Addiction 8
8.0

Professor Layton and the Curious Village

Nintendo World Report
29 May 2008
  • Summary: I haff tvelve metchsteek.
  • Pros: Gotta love the European animation and accents, Interesting plot and characters, More puzzles than you can shake a matchstick at
  • Cons: No mechanism to keep players from restarting if they fail a puzzle, You'd better like puzzles
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Overall 8
8.0

Professor Layton And The Curious Village

D+PAD
26 March 2008
  • Excerpt: With his ubiquitous top hat and gentlemanly manner, Professor Layton is a video games character that fits the Sherlock Holmes archetype perfectly. Yet Layton is not only adept at solving crimes; for his first Western adventure it’s puzzles that instead need solving.
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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
21 February 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.
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Overall 8
8.0

Professor Layton and the Curious Village

Gamer vision
14 February 2008
  • Excerpt: Name: Professor Layton and the Curious Village Genre: Point and Click/Puzzle Game Platform: Nintendo DS I am not sure what drew me to Professor Layton and the Curious Village at first. To be honest, I bought it without even knowing what it was.
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Overall 8
8.0

Professor Layton and the Curious Village

GamePro.com
12 February 2008
  • Excerpt: Put on your thinking caps and get ready to strain your brain: Professor Layton and the Curious Village is one perplexing puzzler!
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Overall 9
8.5
Gameplay 9
8.5
Graphics 9
8.5
Sound 9
8.5
Storyline 9
9.0
Control 10
10
Replay value 8
8.0

Professor Layton and the Curious Village

Project COE
11 February 2008
  • Conclusion: Props to Level 5 for creating some of the best animated scenes we’ve ever seen on the DS, at least up until now. In fact, the entire game is extremely well-done on a visual side. Characters are colorful and vibrant, everything about the town is creative, and all-around this is one impressive-looking...
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