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Professor Layton and the Curious Village
8.7 out of 10

Professor Layton and the Curious Village

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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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Overall 9
8.5
Gameplay 9
8.6
Graphics 9
8.6
Sound 9
8.5
Storyline 8
8.2
Control 8
8.0

Expert Review

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.
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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...
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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 9
9.0

Expert Review

GamesAreFun
11 July 2008
  • 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 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 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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