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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 10
10

Solve brainteasers to get clues to crack mystery.

Common Sense Media
15 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
8.8
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 10
9.5

Professor Layton and the Curious Village (DS)

The Review Busters
5 September 2008
  • 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!
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Overall 10
10

Expert Review

RewiredMind.com
16 July 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. Mystere to help solve the mystery of The Golden Apple, left in the will of the town’s Baron Reinhold. Even finding the path to the village is a puzzle and there’s many more ahead. Once you find and gain entry to St.
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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.), but casual in the sense that they are geared towards an average person, not an average gamer. At their most interesting, they are like Brain Age and have many types of puzzles and even a gimmick to say how smart you are.
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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.), but casual in the sense that they are geared towards an average person, not an average gamer. At their most interesting, they are like Brain Age and have many types of puzzles and even a gimmick to say how smart you are.
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Overall 9
8.7
Gameplay 9
8.9
Graphics 8
8.3
Sound 8
8.0
Longevity 8
8.3

Professor Layton And The Curious Village

NowGamer
11 July 2008
Overall 9
9.0

Professor Layton and the Curious Village

Evil Avatar
7 March 2008
  • Excerpt: Professor Layton and his apprentice Luke have been summoned to St. Mystere by Lady Dahlia, the widow of the recently deceased Baron Reinhold. The baron left in his will that anyone who could solve the mystery of the Golden Apple would receive all of his inheritance. Problem is no one in the village has ever heard of the Golden Apple or the mystery that surrounds it.
  • Pros: The cutscene animations, The amount of voiceovers, The story uncovering the village and its secrets as you go along, A great puzzle game
  • Cons: Some wording in the puzzles is difficult to understand, Some of the puzzles are downright difficult
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Overall 9
9.0

Professor Layton and the Curious Village

Evil Avatar
7 March 2008
  • Excerpt: Professor Layton and his apprentice Luke have been summoned to St. Mystere by Lady Dahlia, the widow of the recently deceased Baron Reinhold. The baron left in his will that anyone who could solve the mystery of the Golden Apple would receive all of his inheritance. Problem is no one in the village has ever heard of the Golden Apple or the mystery that surrounds it.
  • Pros: The cutscene animations, The amount of voiceovers, The story uncovering the village and its secrets as you go along, A great puzzle game
  • Cons: Some wording in the puzzles is difficult to understand, Some of the puzzles are downright difficult
  • Read full review
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