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Professor Layton and the Curious Village
8.8 out of 10

Professor Layton and the Curious Village

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

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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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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

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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

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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

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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
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Overall 10
10

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GiantBomb
7 March 2008
  • Excerpt: Professor Layton and the Curious Village is an outstanding mix of charm and logic that's likely to make a pretty deep impression on you.
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