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Professor Layton and the Diabolical Box
Family Friendly Gaming
2 February 2013
Excerpt: Professor Layton and the Diabolical Box is the second game in the series on the Nintendo DS. This hand held video game is part puzzle, part mystery story, and part anime. The cartoon elements are so well done that it has me interested in finding seasons of this cartoon.
Excerpt: There’s nothing quite like a good mystery. After all, who doesn’t like trying to put all the pieces together before the end? I guess we like to think we can outthink the best detectives of fiction. In some cases, it doesn’t take much. It’s all but given to us on a silver platter.
Summary: I love Professor Layton’s quiet, slow-paced approach to puzzling, and the Diabolical Box brings more of what made the first installment so engaging. This newest adventure changes the setting and adds some new characters to the mix, but the focus on short, unique brainteasers is identical to last...
Excerpt: With a title like Professor Layton and the Diabolical Box I half expected there be a trick in opening the game case. This second game is a continuation of the Professor Layton series on Nintendo DS.
Conclusion: Concept: You solve puzzles while the Professor solves the mysteries
Graphics: Far more animated (and fully voiced) scenes are sprinkled throughout
Sound: The signature accordion returns
Playability: Players should have the ability to erase only parts of their hand scrawled memos instead of...
Excerpt: The first Professor Layton title came out of nowhere. When Professor Layton and the Curious Village was released no one really knew what to expect, and everyone was impressed with what Nintendo and Level 5 had created.
Excerpt: If Professor Layton is moving at 3 mph heading east, and his apprentice Luke is moving 2 mph heading north, and they start at the same point, after how many minutes will they no longer be able to see each other if visibility is one mile?
Professor Layton and the Diabolical Box (DS) - Review
11 September 2009
Excerpt: ‘Professor Layton & the Curious Village’, the first game in the Layton series launched in America, was one of those rare titles that no one really awaited with hand rubbing expectation when it first came out, but that captivated everyone with its elegant simplicity, its remarkable ingenuity, and its...
Professor Layton and the Diabolical Box review (DS)
10 September 2009
Excerpt: Hershel Layton is a world-renowned professor with a love for puzzles and gentlemanly conduct. Those two interests didn't spring into existence overnight; they were cultivated through a life of adventure and occasional tutelage from wise mentors such as Andrew Schrader.