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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.
Review: Professor Layton and the Diabolical Box (Nintendo DS)
22 February 2010
Summary: Professor Layton and the Diabolical Box contains much of the charm that drew people to the original. The idyllic visuals are just as nice to behold, though the puzzle theme still has me reaching for the volume switch after a while.
Compelling mystery full of devilishly fun logic puzzles.
Common Sense Media
15 February 2010
Summary: Parents need to know that this challenging puzzle adventure is a great way to combine education with gaming. The over 150 logic puzzles are incorporated into an interesting mystery. While some of the puzzles must be solved to move the story along, others can be skipped and/or tackled later.
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?