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Professor Layton and the Last Specter
9.8 out of 10

Professor Layton and the Last Specter

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Overall 7
7.0

Professor Layton and the Last Specter

Destructoid
2 September 2013
  • Summary: "Tap away and let us be bound by our love of puzzles," a man tells you during your adventures through Misthallery -- the latest haunted, puzzle-infested English town that investigator Layton and his pint-size sidekick Luke must plod through. Like past Layton titles, the appeal of Professor Layton and the Last Specter lies in its challenging puzzles, eccentric characters, and the narrative's surrounding mysteries.
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Overall 9
8.5
Gameplay 1
1.0
Graphics 8
8.0
Sound 1
1.0
Replay value 1
1.0

Professor Layton and the Last Specter

Family Friendly Gaming
2 February 2013
  • Excerpt: The latest Professor Layton game goes back to the beginning. See how it all started. Professor Layton and the Last Specter is part mystery, and part Brain Age. It is astounding how well Nintendo wove those two together. The presentation of this game is top notch - which is probably why this franchise has had so many games in it. Four games to be precise.
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Overall 8
8.0

Professor Layton and the Last Specter review

GamesRadar
30 August 2012
  • Excerpt: Despite the finality implied by its title, Professor Layton and the Last Specter is actually a prequel that tells the story of how Layton and his sidekick Luke first met. It follows the exact same formula of the last three Layton games, where a variety of brain teasers and puzzles are scattered throughout a point-and-click adventure story. In the case of Professor Layton though, saying The Last Specter is "more of the same" could actually be taken as a compliment.
  • Pros: Same variety of well-crafted puzzles, More dynamic animations, Great story
  • Cons: Some slightly spotty voice acting, Puppet minigame is for five-year olds, Not getting London Life if you're in Europe
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Professor Layton and the Last Specter Review

VideoGamer.com
28 January 2012
  • Excerpt: Early on in Professor Layton and the Spectre's Call there's a moment where Emmy, plucky assistant to the top-hatted prof, takes a moment to reflect upon the situation at hand. "A great archaeological find linked to a mysterious letter with an air of danger about it!" she exclaims. "I couldn't possibly imagine a situation being more Laytonesque!
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Overall 10
10

Captivating puzzle game makes doing brainteasers a blast.

Common Sense Media
27 January 2012
  • Summary: Parents need to know that Professor Layton and the Last Specter is a prequel to the other titles in the popular Professor Layton series. This game focuses on character development and helps reveal the backstories of the professor and his companions. In this installment, Professor Layton meets his new assistant Emmy and the child Luke (who becomes his apprentice in the other games), and together they try to figure out the mystery behind a ghostly figure that haunts a...
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Overall 9
8.8
Graphics 9
9.0
Sound 7
7.4
Control 8
8.0
Addiction 10
10

Professor Layton and the Last Specter Review

Cheat Code Central
6 January 2012

Another Cup of Tea, Professor... I'm Falling Asleep

GameCritics.com
5 January 2012
  • Conclusion: Straightforward equations shouldn't count as puzzles.
  • Pros: Seeing more puzzles integrated into the story events.
  • Cons: Buying all the clues to a puzzle and still not knowing how to solve it.
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Lost in the Mist

GameCritics.com
5 January 2012
  • Conclusion: That's Goosey!
  • Pros: That moment when a puzzle that seemed to have no answer suddenly crystallized in my mind.
  • Cons: Every single moment of the subplot with Chief Jakes is terrible.
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Professor Layton and the Last Specter Nintendo DS Review

Gear Diary
29 December 2011
Overall 9
8.8
Gameplay 9
8.5
Looks 9
8.5

Professor Layton and the Last Specter (DS) - Review

VGChartz
17 November 2011
  • Excerpt: It’s tough being the sequel to follow hot on the heels of the masterpiece that was Professor Layton and the Unwound Future . In fact, as most followers of the series know, The Unwound Future was at one point in time considered to be the closing chapter of Layton’s saga. However, in our modern world, economic success can make it very hard to lay a franchise to rest, even after the original story has been told (I’m looking your way, George Lucas).
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