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Professor Layton and the Last Specter
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.
Excerpt: The Professor Layton series was born on the Nintendo DS, it seems fitting that this latest instalment will be one of last great games on the system that brought the original to life. Although this is the last Layton title on the DS, it takes you back in time to before Layton met Luke, making it the first game chronologically in the series.
Professor Layton and the Last Specter Nintendo DS Review
26 December 2011
Excerpt: Puzzle play and great storylines combine into a potent, mystery-adventure game in Professor Layton and the Last Specter, the first installment in a new trilogy that is a prequel to the existing game series that begins three years before the events from the Professor Layton and the Curious Village Nintendo DS game. Weekly additional content, engaging mental challenges, and a sizable RPG-style bonus game all make this single player game a must-have.
Pros: London Life? bonus game, sharp visuals, high replay value, high content volume, helpful hint system, high puzzle content, musical score, and gentle touches of humor
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...
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!
Professor Layton and the Last Specter (DS) - Review
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).