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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.
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.
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...
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
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.
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.
Professor Layton and the Last Specter Nintendo DS Review
11 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...
Pros: bonus game, sharp visuals, high replay value, high content volume, helpful hint system, high puzzle content, musical score, and gentle touches of humor
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.