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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.
Conclusion: Professor Layton and the Last Specter is essentially a Professor Layton game--in other words, it's a fun story-based puzzle game with top-notch graphics and sound. London Life is also a very welcome bonus. If you've been hanging around Layton for this long, go ahead and pick up Last Specter. The Professor will be happy to have your company. Disclosure: A review copy was provided by the publisher. For more information, please see our Ethics Policy .
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.
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
Excerpt: As a puzzle nerd, I was really excited for the release of Professor Layton and the Last Specter, the fourth game in Nintendo's series about a puzzle-solving English gentleman to arrive in the US.
Pros: + More interactive story, + More from the best puzzle series around
Cons: Mini games are basically rehashed, Overall difficulty is lower than previous games
Summary: A puzzle game that encourages and rewards deep thinking, Last Specter should entertain players of most ages. While very young children probably won’t get much out of it, nearly anyone else interested in a strong mind-oriented game should get this.
Professor Layton And The Last Specter Review: Another Quality Adventure With An RPG Apprentice
18 October 2011
Conclusion: Concept: Start a prequel Layton trilogy accessible to anyone
Graphics: The trademark hand-drawn look returns alongside the new pixelated design of London Life
Sound: The accordion and quality voice acting return
Playability: ashing the screen in search of hint coins works the same as always
Entertainment: One of the better Layton stories meets a surprisingly deep bonus game
Replay: Moderately High
Conclusion: Een [oplossing van puzzel 000] avontuur is precies wat we willen en is precies wat we krijgen. Professor Layton and the Last Specter doet niets nieuws, maar is dankzij het goed gevarieerde puzzelaanbod en het frisse verhaal ouderwets ontspannend puzzelvoer en een geslaagde start van een nieuwe puzzeltrilogie. London Life maakt de Amerikaanse versie beter, maar het gemis ervan maakt de Nederlandstalige versie allesbehalve slecht.
Pros: Gevarieerd puzzelaanbod, Frisse start van nieuwe trilogie, oplossing van puzzel 000], USA: London Life als bonus
Cons: Geen vernieuwing, USA: Engelstalige puzzeluitleg soms lastig