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Professor Layton and the Lost Future Review
26 February 2011
Excerpt: Here's a puzzle: why would a thirty-something fellow in a top hat spend all his time dragging a young boy about the streets of London? Sure, Luke might say that he's Layton's 'apprentice', but I'm pretty sure psychologists would argue it's a classic case of Stockholm syndrome.
Excerpt: The world of Professor Layton is one where puzzles form the very backbone of the society. And it's totally hilarious. You've got got men whose days are ruined by being stumped, chefs willing to give you a fine-cooked meal in exchange for your help in tickling their puzzling fancies, and burgling...
Conclusion: Professor Layton and his apprentice, Luke, receive a confounding letter - from Luke 10 years in the future. But the message inside is even more troubling: London of the future is in disarray, and the only person who can help set things right is Professor Layton.
Excerpt: Another journey for the prolific professor…through time? Following your dreams into the world of archaeology can be something of a dangerous escapade unless you swallow pride and teach your trait to some gormless students.
Pros: Another batch of fantastic puzzles, Beautiful animation with respectable voiceovers
Cons: Mini-games still aren’t exactly on par with the rest of the challenges
Excerpt: Taking a break from puzzle-solving, the Professor and his apprentice, Luke are invited to a demonstration of an apparently fully-working time machine. When the experiment goes awry, the machine is destroyed and both it’s inventor and the Prime Minister, Bill Hawks are found to be missing.
Pros: A good mix of different types of puzzles, Super Hints ensure you shouldn’t be stuck too long
Cons: Long-time fans might be put off by the lack of new features and additions
Conclusion: Professor Hershel Layton ranks as my favourite fictional character ever. He's stylish, sophisticated, and he wears a big hat. He's also excellent at solving riddles and a pretty decent detective as well.
Pros: Captivating story, great flow, great and varied selection of puzzles, beautiful visual style.