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Professor Layton and the Lost Future
9.5 out of 10

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Professor Layton and the Lost Future Review

VideoGamer.com
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.
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Overall 7
6.8
Gameplay 7
6.8
Graphics 8
8.0
Sound 8
7.8
Longevity 6
6.0

Professor Layton And The Lost Future

NowGamer
10 December 2010
  • Summary: My game isn't excellent, but it's not awful. What does that make it?
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Professor Layton and the Lost Future (Nintendo DS) Review

Cubed³
1 October 2010
Overall 9
9.2
Gameplay 9
9.4
Graphics 10
9.5
Sound 9
8.5
Storyline 9
9.2
Control 10
9.5

Expert Review

RPGFan
28 September 2010
  • Excerpt: Sequels are ubiquitous. As soon as developers discover a selling formula they spend every effort (and I use the word lightly) and moment (usually too few of these) replicating that formula in sequel upon sequel upon sequel.
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Overall 10
10

Professor Layton and the Unwound Future Review

1UP
20 September 2010
  • Summary: The story isn't quite as good, but Layton's riddles still provide an irresistible draw in his third adventure.
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Overall 9
9.0
Gameplay 9
9.0
Graphics 9
9.0
Sound 8
8.0

Professor Layton and The Lost Future

Yet Another Review Site
15 September 2011
  • Conclusion: News - NUMARK AND GENIUS PRODUCTS RELEASE VIDEO FOR SCRATCH: THE ULTIMATE DJ VIDEOGAME CONTROLLER - 360, PS3
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Overall 9
9.0

Professor Layton and The Lost Future Review (DS)

Yet Another Review Site
15 September 2011
  • 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
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Overall 8
8.0

Professor Layton and the Lost Future [DS] Review

WiiDS.co.uk
28 November 2010
  • 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
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Overall 9
9.0

Professor Layton and the Lost Future

Gamereactor
16 November 2010
  • 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.
  • Cons: Not a lot of innovation.
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Overall 8
8.0
Gameplay 10
10
Lifespan 8
8.0
Playability 8
8.0

Review: Professor Layton and the Lost Future

N-Europe
3 November 2010
  • Conclusion: A more-than-worthy sequel in this inherently awesome franchise. Once you start playing, you won't put it down. That's a guarantee.
  • Pros: Addictive as ever, Gorgeous presentation, Engrossing plotline, Wealth of content
  • Cons: Handful of puzzles are plain daft, Minigames aren't the best in the series
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