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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: 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.
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.