Reviews and Problems with Professor Layton and The Spectre's Call
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Professor Layton and the Spectre’s Call
1 September 2012
Conclusion: The time will come when the Layton formula wears out. As of now it is getting a bit thin in places but holds up overall remarkably well, with a quality and variety in the puzzles that suggests a fair amount of life remains in the franchise.
Conclusion: As well as guiding Layton through this captivating new storyline, you can also get to grips with three new minigames. Lay a train track for a small model train to pass through all the stations and reach the goal, or juggle verbs to get the right performance on stage.
Excerpt: The Professor Layton series isn exactly full of surprises at this point. The developers work with a familiar set of pieces and make them come to life beautifully. Youe got your titular professor, his young assistant Luke, and a bunch of zany supporting characters.
Pros: Scores of new puzzles, Variety of cool mini-games, Engrossing story
Cons: Much the same as previous games, Dialogue scenes can run a bit long, Interface is clunky in parts
Professor Layton and the Spectre’s Call Review (DS)
Yet Another Review Site
14 January 2012
Excerpt: After visiting the future, Layton takes a trip to the past Taking a hint from the Star Wars films, Professor Layton has to ask himself a very difficult question. Where do you go when you’ve become so emotionally invested in some of the most loveable characters ever created that you’ve shelled out...
Pros: Same old charms as ever, Loads of puzzles to solve, Great array of new characters
Conclusion: The newest Professor Layton game is just as good as the three predecessors. It is engaging, mischievous...and lacking in surprises. It may sound like a criticism, but this lack of development actually is not a major problem. The professor was shaped fine in the first game.
Pros: Good puzzles, plenty of content, great design, atmospheric, wonderful characters.
Cons: Graphics blurry on some puzzles, lack of London Life stings.
Professor Layton and the Spectre's Call Review (DS)
31 May 2011
Excerpt: Layton’s latest adventure finally makes it to Europe with a slight title alteration and some content missing.
Pros: Charming art style., Fantastic logic puzzles., Plenty of brain teasers and mini games which are entertaining enough.
Cons: Borrows a lot from previous games in the series., Text dialogue is very cheesy and repetitive., Hardware limitations starting to cause difficulties., Over reliance on trickery to confound., Missing a huge amount of content.