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Professor Layton and the Unwound Future
Family Friendly Gaming
30 December 2013
Excerpt: Professor Layton and the Unwound Future can be among the most challenging games to play under the Nintendo publishing banner. Do not expect to walk all over this Nintendo DS game. It will walk all over you. There are over 165 puzzles in Professor Layton and the Unwound Future. There are puzzle coins hidden all over the screens. Use them when you are stuck on a puzzle - which will be most of the time.
Conclusion: True, Professor Layton and the Unwound Future doesn't stray far from the entrenched Professor Layton formula, but that's because it does the job so well. You can't ask for a finer collection of puzzles than what you get from Unwound Future , and it's not as if any Professor Layton game would work as a first-person shooter--though the concept is intriguing. Layton fans, put on your time-traveling hat and take a trip with the Professor and Luke. The Lukes, rather.
Review: Professor Layton and the Unwound Future (DS)
26 January 2011
Excerpt: Professor Layton is back and his latest adventure is just as odd and charming as ever. Layton and his apprentice Luke are thrust 10 years into the future, and in the future random people are still ready to solve all problems — not through violence or debate, but through puzzle solving. The plot is just as quirky as ever and, as with the previous games, becomes absolutely ridiculous at the end.
Review: Professor Layton and the Unwound Future (Nintendo DS)
29 December 2010
Summary: Professor Layton and the Unwound Future topped off the trilogy with a bang. It’s the strongest entry in the series so far, keeping what was appealing about its predecessors and expanding on them. The plot’s charming and compelling enough to get you to keep playing (and the ending might throw you for a loop), though most of your actions still don’t correspond very closely with story progression.
More great brain-teasers, with a dark but exciting plot.
Common Sense Media
16 December 2010
Summary: Parents need to know that the plot-line of puzzle-based adventure Professor Layton and the Unwound Future , just like that of previous Layton adventures , is rather dark, with an eerie foreboding atmosphere. There are a few scary moments -- including explosions, machine gun firing, and booby traps -- depicted in animated scenes. The game itself is full of clever puzzles and brainteasers and provides a great mental challenge for kids.
Conclusion: Really, barring the music and literally two puzzles, I don’t have a single bad word to say about Professor Layton and the Unwound Future . Granted it is still pretty much the exact same game as before and I very much doubt you will play it again once you know all the answers. But it has got an extra layer of polish that simply makes it better than its predecessors.
Pros: Excellently designed puzzles, entertaining story, distinct anime style.
Cons: Repetitive music, really boils down to more of the same, my brain hurts.
Excerpt: When Professor Layton first made his way Stateside in 2008, the concept was a fresh take on puzzle-solving. Combined with its whimsical art style and quirky humor, became a mainstay of my Nintendo DS game rotation on business trips and during bouts of console gaming fatigue. This time around in --the franchise's third North American release--Layton returns in another off-the-wall adventure, filled with challenging puzzles and strange characters.