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.
Review: Professor Layton and the Unwound Future (DS)
21 December 2010
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.
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.
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.
Professor Layton and the Unwound Future (DS) - Review
5 October 2010
Excerpt: “EIGHTY-EIGHT MIIILES PER HOOOOUR!” The phrase is an iconic one for those who grew up watching adventure movies in the ‘80s and ‘90s. The immortal words of Doctor Emmett Brown in the first Back to the Future, having just witnessed his beloved time-traveling Delorean perform its task for the first time, have fittingly transcended decades.
Conclusion: Hands down best game in the series as far as puzzles and overall story go. Hell, you even get to see Professor Layton take off his hat! Plus the story is so good that I got so caught up in it; I even cried at the end because it was truly very sad ~ but I won't spoil it! Rating Breakdown Gameplay: 9 out of 10 + Better integrated/more difficult puzzles, 16+ hours of gameplay, more exploration opportunities throughout map/city - Still the same exact concept (but I...