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Professor Layton and the Curious Village review

The Good:
  • Crisp, unique visuals
  • Simple but intriguing story
  • Clever puzzles for everyone and at every difficulty
  • Plenty of rewards and doodads for puzzles you complete
The Bad:
  • Puzzles are often incongruous with story
  • Largely passive experience apart from the puzzles
  • Repetitive music throughout
Professor Layton
Professor Layton
The Good:
  • Crisp, unique visuals
  • Simple but intriguing story
  • Clever puzzles for everyone and at every difficulty
  • Plenty of rewards and doodads for puzzles you complete
The Bad:
  • Puzzles are often incongruous with story
  • Largely passive experience apart from the puzzles
  • Repetitive music throughout
Our Verdict: Buy this game. It’s fun, it’s cute, and believe me: it’ll work your brain more than any “brain-training” game might say it can. Just don't expect the puzzles to meld into the story.
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Posted by emric on Jun 9, 2012

utterly charming.


An utterly charming, expertly executed, delightful brainteaser-puzzle based adventure game. The artwork and character designs are gorgeous—very reminiscent of the french animated film 'the triplets of belleville'. i generally prefer adventure games to be...

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