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Professor Layton and the Curious Village (DS)

Posted by mario64mario on February 21, 2008

I love this game. If you’re a fan of jigsaw puzzles, or mind teasers, this game is your life partner.

You will go through the story, finding 130 puzzles, and solving a minimum of 83 (I think) and then go back to collect treasures such as painting scraps, odd gizmos, and peripherals for your apartment at the Inn. There are a total of 140 puzzles in the game, and Nintendo Wi-Fi allows you to download a new puzzle every week. There’s just SO MUCH to do in this game.

Some familiar puzzles are cameo’d in this game, such as the infamous tile-sliding puzzle, and the “Who’s the Culprit?” mind-strainers. Hint Coins can be found throughout the game, and can be used to get hints on puzzles that stump the heck out of you. Only three hints per puzzles, and there’s a set amount of Hint Coins, so spend wisely!

There’s also a secret area in the game that can be found only after completing the game, and can only be accessed by entering a secret code that’s only found in the sequal to the Prof. Layton game. (We have yet to see the sequal, so don’t ask what’s in the room.)

Graphics – 8/10 //// There were no fancy 3 dimensional graphics, but there were ample video clips that accompanied the great puzzles.

Gameplay – 9/10 //// The entirety of the game was played on the Touch Screen, just like Phantom Hourglass.

Difficulty – 8.5/10 //// The puzzles vary from uber-easy, to Albert Einstein hard. I think I sat for 2 hours looking at one of the puzzles.

Music – 7/10 //// There were some great compositions, and excellent action scene music, but some of the music was repeated too much.

Overall – 8.5/10 //// This is one of the better quality games you can get for $29.99.

-.-”” I got ripped off, the stupid store charged me $34.99………….by the time I knew it, it was too late. Eh. Whatcha gonna do? I’d pay an extra 5 bucks for this game.



10 Responses to “Professor Layton and the Curious Village (DS)”

  1. Good article.

  2. Great article, Mario. The game sounds very interesting and convincing. It sounds better than Bejeweled, and since it can be updated it runs over games like Brain Age, Tetris and others. The value is the same as most DS games, so no surprise there. Also, great grammar skills.

  3. @ SL – Thanks!
    @ M of Light – The preset puzzles are permanent. I don’t know how long you can keep the downloaded puzzles, or how many fit on the game card. (Doesn’t have Wi-Fi at the moment) I’ll update that though, because I’m most likely going to buy the Wi-Fi adapter on March 9th, with Brawl.

  4. Don’t talk about Brawl… it drives me crazy/insane..

  5. I’ve looked for more info and images on Proffessor Layton and found it’s not like any ordinary puzzle game. It’s like a renovation of old puzzles in a fun and colorful way. I saw an image with a puzzle about getting 3 wolves and 3 chicks across the lake, that was a remake of the dilemma of the wolf, chicken and seeds. If you have a Wi-Fi connection or liked Brain Age(or Boost), you should consider getting this game.

  6. Not me. 😆 Puzzles always make me mad.

  7. Why do they make you mad? And I need to get myself a Nintendo Wi-Fi cable.

  8. Because you think and think of the logic of your surroundings and you get nothing!

  9. Actually, if you have some logic, you don’t need to think that much. I bet you could solve that puzzle if you give it a try.

  10. The river one? That one was awesome. It took me a couple of tries.

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