Great puzzles and an engaging story makes this a pretty good choice for any Nintendo DS owner!
Junior_AIN wrote this review on .
The game is absolutely slow paced fun, so if you seek for an action filled game, this probably is not the best choice, it's also not the best choice for those not familiar with the English language, as you basically will just be around searching for clues and talking to the villagers about the strange events occurring at the place.
The story is pretty important in a game like this, and on this game it was nicely made, it's set towards Professor Layton and his assistant Luke, both come to town to solve the mystery of the Golden Apple, which is an unknown object that should point how the fortune of the recently deceased husband of Lady Dahlia should be split up, Lady Dahlia is the woman who mailed Professor to visit the village and help solve the mystery. After reaching the town and initiating the investigations, some strange and unusual events starts to occur in the town, and Professor and his assistant get caught up in the middle of a mystery that soon enough Professor Layton realizes that there's a lot more going on than just the matter of the Golden Apple. You can expect many twists and surprises during the game.
The controls are all set by the touch screen, all investigation, movement and menu controls, you virtually don't even use the directional pad; there are lots of screens where you will navigate and by touching several places you can get hint coins, hidden puzzles and other stuff depending on what you touch.
The Wi-FI feature is also present, this time you can connect your DS through the Internet to get new puzzles, great way of making the game last longer, so if you finished every puzzle in the game and is still aching for a good challenge, you can expect a brand new puzzle every week by going online.
The graphics do their job, you can even witness some neat FMV scenes, and with voice over! Because the places are practically just sceneries with no motion at all and the graphics during puzzles are very simple too, you won't find any visual greatness, but the screens are very nice and create a good atmosphere.
The sound is very relaxing, some can find it a little repetitive, but when you're thinking about some hard puzzle you probably don't need any sound, plus the voice over during scenes are pretty well made.
So if you like games that makes you think and some good puzzle challenge, this game is for you!