@ Garfield360UK - if you like solving puzzles and riddles, it's definitely worth the time. @Big_Bad_Sad - 11 hours in - I'm jealous! :)
Commuting is boring. Really, really boring. It's also the only way to get to work when you live out in the middle of nowhere (a slight exaggeration, but outside the M25, anyway). Luckily, my order of Professor Layton and Pandora's Box (why the Diabolical Box in the US? Do they not study mythology?) arrived on Friday and the game has, for the time being, solved the problem of boredom during commuting. I loved the first one, and this one is just as good - the storyline even feels a bit less forced. My brain was aching by the time I got to work this morning! I've only had to purchase hints once so far, because I just cannot do those 'take the longest route possible' puzzles. My brain doesn't seem to understand them.
Managed to sneak my way back onto the podcast last week, which was great fun. Next time (I'm being nice to Guy in the hope there will be a next time!) I'll even have played a game or two. The lads let me join them for a session on Beatles Rock Band on Friday afternoon, which was great fun. I grew up listening to my parents' Beatles albums and have always loved the music, although some of the lyrics were even more bonkers than I remembered. Despite my appalling singing, we even managed some triple-harmony successes. These music games, they could really take off.
Sounds interesting, is it worth a look for somebody who never uses their DS? (I have not got a game for my DS in over a year, it just lies in the cupboard gathering dust). Anyway, welcome back to commuting, I had similar times when going to University (it would be a 1 and a half to two hour journey each way) so you get my sympathy.
@ Danny - I agree, train is better than driving. It's just my journey is waaaaaaaaay longer than 20 minutes. Still, that means I'm 2 hours into the new Layton game and loving it. Good story, great puzzles, just wish I could do those ()*U$£() ones where you have to move all the boxes around in the space to get one of them to a certain space. I CANNOT do it!
I hear you about these music rhythm games. If it goes on like this, they could become... popular. :P
Gotta say, I much prefer spending 20mins on a tube than the 20mins driving I had back home. iPhone gaming is now a integral part of my morning routine. Glad to hear Layton is good, shall be purchasing alongside FIFA this weekend as a consolation (get it?) prize for my girlfriend.
Perhaps it was changed because of the mythology the Pandora's Box moniker is tied to? I don't know, I'm as perplexed as you are on the subject.