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Professor Layton and the Last Specter

9 Feb

I’m sorry to say I have not yet finished this game. I was well into it, but then Skyward Sword came along, and priorities changed. I just revisited it today though, and finished my first puzzle back pretty easily, puzzle 91. Then I spent some time on the mini-games.

For anyone who doesn’t know, the Professor Layton games are puzzle games for the DS. They have all kinds of different puzzles, spatial reasoning, sliding puzzles, math puzzles, and more. This game is the 4th in the series, and actually a prequel.

The Layton games are good, since they aren’t just puzzles, but are a whole narrative behind them. Each puzzle is very independent, the people creating them could have easily just made some puzzle game with them all listed.

The game, like all of them, has mini-games. I was never a huge fan of the mini-games in the games, and the same gos for this one. However, this Layton installment has another game added, called London Life.

London Life is a sim game like Animal Crossing. The player creates an avatar and lives in the Professor Layton universe. I have not played much of it, but it is quite fun. You can get jobs, do errands, go shopping and more.

The first puzzle has me all fired up to keep going though. I highly recommend Professor Layton to anyone who enjoys pursuits of the mind. Even people who don’t play video games will be able to easily get into and navigate these games.

Professor Layton and the Last Specter