Professor Layton Review

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Posted: A year ago, last updated 7 months ago.

Author: Andy Robertson.

OverviewOverview

Professor Layton is a puzzle-game series. In different locations, you must solve brainteasers with maths, logic, maze-solving and lateral-thinking skills to move the story on.

The following adventures are available:
  • Professor Layton and the Curious Village (2008) on Nintendo DS.
  • Professor Layton and the Diabolical Box/Pandora's Box (2009) on Nintendo DS.
  • Professor Layton and the Unwound Future/Lost Future (2010) on Nintendo DS.
Prequel trilogy set before the original games:
  • Professor Layton and the Last Specter/Spectre's Call (2011) on Nintendo DS. It includes an RPG called Professor Layton's London Life.
  • Professor Layton and the Miracle Mask (2012) on Nintendo 3DS. The game features daily puzzles
  • Professor Layton and the Azran Legacy (2013) on Nintendo 3DS.
New series following Katrielle Layton:
  • Layton's Mystery Journey: Katrielle and the Millionaires' Conspiracy (2017)on Nintendo 3DS
Spin Offs
  • Layton Brothers: Mystery Room (2013) on iOS, Android.
  • Professor Layton vs. Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney (2012) on Nintendo 3DS a crossover between the Professor Layton and Ace Attorney series.

DetailsDetails

Rating: PEGI 7+, ESRB EVERYONE 10+

Release Date: 07/11/2008

Platforms: Android, Nintendo 2DS|3DS, Nintendo DS, Nintendo Switch and iOS

Genres: Adventure, Narrative, Puzzle and Turn-Based

 

CommitmentCommitment

Duration: This game will take between 12 hours and 30 hours to complete.
 
Players: This is a single player game. Time to complete these games depends on the logic solving skills of the player.

CostsCosts

Does not offer in-game purchases, 'loot boxes' or 'battle/season passes'.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

This game has been rated ESRB EVERYONE 10+.

 

Layton's Mystery Journey received a PEGI 7 because it features contains violence against humans that is not shown but is implied. The game contains comprehensive anime cutscenes. Some feature scenes containing implied violence towards human-like characters.

AccessibilityAccessibility

Accessibility for this game is as follows:
System Settings

Android has accessibility settings including ways to navigate and interact, although not all games support this. Nintendo Switch has some built-in features, including a lockable zoom, that can be used on all games. iOS has a very extensive suite of accessibility settings including ways to navigate with voice and comprehensive screen reading, though most of the features don't work with games... read more about system accessibility settings.


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