Professor Layton and the Strange City [import] review

A mysterious mixture of PGS and Studio Ghibli

GamesRadar+ Verdict


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    Interesting and well thought out puzzles

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    Animation is awesome

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    Loads of weird characters to meet


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    Thinking so hard

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    Puzzles can't be repeated

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    Need to understand Japanese

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Exercising your brain is one of the most popular activities on DS, but you’ve always been out of luck if you want to do it via a proper game rather than a load of abstract math problems. Until now, of course. Professor Layton is an old-fashioned point-and-click adventure in which every character and location has a stylus-chewingly fiendish logic problem for you to solve.

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DescriptionYou simply go through the story, solving puzzles at your own pace and enjoying the Ghibli-style artwork and high production values.
Release date1 January 1970 (US), 1 January 1970 (UK)