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Professor Layton and the Diabolical Box - Nintendo DS Standard Edition
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- Platform: Nintendo DS
- ESRB Rating: Everyone 10+
- Media: Video Game
- Item Quantity: 1
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In the world of Professor Layton, puzzles hide in every corner. When the professor's mentor is mysteriously murdered, a cursed artifact called the Elysian Box appears to be behind it. With a ticket to the Molentary Express as their only lead, Professor Layton and Luke embark on an adventure that will test their wits and work their brains. Calling all brainteaser fans! With tons of in-game puzzles of different types and difficulties, there's something for everyone from kids to adults. As Professor Layton, you'll open doors with sliding puzzles, uncover clues with logic puzzles, and find answers by solving riddles. A cinematic experience! This large-scale sequel to Professor Layton and the Curious Village features three times the voiced dialogue and movies of its predecessor. The fully voiced movies, hand-drawn art style, and cast of eccentric characters bring the story to life and are sure to charm puzzle fans young and old.
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The Layton games use stylus input only, with the player tapping on characters to begin conversations and on arrows on the map to move around. It's a very simple control set up that just about anyone should be comfortable with, including people who normally never play video games.
While the game does present the player with an enjoyable mystery story and a fun cast of characters, the real meat and potatoes are the game's 150 puzzles. They range in difficulty, with many having immediately obvious solutions, while others can be truly vexing requiring a mixture of trial and error and dumb luck. There seems to be less logic puzzles in this one compared to the first game, with more puzzles that require you to move pieces (be they pegs on a board, chess pieces, or block mazes).
The Diabolical Box throws a few new ideas into the mix with some mini games you play on the side, that are generally more enjoyable than the furniture arrangement in the first game.
If there's one thing I didn't enjoy as much about this game compared to the first, it would be the story's conclusion, which didn't quite add up. That said the game leaves you with a warm feeling and takes you to more places than the first (you won't spend much time on the train), and it lasts longer as a result. The production values are also top notch; the artwork, music, and animated cinematic scenes are simply fantastic. Some of the puzzles are based on classics which have been around for centuries which were cool to see.Read more ›
I was only able to finish it recently (the story, still working on some of the puzzles) and it was great!
The story is pretty fun and the puzzles range quite a bit in difficulty.
I bought the third one for him for christmas this year. I'd say this is a great series for anyone who enjoys puzzles to play!
Most recent customer reviews
This game is done in typical Professor Layton fashion. You do lots of puzzles, find hint coins and chat with people around the scene of action. Read morePublished on July 21 2013 by schubert25
Although I found the ending to be a bit anti-climatic - it certainly wasn't totally predictable. I enjoyed all the puzzles, I'm still not complete, and I've not been able to put it... Read morePublished on April 29 2010 by Annmarie West
Curious Village was enjoyed and was a fairly good game for last year's xmas gift, but this year the Diabolical Box was a smash hit. Read morePublished on Jan. 10 2010 by N. Mohan