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Professor Layton and the Diabolical Box - Nintendo DS Standard Edition

Platform : Nintendo DS
4.5 out of 5 stars 12 customer reviews

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  • Platform:   Nintendo DS
  • ESRB Rating: Everyone 10+
  • Media: Video Game
  • Item Quantity: 1

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  • ASIN: B002CGSYP8
  • Release Date: Aug. 24 2009
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars 12 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #6,038 in Computer and Video Games (See Top 100 in Computer and Video Games)
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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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By Dave and Joe TOP 500 REVIEWER on Jan. 13 2010
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I'm a 57 year old man who never plays video games - I bought the Diabolical Box on a whim. Most of my use of the DS was for the 'brain game' type products. It began to feel like I was doing it because it was good for me, not because it was fun. So, I tried Diabolical Box. In truth, I thought the story a tad silly but it served as a platform to get from puzzle to puzzle and as such did it's duty. The puzzles though were a wonderful mix, almost all completely different from one another, they were challenging enough to keep the process from feeling childish. They taught me, again, the lesson of reading carefully, something I need to be reminded of. For me, it took just over 15 hours to beat the game. I didn't understand the 'tea' stuff and at no point was it required to put together the camera and the points added up but served no purpose - minor irritants though. It was 15 hours of pure diversion - and I suspect just as good for the brain as the other more 'serious' games.
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I was impressed by the first Professor Layton game (Curious Village). I bought the second game (Diabolical Box) and was blown away! The puzzles are great, the storyline is interesting, and the graphics are wonderful. I highly recommend this game!
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This is a really fun game. The UI is intuitive, the puzzles and interesting, challenging and plentiful. Personally, I could have gone for a little less clicking though the story, but the plot itself really wasn't that bad either. A very good buy.
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Professor Layton and his peppy sidekick Luke are back in their 2nd grand adventure for the Nintendo DS. This time they're hot on the trail of the Elysian Box, an ornamental artifact said to kill anyone who dares open it.

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.
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I have always loved doing logic puzzles, so this game was right up my alley. At 68 years old I wasn't sure I would enjoy this game with its cute cartoon graphics, but my wife bought me the game and I'm glad she did. The puzzles make you think and ponder, but none that make you want to throw your DS against the wall. It's great that if you get stuck, you can skip a puzzle and go back to it later. I start playing while having my first morning coffee, then pick it up and do a few more puzzles at odd times during the day. I love it!
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I bought this game for my boyfriend last year. He spent hours playing it.

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!
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