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PostPosted: Sun Apr 20, 2008 9:20 am Post subject: Professor Layton and the Curious Village Review Reply with quote

Professor Layton and the Curious Village Review by Kimberley
DS Review: Brain teasing fun.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 20, 2008 12:00 pm Post subject: Reply with quote

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Great review, this reminded me that I still have the game sitting there but I've just been so busy with everything else. Its certainly got its unique appeal.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 20, 2008 12:12 pm Post subject: Reply with quote

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It is a good game, but mostly a rental. There really isn't any replay value as all the puzzles are single solution. Once you know the answer its pretty much done with none of brain trainings timed/rank improvement oppurtunities. Of he 120ish puzzles, most are of a nature that you have seen and done previously, and the rest can be a little obtuse, less of a puzzle and more of a word play misdirection. I got a solid 7 hours out of it, and enjoyed it, but its unlikly to return toi it again (although I will look into its sequals - its the first of a trilogy) - Good game, limited lifespan...6.5 out of 10 for me.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 20, 2008 12:15 pm Post subject: Reply with quote

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My wife wants this one, I might try to pick it up from eBay because pretty much every store near me has sold out already.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 20, 2008 2:49 pm Post subject: Reply with quote

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As of now I'd probably give the game about a 7. I love the style of the game which I think is its strongest point, but I think the puzzles get a bit repetitive after a while. I've done about 60 of them and had enough. Sure there are lots of 'different' puzzles but I know what to expect so the thrill of the chase just isn't there anymore. I wouldn't say 'all' the puzzles were fun either, quite a lot of them are there because they were ripped out of a book.

Good review anyhow.
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For me, the best single-player game on the DS, period. Tonnes of style, an almost flawless array of puzzles, and a really, really engaging story (which also manages to be satisfyingly convoluted -- just wait until the twist six or seven hours in!). It'd get a 9.5 from me, but I think your review was pretty spot-on, Kimberley. icon_y1.gif

What a shame it doesn't have more replay value, but returning to it in five years, when most of the solutions will have slipped my mind, will be a joy.

Luke can get stuffed, though.
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Great time spent playing this, bad thing about games like this and Phoenix Wright one you finished it it just collects dust on the shelves.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 20, 2008 3:59 pm Post subject: Reply with quote

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Titles like this are a breath of fresh air. It's definately on my 'To Buy' list. Im quite fond of how well the game is themed. It's a great departure from sci-fi or war or cute platformers. I think im just grateful for variety!

Thanks for giving everyone a heads up and shedding some light on this title.
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I've been loving this game over the last week or so - it's an excellent collection of highly varied puzzles.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 20, 2008 8:58 pm Post subject: Reply with quote

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Woo hoo, I just found it today on special at Toys 'R Us. I'll give it a go tonight before bed.
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The best part of the game has to be the weekly downloads. The game never ends!
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I can't get my DS to talk to my router. Do I need to buy the Wi-fi adapter?
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As long as you have a wireless router/modem you should be fine, thats how i have my DS connected to the internets. You just need to fix up the network setting with the network name, WEP Key etc. If you don't have a wireless router then you will need to buy a Wi-Fi adapter.
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Yeah, I got wireless here, my 360, PS3, Wii, PSP, laptop and PDA all seem to be able to connect but neither of my two DS's want to work, I might try getting the Wi-Fi adapter and see if that helps.
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