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Professor Layton and the Curious Village on DS

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Professor Layton and the Curious Village is a Minigames game available on the DS. It can be played in Turnbased modes.

Professor Layton and the Curious Village is a Minigames game. Mini games come in a variety of shapes and sizes. What unites the genre is the speed with which players can pickup the games and the relativley short time requried to complete a level or two.

Professor Layton and the Curious Village can be played in a Turnbased mode. Turn Based games are played in turns, so that players can stop and consider their next move. This is common in tactical experience such as strategy or adventure games as this enhances the sense of control and planning the player has. Other genres - such as sporting, fighting and rhythm action games obviously rely on realtime game play.


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Domestic Gamer review Thu, 10 Sep 2009

Professor Layton's first curious outing impressed me with both quality and storytelling. The games really feels like a 50's french mystery. If I can find the time and the brainpower, perhaps I'll finish it in time for the follow up - Pandora's Box.

I first played Layton on holiday in France. The kids had their DS's all loaded up with games and suddenly had no TV, no PC and nothing to do! Don't get me wrong, this was very nice , but after a few evenings twiddling my thumbs I asked my other half if he'd brought any 'grownup' games. Luckily he had and pulled out Professor Layton.
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Eclectic Gamer review Sun, 25 Jan 2009

Professor Layton and the Curious Village is the latest puzzle offering on the Nintendo DS and was selling out like hotcakes in the run up to Christmas. I managed to snag a copy at the eleventh hour and gave it to my husband as a gift that we could play together... well that was the plan. I started playing the game up on Boxing Day and have been pretty much addicted to it ever since!

The premise of the game is that Professor Layton and his side-kick Luke are visiting the village of St Mystere on a quest to solve a mystery. In order to find the mystery treasure you need to explore the curious little village and speak to the residents. What makes this point and click game special is that instead of having to pick up objects and use them elsewhere in the game (which I find extremely frustrating) you simply have to solve puzzles. Well I say 'simply' but some of the puzzles are far from simple!
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Teen Gamer review Sun, 23 Nov 2008

This game is full of puzzles, and I've never played a game quite like this before, so I liked it for its originality. Having said that, sometimes I got bored with having to complete puzzles all the time, and annoyed with them, because some of them were quite hard. Some of them were optical illusions, while some were logic problems, or word puzzles, number puzzles, a wide variety of different types to solve.

When you first start this game, you meet the two main characters, Professor Layton and Luke. They are driving along in a car, reading a letter. The letter tells them that Lady Dahlia, from the village of St. Mystere, would like them to come and search for the late Baron Reinhold's treasure, the Golden Apple. The letter states that whoever finds the Golden Apple will then inherit Baron Reinhold's estate.
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Family Gamer review Sat, 15 Sep 2007

Edu-gaming titles combine the fun of play with the self improvement of education. As recent research and educational approach in schools shows, these two bedfellows work very well together. Titles usually consist of a series of mini-tasks around a particular subject. Some games in this genre simply use the topic as a theme for its games, whilst others are more obviously education or coaching based.
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