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Professor Layton and the Spectre's Call (Nintendo DS)
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- Platform: Nintendo DS
- PEGI Rating: Ages 7 and Over
- Media: Video Game
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Professor Layton and the spectres call(Nintendo DS), missing instruction manual.
Eponymous puzzle-solver Professor Layton returns exclusively to the Nintendo DS family of consoles including Nintendo 3DS, in a new mysterious adventure, Professor Layton and the Spectre’s Call, available across Europe on 25th November.
Professor Layton and the Spectre’s Call is bursting to the brim with brand new puzzles to challenge and delight both seasoned Professor Layton fans and those new to the series. The exciting storyline, set three years before the events of Professor Layton and the Curious Village, follows the story of how Professor Layton first met his soon-to-be trusty assistant Luke. Players will also be introduced to Layton’s female assistant, Emmy, who is keen to work with him to discover the mystery behind the Misthallery spectre. The more puzzles you solve, the closer you will get to cracking Layton’s latest mystery.
- This new instalment still features the animated charm and hand-drawn art that has featured in the previous Professor Layton titles, as well as lots of brand new content.
- Set 3 years before The Curious Village when the Professor first met Luke.
- Brand-new mini-games and all-new episodes can be unlocked as you progress through the game.
- There are three new mini-games in total. Lay a train track for a small model train to pass through all the stations and reach the goal, or juggle verbs to get the right performance on stage. The third new minigame involves you guiding a fish around an obstacle course to collect golden coins.
- Each episode offers you a glimpse into the life of some of the interesting characters that you meet while solving the case.
Top Customer Reviews
The only issue I have with this game is "London Life". For those of you who don't know, this was an extra minigame included in the Japan and US releases. It is an RPG which sees you living in London doing quests for characters of the games, and purports to have 100 hours of playtime. Many people are outraged that due to long localization times this game is not available in Europe (as although an english copy of the game is in circulation in the US, UK English, French, German, Spanish etc versions are not available). If this is an issue for you, I would strongly recommend importing this game from the US. If however you are not too bothered about this, I cannot recommend this release higher to you. The voice-acting is sublime as always (the UK voice actors are less irritating than their US counterparts), and this is the most complete Layton experience ever.
Even without London Life, this is a worthy package that deserves to be in your DS (or 3DS) for many months, fully deserving the same ratings that the other games in the series regularly get.
This is a great game, it is everything you expect from the usual Prof Layton games.
DO NOT be put off buying it because of the "missing game". Having played 'London Life' it isn't that great. It isn't the acclaimed "100+ RPG". It takes much less time than that and is a joke to call it an RPG. It could easily be mistaken for a Gameboy colour game. You are not missing anything.
If you want a good Professor Layton game with the same great puzzles as you have come to expect then buy it, don't hesitate.
If you are thinking of taking the risk of buying an American copy, don't
1) The game really isn't worth it.
2) There is no garuntee it will work on your DS (the bad reviews fail to mention this)
3) I'm guessing you are buying this because you want a fun puzzle game? yes. If you want to have an RPG buy something that was made to be an RPG, not something stuck into a bundle.
If you want an RPG that DOES last a long time, then buy this AND Skyrim, or pick up a Final Fantasy game. Just don't be put off that 'London Life' isn't here, it really isn't worth the hassle.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
this is a very fun game but if you cant figure out one puzzle you cant go to the next one so you can collect clues as you go along very fun but I'm a bit stuck now on the mail box... Read morePublished 2 months ago by frankie
Brilliant game overall. Opening exciting a good lot of cut scenes at the beginning. Layton is driving away from the college when Emmy his new assistant drives her scooter in front... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Michael Connelly
Eventually had some technical issues with it but kids enjoyed the game.Published 4 months ago by Pervigilis
Excellent game involving logical thinking, bought this one as a gift but my son loved his at the age of 8/9 years and still goes back to play now aged 12/13 years.Published 5 months ago by T Killick