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Layton's Mystery Journey: Katrielle and the Millionaires' Conspiracy - Nintendo 3DS-Front_Standard

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Rating 4.5 out of 5 stars with 114 reviews

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  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Worst Layton Game Yet

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    TwistedCircuits
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    Layton games typically interweave a masterful 3D environment (for 3DS), a good story, some exploration, puzzle solving, and video sequences. This Layton game fails across the board. There's no use of 3D in this edition and the story is mind numbingly boring. The scene design is Laytonesque but lacks the detail and features expected from previous work. The puzzles are few and far between compared with previous titles and finally include trick puzzles. While at first I welcomed the inclusion of trick puzzles, their overuse and lack of variation make them tremendously predictable. The video sequences are short, contribute nothing, and are of low quality. The quality of Layton games has improved over time since Curious Village all the way up to the crossover Layton vs Wright. That is until this. The product has all the hallmarks of being rushed and poorly planned. Let's hope this is a one off blunder. Wait for this game to hit the bargain bin before buying.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Same puzzles you've grown to enjoy, but different

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    ReiRei
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    I really like this game but don't go in expecting the same old Layton games. Still very good puzzles but the game is really linear and it's very much story/ dialogue heavy so you could end up solving 2 or 3 puzzles, then 5-10 minutes of story, then puzzles, then story, etc... Don't get me wrong, the dialogue is very interesting, it's just that I got this game for the puzzles. If I wanted a visual novel I would have played Ace Attorney. Also the stories are broken down into chapters so you end up solving a small mystery every chapter as opposed to the previous games where there's one giant one. Overall the game is great, I just wasn't expecting the game to be presented this way.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Another fun batch of puzzles

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    Vicente
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    Layton's Mystery Journey is a welcome addition to the Layton series. Just like previous games, you solve mysteries by solving small puzzles. However, unlike the previous games, Layton is not the main character. Instead, Katrielle, his daughter, is the protagonist. Additionally, the game is divided into twelve cases instead of a single large story. Overall, I thought the cases were less interesting than the long story format, but the puzzles were as good as ever. If you're into the Layton series, this is definitely worth picking up.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    I played straight through this game!

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    GangsterSwedish
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    I had no idea that I liked the Layton series as this is the first one I've ever played. I'm normally an action/adventure game guy and tend to shy away from puzzle games because I don't have the time for them. Having said that, I played this and nothing BUT this from beginning to end over the period of about 3 days. That's with a full-time job and a family, mind you. It's really very good and I'm anxious to go back and discover the older titles in the series. Highly recommended.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Mostly for fans

    Posted
    Shane
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    I'm a big Layton fan, and I found this game to be lacking. Originally released as a mobile app, it doesn't have the narrative and charm of the Professor Layton series. The puzzles are poorly worded and easy, like those found on the back of cereal boxes. The games is divided into individual cases, so there's plenty of content. I would stay away unless you are already a fan, because you won't see the series at it's best.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent if you're a fan of the series

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    Toromb
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    Like my summary said, you will feel right at home if you've played and enjoyed all of the previous games in the series. It's also very good to start with this one because it seems to be the start of a new series in the Professor Layton series of games.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    It is good

    Posted
    SparkytheDog
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    I like it. I like it. I like it. It is a nice product and I like it. I wondered what I could say for fifty characters because that seems a bit out of line with what I am as a character as I am a minimalist and I like it for fifty characters worth.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Next gen layton

    Posted
    DoctorChuck
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    If you have ever played professor layton then you know what you're getting here. Studio gibli style graphics mixed with my inspector homes mystery solving gameplay. But this time featuring a young female lead. Fun stuff.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Fun little game

    Posted
    Hb4077
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    This is the first Layton game I've played in the series and not sure how the rest are, but I'm really enjoying it. Some of the puzzles can be quite challenging. Haven't finished it yet, but it's been very fun so far.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Lacking Luster

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    Joshie
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    So far it's decent, but it doesn't have the same polish as the original Layton series games have... it's enjoyable, but it doesn't make me want to stay up late to play. Slightly disappointed.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Love the Layton games!

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    BennyBear1
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    I don't own any of the games, and I only have this and the crossover, but I still love the series! I might get the remaster of the first game one day for my phone, though!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    It's Layton. 'Nuff said.

    Posted
    Necrosaro
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    Another solid entry in the long-running Professor Layton franchise. Now you play as Professor Layton's daughter Katrielle, and must solve puzzles to find the truth behind the mystery.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Where is the Professor?

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    StuDan
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    Layton's daughter takes over as the Professor goes missing. The puzzles are good and some very difficult. Glad to have another Layton take the reins!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Classically good

    Posted
    trep
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    Layton never fails to disappoint and the newest entry brings so many new things to the table, it's like the series is starting over without forgetting everything it's been through.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Surprising great puzzle game

    Posted
    blue
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    Even though this is a single player game, I have been playing this with my girlfriend and solving puzzles together. We both really enjoy the different types of puzzles available.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A great entry in the series

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    Anonymous
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    This game is a really great entry into the Layton series. The overall "game" is slightly different from the original games but it's very fun overall, would recommend 10/10

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Story? Check. Puzzles? Check.

    Posted
    Komali100
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    The Layton series continues to do a fantastic job of excelling at the two biggest aspects that make a game great to me. An intriguing story and TONS of challenging puzzles.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    puzzles could be better

    Posted
    Chub
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    fun. story not amazing. sometimes the puzzles dont seem to give you enough info to solve them. even early on. lots of trick puzzles

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    If you love Layton and puzzles, you'll love it

    Posted
    MrButtButt
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    The story this time around is fun, and light-hearted compared to some of the previous mysteries. The puzzles leave a little bit to be desired, but overall a fun package.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    My boys love this game

    Posted
    Victoria
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    I haven’t personally played this game yet, but my 10 & 12 year old boys love it so far. We are fans of all the Professor Layton games so this is a great addition.

    I would recommend this to a friend