Professor Layton and the Curious Village

Professor Layton and the Curious Village

released on Feb 15, 2007

Professor Layton and the Curious Village

released on Feb 15, 2007

In the curious village of St. Mystere, townsfolk speak to each other in riddles, lock their doors with sliding puzzles and hide their secrets within brainteasers. When a wealthy baron passes away, his will reveals an elusive treasure hidden someplace inside the village. Now it's up to Professor Layton to untangle St. Mystere's riddles and puzzles, find the hidden treasure, and crack the case.


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Really solid charming game. Has a strong identity and core which I think is its’ best strength. It has really satisfying puzzles, and I think what makes this one better than others in the series is how the gameplay loop of solving puzzles actually feeds back into the story and twist around how the whole village is one big test set up by the baron. I enjoyed my time with the game, but with that being said some of the puzzles felt cheap and too difficult/ obtuse, and the game can be paced badly if you are trying to collect as many puzzles as possible. Otherwise it was an enjoyable experience.

With the coming of IOS emulation means a little retro detour is needed for the backlog. Used to love these as a kid so I thought it would be fun to revisit.

This is probably the one I remember the least, and for good reason, while the puzzles and characters are pretty cool, it’s still pretty bare bones and relies almost entirely on the brain busting and distinct visual style.

Pretty cool palate cleanser and a precursor to one of the more fondly looked back on games from my childhood. Worthy of a true gentleman.

Historinha bem bolada, enigmas divertidos, essa franquia é bacana, hein?

Eu confesso que lá pro último terço do jogo os enigmas subiram de dificuldade de modo que eu batia tanta cabeça pra resolver que cansava, sendo a história o que me mantinha jogando.

Claro, a culpa é toda minha eu ter empacado tantas vezes a ponto de olhar as respostas na Internet, mas não é porque eu sou ruim que eu vou culpar o jogo em si, que na verdade tem é muito valor.

Digo isso porque a premissa desse primeiro Layton é bem direta e reta, e a execução é redondinha. As coisas ficam mais grandiosas ao passar do tempo e o final é daora.

Se for pra dar pitaco, tem uns enigmas que são meio mal formulados, seja porque são difíceis de entender o comando, ou porque a resposta é aberta a interpretações.

Particularmente, eu acho difícil dar uma nota pra um jogo assim porque apesar de ser um jogo competente em tudo, não fiquei super engajada com o conteúdo. No momento da publicação da review, não tem nota alguma. Se quando você vir, tiver, então eu consegui me decidir.

Fucking that fucking chocolate bar puzzle is the dumbest shit I've ever seen in a game.

I personally started my Layton journey with miracle mask, but of course I wanted to check out the earlier games in the series at some point too. No better place to start than the very first one, and it does certainly have the mark of first-game-in-the-series-itis. It’s a relatively low stakes story where I feel for most of the plot not much really happens. The conclusion has some of the qualities I would come to love Layton for shining through though, and the characters are filled to the brim with charm.

Puzzle-wise they strike a good balance so that no puzzle takes too long to solve, and there’s plenty pf hint coins around if needed, but the difficulty of said puzzles is kind of all over the place sometimes. Some I cleared in 5 seconds, some took like half an hour if not more, and these would both happen rather randomly during the course of the adventure. As it is the first game, it’s clear they still had to iron that out a bit, but most of these puzzles are still quality.

Overall, I really liked this first adventure, and looking forward to moving on to the next one, where I also started collecting layton games in different regional dubs just for the fun of it.