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Professor Layton and the Diabolical Box- NDS

Professor Layton and the Diabolical Box- NDS
alaScore 93

47 reviews

Jul, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 47 reviews from magazines and websites. People are impressed by the reliability and gameplay. The usability and design also get good feedback.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Nintendo DS Games the Professor Layton and the Diabolical Box (DS) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 93/100 = Excellent quality.

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Professor Layton and the Unwound Future Review for the DS

 

A true gentlemen leaves no Professor Layton title unplayed.

Superhint and improved memo pad; Gorgeous presentation and music; Interesting story; Mini-games and bonus puzzles

Players not really solving mystery; Frequent backtracking

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Professor Layton and the Diabolical Box

 

The second Professor Layton game for the Nintendo DS has arrived in North America, and I have mixed feelings. While the game itself is good, my interaction with the title is tempered by the fact that I was only given a “loaner” copy of the game for a...

Great variety of puzzles ; Animation looks brilliant

Difficulty ramps up quite harshly

If you like puzzles at all then you absolutely should own Professor Layton and the Diabolical Box, as well as its predecessor, Professor Layton an the Curious Village.

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Professor Layton and the Diabolical Box

 

In early 2008, Nintendo unleashed the English translation of Professor Layton and the Curious Village (Snackbar rating: Niche) on the western gaming world. Thanks to a rabid fan following and some surprising sales (mostly in Europe, where it was...

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Professor Layton and the Diabolical Box Review For The Nintendo DS

 

Another set of puzzles, but are they as good as the first game? Check out all you need to know about this newest game in the Professor Layton saga and determine if this is one of the Nintendo DS games that you can't live without.

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Game Review: Professor Layton and The Diabolical Box

 

Elementary my dear. After almost a year and then some we finally get another Layton game in our grubby little hands. It's sort of funny as I mentioned in the preview that Japan is on its 4th title and the series is fairly popular there and here is...

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Professor Layton and the Diabolical Box

 

It may seem like an exaggeration, but when thinking of Professor Layton and the Diabolical Box, grandiose box-quote classifiers immediately come to mind. Things like “Best Adventure Game on DS” or “Best Puzzles in a Game” are right at the forefront of...

Presentation is superb all around; puzzles are well-made and satisfying, and nicely integrated during key moments in the story; minigames are more engaging and contribute to fun meta-games

Repeated themes in puzzles; story is ho-hum Saturday morning cartoon fare; contrived motivation for characters wanting to puzzle at every whim

Professor Layton and the Diabolical Box keeps the lovely European charm and challenging puzzles of its predecessor intact, with more enjoyable extras this time around. Just mind the particularly shallow story that only loosely ties it all together.

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Professor Layton and the Diabolical Box - DS

 

I've Got It!

Sure wish my DS wasn't busted so I could play this! I can't wait. Loved the first one, can't wait for more puzzles

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Professor Layton and the Diabolical Box

 

If Professor Layton is moving at 3 mph heading east, and his apprentice Luke is moving 2 mph heading north, and they start at the same point, after how many minutes will they no longer be able to see each other if visibility is one mile? Oh, wait a...

Level-5 changed just enough in Professor Layton and the Diabolical Box to keep the sequel fresh while maintaining the highlights of The Curious Village: excellent puzzles, beautiful art, appropriate music, a fun story, and a sense of whimsy. With the...

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Professor Layton and the Diabolical Box Review

 

Diabolically addictive puzzle greatness

Fantastically designed puzzles, gorgeous animations and scenery, charming as a basket full of kittens. Kittens with top-hats. And canes. Charming as a basket full of British kittens

Some puzzles are more grinding it out than figuring it out, Professor Layton isn't real and can't come to your house for tea

Professor Layton is charming and protective without being condescending, Luke is exuberant without being pretentious or annoying and the various secondary characters are quirky and interesting without being off-puttingly strange. Gameplay is the...