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I figured we would need this thread eventually. This is for talking about the game in general.

I will be waiting for the 3ds version to play it, but I want to see some opinions in the meantime. I also have a question which will probably not be answered until some people here complete the game...

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Other than the mention of Lucy at the start, does the game have more references to Layton Brothers: Mystery room?

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Lucy's mentioned in this game?! I really do need to get this soon!

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Puzzles are extremely disappointing. I'm talking easier than PLvAA. Very few feel like you need to logic them out.
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I mean, Polygon got stuck on the second one and had to write an entire article about it so they MUST be hard...

Seriously though, that's disappointing. Considering how much I adore the Layton series I've got my fingers crossed that it doesn't disappoint.
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Cesar Zero wrote:
I figured we would need this thread eventually. This is for talking about the game in general.

I will be waiting for the 3ds version to play it, but I want to see some opinions in the meantime. I also have a question which will probably not be answered until some people here complete the game...

Spoiler: Early game spoilers
Other than the mention of Lucy at the start, does the game have more references to Layton Brothers: Mystery room?


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Yes, but I believe it's a locked scene.
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I like to think I am not overly negative about video games usually, but I was extremely disappointed in this game. It had the several mini cases style of Azran Legacy (which I was not fond of), but further compounded by each case being extremely short and generally uninteresting. On that note, a more minor complaint but since they game was mostly just set in generic London, it lacked the unique and gorgeous locales that I so heavily associate Layton games with. Being the first game in a new Layton subseries, I was really hoping the new characters would keep me interested, but while some of then were charming, particularly Sherl, I found myself quite bored with them at best. Maybe if they make more games my opinion will change, as it took me a long time to warm up to Luke, but I was still hoping they would have done better. In addition, the game's attempt at a cool final case was just... extremely underwhelming and even more out of nowhere than Azran Legacy's climax. As a final note, the puzzles were generally... pretty bad. A lot of repetition and in general they were almost shockingly easy. It is really a sad state of affairs, I wanted to like this game, but there were just too many glaring issues.
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Got the game on iOS, finished chapter 3. This is my first Layton game.
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I love the puzzles, though the kissing one was awful. I assembled it correctly but the symbols were marginally too far apart for the game to accept it.
For me every case so far has a disappointing resolution. Katrielle solves the case by revealing something she knew, and not the player. I hear it's a common theme in Layton games, and Layton himself did this in PLvsPW. Ace Attorney, on the other hand, has you explain your reasoning through the case, so it feels like you and the playable character ended up at the conclusion together (the majority of the time, at least, but overall, solving mysteries is better in Ace Attorney from what I've seen in this game so far).
Edit: On chapter 9 and still waiting for the plot to kick in.

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Update: I finished the game.
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My first thought was, "That's it?" Was the Richmond case really the last one? We're not going to find Hershel or even figure out the mystery with Sherl? Honestly, I'm confused. Am I missing something?
I don't think I'll be getting into Layton games if they're all like this. I thought the ending was unsatisfying, and I don't like how the game deliberately withholds information so the case resolution is as surprising as possible. All I'm doing is watch Layton solve a mystery, rather than me doing the solving.
All I like about this game are the puzzles.

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MBr wrote:
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My first thought was, "That's it?" Was the Richmond case really the last one? We're not going to find Hershel or even figure out the mystery with Sherl? Honestly, I'm confused. Am I missing something?


I'm pretty sure this game was made with a sequel (possibly even a trilogy) in mind. So you probably won't find out the answers to those two mysteries (especially the one with
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until much later, if those games get made, that is.

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I don't think I'll be getting into Layton games if they're all like this.


They really aren't. LMJ is very similar in its approach to Layton Brothers: Mystery Room, in which there are multiple individual mini cases. The Professor Layton games have one major self-contained mystery in each game, so at the end you don't really feel unsatisfied; or if you do, it's for a different reason. As for actually solving the mysteries yourself... Well, you kinda don't. So that's similar. You can try to solve the mysteries yourself (the games do give you clues...) but except for Miracle Mask, the answers are, um, really out there; so they're not really something you can think of yourself, with or without the clues. I remember when Layton explained the reasoning behind the mystery in Diabolical Box, he kinda just pulled answers out of his ass and I'm like "...How did you come up with that?" :eh?:

And if you liked the puzzles in Mystery Journey, you'll love the puzzles in the Professor Layton games. The ones in LMJ were too easy. I understand that Akira Tago passed away, but his you actually had to use your mind, and could even get stuck for hours on a puzzle. Whoever did the puzzles in LMJ tried, but, meh, not that challenging, imo.
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They really aren't. LMJ is very similar in its approach to Layton Brothers: Mystery Room, in which there are multiple individual mini cases. The Professor Layton games have one major self-contained mystery in each game, so at the end you don't really feel unsatisfied; or if you do, it's for a different reason. As for actually solving the mysteries yourself... Well, you kinda don't. So that's similar. You can try to solve the mysteries yourself (the games do give you clues...) but except for Miracle Mask, the answers are, um, really out there; so they're not really something you can think of yourself, with or without the clues. I remember when Layton explained the reasoning behind the mystery in Diabolical Box, he kinda just pulled answers out of his ass and I'm like "...How did you come up with that?" :eh?:


I'd say this game is kind of a hybrid. It has the case by case thing of Layton Brothers but I would say LB had better mysteries overall imo. This game's mysteries have been pretty easy to figure out so far. Especially the second case. I figured it out 2/3rds of the way through and the ending was really unsatisfying. I'd much rather have Hershel pull something out of his ass than already know the twist. They don't even give the player a chance to be involved in the climax. Plus, I felt that LB was much more darker in its cases but...this game is really reaching for the 'crimes' so far. I dunno, I'm not a fan of that. The puzzles, as Blizdi said, are pathetically easy. On the level of the AA crossover. I'm a bit disappointed.

Also, I really don't like Sherl. All he does is gawk at the twist of each case and make fun of everyone. It gets old reeeallly fast. On the plus side, everyone's indifference to him is great.

Yeah, so far...I'm indifferent to this game. Just like most Layton games go.

If anyone's interested, my list is something like:

Mystery Room>Unwound Future>PLvsAA>=Miracle Mask>Diabolical Box>Curious Village>Lost Spectre>Azran Legacy.

Yes, I do like Mystery Room over the others. Mainly due to its different style and such. Unwound Future had a pretty great story, and the AA crossover is great just for the courtroom parts. Miracle Mask also had some nice segmentation and mystery. I'd say Diabolical Box is alright for its nice environments and also the nonsensical twist at the end. Curious Village is an okay game, for the first I guess. Lost Spectre was the same but more boring. Azran Legacy, I only remember the ending. Everything else was just forgettable.

I guess I'm not really that big of a fan of Layton myself. :yogi:
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