I stumbled upon yet another glorious game I just have to tell you all about! The name of the game is Professor Layton and the Curious Village, sounds childish, right? If it sounds childish to you, you are half right. This game takes on both a childish and an adult side.
The childish side of the game is the graphics. The graphics are great, but they look childish, and this is the only childish aspect of the game.
The adult side of the game is the gameplay, content, and difficulty of the game itself. The game says it is for everyone, but I would not recommend getting this game for a younger child. The youngest child I would hand this game to would be a ten-year-old. The reason I would not give it to younger children is because the whole game is set in puzzles, not easy puzzles, but hard ones that children younger then ten would not get.
The puzzles are even too hard for me, I had to consult numerous walkthroughs to find answers to puzzles. Without walkthroughs I would have never finished, but the whole game is not just puzzle after puzzle, there is also an interesting story that goes along with it.
The story of Professor Layton and the Curious Village starts when Layton and his young apprentice Luke, receive a summon to St. Mystere by Lady Dahlia to meet her. She tells Layton that her husband, Baron Augustus Reinhold, has died and that he will not give up his inheritence to her, but the person who figures out the mystery of the Golden Apple. Lady Dahlia hires Layton and Luke to figure out the mystery of the Golden Apple, thus starting this wonderful game.
-135 Brain Teasers to keep you on your toes.
-Great Plot to keep you interested.
-Wi-fi capabilities to unlock a new puzzle every week, making the game endless.
I hope you enjoy this game as much as I have.
Update On May 15, 2010: Update: I have added screenshots of some of the great puzzles you can play in Professor Layton and the Curious Village, and soon I will write a review for the sequel of this game called Professor Layton and the Diabolical Box featuring more puzzles and an even more intricate plot.