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  • Summary: Enter 19th century Europe and the world of Doctor Jean-Pierre Lautrec. He’s a brilliant, eccentric, sarcastic professor with few friends but a healthy obsession for solving mysteries. One day, a woman named Marie visits Lautrec bearing a curious gadget. The mysterious map that the gadget displayed seemed to point the way to a fantastic hidden treasure belonging to Louis XIV of the House of Bourbon, a dynasty that had collapsed a century earlier. As they search for the treasure, they find themselves targeted by a mysterious man named Vidocq. They are blocked at every turn by the Knights of the Iron Mask, a mysterious group of men with iron masks and claws. Work as Doctor Lautrec, aided by his perky and emotional sidekick Sophie, to unlock the mysteries within and search for the lost treasure of Louis XIV. Search for clues, solve puzzles to unlock new mysteries and gain more information as the quest continues. The story is told in both 2D and uses the power of the Nintendo 3DS in 3D to enhance game play giving gamers the ability to look around for clues like they’re in the game. Immerse yourself in the world of Doctor Lautrec where mystery and adventure can be found around every corner. Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 19
  2. Negative: 7 out of 19
  1. Jan 3, 2012
    76
    Doctor Lautrec and the Forgotten Knights combines Zelda gameplay with Pokèmon stlye fights with a hint of Layton puzzles. A recipe for an adventure hit!
  2. Dec 26, 2013
    70
    Whilst not the superb Professor Layton competitor that people were expecting, Doctor Lautrec and the Forgotten Knights is a pleasant surprise, proving to be an intriguing prospect on its own merits.
  3. A high quality game that makes a strong start then descends into repetition, sadly.
  4. Dec 7, 2011
    56
    Does an awful lot, but it fails to do any of it well. [Dec 2011, p.52]
  5. Mar 2, 2012
    50
    In the end Doctor Lautrec is really enjoyable when you play it and boring when you're sitting through long cutscenes and dialog exchanges between its bland cast of chracters. It's just too bad the gameplay is spread too far and too thin
  6. 40
    Doctor Lautrec and the Forgotten Knights is interesting only in how miserably it misses the Layton mark. While its presentation is wondrous, the actual game part is terrible. No part of the game succeeds enough to make the other parts worth slogging through. Unless you're hard up for a game that slightly resembles much better games, you are best off avoiding Doctor Lautrec's debut journey at all costs.
  7. Apr 23, 2012
    20
    With all of the incredibly boring slogging that goes on between puzzles, and considering that the quality of the puzzles themselves ranges from bad to mediocre, Doctor Lautrec and the Forgotten Knights is impossible to recommend to even the most ravenous puzzle players. Even if this game were available for free, I wouldn't recommend spending time with it.

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  1. Jul 13, 2013
    6
    A game with bad versions of pokemon fights and bad versions of puzzle solving games. There seemed to be a max of 5 different types of puzzles, pathetically easy. The characters looked interesting but the story fell down and overall it just wasn't that great. Expand