Metascore
53

Mixed or average reviews - based on 19 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 19
  2. Negative: 7 out of 19
  1. Mar 22, 2012
    42
    A collection of missed opportunities. It's a game that wants to be like a Layton game and not be like one, and suffers in the comparison because of all the ways it falls short. The incredible amount of French history, clever story elements and extensive dialogue filling the game establish this wasn't a title that was thrown on shelves with minimal investment.
  2. 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.
  3. Jan 9, 2012
    40
    If this is edutainment, it could do with a lot more of the latter part. [Issue#117, p.118]
  4. Dec 27, 2011
    40
    What little Lautrec does, it does competently but not compellingly.
  5. Dec 1, 2011
    40
    We were expecting a serious competitor against Layton. Lautrec is aiming for more than a succession of riddles, with added exploration, stealth, and a hint of RPG-styled combat. But it doesn't really seduce in any aspect of the lot. The only real success is the atmosphere, and the bits and pieces of knowledge you can get on the city of Paris.
  6. Nov 24, 2011
    40
    Quotation forthcoming.
  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.
User Score
7.0

Mixed or average reviews- based on 7 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 1
  2. Negative: 0 out of 1
  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. Full Review »