Professor Layton and the Azran Legacy 3DS

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  • Summary: As the memories of Monte d'Or fade into the past, Professor Layton receives a letter from a like-minded archaeologist, Professor Desmond Sycamore. In it, Sycamore claims to have discovered a 'living mummy' and suggests Layton should see it for himself. Intrigued, the professor and hisAs the memories of Monte d'Or fade into the past, Professor Layton receives a letter from a like-minded archaeologist, Professor Desmond Sycamore. In it, Sycamore claims to have discovered a 'living mummy' and suggests Layton should see it for himself. Intrigued, the professor and his companions, Luke and Emmy, head for the town of Froenborg to investigate... [Nintendo UK] Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 48 out of 58
  2. Negative: 0 out of 58
  1. Mar 28, 2014
    95
    With a full year of puzzles on top of what’s already in the game, puzzle enthusiasts will find a lot of enjoyment here.
  2. Oct 29, 2013
    90
    If Professor Layton and the Azran Legacy really is the end of an era, it's a fitting sign-off. Hershel Layton and his companions have been wonderful additions to the DS and 3DS systems, bringing gracious simplicity and charm with each release.
  3. Mar 6, 2014
    85
    An excellent farewell to a gentleman that never disappoints, Professor Layton and the Azran Legacy keeps intact the high quality and endearing charm of the series.
  4. Oct 29, 2013
    80
    This one ends a trilogy in a good way. It's the best puzzle game you can get on the 3DS and worth it.
  5. Feb 25, 2014
    80
    Azran Legacy doesn’t change much about the Layton formula, but the series stays true to its strengths to the very end.
  6. Nov 13, 2013
    80
    Professor Layton and the Azran Legacy is the ideal game for those who has not missed an episode so far, and even for those who approach for the first time to the saga.
  7. Oct 28, 2013
    70
    If you're someone who has steered clear of Layton previously, Azran Legacy isn't going to convert you. This is a series that sticks to what it knows: challenging puzzles alongside a thoroughly charming adventure.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 9
  2. Negative: 1 out of 9
  1. Mar 4, 2014
    10
    Azran Legacy is truly a fitting end to an amazing series. Clever puzzles and superb music and animation mixed with a compelling story and aAzran Legacy is truly a fitting end to an amazing series. Clever puzzles and superb music and animation mixed with a compelling story and a less linear structure put this among the very best Layton games out there, and up with the best games on the 3DS. It also includes some of the best visuals on the system. Despite a slower start than usual, the story is great and cleverly connects the two trilogies without leaving many loose ends. 365 daily puzzles plus StreetPass content leaves plenty to do after the 9-12 hour main story.

    Core Game: 9.5
    Presentation: 10
    Visuals: 10
    Gameplay: 9.5
    Audio: 10
    Lasting Appeal: 10

    Overall: 9.5/10
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  2. Jun 18, 2014
    9
    Nothing changed from previous games. If you enjoyed the previous ones, you will enjoy this. If not, then this games is not going to changeNothing changed from previous games. If you enjoyed the previous ones, you will enjoy this. If not, then this games is not going to change your mind. I loved this one. Puzzles are amazing. There ate lots of them. You will keep busy for hours.

    Things I like:
    * So many puzzles
    * Great art style
    * Amazing soundtrack

    Sadly, this is the last of the series :(
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  3. Apr 9, 2014
    9
    This game is one of those few games that has lasting appeal. The puzzles are challenging but also fun. I had my doubts about getting it but itThis game is one of those few games that has lasting appeal. The puzzles are challenging but also fun. I had my doubts about getting it but it was better than i expected. The story line was good but not as good as the previous game. Expand
  4. Dec 3, 2013
    9
    Great storyline completion. Of course the number of puzzles reduced due to greater attention to the storyline (can sprint as minus), butGreat storyline completion. Of course the number of puzzles reduced due to greater attention to the storyline (can sprint as minus), but recycled and puzzles themselves look much fresher than in the Miracle Mask. Expand
  5. Mar 14, 2014
    8
    Just going to put it out there, but Chapter 4 was plain boring. It almost seems like it was thrown in there as an attempt to stretch out theJust going to put it out there, but Chapter 4 was plain boring. It almost seems like it was thrown in there as an attempt to stretch out the length of the game without actually needing to further the main story; the characters were forgettable and you didn't care about these side stories, and at more than one point I put it down to go play something else. It literally just felt like a chore, having to trudge through this section of the game.

    That said, all the other points are very fun and entertaining, with a good ending to the trilogy.
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  6. Apr 22, 2014
    8
    A great game and a must have for any fan of the Professor Layton series. Far from the best, it was still quite enjoyable. Unfortunately,A great game and a must have for any fan of the Professor Layton series. Far from the best, it was still quite enjoyable. Unfortunately, unlike most of the other games, the plot is the most cliched and unimaginative of them all, but I can forgive that when the game is so undeniably beautiful. The cut scenes are always a treat and the 3D is most certainly the best of any 3D on the 3DS, which is especially remarkable considering it still manages to retain a very distinct artistic style.

    A must have for any Layton fan, a good play for anyone else, but I'd probably recommend newcomers start at the beginning, with the Curious Village.
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  7. Mar 5, 2015
    4
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. What a disappointment.

    Now, I really loved the other Layton games, Miracle Mask especially. So when I heard this would be the final game, I was somewhat saddened, but was also excited for what Level 5 would think up for this grand finale.

    The result was a mess of a game with repetitive tasks and boring plots, being forced to navigate many small areas as opposed to one or two big areas like the other games, and plot twists with no foreshadowing or build-up: seriously, I feel as if the developers just pulled the twist that Layton was the villains son, and that he's Descole's brother right out of their arses.

    Also, it was quite short. By chapter 5 I thought I was halfway, when in fact I was nearly finished. And screw chapter 4.

    If you're going to buy a Layton game, get Miracle Mask.
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