Professor Layton and the Azran Legacy 3DS

Metascore
81

Generally favorable reviews - based on 58 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 48 out of 58
  2. Negative: 0 out of 58
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  1. Nov 5, 2013
    73
    Layton’s newest legend entertains with smart puzzles and a somewhat standard story. It’s too bad it’s very much stuck in its old ways, but it does offer some very clever puzzles that’ll ask the most of your thinking capacity.
  2. Mar 10, 2014
    70
    What it does to differentiate itself from previous entries in the series is mostly superficial, but Layton fans and puzzle lovers do not really need or want a great departure for the series. All we want is a puzzle-solving adventure, and Azran Legacy delivers a good one.
  3. The Azran Legacy really just feels like more of the same.
  4. Feb 28, 2014
    70
    With the most puzzles in series history, Professor Layton and the Azran Legacy will force players to rack their brains, and the Professor and his crew are as lovable as ever. Unfortunately, the prequel limitations really put a crimp on the overall narrative.
  5. Feb 25, 2014
    70
    This is a fine send-off, and if that's what Level-5 intends, it will be a perfectly timed one. As Layton would inform Luke, a proper gentleman knows not to overstay his welcome.
  6. Feb 25, 2014
    70
    Professor Layton and the Azran Legacy feels like as good a way to sign off as could be expected.
  7. Dec 9, 2013
    70
    Hershel Layton said goodbye with dignity of his own, and even for the sixth time he's capable to deliver the entertaining adventure game full of puzzles. On the other hand, the bell tolls for the professor already, and because of the constantly recycled content his latest adventure is unnecessarily dull.
  8. Nov 19, 2013
    70
    While it doesn't feels like the grand farewell Professor Layton deserves, it's still a mighty fun puzzle game with a lot of variation.
  9. 70
    Not the best entry in the series, but it does have some of the best puzzles. As well as a bombastic, if slightly confused, story that will leave both new and old fans wanting more.
  10. 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.
User Score
7.9

Generally favorable reviews- based on 87 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 10
  2. Negative: 1 out of 10
  1. 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. Full Review »
  2. 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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  3. 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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