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  • Summary: Defense attorney Phoenix Wright and archeologist Hershel Layton collaborate to solve puzzles in a medieval city.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 52 out of 66
  2. Negative: 1 out of 66
  1. Aug 25, 2014
    100
    Professor Layton vs. Phoenix Wright is certainly one of the best releases on the 3DS this year, and it shouldn’t be missed.
  2. Mar 19, 2014
    90
    A nearly-perfect crossover between two of the most beloved series of the last decade... no objection!
  3. Mar 28, 2014
    85
    An excellent addition to the 3DS library, Professor Layton vs. Phoenix Wright offers the best of both franchises in fantastic bite sized portions.
  4. Mar 18, 2014
    80
    Instead of delivering a mixed experience between two different gameplay styles, Layton vs Ace Attorney feels as if Capcom and Level-5 had left something on their way to 3DS. The storyline is fun and entertaining and the old-school gameplay works just fine, but we hoped to find something beyond the classical Layton/Ace Attorney experience, that is: a brand new title with the best of both worlds.
  5. Mar 27, 2014
    80
    With its winning mix of puzzles and courtroom craziness, it doesn't take a genius to see that picking this game up is a no-brainer.
  6. Mar 24, 2014
    75
    Definitely worth a playthrough if you are into great stories. Gameplay is fun, but you will spend a little too much time in court in one go. Overall a really charming game.
  7. Jan 2, 2013
    40
    Impossible not to be disappointed after so long a wait. But when one witnesses the result, on will probably think that this cross-over wasn't meant to be. I love spaghetti, and I love chocolate spread, but with a little thinking, I wouldn't mix the two. Maybe that's how they should have contemplated this wedding between Layton and Wright. Even the brilliant production values, 3D transition and exquisite music are not enough to make us forget about the dull situations one has to repeat over and over again. It's the poorest of the Phoenix Wrights and the most laughable Layton.

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  1. Sep 5, 2014
    10
    Professor Layton vs. Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney is game made for fans of both franchises in the gaming world. I will say that yes, which franchise you like better will make you enjoy the aspect of the game that involves which character you like better, but it doesn't take away from the game at all. Even if you haven't ever played a Professor Layton, or Phoenix wright game, you will love this game if you enjoy puzzles, and contradictions. Even more, it will make you want to go buy the games for these two brilliant characters which is a great way to get into their games. I'm about 13 hours in, and I have enjoyed ever moment, a game to pick up if you own a 3DS!!! Expand
  2. Sep 11, 2014
    9
    I loved it!
    What a tremendous achievement putting these two games and characters together. Both sympathetically, but not wholesale, recreated
    from their respective places. Both have been given careful attention so things flow well as a single title and don't feel jarring lay different side by side.
    I got a little bogged down in the Witch hunt trial but otherwise it's first rate Layton and Pheonix in one game!
    Also... If you love the title music to both, just sit back and enjoy this mashup... What a peice :-)
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  3. Sep 12, 2014
    9
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. This is the best crossover I have ever played, with almost all elements from both series present. Its developing story is imersive, and it delivers at least 20-25 hours of game play without being a chore to complete, and all the twists like Layton becoming a inquisitor and discovering Laberintia is a heavily isolated place in the real world Expand