Professor Layton and the Curious Village DS

User Score
8.6

Generally favorable reviews- based on 162 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Negative: 4 out of 162
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  1. KrishanuR.
    Feb 16, 2008
    7
    This is quite a captivating game that makes going through and solving the the puzzles quite interesting. A major short comming however, is the difficulty of the puzzles. Whiles some of them are quite clever and will really make you think, others border on the absurdly infantile (not just difficulty, but the questions themselves), and while they might be suitable for an individual in This is quite a captivating game that makes going through and solving the the puzzles quite interesting. A major short comming however, is the difficulty of the puzzles. Whiles some of them are quite clever and will really make you think, others border on the absurdly infantile (not just difficulty, but the questions themselves), and while they might be suitable for an individual in Elementary school or below, they really do detract from the overall experience for anyone above that level. Expand
  2. Jan 22, 2011
    7
    This is a really good game, I'm just a tough marker. The story is really good, the cutscenes are great, the puzzles are fun, the story is good and the characters are good, but to retry a puzzle you have to go through a million menus, it sucks that you're confined to a small space repetitively running from point A to B and the puzzles don't really mix together with the story. It's also aThis is a really good game, I'm just a tough marker. The story is really good, the cutscenes are great, the puzzles are fun, the story is good and the characters are good, but to retry a puzzle you have to go through a million menus, it sucks that you're confined to a small space repetitively running from point A to B and the puzzles don't really mix together with the story. It's also a bit short. Other than that, it's good but I prefer you to buy the far superior Pandora's Box or the even better Lost Fututre. Expand
  3. Jan 6, 2012
    6
    I like a good puzzle-adventure game, and I'd played through the first Puzzle Agent just before I picked up Professor Layton and the Curious Village. Before long, I was missing the charm of Puzzle Agent; I don't find stuffy brit characters particularly interesting, and the story was too slow and predictable (though it did liven up before the end) to be a big motivator to keep playing. AndI like a good puzzle-adventure game, and I'd played through the first Puzzle Agent just before I picked up Professor Layton and the Curious Village. Before long, I was missing the charm of Puzzle Agent; I don't find stuffy brit characters particularly interesting, and the story was too slow and predictable (though it did liven up before the end) to be a big motivator to keep playing. And while many of the puzzles were fun (and plenty were familiar), some were...well, annoying. Or tedious. Or, in a few cases, frustrating. In a game like this, where I expect each puzzle to shine, those are big strikes against the game. Expand
  4. May 28, 2012
    6
    This game is overated, the puzzles are boring as hell. I feel like im back in school.

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#3 Most Discussed DS Game of 2008
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#23 Most Shared DS Game of 2008
Metascore
85

Generally favorable reviews - based on 72 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 68 out of 72
  2. Negative: 0 out of 72
  1. games(TM)
    70
    Taken as a purely forward-looking puzzle game (with a well-told story, to boot), Layton provides DS entertainment in a unique fashion. [JPN Import; May 2007, p.112]
  2. Lots of variety, good use of the touch screen. [May 2008, p.73]
  3. Play Magazine
    80
    As good as the puzzles are, the presentation is almost better. [JPN Import; May 2007, p.77]