- Publisher: Level 5 , Nintendo
- Release Date: Oct 6, 2017
- Also On: iPhone/iPad
- Summary: A new adventure in the Layton series –with a female protagonist: As the seventh main entry into the core Layton series, LAYTON’S MYSTERY JOURNEY follows Professor Hershel Layton's daughter, Katrielle "Kat" Layton.A new cast of leading and supporting characters:When Professor Hershel LaytonA new adventure in the Layton series –with a female protagonist: As the seventh main entry into the core Layton series, LAYTON’S MYSTERY JOURNEY follows Professor Hershel Layton's daughter, Katrielle "Kat" Layton.A new cast of leading and supporting characters:When Professor Hershel Layton (the protagonist of past Layton titles) goes missing, it's up to his daughter and friends to figure out what’s going on. Smart puzzle solving: As Kat, explore different environments and solve a collection of different puzzles that will get you closer to finding your father. Navigation and puzzle solving will be heavily reliant on the Nintendo 3DS touch screen. [Nintendo]… Expand
- Developer: Level 5, h.a.n.d. Inc.
- Genre(s): Puzzle, General
- # of players: No Online Multiplayer
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Layton's Mystery Journey: Katrielle and the Millionaires' Conspiracy - Mobile Launch Trailer
Positive: 13 out of 29
Mixed: 16 out of 29
Negative: 0 out of 29
Oct 5, 2017The Layton formula is still working great, with more puzzles than ever, a new main character and the London setting. After ten years, though, the storyline is not as good as previous games, and puzzle design is not as imaginative.
Oct 5, 2017Layton's Mystery Journey: Katrielle and the Millionaire's Conspiracy feels rather comforting, the video game equivalent of a warm blanket. For the most part it reverts to the core formula of the Professor Layton games, albeit with a new cast and by dividing the narrative into mostly lighthearted, charming 'cases'. All it lacks is the confidence to fully embrace its new setting, stopping short of expanding upon some of its ideas. That said, it still delivers the series' unique blend of storytelling and lots of puzzles with aplomb. It'll have fans and newcomers scratching their heads and smiling at the same time; here's hoping it's not Layton's final mystery.
Oct 5, 2017There's nothing new compared to the original smartphone versione, but It still works pretty well and will make the fans happy.
Oct 5, 2017The Layton legacy continues with an endearing new lead and lots of new puzzles, but relatively few new ideas.
Oct 13, 2017Layton's Mystery Journey is the point of change for the popular adventure/ puzzle series. Even though Level-5 tried hard to retain the essence of the franchise we can’t overlook the unnecessary repetition of many puzzles and the fact that Kat is not as a charming character as her father was.
Sep 18, 2017Offering the same abundance of barely-integrated gameplay as its predecessors but with new protagonists and smaller cases, the gorgeous Layton's Mystery Journey is ideal for puzzle fans on the go, though at times it sacrifices quality for quantity.
Positive: 3 out of 16
Mixed: 6 out of 16
Negative: 7 out of 16
Mar 1, 2018This is not by any means a bad game, if people insist in comparing this game to its predecessors they will just miss the true essence of thisThis is not by any means a bad game, if people insist in comparing this game to its predecessors they will just miss the true essence of this game. Sure, the small cases may be the weakpoint of this game but the main characters (and some side charcaters) will charm the game like no Layton game before. The puzzles continue to deliver and it has several enhancements for puzzle location, hint coin location, customizable outfits, rooms, references for past games, etc. Now for the story itself, I agree it's not the best but it certainly isn't the worst, I place it just under UF and DB. In conclusion, this one is a really great addition to the series and it's just as worthy as any other Layton game.… Expand
Feb 3, 2023Con Katrielle me ha pasado algo que nunca me había pasado con ningún otro juego, he ido quejándome de sus casos aparentemente inconexos yCon Katrielle me ha pasado algo que nunca me había pasado con ningún otro juego, he ido quejándome de sus casos aparentemente inconexos y simples hasta su último caso, el cual ha venido a darle sentido a todo lo que había pasado hasta ese momento. He sido lo más paciente que he podido a la espera de ver si me encontraba algo a la altura de los Layton y vaya que si me lo he encontrado en sus últimas horas. Quizá sea ese el problema, que parte de una saga llena de historias que te atrapan desde el inicio, historias fantásticas que saben intrigar desde el principio. Aquí tenemos algo más de calle y una historia de fondo que se va construyendo poco a poco hasta que pega ese plot twist al final, de toda la saga de Layton esta es la entrega menos fantástica y más sensata de todas. Por lo demás tenemos un apartado gráfico y artístico soberbio, una banda sonora muy acertada, unos extras marca de la casa muy interesantes y una muy buena rejugabilidad. Con unos puzles que me han sorprendido y que nunca caen en la repetición ni te dan una sensación de monotonía como pasaba en anteriores títulos. Si logras aguantar hasta el final vas a entenderlo todo, pero ese es su problema que tal y como está contado a veces puede hacerse algo cuesta arriba aguantar los 10 primeros casos.… Expand
Jun 25, 2020Really beautiful art and music, but lacks the charm of the original Professor Layton Games. I had a lot of trouble with understanding some ofReally beautiful art and music, but lacks the charm of the original Professor Layton Games. I had a lot of trouble with understanding some of the puzzles; the wording of the instructions just didn't make sense, almost like there was some poor translation going on, and I really missed having an overarching plot. I felt like a lot of the mysteries were very predictable, which is something I really enjoyed about the original games: that they were unpredictable in the outcome. Overall though, I enjoyed playing this game, but it could have definitely been done better.… Expand
Feb 18, 2018while this game certainly isn't bad, it is horrible compared to its predecessors.
bad translation work in puzzles, non synced cutscenes,while this game certainly isn't bad, it is horrible compared to its predecessors.
bad translation work in puzzles, non synced cutscenes, puzzles that make you think "out of the box" with utter stupid solutions.
This game might be aiming at a younger public, I found myself frustrated with some puzzle solutions that just don't make any logical sense.
good game if you're out of others to play, but please, play all other laytons first… Expand
Apr 9, 2019I just replayed all Layton Games again and this is just by far the worst one. The puzzles, which in the Professor Layton Games always had aI just replayed all Layton Games again and this is just by far the worst one. The puzzles, which in the Professor Layton Games always had a twist, are made for children, there wasn't one where I had any kind of difficulties and none of them needed any second thought.
The stories are just completely boring, without the length needed to build up any excitement and comming from the 3DS games (especially Azran Legacy and the Phoenix Wright crossover) this was just pure disappointment. The characters weren't even the problem, even though Ernest made me so mad with his bs character, but what it really was, was the child friendliness, even more present than in the other games. I think the TV series shows the route they took with Lady Layton really well and sadly this is not what me and any other fans was excited for the 3 years this game was in development.
The Layton Franchise is a great one, but this entry just isn't worthy to be called a Layton game or even a puzzle game in general… Expand
Dec 24, 2019You'll only like this game if you're new to the Layton series, trust me.
The original Layton games, the ones starring the Professor himself,You'll only like this game if you're new to the Layton series, trust me.
The original Layton games, the ones starring the Professor himself, were superior. They had a unique cast of characters with completely different personalities.
This game only has 4 different... types of characters, as I refer to them.
Type One is the one that's super adventurous, and sticks their nose into things that may or may not be meant for them. This role's filled by Katrielle.
Type Two is the constant, loyal companion to Type One. It's basically all Ernest (Katrielle's assistant) is.
Type Three is the person who doesn't give a crap about the adventures. AKA Sherl, the talking dog.
And Type Four, well, that's just random strangers who don't know and/or don't care about who you are.
That sounds fine, but let's compare it to the Professor Layton games.
Let's use Luke, the professor's 'Apprentice no 1!' as an example. Luke's a constant companion and helper to the Professor, and the two of them go on adventures together. But Luke, despite being this hyper little boy, has his 'weak moments', so to speak, too. These times, where Luke shows relatable human emotions, only add to the character. Meanwhile, Ernest would risk his life for Katrielle, head home, and not care about his near-death experience.
Another example. The Professor himself. He tries to stay calm, and he always tells Luke that '...that's what a gentleman does!'. Now, that sounds pretty boring, right? But, one of the Layton games changed every thought I'd ever had on him. He wasn't just being a gentleman for the fun of it, he was doing it for a reason. I'm not gonna spoil it, but I think you get the point.
Meanwhile, Katrielle just sits in that office of hers all day, eating sweets. And when she does get a case to do, she gets off her butt and does it. She could realise that her whole life was a lie, and you know what she'd do? Shrug and resume eating chocolate.
There is one scene in Layton's Mystery Journey that made me a bit sad, but it was easily predictable and felt rushed.
And the puzzles. I haven't even gotten started talking about the puzzles. They're ridiculously easy, and I think that even a 9-year-old could solve most of them with relative ease.
If you're thinking of getting this game, don't. Get literally any other Layton game, except for this game. If a game has 'Professor Layton' in the title, it's superior to this smouldering pile of trash.… Expand
Mar 8, 2023Este juego es un insulto a la franquicia y a los fans del profesor layton, espero no volver a ver nunca mas a este personaje y que si historiaEste juego es un insulto a la franquicia y a los fans del profesor layton, espero no volver a ver nunca mas a este personaje y que si historia no sea tomada en cuenta para ninguna futura entrega de layton.… Expand