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  • Summary: Professor Layton and The Devil Flute is the fourth game in the puzzling series.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 51 out of 58
  2. Negative: 0 out of 58
  1. Oct 17, 2011
    100
    Another fine addition to the celebrated series and one of the last quality puzzle games for Nintendo's DS. Don't miss it.
  2. Oct 18, 2011
    90
    While it doesn't change much from Layton's previous adventures, the small tweaks (and the generous extras) make this my favorite Layton game to-date. The series is one of the few remaining champions of the graphic adventure, and, fortunately, they're doing a damn fine job of keeping that genre relevant for a modern audience.
  3. The result is another mesmerising entry to the series. There's little incentive to replay it after you've finished, but it's one of the most enjoyable narrative rides in gaming today, and it burns bright and strong while it lasts.
  4. Nov 25, 2011
    84
    Professor Layton and the Last Specter is another good entry in the franchise. The loss of London Life mode is a pity.
  5. Jan 12, 2012
    80
    Even though the prequel to professor's first three games is not as spectacular and the formula seems a little worn out, it can still deliver some great puzzle-solving hours. Oh, and the absence of the London Life mini-game from the European version is inexcusable.
  6. Nov 11, 2011
    80
    Aside from some of the underwhelming additions, Professor Layton and the Last Specter is yet another extremely competent puzzle-adventure game.
  7. Dec 1, 2011
    50
    The Layton charm is undoubtedly still present, but it's not enough to carry the series by itself. Upon solving certain puzzles, Layton exclaims 'I love the thrill of a good solution'. So do we, Hershel, so do we. And in this Layton game, sadly, that thrill is all too rare.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 10
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 10
  3. Negative: 2 out of 10
  1. Feb 9, 2020
    10
    My last NDS title bought to date. Great way to start connecting the pieces of the series' timeline!
  2. Jul 18, 2017
    10
    Mi segundo juego favorito de la saga y muy cerca del primero (futuro perdido). El cuarto de la saga en ser publicado, pero el primero de laMi segundo juego favorito de la saga y muy cerca del primero (futuro perdido). El cuarto de la saga en ser publicado, pero el primero de la cronología. Los puzzles perfectos como en el resto de juegos. La historia muy bueno e innovadora Expand
  3. Jan 25, 2020
    10
    Awesome game, as expected from Professor Layton. One of the best ways to end the DS era
  4. Jan 18, 2012
    8
    This is an example of a puzzle game done right. It has a gorgeous art style and a fantastic story. However, at times it can get a tad storyThis is an example of a puzzle game done right. It has a gorgeous art style and a fantastic story. However, at times it can get a tad story heavy, but I really don't think that it got too bad. Story: 9/10
    Gameplay 8.5/10 Controls: 10/10
    replayability: 4/10 Overall 8/10
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  5. Jul 13, 2015
    8
    The Layton formula hasn't really changed since the first game and while you wouldn't want to change a winning formula too much, LaytonThe Layton formula hasn't really changed since the first game and while you wouldn't want to change a winning formula too much, Layton veterans may be getting a sense of De ja vu especially when some of puzzles are repeated from earlier games in the series. However, I'll say what I've said about all the Layton games; if you like puzzles you'll love it and this is technically the best game in the series. Expand
  6. Feb 2, 2012
    8
    Mysteries are once again very good and very (almost different to them some of the others. A novelty: there is a small quiz from time to timeMysteries are once again very good and very (almost different to them some of the others. A novelty: there is a small quiz from time to time with 3 answers: and it is not always hollow out. Mysteries are often easy, but game is very good really. Expand
  7. Nov 8, 2019
    3
    Una basura de juego. No tiene mas, de lo peor de Layton. Y el final de la historia ya bueno, una absoluta maravilla

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#12 Most Discussed DS Game of 2011