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  • Summary: Enhanced puzzle-solving adventure experience with the Deluxe Edition. NEW PUZZLES: This Deluxe Edition includes more than 40 brand-new puzzles and additionally, some refined puzzles from the Nintendo 3DS version. Unlocked DLC: Content that was previously released as paid DLC, including theEnhanced puzzle-solving adventure experience with the Deluxe Edition. NEW PUZZLES: This Deluxe Edition includes more than 40 brand-new puzzles and additionally, some refined puzzles from the Nintendo 3DS version. Unlocked DLC: Content that was previously released as paid DLC, including the “Daddy’s Girl” and “Luke Lookalike” outfits, are unlocked. Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 38
  2. Negative: 0 out of 38
  1. Dec 16, 2019
    90
    With better aesthetics, all DLC included, and new puzzles, this 3DS port has a lot going for it. LAYTON’S MYSTERY JOURNEY: Katrielle and the Millionaires’ Conspiracy – Deluxe Edition is a great series debut on the Nintendo Switch, and it should excite fans of LEVEL-5’s long-running series. It’d even be a good starting point for first-time Layton players.
  2. Nov 7, 2019
    80
    Level-5 brings the classic 3DS game back, with upgraded visuals and a great control adaptation for both TV and portable Switch modes. It offers plenty of puzzles and minigames, though some of them are confusing.
  3. Jan 29, 2020
    80
    Even though a bit harder to play compared to the original, the wonderfully designed puzzles, characters and music make this game a wonderful experience. Players that enjoy brain teasers without being forced into a time constraint will enjoy Katrielle and the Millionaire's Conspiracy - Deluxe Edition, as a relaxing and sometimes infuriating title - but remember that every puzzle has an answer!
  4. Nov 11, 2019
    70
    Quotation forthcoming.
  5. Nov 25, 2019
    70
    Layton’s Mystery Journey: Katrielle and the Millionaires Conspiracy Deluxe Edition is as complete as this game will get, with the added benefit of being on a current console. The spirit of the Layton series continues on, but the story doesn’t live up to its predecessors. If you’re here for the puzzles there is more than ever, there are even extra daily puzzles. Just be prepared for a few too many ‘trick’ puzzles or unclear instructions that can have you second-guessing often. At the end of the day, Layton’s Mystery Journey is a decent game that will hopefully lead into a grander adventure with Katrielle at the helm.
  6. 70
    Initially I was worried that Layton sans the titular professor would be a problem. In the end that wasn't where the issues lay with Layton's Mystery Journey. I'm certainly on board with Katrielle taking over and having the kind of long career that her father did, but Level-5 does need to get some fresh new puzzle-designers in, because with this game they dropped the ball too frequently for a series of this calibre.
  7. Nov 27, 2019
    60
    Layton's Mystery Journey isn't the best game in the series by any means, but it can still be an enjoyable collection of low-stress puzzles - especially in the absence of any other Layton titles on modern systems. Between the splendid production values and the large number of clever but recycled puzzles, new players will probably be the ones getting the most out of this Deluxe Edition.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 14
  2. Negative: 3 out of 14
  1. Dec 3, 2019
    9
    This was my first game on switch and my third Layton game. It isn't the best that I have played, but I still had a fabulous time.This was my first game on switch and my third Layton game. It isn't the best that I have played, but I still had a fabulous time. Realistically I'd give it an 8.5, but I suppose a 9 will do Expand
  2. Jan 12, 2020
    9
    The beginning of the game is kind of boring with the mysteries being quite dull and predictable BUT the last one threw me off so bad. The plotThe beginning of the game is kind of boring with the mysteries being quite dull and predictable BUT the last one threw me off so bad. The plot twist with the combined story line really redeemed the overall game. Thought the story they silently stacked all the pieces of the mystery together without the player even knowing and the final reveal was just perfect Expand
  3. Jul 8, 2020
    9
    Loved it! Love the art, animations and LOVE the music. Took off one point cause some of the puzzles are annoying
  4. Nov 12, 2019
    7
    No es la mejor obra de esta saga, pero si es una muy competente y la protagonista tiene un grab carisma. Y sobre la jugabilidad nada q no seNo es la mejor obra de esta saga, pero si es una muy competente y la protagonista tiene un grab carisma. Y sobre la jugabilidad nada q no se sepa de esta saga. Pero lo q es la historia en si mas floja que en otros titulos. Expand
  5. Sep 25, 2020
    6
    I did enjoy this game, however I wouldn't recommend to anyone who has seen the Katrielle Layton Anime series, as many of the episodes areI did enjoy this game, however I wouldn't recommend to anyone who has seen the Katrielle Layton Anime series, as many of the episodes are actually the same story as some of the cases, for example Ratman and the money disappearing from the vault. The puzzles were definitely more random and easier to solve than previous Professor Layton games, but still were quite engaging. The minigames were quite fun but that's all I can really say on them, definitely not mind-blowing. As a big fan of the Layton series I would like to see the franchise continued and wouldn't mind another instalment like this, however I would prefer sticking to the Professor format of one big case per game. Expand
  6. Jun 18, 2020
    6
    I loved all of the prior Layton games, but the overall story was bland and uninteresting with the cases being insultingly obvious. TheI loved all of the prior Layton games, but the overall story was bland and uninteresting with the cases being insultingly obvious. The addition of the "puzzle" of putting together the clues felt like a pointless gimmick since nothing clever was ever done with the idea. There are a few decent puzzles in the game, but most of the puzzles are either painfully obvious or poorly written. The characters are decent, except for the dog.

    I also wish these games would rework the way you find hint coins since randomly hovering over everything on every screen to find them is tedious and doesn't make the player feel clever. I'd rather have a theme for items to click on in each chapter so that at least I could feel like I found them by being perceptive or clever.

    Aside from the new characters, I can not think of a single new thing that this game added to prior games. This is a strict downgrade from every other Layton game.
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  7. Jul 25, 2020
    0
    Massive waste of money. They took everything we loved about the professor Layton series, scrapped it, and procured a game that is not only theMassive waste of money. They took everything we loved about the professor Layton series, scrapped it, and procured a game that is not only the worst in the series, but also a very bad video game in general. The charm of the bond between the professor and Luke is gone. We are replaced with the supposed daughter of professor Layton, although there are no similarities. The best thing about Layton series is the mystery to be solved, shrouded in a story with compelling characters, drawing us in with lots of puzzles that increase in difficulty as you progress. The abomination of katrielles conquest is comprised of these mini detective cases, with about 2 puzzles that wouldn't challenge a 4 year old, spread out between a novel's worth of uninteresting dialogue, like gone off butter on a burnt slice of toast. By the time you're even slightly engaged in the obvious conclusion of a case, it's over, and all those characters which you spent an hour reading about their mundane backstory are never to be seen again. Stupid characters, stupid game, bring professor Layton back or leave this series alone before it is ruined further. Expand

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