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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 17
  2. Negative: 4 out of 17
  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. Mar 17, 2020
    8
    Probablemente uno de los Layton más flojitos de la saga a nivel argumental. Sin embargo, no debemos olvidar que se trata de un Spin Off y hayProbablemente uno de los Layton más flojitos de la saga a nivel argumental. Sin embargo, no debemos olvidar que se trata de un Spin Off y hay que juzgarlo como tal.
    Su banda sonora es tan buena como nos tiene acostumbrados Level-5 con esta franquicia y sus puzzles aunque algunos son más sencillos que sus predecesores, siguen siendo muy divertidos.
    Recomendado.
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  4. Aug 16, 2021
    7
    This was great! I wouldn't play it as my first Layton game (it seems to assume some familiarity with the game style), but if you're already aThis was great! I wouldn't play it as my first Layton game (it seems to assume some familiarity with the game style), but if you're already a fan of the series, 100% worth a play.

    It's a Layton game - you know what you're getting in terms of gameplay - but I liked it much better than games 4 through 6 of the original trilogy. I thought the puzzle quality was generally pretty good, and there weren't many puzzles that were based on bizarre assumptions or took 60 minutes to get through a sliding puzzle. Plus, there's no shortage of hint coins for when you just want to be done with a puzzle.

    The plot is small-scale, but I'll take that over the last 2 games that were so wrapped up in creating plot twists and drama that I wasn't as able to just get into the puzzles. The game is set up in an episodic fashion, with a number of small cases to solve, which also helps to break up the game compared with the rambling plotlines of the OG series. Some of the small cases are pretty fun, like the Ratman case, and others are just dull, but most aren't actively bad. The characters are pretty dopey - the talking dog is a serious lowlight - but production quality and art are very good, and I'm really just here for the puzzles.
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  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. Apr 11, 2021
    5
    I really enjoyed the first Professor Layton game, but I forgot how tired the series had become. There's still the charminge art style andI really enjoyed the first Professor Layton game, but I forgot how tired the series had become. There's still the charminge art style and animation. I like the Katrielle character quite a bit. The issue is they had already stretched the puzzle choices pretty thin in the previous sequels and the puzzles here just aren't very good. There's a few clever ones, but nothing to compare to the first game. The gameplay is basically push through too much dialogue to reveal a location so you can then bring the map back up to go to that location so you can slog through more dialogue and occasionally get to do an underwhelming puzzle. The mysteries that comprise the story aren't particularly compelling or mysterious. I enjoyed the voice work, but the charm wears thin as90% of the game is flipping through text. There's also tons of extras that I had no interest in .
    It took me well over a year to complete the game after a bunch of stopping and starting. I will say that last few cases are most interesting storywise and I enjoyed the last case quite a bit. It's a shame that the rest of the game wasn't as compelling. If they could house the puzzles in an interesting mystery it would dramatically increase the games value. As it is though, I think I'm done with the series unless they really shake things up.
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  7. Jul 8, 2021
    0
    Do not waste your money:
    This game is bad. The plot is predictable, the writing poor and long, and the puzzles...
    I'm not gonna sum them up,
    Do not waste your money:
    This game is bad. The plot is predictable, the writing poor and long, and the puzzles...
    I'm not gonna sum them up, lemmie give an example. Puzzle two.
    Riddles come in many shapes and sizes, all with different answers. Some good, some bad. A good riddle/puzzle tackles your assumptions, giving you all the bits of info and asking you to come up with a scenario that makes sense. That's a good riddle.
    Puzzle two isn't a riddle. ANY riddle at LEAST challenges your thinking, makes you go "huh, I guess". This question? Oh hoh this question.
    It says "the time is 3:30pm, what is the minimum number of times you need to touch the clock to make it hit midnight"
    A riddle-y response, despite there being two hands, would be 1 hand, as you only need to move the minute hand and the hour hand will follow! Or maybe just the hour hand as it crosses over the minute hand, you get the idea.
    The answer? 0 times... you can just wait.
    ...
    ...
    Yeah? That's ho-... that's how clocks wo- wait?

    In this game, wrong answers lose points. You're told before all of this to get as many as they may help at the end! This is before the FIRST puzzle.
    The answer to puzzle two is just how clocks work. This isn't a riddle, it doesn't change your perspective. If the reponse is "don't overthink" Lemmie break it down into two groups, 'cause that's not a bad idea sometimes!
    1) You haven't done puzzles/riddles before: Then this is a great time to start thinking outside the box! "What challenges will come later, what kind of game is this" the player'll think. Then they just have to "know" the answer. This misleads the player, and for future ones they won't initially think as hard, failing some attempts because the game was a bad teacher of its own mechanics. You lose by not thinking
    2) You *have* done puzzles/riddles before: The player knows "there's no way it's *this* easy, this isn't even a riddle". They put in "1" and lose points. You lose by thinking.

    At just the *second* puzzle, the game punishes you for caring about the points in the game. And if the player doesn't care about the points, then why put them in your game?

    Layton's Mystery Journey is bad in all non-game-related aspects, and in their game-related aspects. Don't waste your money.

    Invest in indie games. Baba is You is an incredible switch title!
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