Visual novel-esque. Layton Brothers is pretty different to the main Professor Layton series. It's comprised of 9 separate murder mysteries, with an overarching plot that takes centre stage near the end of the game. The murders are all interesting and fun to solve, but I found the game did a fair amount of the work for me. The story is really what carries this game and makes it something special. There's a huge amount of witty and entertaining dialogue and plenty of unique characters to meet. ~9 hours well spent!
Excellent Mystery Solving Game LOVE the gameplay and concept. Very cool mysteries and crimes. My one criticism would be that there should be bonus points or an achievement or trophy or something to acknowledge if u were able to guess who the culprit is from the start, I get the whole 96.7% calculation which is funny but I feel sometimes the player needs a reward as well. Plus I honestly solved one of the mysteries without ANY hints at all, so an achievement should be given for that.
Great combination of Phoenix Wright with Professor Layton art style Very good game. If you ever played any of P.Wright or Apollo justice games you will feel at home here. The game is divided in number of chapters where you have to find evidence and question suspects. Some of the cases are much easier than others, but they are all well written and challenging. Many times you will find yourself going through files trying to put all the pieces together.
I really enjoyed playing through this. Fun little cases with just enough humour to not make them too dark. The writing and characters are true to the usual Level 5 quality and aesthetic. The 3D investigation gameplay is designed really well. My only issue was with the two finger scroll used to navigate some crime scene areas as it seemed a bit inefficient (at least on my phone). Otherwise, really nice, smooth interactions. Definitely worth it to purchase both case packages, especially if you like the story!
A good start! Not a bad continuation of the Layton games. I would have liked the cases to have been more challenging, and perhaps some voice acting. It has a compelling story, and I like the twist of solving a crime as opposed to puzzles. I think the game could use some consequences for poor detective work, such as a reputation meter, and/or department promotions. Thanks for the game!
As a Professor Layton fan for years, this is a nice little spinoff that has left me with so many questions that I hope will be explained in the future. I love that the game play falls more on the similarity to the Ace Attorney games giving the game its own sense of uniqueness. And of course, it wouldn't be an official Professor Layton game without the plot twists!
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Free point and click adventure game. The silent age is on! Escape from the room!