Professeur Layton et la Boîte de Pandore [NDS/PAL]

25.25.2009 @ 22:45:41 | Midori  |   français

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The second part of the saga, with new riddles, new sidequests and more. Message for Alis: game for the teaolics!

Professeur Layton et la boîte de Pandore

Graphics
As for the first one, the graphics level is very high, to be used in the puzzles. The animations are beautiful too.
Grade: 9 / 10
Professeur Layton et Luke
Le train

Music
Unfortunately, I had to mute the music rather soon. It is not that bad, but… it changes when you open the menu, when you receive a puzzle, … so it is only in very short excerpt, and what is worse, they tried a thriller ambiance when they should have been stricking to the “film noir” style.
Grade: 7 / 10

Gameplay
The first one was easy to use (not easy in the puzzles), this one is even better. There is a notepad mode where you can write / draw directly on the puzzles, and character recognition works fine even with my bad writing, and even special puzzles are all right.
Grade: 9.5 / 10
Layton 2 : mode annotation
Enigme

Length / Sidequests
Though the games has more than 150 puzzles as a base, there are other things to do (from hamster race to tea [yes, Alis, you are doing quests for tea!], pictures taking, …) everything within the main plot of the game. Without external help for the puzzles, that means lots of gaming hours. It is not compulsory to do everything to finish the game, but I suppose that amongst the readers of this article, there are other “100% maniacs” like me.
Grade: 9 / 10

Story / characters
We find naturally Professor Layton, archaeologist, and his assistant Luke, as well as Granny Riddleton, inspector Chelmey, and so on. Some points of the main plot are clear a bit to early for my taste, but it is not so bad.
Grade: 8 / 10

In the end…
Do not hesitate if you like games that require a bit of thinking, it is a game that is worth it.
Final grade: 8.5 / 10

Links
http://www.nintendo.fr/NOE/fr_FR/games/nds/professeur_layton_et_la_bote_de_pandore_13573.html [FR]
http://www.professeurlayton.net/ [FR]

Images source: Official site

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One Response to “Professeur Layton et la Boîte de Pandore [NDS/PAL]”

  1. Le temps de finir le premier auquel je joue en ce moment et je pense prendre celui-ci 🙂

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