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Professor Layton and the Miracle Mask Review

A fun yet troubled puzzling adventure.

December 23, 2012
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Introduction

For those unfamiliar with the good gentleman Hershel Layton, Professor Layton and the Miracle Mask is a point-and-click adventure game revolving around puzzle-solving. Lots and lots of puzzle solving. Layton and his assistants travel to a tourist city in the desert where they must solve an intriguing yet supernatural mystery – a common occurrence in the series. The twist this time is that Layton remembers (and you play out) his high school adventures with his old friends, who have now coincidentally shown up in the present day.

Miracle Mask may revolve around a young schoolboy Layton, but he’s starting to show his age. Don’t get us wrong – the individual pieces of the game all work extremely well. The new three-dimensional art style looks great in stereoscopic 3D. The puzzles are fun and the mini-games are interesting. It’s just the thread that holds them together – the story – that lacks in this title.

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Sections

  1. Introduction
  2. Gameplay
  3. Storytelling
  4. Graphics & Atmosphere
  5. Conclusion
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