Story - 75%
Graphics - 60%
Audio - 47%
Gameplay - 58%
Replayability - 47%
We all enjoy detective games, were you can solve problems and find objects to aid you in solving the case.
In Layton’s mystery journey, you can tour London to solve crimes – from the mystery of the missing clock hand to the possible but not probable and maybe – maybe not murder of a fellow Londoner.
Katrielle’s journey starts when she is the last of her family line and she has been given the elite responsibility to run her family’s business of being a private investigator. Ernest is you self-proclaimed assistant (he actually like likes you) and you have somehow indirectly managed to adopt a talking dog that only you and Ernest can understand and he is called Sherl. Sherl is also suffering from amnesia and has asked you to help him figure out where he is from.
Your main controls are the touch pad and you use the magnifying glass to select and investigate items and to talk to people of interest.
The one thing that I, personally cannot tolerate in a game is the concept of too much dialog. If there is an over influx of talking and conversing one just does not enjoy the game as much because you spend half the time reading the conversations and not enough time playing the game. The introduction to this game literally put me to sleep because that was all I did for two hours, was read dialog, and some of it you cannot skip past.
Despite this let down, the game is quite enjoyable and humorous, with all the bells and whistles of a detective game.
I would say, if you enjoy mystery games, give this a go, you might very well manage to get to the end.
Reviewed on: 3DS
Available on: 3DS
Age Rating: 7+
Estimated RRP: R479
Release Date: November 2017
- Cool Puzzles
- Looks nice
- So much Dialogue