Thursday, February 2, 2012
My Nintendo DS sat pretty much untouched for well over a year before I finally got around to finishing Professor Layton and the Diabolical Box--not because it's a bad game, just because I got busy. Like its predecessor (The Curious Village), this is a puzzle-based game with charming animation and voice work that helps carry things along. One of the best parts about the game is that all but a handful of puzzles are optional, so you rarely if ever get stuck--and there's plenty of mini-games and things to stay busy with if you ever do need some time to figure one out. The Wife, who is an avid player and finished the game before me, was a bit skeptical of the somewhat cheesy ending, but we've already picked up the sequel (The Unwound Future) and are looking forward to playing it.